Category Archives: HFH Cycling

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Cycle Italy: A classic journey on two wheels


Re-invent Italy on two wheels…

From world-famous cuisine revered the world over, to classic landscapes and iconic historic gems, Italy is a country which needs little introduction! Fancy exploring on two wheels? Here are our top 3 cycling holidays in Italy to enjoy this year:

1. Best for: A sociable cycling experience by the coast.
Trip: Puglia 
We say: Join us this Autumn and let our guides take the stress out of navigating this south-east region. A stunning corner of Italy with plenty to offer, from whitewashed hilltop towns to ancient olive groves, vineyards and the ever-present azure Adriatic sea.

2. Best for: Idyllic, unspoilt island scenery.
Trip: Cycle Sardinia
We say: This lesser-known island of Italy is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, sheltering landscapes so paradise-like that they’re often likened to the Caribbean.

3. Best for: UNESCO historical sights.
Trip: A Gentle Taste of Tuscany
We say: For a classic ride through Italy, you can’t go far wrong with our journey exploring the heart of Tuscany. From the towers of San Gimignano to the idyllic Chianti landscape, you’ll have plenty of chance to soak up the local atmosphere.

4 journeys to inspire a last minute getaway


Make the most of the summer sun, whilst you can!

Who said you need to pre-book months in advance to secure your summer holiday? Our top 4 summer cycling holidays all offer the chance to escape for some quality time on two wheels in the next few months:

  1. Best for: a self-guided adventure: Vienna to Budapest, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary.
    Iconic cities and idyllic countryside combine for this holiday, which enables you to soak up the best of both worlds this summer.
  2. Best for: guided support. Lakes and Mountains, Austria.
    The hills are alive with the sound of…cycling! Join our leaders for a beautiful journey through Austria’s outstanding Lake District region.
  3. Best for: a bike and boat journey. National Parks & Islands, Croatia.
    Azure waterfalls and unspoiled islands are just a few of the delightful daily sights you’ll encounter during your coastal adventure in Croatia. A stunning option for those who like to be beside the sea.
  4. Best for: a UK staycation. Derbyshire Dales, UK.
    Explore some of the UK’s most evocative scenery, where lush rolling valleys provide the perfect setting for a holiday on two wheels.


Best in cycling! Telegraph top 50…


We’re over the moon to have two HFH Cycling holidays featured in the Telegraph’s official top 50 cycling holidays. Read on to find out which of our cycling trips made the prestigious list…

  1. Sedbergh, Yorkshire Dales. 
    The Telegraph says:
    Since the Tour de France revealed what every Yorkshireman already knew – that this is God’s Own county – cyclists have been flocking to the Dales.  Sedbergh nestles in the Howgill Fells on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The roads are quiet and the surrounding area stunning. You can choose from gentle rides up the beautiful Dentdale Valley or tackle the challenge of “Cote de Buttertubs”. HFH Cycling offers both group guided rides of up to 30 miles or self-guided cycling from their country house residence in Sedbergh.
  2. Cycle Sardinia, Italy. 
    The Telegraph says:
    Pedal along the coast and call in at wineries, farms, bakeries and fisheries. Sardinia prides itself on its fresh produce: cheeses, wines, bread, meats and fruits. The suckling pig is an absolute must-try. If you’re thinking of carbo-loading for your bike rides, then do tuck into a big bowl of malloreddus, Sardinian saffron pasta.