Multi-Week, Self-Guided Biking Through Europe: “The Ultimate Cycle Tour” by Freewheel Holidays

MANCHESTER, UK, June 18, 2019– Freewheeling has taken on whole new meaning. A company that lives and breathes for bicycles is tempting independent-minded travelers to the fun and challenges of its new “Ultimate Cycling Holiday.”

This tour is offered as three self-guided cycling adventures, each comprised of several linking itineraries. Each guarantees a hefty dose of Europe for a commitment of 72, 74 or 83 days overall.  

The company behind the tour logistics is Freewheel Holidays, the UK-based bicycle touring company that has put self-guided bicycle tours of Europe on the map.

Product Manager Steven Rittey was inspired by the BBC series, “Race across the World,” when creating the possibility for the ultimate bike ride around Europe.

“Each of the three adventures is made up of several individual, stand-alone cycle tours that Freewheel Holidays sells on its website. Any of the three or all three together constitute the ultimate European cycling holiday for someone looking to live the dream without all of the planning. It might just be the greatest cycling holiday of all time,” Rittey underscored. The company specializes 4, 6, 7 and 10-night self-guided cycling escapes to European destinations including Austria, France, Holland, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and Portugal. 

The beauty of this program is that all of the advance route planning and hotel accommodations are secured before cyclists embark on any of the three epic routes. Each cycling stage includes daily luggage transfers, hybrid bike hire, route notes and support as well as pre-booked hotels and directions. The three routes are:

  • Portugal to Poland at a per person double rate from £7,131 for 72 days covering 2674km;
  • Norway to Italy at a per person double rate from £9,100 for 74 days covering 3218km;
  • Estonia to Santiago de Compostela in Spain at a per person double rate from £8,130 for 83 days covering 2890km.

Also advised are how and where vacationers can secure public transport to get to the next starting point. Freewheel Holidays has combined as many as 10 tours in a row to achieve a comprehensive view of Europe’s back roads, small towns, historical sites, culinary gems and urban highlights.

“If you were to plan this tour independently, then you would spend months and months carrying out research into the journey and planning out the best possible cycle route. All you need to do is tell Freewheel Holidays which routes you would like to do from the list of options and they will piece together the overall itinerary,” advised Rittey.

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To check trip availability, make reservations, or to find out more about Freewheel Holidays’ leisure cycling tours call +44 (0) 161 703 5823, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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, kick scooter and solo traveler holidays.

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