The Slow Cyclist

Journey Beyond

Extraordinary cycling and walking adventures for the culturally curious

We believe travel is worth taking time over; that a great holiday means getting under the skin of a place, meeting its people, indulging in its culture and understanding its history and customs.

The Slow Cyclist founder Oli Broom and his bike at sunset cycling to Australia.

In 2009, our Founder Oli Broom jumped on his bicycle and spent the next 412 days cycling alone to Australia. He is the original Slow Cyclist.

Slow Cyclist in a Transylvanian forest
We provide e-bikes as standard now. They do as much or as little of the hard work as you wish. On private journeys you may choose a non-electric bike. 
A group of Slow Cyclists sitting on the rocks by a river in Zagori, Greece.
People are the beating heart of any enterprise. We are no different. From our guests and guides to our UK team and the communities whose lives we touch around the world, we have a responsibility to be a beneficial influence. 
A bedroom at Copsa Mare Guesthouses, where Slow Cyclists stay in Transylvania
We ensure your money goes into local hands, so wherever we can, we stay in locally owned properties. We don’t scrimp on comfort though.  To ensure a good nights’ sleep we carry our own pillows and linen.

Explore Destinations

Since the early days we have always crafted the journeys and experiences ourselves. We welcomed our first guests to Romania in 2015 and over the years have steadily and painstakingly built our expertise and knowledge to include a selection of equally special corners of Europe, Asia and Africa.


There are two ways to travel with us. You can either travel on a set-date Scheduled Journey or put together your own private party.


Scheduled Journeys

A wonderful opportunity to explore a fascinating part of the world, meet like-minded travellers and make new friends in a group of Slow Cyclists assembled by us. 


Private Journeys

If you love the look of the places we know about and would like to experience The Slow Cyclist in a small group of family or friends, get in touch and we will explain how we can make it happen. 

A Slow Cyclist picnic table with a white table cloth, and wine glasses set in the shade of the trees with the Abruzzo mountains behind.
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Slow, sustainable travel; it's the future

A bicycle journey – indeed, a journey with The Slow Cyclist – is a wonderful way to travel slowly. With an open mind, an open heart and a little juice in the legs, it can provide the ultimate slow exploration of new lands, their food, history, landscapes and people.

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