Rioja – cycle through medieval towns and rolling vineyards. 5 days, $4,000, Echelon Cycling Tours, www.EchelonCyclingTours.com
Fitness level: Moderate – daily climbs
Cycle the Camino de Santiago from León to Santiago de Compostela with Echelon.
Over 7 days you will cross Hospital de Órbigo’s bridge and pedal forests, mountains and villages between Molinaseca and Fervenza.
Whether you’re a keen cyclist or simply enjoy a weekend bike ride, a cycling holiday is a great way to see a new place – and get in a bit of exercise. But before you worry about your fitness levels, be assured that plenty of group tours allow you to go at your own pace.
Thoughtfully designed to cater to all levels, there’s a tour for everyone – from leisure riders to more competitive cyclists. With at least three guides on each trip, guests can choose to ride at their preferred pace and be accompanied all the way by Echelon owners. Dedicated to providing a personal touch and friendlier experience than larger operators, every Echelon tour is meticulously planned, full of memorable experiences and unexpected surprises.
Echelon – small, family run exclusive cycling holidays – luxury vacations for discerning cyclists
Echelon are passionate about cycling and believe that it’s the best way to discover and live the experience of a new place. They believe that by cycling you can connect with a region in a unique way not otherwise seen by visitors.
Echelon, a new cycling tour company is offering luxury bike vacations in Spain and Portugal. With trips currently taking place in Valencia, Rioja, Alentejo and Camino de Santiago, guests are treated to some of Spain and Portugal’s most prized hotels famed for their luxury, designs and unmatched service. Complemented by unique experiences such as cooking classes, wine tasting and walking tours as well as fantastic, Michelin starred food, Echelon trips provide the perfect balance of cycling, culture and relaxation.
A cycling holiday can be a great way to get to know a new destination, make new friends and even drop a few pounds: did you know that cycling at a moderate pace burns 600 calories an hour? You certainly don’t have to be super-fit – all but the most hard-core tours factor in plenty of time to explore the sights and try out local restaurants. Here are five of the latest cycle tours to catch our eye.
Last week saw the launch of Echelon, a new cycling tour company offering luxury vacations in Spain and Portugal. Having previously designed highly successful, bespoke tours for private clients, Echelon is now bringing its touring expertise to a wider audience. Committed to providing quality and value experiences, Echelon uses only the best; from the Specialized bikes and equipment on offer, to the exclusive hotels and authentic restaurants used on each tour.
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