Warm Easter cycling holiday with non-cycling partner?

by Megacountax   September 17, 2013  

Mrs Megacountax (non-cyclist) wants to try and get away somewhere next easter for some sun - obviously I have am seieng the potential here for some warm weather riding.

She'd be looking for sun, heat, sunbathing, a bit of culture, nice hotel, good food etc. I'd be looking for interesting and challenging routes - with or without a guide.

My immediate thought was Canary Islands and particularly Tenerife, which would give the most reliable and warm weather at that time of year.

Does anyone have any suggestions / recommendations of hotels or tour opperators that would work for this sort of trip? Or particular locations?

Many thanks

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Have a look here as there are a few giod ideas:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/spain/10260208/Vue...

Personally I have cycled around la manga & marbella but they might not have the culture you seek !

posted by arfa [534 posts]
17th September 2013 - 12:11

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Let me know what you find out, I'd be interested in similar if I can talk the mrs into it.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3424 posts]
17th September 2013 - 12:22

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I think your first choice is right.Tenerife is perfect at that time.I was there this march and it was perfect.Los Gigantes or Playa Paraiso on the S.W side are great for both you and the other half. Day Dreaming

big mick

posted by big mick [186 posts]
17th September 2013 - 15:15

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That telegraph link gives some food for thought - i'd guess southern spain should be warm enough that time of year.

The one thing that is putting me off the Canaries is that my only previous experience of Tenerife was a lads holiday as an 18 year old... it was pretty grim. Bit of a shame to write the whole place off on the basis of a week in Playa de las Americas though. Scenery looks stunning.

posted by Megacountax [16 posts]
18th September 2013 - 17:04

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Gonna be honest, I'd be picking somewhere less touristy Wink

My favourite European place to go cycling is a little Greek island called Samos Cool

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posted by Gkam84 [9012 posts]
18th September 2013 - 17:36

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Hi, i actually work as a cycle guide for a hotel in Riccione, Italy (near Rimini) and have popped the hotel link here for you:

http://www.hotelperciclisti.it/holiday-riccione/cycling-holidays_6.html

Next year Easter is early so it would not be as warm here as southern Spain for sure but for future reference it has everything else you have mentioned...beach location, nice weather, culture, great rides etc.

I came here as a guest originally and now come back every year for months at a time to work as i enjoy it so much. Hotel is a good size, not expensive and family friendly. In April, May and into June and then again in September we operate as a bike hotel but then in Summer months are a busy beach hotel with a strong orientation towards families.

For the culture side, places to look up on Wikpedia are Republic of San Marino, Urbino, Gradara, San Leo amongst others. We visit or pass through these places on our rides but they would also fulfill the needs of a non rider for a look round for sure.

If you have any questions then give me a shout on the hotel mail : guide@hotelmilano.net

Steve

posted by Hopalongsteve [69 posts]
20th September 2013 - 7:32

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Megacountax wrote:
That telegraph link gives some food for thought - i'd guess southern spain should be warm enough that time of year.

The one thing that is putting me off the Canaries is that my only previous experience of Tenerife was a lads holiday as an 18 year old... it was pretty grim. Bit of a shame to write the whole place off on the basis of a week in Playa de las Americas though. Scenery looks stunning.


Once you get 1 km away from las Americas Tenerife is like old Spain.You don't see any tourists mind the climbing is HARD going.I always come home 10kg lighter and flying.The weather is always brillant

big mick

posted by big mick [186 posts]
20th September 2013 - 14:05

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