Cycling tracks in Portugal

Self-Guided Cycling

You set the pace – and we'll handle the logistics

Self-Guided Cycling Holidays

Rather than following a guide who points you in the right direction, on self-guided cycling tours the decisions are yours to make, based on your personal interests and preferences, as well as detailed route notes that provide all the information you’ll need for your destination. Prefer to spend a lazy afternoon picnicking by a riverbank, rather than peddaling all day? With self-guided travel you set your own pace, which means there’s always time for that paddle in the sea, the detour to a nearby chateau or that extra piece of cake at lunchtime!

For those looking for a little more independence, self-guided cycling trips provide the opportunity for you to explore things in your own way. And, of course, we take care of your luggage, making sure it’s transferred and waiting for you at your next accommodation. Perfect for that anniversary or birthday celebration!

Please note: Almost all our self-guided itineraries are offered as Land Only (excluding flights from the UK). If you click on the 'See all trips' link below the displayed trip panels, the search results on the next page will list flight-inclusive options first because you're viewing the page from the UK. If you switch the Show Price 'toggle' to Exclude Flights, all the self-guided itineraries will display for you.

Our travellers rate our Self-Guided Cycling holidays as

4.5 / 5 based on 14 reviews

Self-guided Cycling Holidays

Cycling in the Douro Valley

Enjoy historical villages, the River Douro and some of the world's finest wine

Cycling
Suitable for:
Age 14+
Activity level:
Moderate / Challenging
7 Days from 1 549 €
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Porto Coastal Cycling

Varied beach-front cycling along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast we've ever seen!

Cycling
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely
8 Days from 2 099 €
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Porto to Coimbra Cycling

Cycle south from Porto, along the coast to Aveiro, before heading inland to Coimbra, Portugal's old capital.

Cycling
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
10 Days from 2 179 €
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Bolzano, Verona & Venice Ride

Self-guided cycling from the stunning Italian Dolomites to the historic city of Venice

Cycling
Suitable for:
Age 8+
Activity level:
Moderate
8 Days from 1 349 €
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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In focus: Self-guided cycling holidays in Italy

“Don’t tell anyone about how beautiful Lecce is – everyone will go there! There are white limestone cathedrals, old squares and little cobbled streets, but it’s nowhere near as busy as somewhere like Rome. Cycling 50km a day, in southern Italy, with bikes supplied and all your baggage transported for you – I was sold! Our family’s split across countries – my husband, teenage daughter and I live in Geneva, but our son’s in the UK  so it would’ve been tricky to bring our own bikes. And, as there were five of us, we thought a self-guided trip would give us that extra bit of flexibility and the chance to go at a leisurely pace, chatting as we cycled along. Exodus gave us route notes about the area and suggested detours to the sights – castles, lighthouses, grottos."

Customer Cheryl Gooch went on our Cycling Puglia & Matera holiday

This was our first cycling holiday with Headwater and hopefully not the last. Everything about it...

Alan and Sheila Rugman, 2018 Cycling in The Real Algarve

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