Western European cities; bike tour heaven.
We begin our Journey in France, in the Southern city of Marseille, a beautiful town with an old port, which extends into a large seaside metropolis, with a wide range of interest points to explore, all against the backdrop of the blue Mediterranean.
Lyon, in central France, is a food lover's haunt, with an eclectic town centre, easy to navigate on a bike.
Before we leave France, Nice and the Rivera are well worth a mention. The beautiful Mediterranean climate warmly welcomes you to the regions easily accessible towns, culinary delights and French charms.
The capital of Germany, Berlin, is rich in offerings. If it's art, history or culture you are looking for, you'll find them all in abundance in this formerly divided city, with incredible stories from the Cold War era. Berlin is a safe, modern, well organised city with enough things to do to keep you entertained for a lifetime. Take a Berlin Wall themed bike tour, or explore the fashionable Kreuzberg, or a tasteful 'graffiti' tour. If you have time to do them all, you'll feel a bit like a local by the end.
Berlin is just the start. Ever been to Hamburg? This portside city in the North is an important crossroads for European trade, but with a strong identity of its own. Fashionable Cologne in the West is a riverside delight, whilst in the South, the Bavarian capital of Munich, with it's beer halls and English garden has much to offer.
Germany is a well organised, progressive country that has a very healthy attitude towards cycling as a form of transport, and tourism offering. You'll feel safe, orientated, and entertained on a bike tour with a Cycle Cities partner in a German city.
Heading West from Germany, we reach the Netherlands, and the famed city of Amsterdam, for it's cycling culture, flat terrain, friendly people and liberal lifestyle!
Austria is to the south of Germany and contains meandering lowlands and magnificent mountains. The relatively small country has a lot to offer, including some amazing cities for cycling.
On the frontier of Eastern Europe is Vienna. It's grandeur, pomp and extravagance is a sight to behold and Cycle Cities has an excellent partner operator in the centre of this incredible city.
The further West you head, the hillier Austria gets. Salzburg, close to the Bavarian border, is the gateway to the Austrian Alps. In this town, on a bike tour, you're likely to see many sights that remind you of a certain classic film.
A unique hybrid of Dutch, French and German Culture, Belgium has a lot to offer travellers interested in cosmopolitan culture.
Brussels is one of the world's only officially tri-lingual cities (Flemish, French and English is widely spoken). It's ease of navigation, and central location to the rest of Belgium make it an obvious start point for visitors. Lovers of beer will enjoy the Grote Markt. Lovers of Chocolate and Waffles will love everything about this city. As a matter of fact, wherever you are in Belguim, you won't be far from a strong beer, moules and frites, and all the naughty, rich delights.
Bruges is a city on many traveller's bucket lists, and cyclists are in for a special treat. Quaint streets, quiet alleys, delicious food and beer, cute canals and historical buildings give Quasimundo Bike Tours such an incredible backdrop to present their wonderful city on a bike tour.
The Northern city of Antwerp, or 'Antwerpen' as the Flemish will say, has as coolness about it that is hard to describe. It's not a city which demands status, but subtly encapsulates it, with it's fashionable shopping strips and functional streets, just perfect for a lazy Sunday ride.
with our operator in each city