Cycling on holiday is not only an excellent way to kick back, it’s also one of the best ways to explore, allowing you to take in the landscape at the perfect pace. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely pedal through sunny olive groves or a lung-busting climb to a magnificent viewpoint, sightseeing is at its best on two wheels.

Planning a cycling holiday in Europe but not sure where to go?

Whether you’re a devoted roadie, an adrenaline-seeking mountain biker or someone who just fancies giving it a try, our cycle team has chosen their five favourite biking locations for 2019 just for you.