With the Tour de France exploding on to the scene this July and the ever growing popularity of road cycling we take a look at our top resorts for road cycling.
Guided tours are available at all our resorts at a medium or challenging level. Plus guests are welcome to go it alone and peddle off and explore. We have a fleet of Cannondale Synapse, Supersix Evo and CAAD8 road bikes in our road cycling programme with a full range of sizes available.
Levante Beach Resort, Rhodes, Greece
Rhodes is a lovely destination for a road cycling holiday, with smooth, traffic-light open roads. Wonderful local routes include the hills that rise up around Kalithies and Psinthos behind the hotel, offering gorgeous sea-views as well as exhilarating descents (pay off for the tough climbs!), or alternatively the long, flat seafront roads of Afandou Bay.
Lemnos Beach Resort, Lemnos, Greece
A relatively flat island, challenging tours are likely to be categorised by the total distance covered. There are many beautiful beaches, pretty harbours and villages en route. It is quite possible to see the entire island over the course of a week’s stay.
San Lucianu Beach Resort, Corsica
Ruggedly beautiful Corsica is well known for its scenic cycling trails that include something to suit all levels of rider. Recently used as the location for the Grand Depart of the 2013 Tour de France, Corsica provides a spectacular location for cycling. At 3,352 square miles it’s the third biggest and also the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean. So be prepared for some tough climbs.