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Summer Cycling Holidays 2020: Back To Back Tours in Austria and Italy

Unless you’re a hardcore cyclists, the 2019 outdoor cycling season has all but come to an end, and if you dread the thought of sweaty spinning classes, the next five months of virtual cycling on Zwift, and trying to regain your balance on your indoor roller, why not book your 2020 cycling holidays and distract yourself from the abyss that is winter.

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So where should you go cycling next summer, well, the world is your oyster, but if you are looking for a great value cycling destination with pristine roads, magical mountain landscapes, cycle-friendly accommodations, and traditional homecooked cuisine, Austria and Italy should be top contenders for your 2020 break.

Bormio 3 Mountain Pass Cycling Holiday

Here is a selection of summer spins that might just tickle your taste buds:

25th June – 29th June: Summer Spin 2020 including the Mondsee Radmarathon. This 4-night cycling holiday will take you to the lake district of Salzburg, where you will enjoy two cycle tours, guaranteed entry into the Mondsee race, accommodations with half-board, and airport transfers. From £685.00 per person.

30th June – 3rd July: Cycling Grossglockner, Austria’s highest alpine road. This 3-night trip includes all accommodations, half-board, airport transfers, and two cycle tours, one up the mountain, the other around a lake. From £495.00 per person.

4th July – 8th July: Cycling South Tirol. This time we’ll head to the north of Italy to cycle some demanding passes in the region. This 4-night trip includes accommodations with half-board, airport transfers, and 3 cycle training tours with some mighty mountain climbs. From £495.00 per person.

9th July – 13th July: Bormio 3 Mountain Challenge. One of the most popular cycling trips in Italy, this 4-night adventure includes cycling Bormio’s three major mountain passes, Stelvio, Gavia, and Mortirolo. As you would expect from a fully-inclusive cycling holiday, this trip includes all accommodations, half-board, escorted rides, and airport transfers. From £525.00 per person.

The beauty of the above cycling tours is that they are all back-to-back so you can one, two, three, or all four on one cycling holiday!

Cycling Sierra Nevada: Last Call for Granada 2019

Spring has sprung, summer is just around the corner, and if you are looking for an exciting cycling challenge in 2019, Granada in Spain’s Andalusian region could be the perfect choice for next cycling holiday.

Home to the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and the mighty Pico de Veleta, one of Europe’s greatest cycling challenges, Granada is a fabulous destination for a summer cycling camp, and with more than a few challenging routes to keep you on your toes (quite literally), it is the perfect base for La Vuelta fans who dream of following in the footsteps, or should that be cycle tracks, of their cycling heroes.

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While Granada is still relatively new in the world of road cycling, it is growing in popularity year after year. The roads are good in this part of the world, the hotels are surprisingly cycle-friendly, and with an average of 320-days sunshine per year, you are all but guaranteed a warm ride. It really is the perfect spot for a spring, summer, or autumn cycling holiday, but you may want to avoid the end of August when the roads are congested, the sightseeing attractions are overcrowded, and the daytime temperatures rarely fall below 40° degrees Celsius!

Granada is often referred to as the ‘Land of a Thousand Castles’ and you only have to take a look at the scenic landscapes to understand why. This picturesque city homes some of the most magnificent palaces and fortresses, not to mention the Alhambra, and so there is much to see on your cycling adventure.

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In addition to cycling up Pico de Veleta, which will see you climbing some 2,700metres over 42km with an average gradient of 6%, you will have the opportunity to cycle around Lake Bermejales and down to the coastline of Costa Tropical, and so you can easily spend 4 or 5 days here without getting bored.

After all that cycling, you can indulge at one of the many tapas bars in the city, quench your thirst with an ice-cold Cerveza, and immerse yourself in local culture with a flamenco show at the Alhambra. In this part of the world, there’s no such thing as an early night, so cycle all day, party all night, and enjoy the very best of what España has to offer on a Granada Road Cycling Holiday of a lifetime.