6 hot destinations for winter cycling tours


If it’s already starting to get chilly where you are, it’s time to think about escaping the cold at some point this winter to get in some quality training.  Many companies offer winter cycling tours or training camps in warmer European regions. Here is a list of six popular winter cycling destinations in Europe, and the tour companies that can get you there.  Keep in mind – these places are not flat! Be prepared for lots of happy climbing.


cycling algarveAlgarve, Portugal

Portugal Bike: November – March
Bike Tours Portugal:  October – February
Breakaway Adventures:  January – April






cycling gran canariaGran Canaria, Spain

Cycle Gran Canaria: October – April
Thomson Bike Tours: February – March
Backroads:  December – January
Bespoke Velo:  January – February
Cycle Classic Tours:  October – March
La Fuga:  February



tenerifeTenerife, Spain

Bike Point Tenerife:  October – April
Polka Dot Cycling:  January –  March
Sports Tours International:  October – April
Cycle Classic Tours:  February – March





mallorcaMallorca, Spain

Stephen Roche Cycling Holidays & Training Camps: February through March
Trek Travel:  November, February, March
Duvine:  November and March
Andy Cook Cycling:  March
SportActive: November and February – May
Stuart Hall Cycling: January and February


cycling sicilySicily, Italy

Cycle Classic Tours:  November, February, March, April
Duvine: March and April
Ciclismo Classico: March and April




Nice, FranceNice, France

Azur Cycling Tours:  Year round
La Fuga:  March
Le Domestique Tours:  November – March






These tours listed above are mostly fully guided options.  There are infinite self-guided options that will let you choose your own dates!  Most of these places (especially the islands) have great road bike rental options as well.

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