As the great Cole Porter so memorably (and musically) put it, “There’s No Cure Like Travel”. To say that the travel industry has exploded over the past couple of decades is an understatement. With the world becoming more and more interconnected and airfare cheaper than ever, international vacations are even more popular, and that’s certainly true when it comes to visiting Europe.

Of course, Britons heading to the Continent for a holiday is nothing new. Cycling vacations are. They combine two things people love–a fantastic holiday someplace special, and the loveliness of a great bike ride. Add to that our growing fascination with all things fitness, and it’s no wonder why cycling holidays in Europe are all the rage at the moment.

Western European Holidays

One of the best things about cycling vacations is that they are incredibly flexible. Cycling from place to place gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of planning. This allows for bold new ways to experience France, Germany, and the rest of Western Europe. If you’re looking for a honeymoon option, it’s hard to do better than cycling past the Arc de Triomphe in Paris or through the natural beauty of Germany’s Black Forest. From the Trevi Fountain in Rome to the food scene in Vienna, cycling vacations in Western Europe allow you to experience some of the greatest cities in the world in more open way.

Eastern European Holidays

For as lovely as Western Europe is, Eastern Europe is, for many tourists, “the road less travelled by”, and indeed, as Robert Frost so memorably put it, that can make “all the difference”. If you’re looking for a new cycling and holiday experience, there’s nothing quite like whizzing past Warsaw’s many great sites or taking in the cool snowy Slovenian countryside.

Southern European Holidays

Then again, maybe you’re more interested in sun as opposed to snow. If so, you’ll want to check out lovely Southern European cycling vacation holidays with trips to everywhere from Naples to Athens. The Mediterranean climate makes these locations the most temperate on average, and the Mediterranean cuisine is likewise unbeatable.

Cycling Freedom

Whichever part of Europe you choose to visit, cycling vacations have the huge bonus of allowing more access and freedom than you might otherwise have with other types of tours or trips. As lovely as a set bus trip around Munich or Milan might be, they simply can’t compare to the ability to ride right up to the steps of some of the greatest art museums, fashion houses, and open-air café areas in the world. In an era where individualism is as celebrated as ever, cycling vacations allow you to not only stay fit during your trip, but make it fit your objectives as much as possible.

Experience Europe a whole new way with a great cycling-themed holiday package today.