Self Guided Cycling Holidays

Self Guided Cycling Holidays

Self guided cycling tours in the United Kingdom & Europe

For those of you who prefer travelling on two wheels, we've transformed some of our finest self-guided walking routes for cyclists.

These tours offer independence, flexibility and the choice of travelling any day you like at your own pace. You also have the option to build extra days into the itinerary to allow time for sightseeing or rest days.

The principle is the same as with our walks, we book your accommodation, and move your baggage each day from hotel to hotel. We can also supply bikes suitable for the terrain of your chosen trip.

We provide you with detailed maps and interesting background information on what to see along the route. Often there is a choice of rides each day so that you can choose exactly how energetic you want to be. It's a great way to explore the back roads and scenery of the UK & Europe.

Or, if you'd like to book a guided version of any of our cycling trips, just get in touch - we are always happy to run guided options provided you have a minimum six travellers in your group.

Self Guided Cycling Specialists

Walkers' Britain have been operating self guided cycling holidays in the UK and Europe for over 45 years. We handle the logistics so that you can go out and explore at your own pace. On most of the tours you can depart daily, giving you flexibility.

Unrivalled Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the UK & Europe, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality

Our self guided cycling trips are very well priced and offer great value for money. Included in your self guided cycling package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your self guided cycling trip.

Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


These trips involve walking for four to five hours per day or cycling for 15-50 km per day at a slow but steady pace. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and good health.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 30 minutes of aerobic type exercise (either road cycling or jogging), three times a week for three months leading up to your trip.

Introductory to Moderate

These trips involve a combination of what is described in our INTRODUCTORY and MODERATE levels. The emphasis is on introductory activity but including several moderate stages.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise (road cycling or jogging) three times a week for three months leading up to your trip.


These trips involve walking for up to six hours per day or cycling for up to 65 km per day, at a steady pace. You will need a good level of fitness and be in good health.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise (road cycling or jogging) three times a week for three months leading up to your trip.

Moderate to Challenging

This trip grading involves a combination of what is described in our MODERATE and CHALLENGING levels. The emphasis is on moderate activity but including several challenging stages.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 1 hour of aerobic type exercise five times a week for three to six months leading up to your trip. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions or road cycling.


These trips involve walking up to nine hours per day in mountainous terrain with steep ascents and descents, pass crossing & alpine weather conditions, or cycling for up to 80 km per day over undulating terrain, with some steep and sustained hills. You will need an excellent level of fitness, be prepared to carry a daypack weighing up to 8 kg and be completely comfortable in adverse weather conditions.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 1 hour of aerobic type exercise five times a week for three to six months leading up to your trip. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions or road cycling.

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