Top 20 Cycling Tours in 2020

A new cycling year is approaching. We checked in with our travel experts to check out the best rides of 2020. Gone are the days where people only went to Mallorca and then a trip to the Alps, the season is getting longer as riders search for empty roads and early season sunshine. We start our tours in February in Cyprus, one of the hottest places in Europe and also run spring trips to Sicily, Girona and of course the cycling heaven of Mallorca. 

The trend for riding in new places takes us to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Julian Mountains in Slovenia & Corsica as well as summer classic trips like the Raid Pyrenean. Check out our top 20 tours of 2020:

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RAIDS: Raids are the classic type of cycling break. One week riding across a mountain range moving to a different town each night. Best types of trip to see a variety of places and get an immense sense of satisfaction at the end.

Raid Pyrenees - Jun to Sep. The original raid. Since 1950 riders have been taking on the 100 hour challenge to ride from Hendaye on the Atlantic to Cerbere on the Med over all the classic climbs of the Pyrenees. A must ride for every cyclist at some point. MORE INFO
Alps Week (Annecy to Nice) - Jun to Sep. The most famous mountain range in cycling full of iconic climbs from the Tour de France. Over 7 days we take on the Roseland, Iseran, Galibier, Izoard, Bonette and many more. A climbers heaven. MORE INFO
Marrakesh & The Atlas Mountains - Feb to Apr. The new cycling paradise. A week of riding without seeing another cyclist and rarely seeing any cars. This loop of the Atlas Mountains starts and finishes in Marrakesh and goes over two 2,000m climbs. An epic adventure. MORE INFO
Dolomites Week (Como to Cortina) - Jun to Sep. One week riding from Como to Cortina in the heart of the Dolomites. Our route takes in some of Italy's best climbs including the Ghisallo, Gavia, Stelvio, Fedaia & the climbs of the Sella Ronda. The best week of riding in Italy. MORE INFO
Corsica Week - May & Aug. As featured in the Tour a few years ago (but without the bus blocking the finish line). Corsica is home to some amazing climbs and glorious coastal roads. A challenging ride but full of beauty.  MORE INFO

Weekenders

WEEKENDERS: Short on time but high on great riding. Our weekenders are all Wednesday to Sunday, 5 days / 4 nights with a mix of classic climbs and amazing local routes. We stay either in one town the whole weekend or 2 nights in 2 different towns.

Stelvio Weekender - Jun to Sept. Our most popular trip. Over 5 days we ride both sides of the Stelvio - arguably the best climb in cycling as well as the Mortirolo / Gavia loop and some great local routes. MORE INFO
Dolomites Weekender - Jun to Sept Two nights in Cortina, two nights in Corvara taking in the best rides of the stunning Dolomites. Over four rides we take in the climbs of the Sella Ronda, the Giau, Tre Cime di Lavaredo and some great local climbs. MORE INFO
Provence & Ventoux - May to Oct. Ventoux is one of the most famous climbs in cycling but the quiet roads of Provence are perhaps even more of a highlight of this weekend. The Gorge de la Nesque and Luberon days are cycling at its best.  MORE INFO
Pyrenees Weekender - Jun to Sep, Two nights in Luchon, two nights in St Lary, this weekender goes into the heart of the Pyrenees with a mix of classic and local climbs including the Tourmalet, Peyresourde, Cap de Long & Superbagneres. MORE INFO
Slovenia Weekender - May & Sep, Close to the Dolomites and sharing some of the beauty of that region. The Julian Mountains countain a couple of amazing climbs, the Mangart Saddle over 2,000m and the cobbled Vrsic Pass. Add in rides around Lake Bled and this is an incredible few days riding. MORE INFO
Tuscany Weekender - May to Oct. Made more famous in the last few years by the Strade Bianche in March, Tuscany is an incredible place to ride with quiet lanes, gentle rolling hills and the world's best food MORE INFO

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SPRING CYCLING: Early season riding, the first bit of sunshine of the year and a perfect mix of getting in shape for the season and spinning on empty roads chatting with your ride mates.

Cyprus Week - Feb to Apr. Escape the middle of winter and get to one of the warmest spots in Europe. Cyprus has a great mix of flat roads, hilly rides and a Queen Stage taking in Mount Olympus. MORE INFO
Mallorca Week (7 days) - Mar to May. The home of spring cycling for good reason. The perfect mix of great road surface, stunning climbs, quiet lanes and a great cycling culture.  Over 7 days we alternate harder and easier days with routes including Sa Calobra and the Coast to Coast. MORE INFO
Mallorca Weekender (5 days) - Mar to May. A long weekend in paradise. Our popular Mallorca Weekenders take in the best routes on the island with rides to the middle of the island, Sa Calobra, the lighthouse and coast to coast. MORE INFO
Girona Weekdner - May. Girona is home to the pros who are attracted by a great climate and mix of flat rides & climbs. Over four days we ride some of the best routes in the region including a day on the coast and an assault on the famous Rocacorba. MORE INFO
Sicily Week - Mar to May. Just a glorious place to ride a bike. Over seven days and two locations we ride over the stunning rolling hills and quiet lanes of this amazing island. We climb Etna one day and have a coffee stop in the village the Godfather was filmed.  MORE INFO

Weekend Raids

WEEKEND RAIDS: A mix of our weekenders and raids. 5 day / 4 night point to point cycling breaks moving towns each day. A massive adventure over a long weekend, choose between riding from coast to coast in Italy to exploring the best of the Alps.

Italy Coast to Coast - May to Oct. From the Adriatic to the Tuscan coast this 5 day, 4 night tour takes us through the middle of Italy over empty roads with amazing views throughout. We stop in small towns in Emilia Romagna and Tuscany before finishing on the beach.  MORE INFO
French Alps North - Jun to Sep. A long weekend taking in classic climbs in a loop from beautiful Lake Annecy. The route takes us over the Roseland, Iseran, Lacets & Madeleine over three epic rides. We have optional rides on arrival and departure days to make this 5 of the best days riding available. MORE INFO
French Alps South - Jun to Sep. Similar to the Alps North, this ride is a loop to and from Alpe d'Huez taking in the Glandon, Telegraph, Galibier, Izoard & St Veran. A mix of classic climbs and some routes way off the beaten. MORE INFO