Point to Point Cycling Holidays
One of our most popular forms of cycling holiday is the point to point or hotel to hotel as some like to call it. Each morning following a hearty breakfast you depart from your accommodation and journey by bike to the next destination. Your luggage is transported separately so you aren’t burdened with carrying it. All you need carry is a small day pack for essentials like energy bars and water or maybe even a picnic lunch. And on some routes even this isn’t necessary as the distance between watering holes can be very short. When you arrive at your hotel or bed and breakfast the luggage plus a warm bath or shower will be waiting for you.
Some of our tours are designed to incorporate two nights in each location. This allows more time to explore the immediate area in greater detail by bike or other means. Also there’s often the chance to participate in other activities like canoeing, hill walking, climbing and more. Or simply you can just relax – after all you’re on holiday.
The beauty of point to point tours is that they’re constantly changing. The scenery transforms by the minute as you roll along; no two places are ever the same and on arrival at each new destination a fresh set of faces is there to greet you.
We’ve designed our cycle tours so the route passes by rivers and lochs that pose an invitation for a bit of wild swimming. By May the water is normally comfortable enough for a dook but it’s usually at its warmest from June to September. We note the good places to take the plunge in our on tour information packs. Remember to pack the swimming gear.
We provide an information pack that contains a detailed description of the cycling route plus maps. There’s also information regarding each of the destinations you visit; a brief guide to sites of interest such as castles, museums and exhibitions; plus other useful titbits including websites and telephone numbers for services you may wish to use during the tour.
One of the features of our self-guided holidays is that we provide vehicular support where required. If – in the unlikely event – you encounter a mechanical problem with a bike during the ride and cannot resolve it, we will send out a support vehicle and the member of staff will either get the bike back on the road or deliver you to your destination. We will then ensure you have a road worthy bicycle ready for action the following day. See Tours.