Weekend Cycle Break

by Winstan88   September 30, 2012  

We are a couple of intermediate cyclists (with cycling widows in tow) looking for a destination which we can disappear to for a long weekend next summer, Chaps looking for a couple of 50 - 70 mile loops, ladies looking for sunbathing.

Not sure about bike hire vs taking our own.

Any suggestions?

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Isle of Wight?

Its about 70 miles round the perimeter IIRC and plenty of lovely beaches for sunbathing.

You can even take your bikes.

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posted by jova54 [658 posts]
30th September 2012 - 17:49


Thanks jova54 hadnt thought of that, pretty close to us as well!

The girls were hoping for something a little more exotic though as we will be without children!

posted by Winstan88 [10 posts]
30th September 2012 - 17:56

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I was gonna suggest the Lake District, though at this time of year it doesn't really fit the "exotic" or "sunbathing" parts of the description Thinking

posted by pirnie [216 posts]
30th September 2012 - 18:11

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If it's something fairly exotic you want, how about the Belvedere Bike Hotel in Riccione on Italy's Adriatic coast? Bike hire sorted, hotel will recommend itineraries etc, it's a stone's throw from the beach and not much further from an airport served by cheap flights from the UK?

Also, tried and tested by road.cc Wink


Mind you, probably not the best idea with other halves in tow to plan the trip for peak Italian holiday season, Rimini gets absolutely rammed.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9373 posts]
30th September 2012 - 18:22

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Talking of Italy, a couple of years ago we went to Umbria (the cheaper version of Tuscany) and there was literally dozens of cyclists passing us every day.

It has loops galore around the valley where we stayed and weather to die for.

Check Gorgacce rentals and look under La Sette Vene, you wont be dissapointed. Big Grin

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posted by stumps [3198 posts]
30th September 2012 - 18:42


have checked it out very interesting! thanks

posted by Winstan88 [10 posts]
30th September 2012 - 23:22

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Pirnie - its on the list! cheers

posted by Winstan88 [10 posts]
30th September 2012 - 23:23

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Corsica .. make it a long w/e maybe ...

Nuff said!!

Dependent on budget of course..

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posted by phax71 [324 posts]
1st October 2012 - 16:04

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