If you and a partner or group of friends love cycling and want a holiday together but have different aspirations when it comes to time on the bike, then don’t despair – we have some fabulous options for you…
Guided Road Cycling Holidays in Europe
We have some of the best options if your partner doesn’t love time on the bike as much as you. It can be hard prioritising a Marmot Tours holiday, both in terms of financial commitment and time away from family. It’s also hard to be the one who is left behind when a cycling partner gets to jet off to sunny & stunning mountain destinations. We’re the first to admit that many of our itineraries are not suitable for non or ‘sometime’ cyclists to come along, however, some of our newer itineraries could be just what you are looking for.
Cycling Holidays with Non-Cycling Partners
Our Classic Cols of Gran Canaria and our Ventoux Cinglés Challenge holidays both lend themselves beautifully to non-cycling partners coming along too. The Ventoux Challenge runs from a stunning 4* hotel, Domaine des Tilleuls with pool and within walking distance from medieval Malaucene. With just 2 days to ‘fill’, non-cyclists will be very happy exploring or lounging by the hotel pool as they desire, whilst you set your sights firmly on the summit of Ventoux at 2001m (I should say whilst you set your sights 3 times on the summit of Ventoux!). We have current availability on our May (22-25), Sept (20-23) & Oct (9-12) departures, all fabulous times of year to visit Provence.
Once you have made it to the South of France, it would seem foolish not to consider extending your holiday! Antibes, Nice and a host of beautiful coastal villages beckon for those wanting a bit of R&R by the sea. If you would like a little more cycling, or some walking as well as the option of lounging, then consider a mini break at the beautifully renovated B&B, Clos du Magnolia, run by Merv Capewell (Marmot Tours Guide) & his wife Jane. Only 2.5 hours from Ventoux their renovated Vigneron’s house, in sunny Herault, makes a great base for all sorts of activities. They can recommend some lovely routes on the bike, or places to go locally and will ensure you have a fabulous holiday.
Another option for you is our Gran Canaria (Classic Cols-style) holiday, which runs out of just two hotels: one a mountain escape, Hotel Las Tirajanas, with pool & access to some amazing walking/hiking opportunities and the other, Roca Negra Hotel & Spa, a coastal Spa hotel with its own beach & pool.
Cycling Holidays for Mixed Ability Groups
Different Aspirations or Fitness
The Sporthotel Europa
Cycling in the Pyrenees: Marmot Tours Classic Cols
Last but not least…
If you fancy one of our other Marmot Tours road cycling adventures, you could always bring a tandem?!