From mountains to small villages, going on a cycling holiday can be the best way to visit towns and natural attractions that are off the beaten track. While going abroad can make a wonderful, bucket list experience, it's just as fulfilling to travel around the UK, experiencing its iconic landscapes in a different way.

European cycling tours

Balkan Trilogy, a tour run by KE Adventure Travel, is a wonderful way to see the Balkan countries of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro in off-peak times. From great coastlines such as the Dalmatian Coast to Montenegro's beautiful national parks, this trip is great for both beginners and the more experienced.

From a single base, you can explore the valleys, cliffs and alpine meadows of the Alps on Alpine Treks' adventures. This small company provides expeditions for the more experienced, on both guided and self-guided tours for cycling, walking and skiing.

Cycling trips in the UK

Going on a self-guided trip around the Lake District is a must for all cycling enthusiasts to experience the thrills of the Lake District's valleys and lakes for yourself. Riding through villages such as Keswick, Ambleside and Penrith can give you almost two weeks of adventure. When travelling on a self-guided cycle trip it might be beneficial to take out cycling travel insurance before leaving on your trip as this protects you in the case of illness and injury on the road.

Cycling around Cornwall also allows you to experience the best of countryside and coast, with self-guided trips from Bude to Lands End available, stopping in both Padstow and Bodmin. This trip is great for those practising their cycling technique as well as more experienced cyclists looking for a relatively relaxing holiday.

With these great cycle trips, you can experience both Europe and further afield. Whether you're ready to go solo or just want a relaxing guided tour where someone else does the planning, there are great trips for every traveller.

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