MANCHESTER, UK, Oct. 3, 2017 – Freewheel Holidays, UK’s specialist in European self-guided cycling holidays, announces four new tours for 2018. Known for its week-long bespoke bicycle vacations where leisure pedaling leads to immersive sightseeing, tours are inclusive of accommodation, breakfast, bike rental, briefings, route planning, applicable bus/train and luggage transfers and more.
Austria’s Innsbruck to Salzburg -‘Four Rivers, Tradition and High Culture’ bike tour connects Innsbruck and Salzburg primarily on cycle paths, traveling up to 50km daily. Visitors on the River Inn’s cycle path pass the towering north chain of the Karwendel Mountains enroute to the Zillertal (Ziller Valley), in preparation for crossing the Gerlos Pass by bus to the state of Salzburg and views of Europe’s most impressive waterfall. Then comes a meander along the Tauern cycle path along the River Salzach to Lake Zell that reflects the snow-covered Kitzsteinhorn. Riding through the valley carved by the River Saalach leads to Salzburg. This 7-night vacation available from May through August is from £649 per person, double. In the spring, riders are invited to sample the region’s sweet radishes served with rounds of local beer, a seasonal favorite. For details please see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/innsbruck-to-salzburg-7-nights.
Innsbruck to Munich -While Hofbräuhaus is synonymous with Munich where this adventure ends, Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) in Innsbrook where the trip begins is less famous. This is a copper-roofed landmark dating to the 1500s. Guests cycle up to 60km daily, primarily on cycle paths between shifting mountain landscapes and dialects. This 6-night vacation available from May through August is from £699 per person, double. For more details please see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/innsbruck-to-munich-6-nights.
Turin to San Remo -‘Alpine Panorama to the Riviera of Flowers’ begins in Italy’s first capital, Turin and proceeds on a bike path through the Po River Valley. The lore of medieval towns, monasteries, ancient vineyards, hazelnut cultivation and always the temptations of trattorias mix with a gentle mountain ascent descending finally to Sanremo on Italy’s north western coast, cycling up to 55km daily. This 7-night vacation available from April through October is from £749 per person, double. Because this is Italy, a gourmet meal and a freshly pressed fruit cocktail by the Riviera of the Flowers (Sanremo) are included in the rate. For more details please see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/turin-to-san-remo-7-nights.
Piedmont -‘Truffles, Wine and Chocolate’ combines these elements to lure gourmands to Italy’s Piedmont. This journey begins and ends in Turin after engaging with the fragrant white truffles of Alba, with Asti Spumante and with Ferrero Rocher, the chocolatier, all reason enough to cycle for up to 50km daily. Throw in a bottle or two of Barbaresco and an overnight on a farm and the deal is sealed. This 7-night vacation available from April through August is from £809 per person, double. Because food and wine star in this region, three gourmet feasts are included in the rate. For more details please see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/piedmont-7-nights.
About Freewheel Holidays
A division of Sports Tours International, Freewheel Holidays specializes in self-guided, expertly supported European cycling holidays that strike the perfect balance between leisure pedaling and immersive sightseeing. The company offers easy cycling programs designed with special appeal to European and North American travelers. Guests cycle on their own, with enroute assistance and distinctive accommodations expertly chosen and secured by the company. A portfolio of over 40 established European holidays offers riders of all levels a freedom of choice. The company features a range of 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9-night itineraries to 12 European countries including the UK, Austria, France, Holland, Czech Republic, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Sweden and Portugal. The majority of tours are self-guided with the exception of a few fully-guided vacation packages in Croatia, France, Italy and Prague to Vienna. The company also offers family-focused, coastal, wine lover, bike and boat, and solo traveler holidays.
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