The Slow Cyclist


We take our guests to parts of Europe & Africa that we’re passionate about, where we have the knowledge and the finest contacts to create cycling holidays and journeys that live long in the memory.


Ancient Greece, the cradle of Western democracy, is of course home to some of the world’s most celebrated historic sites, not to mention an endless array of idyllic islands.

Our journeys see us heading off the beaten track by sail, by bike and on foot, to the lesser-known mainland regions of the Peloponnese, Zagori, Crete’s hinterland and the remote Dodecanese islands.


Italy is one of the world’s most visited countries, home to a vast number of classical sites, museums, magnificent mountain ranges and of course, famed for its culinary delights.
Our journey through Abruzzo is genuinely a path less travelled, taking in the dramatic ranges of Gran Sasso and the Majella massif. This extraordinary untamed landscape offers an immersive wilderness in tandem with customary Italian hospitality and charm.


Poland’s charming countryside is a destination to explore slowly. You’ll discover medieval palaces and castles, rolling hills dotted with traditional villages and churches, and some of the best food the region has to offer.
Lower Silesia is located right in the heart of Europe, and combines a fascinating mix of cultures. As you cycle through, the landscapes shift from gentle hills, to lush forests and extinct volcanoes. This peaceful, little-visited region is one to take slowly. 


Romania is one of Europe’s most beautiful but least explored countries and remains one of the continent’s most exciting destinations for the slow traveller.

Transylvania in particular is home to rich medieval heritage, wildflower meadows, endless beech forests, brown bears, wolves and lynx and a way of life that has, in some parts, changed little for centuries. 


The Land of a Thousand Hills – or The Land of a Thousand Smiles as it was named by early Slow Cyclists – packs an enormous punch. Home to some of the most beguiling landscapes in Central Africa, from game-rich grasslands and lakes to tea and coffee plantations, rainforests and a chain of volcanoes that separate it from its northern neighbours.  
With its troubled past behind it, Rwandans are optimistic and proud to show off their remarkable country and a bicycle is a wonderful way to experience its wonders.

South Africa

South Africa is a land of stunning natural diversity, vibrant culture and abundant wildlife. From the breathtaking coastlines of the Western Cape to the awe-inspiring wildlife of Kruger National Park and the enormous space of its interior, the country offers something for everyone. 

The Karoo, where we focus our attention, is a vast region that covers a significant portion of South Africa’s interior. With its mix of stark landscapes, rolling hills, and rugged terrain, it’s the perfect place in which to unwind as you pedal through old Dutch towns and villages, past towering cliffs and winding rivers, and into the heart of some of South Africa’s most spectacular natural scenery.


Spain is a country of contrasts, a land whose diverse topography ranges from the mountain peaks of the Pyrenees, Picos and Sierra Nevada and the high plateaux of the Meseta Central to the lowland plains of Andalucia and the extraordinary beauty of the Balearic Islands.
The Spain of today is a country indelibly influenced by its long history. As rich in gastronomy as it is in art and architecture, culture, folklore and heritage, a nation where fiery passions, proud traditions and distinct regional identities reign supreme, a journey through Spain will not fail to stir the soul.


A melting pot at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, modern Turkey is vast and varied with vibrant cities, ancient sites and antiquities and a spectacular coastline.
As well as sailing the Greek Dodecanese Islands, launching from Bodrum on Turkey’s south-west coast, we head into the interior, to the little visited Taurus Mountains on a journey way off the beaten track through otherworldly landscapes and with typical Turkish hospitality at its heart. 
A group of Slow cyclists having a picnic lunch in the shade in Zagori, mainland Greece.

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