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Book your next cycling trip via the EuroVelo website!

Mittwoch, 24. April 2024
Slowly but surely, summer is approaching, and as a wise person once said: ‘It’s never too early to start organising your summer holidays’! We have a feature right for that on the EuroVelo website: a listing of bookable offers for you to explore.

A bit hidden – we admit – in the 'Services for cyclists' tab on the EuroVelo.com menu is a page called 'Bookable offers'. But what is a bookable offer?

This obscure word means: cycling tour packages organised by local tour operators along the most scenic EuroVelo routes all around Europe.

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Everything, the itinerary to take, where to sleep, luggage transport and even the must-see sights of the region have been researched and planned so that you don’t have to do it. Organising your holidays will never have been so easy and fast!

On the EuroVelo website, each bookable offer is displayed in three languages, with a detailed description (price, duration, and other information) and a link to book the package on the tour operators’ websites. There are normally two types of cycling tour packages: self-guided and guided. If you choose a guided tour, you will have a person leading you around. If you choose a self-guided tour, you will have services such as accommodation, luggage transfer, and much more, but you won’t have a dedicated guide with you at all times.

With our bookable offers tool, we make it easy for you to find your ideal holidays: you can filter the offers by country, EuroVelo route, duration, price, bike type, guide type (self-guided or not) and finally difficulty. Ranging from a relaxing itinerary to enjoy with children to intensive trails which only the fittest can handle. To make it brief, there’s something for everyone and anyone!

Linz ©OÖ Tourismus GmbH_Moritz Ablinger
Linz ©OÖ Tourismus GmbH_Moritz Ablinger

On the tour operators’ websites, you’ll find more information about the tour, such as a detailed programme of the tour and its daily itinerary. This often includes the distance, elevation, and difficulty level per day. Several tours offer the option to take well-deserved breaks from cycling by visiting museums, wineries, churches and more – because cycling touring is very much about enjoying what is around you in a slower way.

The accommodations have been carefully selected to guarantee the necessary comfort for a good night's sleep and storage for the bicycles. These are often hotels but can also be guesthouses. Some flexibility is even sometimes offered in terms of comfort category (rating of accommodation, private bathroom, breakfast and dinner option, etc.). Treat yourself! Or not... is the motto here.

Don’t wait any longer to book your upcoming holidays. People are eager in the cycling world... For instance, recently, one of the offers was completely booked out in just a few weeks!

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Cycling on EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail

This bookable offer, also known as the Explorer Tour Central, was developed along the central area of EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail in the framework of the ICTr-CE project, of which the European Cyclists’ Federation is a partner. The tour offers an opportunity to discover the Iron Curtain region and its trail, which is certified as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe for being full of cultural significance. Because this area was a strict border dividing Europe for decades, its landscapes are very natural and home to many biosphere reserves, nature parks and national parks – such as the Thayatal National Park along the Thaya River between the Czech Republic and Austria. Although the Explorer Tour Central is now fully booked, the ICTr-CE project is working on developing another tour which will take place in Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia, the Southern area of the Iron Curtain Trail. Make sure you don’t miss it by regularly checking the project’s news on its website.

In the meantime, there are 80+ offers currently available on the EuroVelo Bookable Offers search engine, covering a variety of European countries and EuroVelo routes.

The offers showcased on the EuroVelo website contribute to supporting the network financially by aiding in its development and promotion. Are you a Tour Operator interested in listing your bookable offers on the EuroVelo website? Find out more in the EuroVelo for Professionals website.

Article by Cassandre de Froidmont

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EuroVelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail is a certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2019.
EuroVelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail is a certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2019.