How to Book

There are two ways to travel with us, choose to join a Scheduled Journey or create a Private Journey for your own party of family or friends.


Scheduled Journeys

Our set-date departures are 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.

Private Journeys

We specialise in creating exceptional bespoke experiences. If you are interested in creating a private journey with friends or family, please do get in touch.

We are here to help...

If you have any questions at all we would be very happy to chat things through, so please feel free to call us on +44 1865 410 356 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm) or fill out an enquiry form.

Alternatively, we have created a list of FAQs that may help in answering your query. 

Is my money safe booking with The Slow Cyclist?

Yes, in accordance with travel industry regulations, your booking is financially protected and in the unlikely event of our insolvency you would receive a 100% refund. We partner with Trust My Travel to provide this independent protection for you. Within 5 weeks of booking you will receive an email directly from Trust My Travel which confirms this. You do not need to do anything other than quickly check that email and notify us if there are any factual inaccuracies. You can find further information on these website pages including how to check that you are covered and what to do in the event that you need to make a claim: About Us – Trust Protects and Protection – Trust Protects.

What is the difference between booking a private and a scheduled journey?

If you book a private journey you will be travelling with your friends and/or family. If you book a scheduled journey we will make up the rest of the group.

How many people make up a scheduled journey?

We set our group size at a maximum of 12 in most destinations. In certain places it may be smaller, but never more than 12.

I would like to travel privately. What is the optimum group size?

Most of our private groups number between 8 and 12, although we do host an increasingly number of smaller parties, often families. We rarely host groups of more than 14, although we have had fun organising a few milestone birthdays over the years. We once took over an entire village in Transylvania for a 60th birthday. That was a highlight.

Do you do corporate and incentive travel?
It’s not an area we have focused on over the years. That said, many of our guests own or run successful businesses and, after a successful trip with friends, have asked us to arrange something similar for their companies. We can tailor such trips to meet specific requirements. For example, quite often we arrange charity challenges, which by their very nature end up being light on luxury touches, with longer distances. We have just launched a 6-day Italian Coast to Coast for one organisation, for example.
A Rwandan lady selling her seeds at a local market.
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An elderly man talking to a Slow Cyclist guide in rural Transylvania.