A cycling holiday can be a fantastic way to explore fantastic locations at your own pace. Whether these be relaxing countryside rides, testing hill climbs or as a casual city rider moving between ‘must see’ attractions effortlessly.

Below are five of the most stunning cycling locations to suit riders of all levels.

Costa Brava
A great place to ride a bike recreationally is on the Spanish coast in the region of the Costa Brava. Here you will find yourself flying by mountains, trees, and ocean, as this is one of the areas that all three meet up. This is one of the most relaxing ways to experience the Mediterranean sea and capture some of the best panoramic photos that the country has to offer. Cycling in the Costa Brava is a lovely leisurely option for seeing Spain in a whole other light and is a popular place to cycle in Europe.

A cycling break in Brittany, France is just about as popular as the wines and cheeses they produce throughout the country. There is good reason for that, as the region has many different path options for cyclists of all levels to enjoy. Visitors can choose from anything from a self-led day trip to a cycling camping trip that is guaranteed to give you some of the best experiences France has to offer. One company that is especially reputable in Brittany for biking is Brenton Bikes, who have been arranging amazing vacations for visitors and locals since 1989.

Get up close and personal to the outstanding natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, as you are able to bike through many amazing sights filled with trees, plants, and fantastic limestone formations on one of the many paths in the area. In addition to that, the Yorkshire Dales are becoming more popular for visitors to come and bike for themselves as this area was included in a section of the 2014 Tour de France. Going on a cycling holiday in Yorkshire is sure to make you feel reconnected with Mother Nature and be blown away by how wonderful this area is.

As long as you are used to cycling in a city, then getting around Rome by bicycle should be no problem for you. Being able to freely ride around Rome on two wheels is one of the best ways to maneuver around town, not only to give you a better view of the sights but you also avoid having to drive in their infamous traffic. There are also calmer places to explore nearby such as the Villa Borghese park or the Via Applia Antica that will offer some beautiful landscape views without having to worry about dodging vehicles. There are a number of places that you can rent a bicycle from in Rome to explore on your own, but there are also fantastic tours you can join as well to travel in a group.

Cycling through the calm, soothing roads and fields of Tuscany is a “must-do” for every European traveler that likes to do something active on their holidays. The paths in this region of the world will lead you to ride by some of the most amazing sights that could only really be experienced on two wheels. There are varying levels of difficulty in this area, so don’t be afraid to try one out even if you aren’t an avid cyclist. Being able to coast past the vineyards at sunset is going to be one of the most memorable things that you do in your life.