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Prague to Budapest Ride

Visit four historic capitals from the Czech Republic to Hungary



At a glance

* 10 nights in comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels, all rooms en suite
* 8 days cycling with full vehicle support
* Group normally 5 to 15, plus local leader, assistant guide and support
driver. Min age 16 yrs
* Travel by private minibus

 

Visit four historic capitals from the Czech Republic to Hungary

Cycle through landscapes of four countries; the Czech Republic, Austria,
Slovakia and Hungary. This trip combines peaceful country lanes with
well-marked cycle paths, including sections along the Danube, to showcase the
best of Central Europe. Our itinerary meanders past castles, through rustic
villages, along rivers and past lakes as we discover the former territories
of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Highlights include UNESCO sites, national
parks and the famous wine-making region of Moravia. Exploring the gentle
countryside, rural towns and historic capitals by bike is a great way to
sample the changing atmosphere and individual flavours of each region.

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Type: Land Only

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What’s included

* All breakfasts included
* All accommodation
* Transfer for group flights
* Local bike hire

 

Food:
All breakfasts are included.

The cuisines of Central European countries possess many similarities yet
still retain their own strong gastronomic traditions and dishes. Hearty
soups, noodles, dumplings made from wheat or potato, meat dishes consisting
of pork, beef and game are all staples across the region. You will also find
a large variety of sausages and vegetables such as mushrooms, potatoes and
peppers featuring prominently in many dishes. Dairy products such as cheeses
and creams are heavily used in the region too. Desserts are plentiful and
varied with each country having their own unique sweets and cakes. And of
course the Czech beer is world renowned for it’s quality and taste. Many of
the countries visited on the trip also offer good quality wines and local
spirits that are worth tasting along the way!

The breakfasts during the trip are usually continental with a choice of eggs.

Each day we will stop en route for lunch. Lunches are the main meal of the
day in Central Europe and we usually have a hot lunch at a restaurant or
café.

Vegetarians can be catered for, as are other dietary requirements although
there may not be the same choice or variety as you have at home. Please
advise us upon booking.

The leader will accompany the group to a restaurant each evening, but will
provide recommendations for those wishing to explore separately.

Water is provided for each day cycling and can be topped up regularly
throughout the day, so please ensure you take your own water bottle(s).

Start destination:

End destination:

Cycling profile

Day 1

The tour will start in Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital, in the late
afternoon. A short walking tour is included in the evening today as we head
out for dinner in Prague. If you wish to explore this beautiful city in more
detail we recommend booking an extra night pre-tour, or requesting an earlier
arrival time.

Your leader can also point out highlights on free maps from the hotel for
those interested in visiting the city’s top attractions such as Charles
Bridge, Prague Castle or Wenceslas Square. Prague is also the perfect place
to just wander through the alleys of the pretty Old Town, sample
world-renowned Czech beer or try hearty local cuisine.
*Hotel Lunik (or similar)*

 

 

Day 2

We transfer 150km to Ceske Budejovice to collect our bikes. Our first day is
a relatively short one to warm us up, as we cycle to Cesky Krumlov on the
Vltava River. A feature of the old town here is the narrow, crooked streets
and the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. There may be time to
visit Cesky Krumlov Castle, one of the largest in Central Europe, which
overlooks the town from its strategic position on a horseshoe bend in the
river.
*Penzion Prelat (or similar)*

Day 3

Leaving Cesky Krumlov behind us we head out into the hilly countryside. Our
route flattens out as we enter the Trebon Basin, a lowland area of forests,
meadows and lakes. Our destination is Trebon, a mediaeval town of Renaissance
architecture, now also known as a spa town. There is also a neo-gothic tomb
set in an English-style park plus a good number of cafés and restaurants in
which to relax and enjoy a hearty meal. Many local dishes here make use of
the famous Trebon Carp. Transfer (approx. 45 minutes) to our hotel in
Jindrichuv Hradec.
*Hotel Concertino (or similar)*

Day 4

Today we pass a number of man-made lakes as we follow sections of the
Greenways Trail, part of a network of hiking and cycling trails in the Czech
Republic and Austria. Our ride finishes at the Renaissance town of Telc,
registered on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List in 1992. From here we
transfer (approx. 60km/1hour) to Znojmo on the banks of the river Dyje, often
seen as the gateway to the wine-making area of South Moravia.
*Hotel Lahofer (or similar)*

Day 5

Today’s ride aims to discover the rich fertile flatland of the region of
Moravia, home to an abundance of vineyards and wine cellars. We cycle until
Mikulov, a real gem located directly on the border with Lower Austria. Worth
visiting are the town’s pretty castle, the town square and the surrounding
architecture. In the evening we enjoy a wine tasting. Overnight in Mikulov.
*Hotel Galant (or similar)*

Day 6

Today we enter Austria through the UNESCO grounds of Lednice, known as the
‘Versailles’ of Southern Moravia; we continue to the wine-producing town of
Poysdorf, from where we transfer the final 47km to Vienna. Once checked into
our accommodation the centre of the city awaits, just a short metro ride away
or approx. 20 minute walk. Austria’s capital is a hive of architecture,
history and culture with a lively café and bar scene and great range of
restaurants.
*Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)*

Day 7

Today is free to explore the beautiful and former imperial city of Vienna.
It’s old centre is bursting with cultural, historic and architectural wonders
as it was the former HQ of the Hapsburg Empire. The city is brimming with
sights for all tastes including the majestic Schoenbrunn Palace (summer
palace of the Hapsburgs),the popular Kunsthistoriches Museum and
Hundertwasser Hause as well as countless breathtaking churches, cathedrals
and concert halls!
No visit to Vienna is complete without a visit to one of it’s many famous
cafés for coffee and cake or soaking up all the culture this city has to
offer in one of Vienna’s many parks or beer gardens.
An optional guided bike ride around the city is available for those who
prefer a more active morning.
*Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)*

Day 8

We join the Danube Cycle Path, following a quiet route out of the city and
into the Donauauen National Park, past the red-tiled turrets of Castle Orth
and the chateau at Eckartsau. We cross the border at the town of Hainburg and
enter Slovakia, winding our way towards the capital Bratislava, strategically
positioned along the Danube.
*Hotel Falkensteiner (or similar)*

Day 9

In the morning we have some time to explore Bratislava, wandering through the
narrow cobbled streets of the charming old town of Slovakia’s capital city.
Due to it’s strategic position on the Danube, it has previously been an
important economic, cultural and political centre of Central Europe. Whilst
the old town is quite compact, it is packed with beautiful 18th Century
buildings and sights such as St Michael’s Gate and the mediaeval city walls.
We then continue our ride and cross the border into Hungary, cycling through
peaceful rolling countryside before arriving in Hedervar, a small village of
around 2000 inhabitants. From here we transfer to our hotel in the pretty
town of Esztergom.
*Panzio Bazilika (or similar)*

Day 10

We depart Esztergom mid morning and begin the ride with a 4km section of a
cycle path alongside the Danube before joining the road. Our route meanders
over rolling countryside and through rural villages until we reach Vac, where
our cycling ends. From here we transfer approximately 45 minutes to the
Hungarian capital of Budapest, famous for being blessed with many hot springs
and their delicious ‘Magyar’ cuisine.

The remainder of the day is free to explore this grand city situated
majestically along the Danube. Budapest is a history & architecture lover’s
dream to explore. It offers an eclectic mix of attractions such as the
Szechenyi Baths (Europe’s largest medicinal bath), Fisherman’s Bastion for
breathtaking views of the Danube and Parliament building, the House of
Horrors museum where you can learn about the city’s dark past during
Communist times or simply enjoy a glass of one of Hungary’s excellent wines
in a local café and soak up the atmosphere of a truly unique European
capital.
*Lion’s Garden Hotel (or similar)*

Day 11

The trip ends this morning after breakfast. If you wish to explore this
fascinating city in more detail we recommend booking an extra night post
tour, please ask our sales team for details.

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Customer Feedback

Another great trip with Exodus!

Summary:
To start, I would have given an excellent review but for the fact (1) that
it’s not very well vehicle supported because of where we were riding. No one
had any issues, but for those who would like or are used to significant
vehicle support, this is not. It is less than posted in the website; and ((2)
the bikes were not very good. (We did the Vietnam bike ride and that was
fully supported and had much better bikes). But, the bikes were serviceable.

That being said, the trip was wonderful as the route was beautiful, the
places were interesting, the guides were nice, and Peter had a wealth of
knowledge about the places. And, to boot, our fellow riders were a great
group.

The weather varied, so be prepare for heat and rain. And, the small towns
frequently did not take credit cards so be sure to bring lots of cash (or get
it from ATM).

The hotels were fine but I think some US travelers would find it
significantly different from what they’re used to if, for example, they went
with Backroads. For example, a couple of the places had no hair dryers, and
one only provided soap. But, we wouldn’t trade this trip for one with the US
companies. You ride more with exodus and you get more days. And, who needs a
hair dryer when you’re going to have helmet hair anyway? But, I know some
people care.

I wished the trip was longer so you could have spent, for example, another
night in Vienna. We arrived early and spent time in Prague before the trip
started and stayed an extra day in Budapest at the end. We highly recommend
that, if you can swing the time. (I guess we’ll have to come back on our own
and do Vienna again!)

Overall, great trip. Our second with exodus. Our first was through
Vietnam-that was an awesome trip!!! We’ll be back!

Rating: 4

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Vienna-magical! Loved the symphony and the palace!!

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Peter was great. Hard working, sweet, and knowledgeable. I think we may have
overwhelmed him at times with our antics!

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
See above.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Nope

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Prague to Budapest Cycle

Summary:
The riding and scenery, including all towns/cities we stopped at were
off-the-dial fabulous.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
There were too many great moments to single one out. While the major cities
more than lived up to their reputations, the wonder of the smaller places we
had not heard of was a most welcome surprise – especially the absence of
tourists there.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Extremely caring but not the right leader for our cycle trip. He was
unfamiliar with the route and his cycling skills were not great. For example,
he would often stop without leaving sufficient space for all others to stop
safely.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
learn the rules of group riding before the trip and obey same.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
The only major complaint is that it regularly took 8+ hours to cycle less
than 3 hrs, with the result that we always arrived at the day’s destination
too late to have any time to chill. The rides should be more regulated with
fewer, or at least shorter, stops, other than in places that deserved long
stops.

Also the trip should start with a brief lesson on the rules of riding in a
group – ignorance of these rules resulted in several accidents.

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Prague to Budapest via Bratislava and Vienna

Summary:
A collage of cycling and walking tours, learning local histories and enjoying
old cities, castles and rivers, mixed with meeting and making friends with
the touring group. And don’t forget the food.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
There was no single “ahh” moment – there were many, with each turn in the
cycling path or new vista in sight.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Peter not only led the ride and walks, but provided constant narration about
what we were looking at. Always ready to answer questions and always working
to make our program great. His enthusiasm, if not patience, shone through
and was contagious

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Aside from being in good riding shape, open your mind to the places and
people with whom you are traveling.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
There were two other staff members, Josef and Hynek who also contributed to
the trip’s continuity and ‘bon ami’

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A Great Ride!

Summary:
The best way to see the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary is by
bike and taking this fabulously guided tour. These countries are well versed
in cycling and have bike paths that go for miles and miles and are in good
condition. There is some cycling that happens on main roads but cars are very
accommodating of cyclists. The most difficult terrain is in the first couple
of days with a lot of undulating hills. For this it is best if you have some
cycling experience. Strangely enough the terrain turns flat about half way
through the trip which is good for a while but believe it or not as scenic as
the countryside is, you’ll find yourself wishing for the odd hill or two just
for variety and believe me that’s not something I thought I ever would have
said.
Transfers on the bus are minimal compared to other trips which is good
because the bus is small and we had an excellent driver so safety was never
an issue.
The accommodation included a mix of hotels and pensions. You can expect twin
beds which is noteworthy if travelling as a couple. This is the European way
and in most cases the beds could be pushed together if you wanted. On only
one occasion did we have beds with the springs being not far below the
surface and in another there was no hot water which was disappointing after a
long days cycle but on the whole they were very satisfactory and everything
was well organised upon our arrival. They were also centrally located which
was a bonus in the bigger cities.
The spread at breakfast was excellent at every stop. However, I should
mention that if you’re gluten free like myself, it is more of a challenge. I
picked up some supplies in Prague and carried them with me. Also, the
restaurants and cafes we stopped at also don’t cater to gluten free and throw
in vegetarian and it can get tricky. Our guide was really helpful in trying
to ensure I at least got something at lunch and dinner. There are regular
stops near shops to pick up supplies.
You will find the bikes themselves to be heavier than what you’re used to but
you soon adapt. They were safely locked away each night and spares are
carried in case there are any problems along the way.
Our starts in the morning were at reasonable times which is great if like
myself you’re not a morning person. At the end of each day, the following
days information would be shared.
There are plenty of breaks throughout the day starting with morning coffee,
followed by lunch and an afternoon break on longer ride days. There were a
few occasions were it would have been better to push on especially when it
was pouring rain and you were soaked as stopping for a lengthy time only
allowed you to get cold. My suggestion would be to poll the group and
possibly do shorter stops especially when the weather is bad.
Our group spent almost the entire trip together including at night and free
time. Dinners were often followed by nightcaps in the hotel bar. A great way
to end the day!
It was extremely helpful in the bigger cities that our guide gave us an
overview as it really helped us get our bearings for our free time. Our
morning tours of some of the smaller towns were a great start to the day and
the scenery was spectacular.

Rating: 4

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Surviving the two days of hills and pouring rain and wind when you at times
couldn’t see what was in front of you.
The beauty of the places we visited and the overwhelming sense of history.
Getting to know the various people on the group and hearing their stories.
Seeing my own cycling ability improve over the days.
Stepping out from the metro in Budapest and seeing the Buda side of the city
in the late afternoon.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Dana our group leader was fantastic. She was a wealth of historical
information which she was more than willing to pass on to us and educate us
about the history behind the countries we were travelling through. Also, her
ability to speak the languages was naturally beneficial especially when it
came to my getting fed.
There were 15 people in our group with a range of cycling abilities and she
did an excellent job of keeping us all on track and getting us from A to B
each day. She stayed with us at times when she didn’t have to and really she
was just a lot of fun.
Her back up, Hainek was also a lot of fun. He could be relied upon for great
discussions on world affairs and knew all the best spots for ice cream. He
held up the rear of the group with good grace and always had a smile.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Ensure you have water protected rain gear from top to bottom. We ended up
using shower caps over our helmets but had nothing to protect the legs and
feet. The temperature was cool the morning so prepare to have some layers.
Saddle bags were provided so you don’t need to being one and for the women,
bring your own saddle if you can, I wish I had!

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Overall a really great, enjoyable trip and I look forward to the next one!

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Stunning, fantastic holiday

Summary:
Gorgeous architecture, scenic and peaceful cycling route and (mostly)
fabulous weather.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
This is a tough call as it was ALL so stunning however Bratislava was a real
treasure and it was possible to see most of it in the short time we were
there. Shopping and wandering through the streets was beautiful and visiting
the UFO Tower to see incredible sights over all of Bratislava as well as
enjoying the restaurant (with excellent service and delicious local
cocktails) was very special.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
We just loved Dana. She was amazing, very organised and really managed the
tour so that is suited everyone.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Enjoy – it’s a marvellous trip!

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
I would like some more information on activities to do in our spare time upon
arrival in each place. Also the joining instructions are incorrect in Prague
– the airport bus does not join the metro at the place mentioned – apparently
this changed 2 years ago.

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Prague to Budapest bicycle

Summary:
It was a good trip. We rode about 30 miles/day, sometimes with hills
(northern Czech Republic), but later fairly flat. The riders were in good
shape. There were opportunities to rest throughout the day, having
beverage/snack/lunch breaks. The lodgings were fine and clean. The breakfasts
provided at the lodgings were very good & varied to suit most traveler’s
desires. There was good information provided as we traveled about the culture
& history of the area. The other travelers were very friendly throughout the
trip. It is a very good value for the dollar (or pound or Euro).

Rating: 4

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
I feel that the information provided regarding the cultures & histories about
the various areas was most interesting.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
The leader was very informative & helpful. I can’t think of anything that she
could have done better. The assistant leader taught me some things about
riding my bicycle which was very helpful. The van driver was very helpful as
well.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Be ready to bicycle. Although nice, this is not a leisurely trip as after
bicycling all day, the riders have about 90 minutes to shower & dress so that
they can go out to dinner with the others.
If you are looking for something more leisurely, check out Exodus’ bicycle
trip from Vienna to Budapest.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Often the seats of the bicycles were lowered at the end of the day in order
to get them into the van. We were not informed of this &, as they had been
lowered only a little, were not aware of the change until it started showing
up with sore knees. As a result a day and a half of bicycling had to be
foregone with the time spent on the van or in the hotel.
Also, prior to booking this trip, the information person led us to believe
that it would be easier than it was.

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Four Countries in 10 days !

Summary:
This was my 12th holiday with Exodus (my 9th cycle tour) and one of the best,
so it is not often I feel that I wish to write a review, so here goes !
This tour is a great way to see four countries and four capital cities of
central Europe, all in just 10 days. Our group comprised a friendly bunch – a
mix of English, Australian & Americans and with me, the token Scot of the
group !We were lead by a very professional team of Dana along with Hynek and
driver Lubos.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
There were a few highlights and memorable moments on this trip. A few of them
were: – 1) the free day in Vienna, and I would recommend the morning bike
tour round the city centre. We all took this optional tour and it was worth
it to see the highlights of the city, and still leaving the rest of the day
to see the sites in your own time. 2) I also really enjoyed the cycle from
Vienna to Bratislava. I cannot think of any other tour where you cycle from
hotel to hotel (capital city to capital city !). 3) Cycling along the Danube,
particularly on the last day which included a short ferry ride. 4) The most
fun evening was the wine tasting, which we all really enjoyed !

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Dana was a lovely person and a great guide. She ran a trouble free tour in a
friendly and very professional manner. Assisting her was Hynek who was also
great at the back of the back of the group. Our driver Lubos was always there
to help with loading/unloading the bikes & luggage and was always keen to try
& improve his English !

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
The first three days or so were hilly but after that the ride is flat.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Go for it !

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Well managed bike tour

Summary:
A well planned tour, very enjoyable and educational.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Riding through the Czech National Forest.
Seeing and learning the history of the iron curtain.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Very accommodating, mature and approachable.

It’s a real bonus that Jan is from Slovakia and he understands the history
and background of the nearby countries.

One of our fellow rider had a ‘minor’ accident on the trip and had to receive
medical attention. I think the leaders handled the situation very well.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Get into decent cycling shape before going on this trip.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
It’s obvious that this trip had gone through a few iterations of
improvements.

I think Exodus does it part to conduct its tourism business in a socially and
culturally responsible manner.

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Fabulous trip

Summary:
This has turned out to be one of my favourite Exodus trips. Packed with
beautiful scenery, fascinating history and varied riding to suit everyone,
it’s a real treat. Jan, our guide – supported by the ever-smiling Hynek and
Lubos – made everything run brilliantly and created a really fun trip for us.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
The Czech countryside was a lovely surprise. It’s hilly at the start but
nothing too tough if you’re reasonably fit and we had some lovely downhills
too and some cracking views. Every day had special moments, often the
surprise of suddenly finding yourself in a forest or the joy of seeing the
vastness of the Danube in the last few days.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Jan was absolutely superb. He was incredibly knowledgeable about all the
areas we visited and our group really appreciated his thoroughness. We also
loved the frequent inpromptu stops to pick and eat whatever fruit Jan spotted
en route. Top tip – if you want to try lots of fruits you might not get at
home make sure you ride near Jan!
Jan was also great company – loads of fun – and I also really liked that he
wanted everyone to ride at their own pace. This meant everyone felt
comfortable and as a smaller group we made really quick progress.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
This trip has a great mix of country and city and it’s a brilliant way to get
to know something about 4 different countries in just 11 days. It’s
definitely worth travelling to Prague the day before – it’s a lovely city and
very welcoming and accessible. Budapest at the end feels very big, busy and
urban in contrast to the rest of the trip but I enjoyed having some extra
time to explore it.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
The wine and beer tasting evenings were a nice bonus. We had some great
evening meals too – including for veggies like me. Prepare yourself for
massive portions!

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Cycling from Prague to Budapest

Summary:
Thoroughly enjoyable trip. A great way to meet new people, have great laughs
and the best way to see the fantastic countryside. Bikes were well serviced.
The first four days were the toughest, but the most scenic. The latter days
were mostly flat and a breeze.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
The rolling hills of the Czech countryside. Picturesque.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
We had two. Very friendly. Enjoyed a good laugh. Always ready with a cheery
smile.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Even with Brexit, everything was cheap outside of Vienna. Just bring a can do
attitude and grit for the first days of hills.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Well worth every pound spent. I was the youngest and occasionally I was out
done by the oldest – but fits all levels as everyone was happy to wait and
enjoy the views.

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Activity Levels


Activity Levels range from Leisurely to Tough, the grading takes into account the daily cycling distances and terrain, as well as any technical riding skill required. We also consider the number of cycling days as there can be a cumulative affect from tiredness on a longer trip and the type of accommodation used, as this can also influence your day to day recovery.

If you are in any doubt, please give us a call on +353-1-607 9900 or email us.


Activity level 1 - Leisurely Activity level 1: Leisurely

If you can ride a bike and enjoy gentle exercise, these are an ideal introduction to a cycling holiday. No routes are entirely flat, so expect some short climbs and descents. Maximum daily height gain is approximately 250 metres and daily distances rarely exceed 50kms (32 miles), any longer days are often optional.


Activity level 3 - Moderate Activity level 3: Moderate

Most people who enjoy a weekend riding at home will enjoy a Moderate trip. You need to be in good health and reasonably fit. Ideal for occasional cyclists, or as a more relaxed trip for fitter riders. Moderate off-road trips require no previous experience. Distances rarely exceed 70kms (43 miles) per day.


Activity level 5 - Challenging Activity level 5: Challenging

For any ride at this level, fitness is important. Challenging trips require confidence in your ability and physical condition. They are equivalent to an extended period of cycling at home. Previous mountain biking experience is essential for Challenging off road trips as they will involve some technical riding.


Activity level 7 - Tough Activity level 7: Tough

Previous experience of the cycling style or surface is a must as these routes have long cycling days and tougher terrain on both road and off road trips. You need complete confidence in your fitness and technical ability to cope with difficult or steep terrain, rough surfaces and longer distances. Ideal for those seeking a challenge!


Split grades

In order to provide more accuracy, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or ‘split’ grade, for example 2: Leisurely/Moderate.


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