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Cycling

Whether you're a leisurely pedaller or competitive cyclist, why not see some of the most stunning scenery in Europe from your saddle on a cycling holiday. The trails and roads around our beachclubs in SpainCroatiaGreece, Italy and Sardinia have something for everyone, with added warmth and sunshine! 

Cover as many miles as possible, or take a gentle ride to the best coffee shop around, there's a route to suit you at all of our beachclubs. Test your pedal power on winding hillside roads, soak up the scenery on coastal routes or take in the heady aroma of an expansive pine forest.

Cycling at a glance...
  • New for 2019 - Boardman bikes at our top five cycling destinations
  • Inclusive mountain biking in all beachclubs
  • Inclusive road cycling in eight beachclubs
  • Ride in Spain, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Sardinia
  • Inclusive expert bike guiding
  • Four levels of ride for all abilities
  • Option to pre-book a premium bike
  • If you have your own pedals and shoes, bring them with you so they're guaranteed to fit

New for 2019, mountain bikers and road cyclists can hit the trails on a Boardman bike. We have teamed up with Olympic Gold medalist Chris Boardman MBE and Boardman Bikes to offer the highest specification range of bikes yet at five premium biking beachlubs. If you're as passionate about cycling as we are, hopping on a Boardman bike should be on your cycling holiday wishlist. Take one for a spin at Mar Menor in Spain, Baia dei Mori in Sardinia, and Buca, Messini or Retreat in Greece.

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Mountain biking holidays

Thrilling downhills, spectacular views and the rush of endorphins you’ll feel at the end of a ride: all part of an inclusive mountain biking holiday at our beachclubs. Situated in some of Europe’s most stunning coastlines, national parks and rolling countryside, the routes, trails and riding possibilities are endless. With at least two guided mountain bike rides per day, there’s no need to map your trail - just turn up and ride.

And you can pedal in style. Teaming up with Boardman Bikes means you can now push our brand new fleet to their limits at our top five cycling destinations of Mar Menor in Spain, Baia dei Mori in Sardinia and Messini, Buca and Retreat in Greece. On the racks, you'll find the MHT 8.8, which is perfectly suited to the terrain around our beachclubs. In Mar Menor Beachclub we also have adventure and hybrid bikes as part of the standard fleet. You'll find TREK mountain bikes at Airone, Alana, Vounaki, Portomyrina Palace, Aeolian Village and Cosmos Beachclubs. Chosen for their suitability to take on the trails and in a range of frame sizes from 15.5” to 21”, the bikes are kept running smoothly by our expert teams. 

If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we also advise you to bring your pedals. That way, they're guaranteed to fit.

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Road cycling holidays

If you’d rather compete for the coveted yellow jersey than hit woodland trails, you can join us on our road cycling holidays. Roadies can get in on the action on with specially selected routes and some great hill climbs and descents. Add in our brand new fleet of Boardman Bikes and you'll be in road cycling heaven. Our standard road bike, the Boardman SLR 8.9, comes with a lightweight carbon frame as standard - a first for us, which we're sure you'll enjoy! Head to Mar Menor Beachclub in Spain, Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia and Messini, Buca or Retreat Beachclubs in Greece to try out the Boardman SLR 8.9

If our beachclubs at Vounaki or Cosmos in Greece and Airone Beachclub in Italy have piqued your interest, you can still cover some road miles in the saddle. Our fleet of TREK road bikes is available in a range of sizes from 47cm to 60cm, with lightweight frames and all the gears you need to take on the road.

If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we also advise you to bring your own pedals. That way, they're guaranteed to fit.

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Family cycling holidays

Get the whole family involved and discover some of our favourite routes around our beachclubs in Spain, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Sardinia. Our cycling holidays for families are great for getting little ones active and improving their cycling skills. Should our bikes fit safely, there are a number of routes available for children to ride when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children aged 14 and over are also able to join guided bike rides or go free-riding (when with an adult) if they can ride a bike safely.

Our bike fleet at Mar Menor, Airone, Baia dei Mori and Messini Beachclubs include Frog bikes which are designed to be lightweight and perfect for young cyclists taking their first tentative pedal. Frog bikes are available for use around the beachclub grounds but cannot be taken outside of the beachclub. Our friendly bike team is always on hand to offer safety instructions and tips for the whole family if needed.

And, with kids' clubs activities on-site to keep the little ones active and enjoying their stay, you can head out on the trails knowing they'll be enjoying themselves while you tackle some tricky descents.

Premium bikes

If you plan on spending most of your time riding, you might just want to check out our premium bikes. These are available to reserve for your exclusive use, with a custom set up by our team of mechanics, all for just £95 per person per week. If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we also advise you to bring your pedals. That way, they're guaranteed to fit. 

Mar Menor Beachclub, Spain
• Boardman SLR 9.2 carbon full Ultegra road bikes (XS, S, M, L, XL)
Baia dei Mori Beachclub, Sardinia
• Boardman SLR 9.2 carbon full Ultegra road bikes (XS, S, M, L, XL).
• Trek Fuel EX8 full suspension trail bikes (17.5", 19.5")
Buca and Messini Beachclubs, Greece
• Boardman SLR 9.2 carbon full Ultegra road bikes (XS, S, M, L, XL)
Retreat Beachclub, Greece
• Boardman SLR 9.2 carbon full Ultegra road bikes (XS, S, M, L, XL)

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Guided cycling

Don't worry if navigation isn't your strong point - our guided cycling holidays are the answer. Our bike team make guided cycling holidays easy and have done most of the hard work for you. All of our rides are fully guided, meaning you can just turn up and ride, focus on your fitness, relax and enjoy the view.

Every beachclub has a great variety of rides mapped out and the team will take the time to make sure you're happy and comfortable on the bikes, with guidance on all parts of the ride if you need it.

To get out riding straight away, sign up for your first ride with the bike team on the first morning of your holiday. After you have completed your first ride, more can be booked with the bike team.

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Free riding and Strava

Doing your own thing on the bikes has never been easier, safer and more accessible. Bikes are available to use at any point during the day, and one of our team will always be on hand at the cycling centre to give you advice and assistance with routes and bike mechanics.

Our use of the popular cycling and running smartphone app Strava has made free-riding easier than ever, all routes are now available through destination-specific Strava pages. We provide secure phone mounts to ensure the safety of your phone, giving you the flexibility to discover your holiday destination at your own pace and at a time that suits you. 


If you need advice on how to use the tech, speak to one of the bike team at your beachclub.

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Beginner and improver cycling rides

Available in all beachclubs, our 'green' rides are leisurely and achievable for everybody (much like green slopes in ski resorts).  Ride to nearby beaches, villages and tavernas, with distances varying from between 5-25km with gradual ascents and descents, they’ll get the blood pumping (but just a little bit). If it's your first time on a road r mountain bike, get some top riding tips from the bike team or join an introduction session. You can hot the gree mountain bike trails in all of our beachclubs, and hot the tarmac in our eight selected beachclubs that offer road cycling.

A small step up from the green level rides, our ‘blue’ mountain bike rides take you further afield and may include some slightly harder terrain. Blue rides vary from 10-25km and will take you inland to villages or along the coast taking in spectacular views along the way. Blue level road cycling is a step up from the introductory session of green rides. Blue ride routes vary from 20-35km and are available at all of the same beachclubs as our green level rides. 

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Intermediate and expert cycling rides

For more adventurous and technical mountain biking, speak to one of our bike team about 'red' level rides at all of our beachclubs. You’ll venture far and wide, a fantastic way to explore more of your holiday destination with some technical ascents and descents. 

Red rides are also perfect for confident road cyclists with lots of climbing and switchback descents winding through some incredible countryside (available in Mar Menor, Retreat, Vounaki, Cosmos, Messini, Buca, Airone and Baia dei Mori Beachclubs).

If you're up for something longer, steeper, and more challenging, give our 'black' rides a go, they are guaranteed to make you work hard! Black routes on mountain and road are available in Mar Menor, Retreat, Vounaki, Cosmos, Messini, Buca, Airone and Baia dei Mori.

Where to go on a cycling holiday

Before you strap on your cycling shoes, check out where to go on your cycling holiday.

Take to the tarmac on our fleet of road bikes at Mar Menor, Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Airone and Baia dei Mori Beachclubs. Warm weather and scenic views certainly beat pouring ran and grey skis at home. But the best hills and routes for a road cycling holiday are at Mar Menor Beachclub in Spain, Retreat, Messini and Buca Beachclubs in Greece and

Passionate about mountain biking? Head to any of our clubs in the Med to get your fix. The best locations for trails you'll want to tackle again and again are at Mar Menor in Spain, Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village in Greece and Baia dei Mori in Sardinia.

Where to go on a cycling holiday

Before you strap on your cycling shoes, check out where to go on your cycling holiday.

Take to the tarmac on our fleet of road bikes at Mar Menor, Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Airone and Baia dei Mori Beachclubs. Warm weather and scenic views certainly beat pouring ran and grey skis at home. But the best hills and routes for a road cycling holiday are at Mar Menor Beachclub in Spain, Retreat, Messini and Buca Beachclubs in Greece and

Passionate about mountain biking? Head to any of our clubs in the Med to get your fix. The best locations for trails you'll want to tackle again and again are at Mar Menor in Spain, Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village in Greece and Baia dei Mori in Sardinia.

Where we cycle...

New for 2020 - Fly direct from Leeds Bradford
one of the three pools.

Mar Menor Beachclub

Los Urrutias , Spain

From £729pp
Aerial view of Retreat Beachlcub

Retreat Beachclub

Sivota , Greece

From £679pp
Early mornings on the beach

Messini Beachclub

Analipsi , Greece

From £689pp
the hotel and pool area

Buca Beachclub (adult only)

Analipsi , Greece

From £809pp
New for 2020 - Fly direct from Manchester
the beach

Baia dei Mori Beachclub

Budoni , Sardinia

From £699pp
The beach at Vounaki Beachclub

Vounaki Beachclub

Paleros , Greece

From £795pp
swimming pool with double loungers

Aeolian Village Beachclub

Lesvos , Greece

From £639pp
Swimming pool with views over the bay

Cosmos Beachclub

Vassiliki , Greece

From £629pp
New for 2020 - Fly direct from Stansted
Airone Beachclub

Airone Beachclub

Sibari , Italy

From £565pp
New for 2020 - Fly direct from Bristol
view of main 50m pool and sailing area

Alana Beachclub

Paklenica , Croatia

From £715pp
Space to relax around the 50m (approx.) swimming pool

Portomyrina Palace Beachclub

Lemnos , Greece