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OFF-THE-PEG TOURS

Your next great bike trip

There are some destinations that everyone wants to visit. I'm lucky enough to have spent years touring most of them, planning trips based on my experience for RiDE readers and I've been running this website and planning self-guided tours for people since 2019 – so I know what works with this kind of tour. These off-the-peg tours are tried, tested and refined – and ready to ride.

How they work

Each tour consists of an ebook of route notes, supported by GPX files for sat nav devices (Garmin, BMW, TomTom and appropriate phone apps). Each trip has an accompanying Tour Pack of physical route notes and marked-up maps – which isn't strictly necessary if you really trust your sat nav… but I'd strongly recommended it for getting the most out of the tour. 

Each of the off-the-peg tours is fixed itinerary, running between carefully chosen towns on great-riding routes. Each day features scheduled fuel stops, so you'll never have any range-anxiety, suggested places to stop for coffee and lunch, and I recommend hotels each night. Part of the service with the Tour Pack is for me to update your notes to include your hotel info and generate personalised GPX files that run door-to-door, so the whole tour is seamless.

Don't see what you want?

If there isn't an off-the-peg option that takes catches your imagination, don't worry – if you'd like to tour a different area, spend more time somewhere else, or generally just have something a little bit different, just get in touch and I can plan you a bespoke tour.

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Duration: four days   Total mileage: 815

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

A laid-back long weekend on stunning roads – equally rewarding for the first-time European tourist and the old hands (and easily expanded to six days). Read more 

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Duration: six days   Total mileage: 1300

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

A relaxed, rewarding ride through some of Northern Europe's best biking areas. An ideal first European trip with much more than just the Black Forest and the Vosges. Read more 

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Duration: 6-8 days   Total mileage: 970-1300 Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

Want to ride the Picos with one week off work? This tour lets you do that… but if you can give it a few more days it gets even better as you can enjoy so much more. Read more 

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Duration: seven days   Total mileage: 1210

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

The stunning, sun-kissed roads of northern Spain and Portugal, broken up into easily managed daily rides – with a rest day for sightseeing (or exploring). Read more 

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Duration: seven days   Total mileage: 1330

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

Why wait for summer in Northern Europe? Fly to sunny Portugal, hire a bike and enjoy not only great weather but also some of the Continent's most amazing riding. Read more 

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Duration: 7-8 days   Total mileage: 1430

Average daily ride: 5.75-6 hours 

Ride the best roads in three countries, hopping through the mountains of France, Spain and Andorra on the ultimate tour of
the Pyrenees. Read more 

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Duration: eight days   Total mileage: 1475

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

All the best roads to the best towns, with the best views on the best tour of the Picos de Europa and the Pyrenees. Ties in with the Santander ferry. Read more 

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Duration: eight days   Total mileage: 1655

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

Don't follow the crowd, go with the flow: this trip to the quietest corners of France is packed with brilliant riding and amazing sights. Ideal for pillions. Read more 

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Duration: nine days   Total mileage: 1915

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

It's one amazing road after another with this relaxed tour through the French Alps. All the best roads and biggest views, delivered in laid-back daily routes. Read more 

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Duration: nine days   Total mileage: 2000

Average daily ride: 6-6.5 hours 

Astounding riding – not just in the Pyrenees but all the way across France. It's nine days of stunning countryside, historic towns and villages and awesome roads. Read more 

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Duration: 8 - 9 days   Total mileage: 1895

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

The most beautiful mountain riding in the world - perfect for a relaxed, pillion-friendly one-week tour, with an optional riding/rest day for maximum flexibility. Read more 

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Duration: nine days   Total mileage: 1820

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

More highlights than a hairdressing contest, this week-long tour packs all the major Swiss passes into pillion-friendly days for an unforgettable mountain tour. Read more 

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Duration: 9-10+ days   Total mileage: 2130

Average daily ride: 5.75-6 hours 

 

Ride the big-name passes in the Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps – plus much more. A greatest-hits of mountain riding that works with one week off work. Read more 

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Duration: 11 days   Total mileage: 2405

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

Add in your rest days and this is a flexible two-week trip packed not only with amazing riding but also great things to see and places to visit. A perfect trip for two. Read more 

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Duration: 13 days   Total mileage: 3080

Average daily ride: 6.5 hours 

Take two weeks to explore not just the amazing riding in Croatia but also Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany and France. Designed to have rest days added to suit you. The ultimate riding holiday? Could be! Read more 

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Duration: 14-15 days   Total mileage: 2665

Average daily ride: 5.5-6 hours 

This two-week tour is crammed with amazing roads, with great routes across France followed by seven full days exploring the best riding in the Mediterranean - but with provision for two rest days to keep it relaxed and flexible. Suitable for pillions. Read more 

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