Europe Cycling Tours for Senior Travellers

Relaxing after a day of cycling in Denmark | Niclas Jessen
Relaxing after a day of cycling in Denmark | Niclas Jessen

Europe Cycling Tours for Senior Travellers

UTracks' self-guided cycling tours offer senior travellers a wide variety of different countries, regions and cities to explore. From the beautiful inland provinces of France to the coast of Croatia, there are options that will suit everyone. Trips start from 5 days, but the memories last a lifetime.
In this article, we've highlighted 5 of the best cycling holidays in Europe for senior travellers. These have been chosen because they focus on gentle gradients through low-traffic destinations. Of course, our intention is not to box anyone in; you can view the full range of cycling tours in Europe here.
Following bike routes in Denmark |  <i>Michael Fiukowski & Sarah Moritz</i> Have fun while cycling Burgundy's bike paths Navigating on the Danube Cycle Path |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i>

Benefits of a Cycling Holiday with UTracks 

At UTracks, our bike tours are designed to offer all travellers unforgettable experiences, no matter what age or ability. 
Having said that, there are some advantages that will appeal to senior travellers wanting to cycle Europe. We provide: 
  • daily luggage transfers so you only ride with what you need for the day (water, light jacket, fruit); 
  • options to upgrade to an e-bike to make it easier to keep up with friends and family;
  • provide comfortable 2-3 star accommodation full of local character; 
  • give you peace of mind with 24-hour support and backup; 
  • self-guided tours give you the option to explore Europe your way. So you can cycle at your own pace and enjoy that delicious Italian coffee, French pastries or ice cold German beer whenever you want;
  • daily departures allow you to get started whenever you want, plus we offer flexible itineraries so you can add in that extra day to relax on the beach, explore ancient ruins or just need that extra day to reset;
  • if you're on a guided tour, the local guide will reveal cultural quirks not found in a guidebook. 

Top 5 Cycling Tours For Senior Travellers


1. Provence Backroads – France

Cycling in Provence, France |  <i>Ewen Bell</i>
Graded as an introductory cycle tour, this holiday explores Provence's most achievable bike paths while also highlighting some of the region's best hidden gems. Take in breathtaking scenery while also having plenty of opportunities to taste delicious French food and wines. 

2. Catalonia by Bike – Spain 

Bikes by the beach on Catalonia
Discover the remarkable landscape of Catalonia, which is ideally suited to cycle touring, where regular stops at medieval villages, ancient ruins and Mediterranean beaches are an essential part of the day. The pace is relaxed following flat to gently rolling terrain, from the green Catalonian countryside past fields of sunflowers and wheat, forests of pines and even rice fields into an ancient land inhabited by Iberians in pre-Roman times and once besieged by pirates.
This is an 8-day trip and features breakfasts in rural hotels, among other inclusions.

3. Cotswold by Bike – England

Cycling into Guiting Power |  <i>John Millen</i>
We may be biased, but we think this is the best way to explore the beautiful Cotswolds of England. 
This tour offers self-guided cycling through the heart of England, giving you the chance to see many historical sights and beautiful old buildings in the countryside. This trip is a crowd favourite, as evidenced by many great five-star reviews by our past travellers.

4. Bruges to Amsterdam Bike and Barge – Belgium and the Netherlands

Park your bike alongside a Dutch canal in Amsterdam |  <i>Koen Smilde</i>
Perfect for senior cyclists, this bike and barge trip offers endless flat trails to follow. It also gives you the chance to explore some of the most historic cities in Europe's Low Countries. Highlights include tasting strong beer from Belgium, feasting on sweet Belgian waffles, and sampling the rich and tasty cheese from the Netherlands. There are many benefits and reasons why this trip is a must do!

5. Back Roads to Venice – Italy

Cycling on Venice to Mantova |  <i>Guilio</i>
This Italian cycling trip is recommended for those who have reasonable fitness levels and like a bit of a challenge! Start by exploring the beautiful inland roads of the Veneto region, cycling through vineyards and down old country roads full of fields with many different colours, flowers and farm life. While you won't want your trip to end, the final destination is a true beauty - the magical city of Venice! 

View Backroads to Venice

Have you been on a cycling holiday in Europe before? Where did you go? Share your travel memories in the comment section below.
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We are a senior couple who have completed 3 bike and barge trips: Bruges to Paris, Amsterdam Southern Tulips tour and Koblenz to Saarburg in Germany (via the Moselle river. We LOVE these tours: the people, the food, the outdoors, the villages and towns etc etc. You will not be disappointed. This year we are doing a "Bike and Boat" tour down the Danube from Passau to The iron Gates National Park (and return). I'm sure it will be another amazing experience!

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Thanks for the fantastic recommendation Chris! You are going to have an incredible time on the Danube, going all the way to Serbia by bike and barge will be fascinating.

Keep spreading the good word about active travel.

Will from UTracks.

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