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Freewheel Holidays
Contact Number:
+44 116 255 8417
UK 0845 372 0315
2 - 14, The Crescent
King St
Leicester LE1 6RX
United Kingdom
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Freewheel Holidays

Freewheel Holidays was established in 1999 as an independent tour operator specialising in cycling holidays in continental Europe. The business was run by Barbara Cray and John Lightwood until 2007 when it was transferred to Sunliving Travel Ltd., a company based in Leicester. The high standards set by Barbara and John have been continued under the new ownership.

Sunliving Travel has a wealth of travel industry experience. The directors are Tony Moy, co-founder of Page & Moy, and Paul Cresswell, who has held many senior positions in the travel trade. The company’s general manager is Phil Cree, a qualified accountant with 16 years’ experience at Page & Moy. Yvonne Gordon, with over 30 years’ experience in travel, heads up our reservations function, responsible for all matters in the office including the taking and processing of bookings. Peter Short is our head of marketing, keen to put across the Freewheel ‘message’ in many different formats.

The hallmarks of Freewheel have always been customer care and service, which sets it apart from other tour operators. From the moment you call or make your booking online you will receive personal attention from our experienced staff, which means we listen to your requests and make sure you get the right holiday for you and your companions. Our tour hosts or local reps make sure that our holidays are then delivered to you on the ground.
Their Tours

Eastern Algarve

8 Days Moderate
The eastern Algarve coast is dominated by the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, a distinctive lagoon with offshore islands and beautiful beaches. This vast wetland reserve is a haven for wildlife and for birds of countless variety. From the Spanish border at Vila Real de Santo António, the route ...
Updated by CTG on 15 Jun 2015

Western Algarve

8 Days Moderate
The Western Algarve is an area of contrasts and a brilliant venue for a cycling holiday. Our tour, which starts in the ancient town of Silves, concentrates on the beautiful coastline west of Portimão, and then the wild and undeveloped Atlantic coast with its classic surfing beaches. The route ...
Updated by CTG on 15 Jun 2015

Tour de France Special

9 Days Moderate
This is a truly special cycling holiday based at the wonderful Les Magnolias, a stylish country hotel close to the River Tarn in the Aveyron region of south west France. The hotel is run by a charming couple, she South African, he German, providing accommodation and food of the highest standard. ...
Updated by CTG on 13 May 2015

Venice Lands

4 Days Easy-Moderate 33 Km
The longer 7 night version of this holiday is a complete circuit taking in Venice and the historic towns and cities of the Veneto region. The almost totally flat cycling route takes you along two islands in the Venice Lagoon – Lido and Pellestrina – on the way to charming Chioggia ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Tuscany, Pisa to Florence

7 Days Easy-Moderate 64 Km
If you love Italy, and the wonders of Tuscany in particular, this is the tour for you. Pisa and Florence need little introduction, but you will also visit charming Lucca with its many palaces, churches and towers. Not to be missed is the ride inside Lucca’s wonderful Renaissance city walls ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Sicilian Adventure

7 Days Easy-Moderate 30 MLS
This tour takes you around the south-eastern corner of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. Some of the island’s most remarkable architecture is to be found in this area – notably in Siracusa and Noto, where ornate Baroque churches, monuments and beautiful piazzas abound.
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014


4 Days Moderate 59 Km
The south west corner of Sardinia offers some of the island’s most spectacular scenery. There are views in all directions – the unspoilt coastline, the beautiful green Mediterranean vegetation, crescent shaped beaches of gleaming white sand leading to turquoise seas – all laid out before you on ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Provence: Avignon to the Camargue

6 Days Easy-Moderate 35 MLS
This tour offers a huge variety of interest. Starting from Avignon with its array of historical buildings - the Papal Palace, the renowned Pont d'Avignon and the city walls - you move south via Tarascon and some typical Provence countryside to Arles, which always amazes the first-time visitor ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Provence Boat and Bike

7 Days Moderate 41 MLS
The ‘Boat & Bike’ formula is perfect for this part of France, where waterways combine with rural cycle routes to produce an itinerary rich in interest with something for everyone. The Camargue is one of France’s most outstanding nature reserves - a protected wilderness where the web of lagoons ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Prague to Vienna

8 Days Advanced - Challenging 48 MLS
Prague and Vienna are central Europe’s foremost exponents of style and elegance, and this rewarding tour allows you to link them and see some fine countryside and wonderful old towns, preserved with great care. The Czech-Austrian border area of south Bohemia and Moravia is a land of rolling ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Malta & Gozo Adventure

8 Days Easy-Moderate 31 Km
To describe Malta you first have to look at its history - a country that has been invaded by ten different empires including the British. This has lead to Malta amassing 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites including some of the oldest prehistoric temples in the world. The coast line is also a draw for ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Leisurely Loire Valley

5 Days Easy 21 Km
Enjoy a peaceful tranquillity often undiscovered by visitors to the Loire. Our gentle cycling holidays ensure you see some of the most splendid châteaux whilst travelling along country lanes and riverside paths away from the well-beaten tourist trail. The route wends its way through verdant ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

La Rioja : Descent of the River Ebro

8 Days Easy-Moderate 97 Km
Much of this route follows the course of the River Ebro from its humble origins in the green pastures of Cantabria near Reinosa through varied landscapes of valley and canyon into the region of La Rioja, home of Spain’s finest wines. Haro and Laguardia, the final two stops, are lovely towns with ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Into the Valley of the Alps

7 Days Easy 33 Km
You start this tour in the village of Krimml, high in the Hohe Tauern National Park, close to Europe’s highest waterfall which plunges 1,250 feet in three remarkable cascades. The cycling route follows the Salzach Valley on cycle paths through pine forests, picturesque villages and flower-strewn ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Green Coast of Spain

9 Days Easy-Moderate 42 Km
It is well-known that the Spanish favour the Costa Verde as a holiday destination, and it’s not hard to see why. The provinces of Cantabria and Asturias are blessed with remarkable scenery: the snow-capped, jagged peaks of the Picos de Europa, the verdant foothills and ancient farming ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Dordogne, Périgord & Quercy

7 Days Easy-Moderate 58 Km
This superb region conjures up images of what most people would consider to be France’s finest attributes : timeless landscapes, beautifully preserved ancient towns and villages and a rich cultural history. The Dordogne is a ‘lazy river’ at this stage with many broad loops close to the tour ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Dolomites and Lake Garda

7 Days Easy-Moderate
This exciting holiday starts in Resia at the head of a large man-made lake close to the Austrian border. You are technically in Italy but the area has a distinctly Germanic feel to it. From your vantage point at almost 5,000 feet you will cycle on dedicated cycle tracks down the picturesque Val ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Burgundy Waterways

6 Days Easy-Moderate 34 Km
By their nature rivers and canals provide an excellent opportunity for cycling. Towpaths and riverside trails can take you through beautiful scenery and allow visits to attractive towns and villages along the way. Burgundy is blessed with two of France’s finest canals – the Canal de Bourgogne ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Bordeaux Vineyards

6 Days Easy-Moderate 25 MLS
The Médoc is the huge wine producing area to the north west of Bordeaux. Names like Margaux, Pauillac, and St.Estèphe are world famous and synonymous with fine wine. Every village in the area is associated with wine and hundreds of wine châteaux will dot your route through the Médoc. All will ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Bordeaux to Arcachon

5 Days 150 Km
This holiday is about variety. At the beginning you are close to Bordeaux in two of France’s great wine-producing areas, Entre-deux-Mers and Sauternes. Visiting and tasting opportunities abound. The imposing Château d’Yquem, on a hilltop overlooking the miles of Sauternes vineyards producing its ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Austrian Lakes

7 Days Easy 180 Km
A delightful, leisurely route through Austria’s famous lake district, the ‘Salzkammergut’, where crystal-clear lakes combine with towering mountains to create unrivalled vistas. This region was a favourite of the Austrian monarchs. Elegant Bad Ischl, one of their favoured haunts, is your base ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

Amsterdam to Bruges

7 Days Moderate 133 MLS
The countryside on this route and the historical cities of northern Belgium are just made for discovery by the ideal combination of bicycle and canal barge. Your bicycle allows you to enjoy the quiet by-roads and the lowland scenery so typical of this area, and the barge on which you stay takes ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

5 Star Gozo

7 Days Easy-Moderate 16 MLS
Gozo is a retreat favoured by those who seek a peaceful pace of life in beautiful surroundings. After cycling along stunning coastal paths and through quiet villages, you will enjoy the marvellous experience of a top quality, 5 star hotel. Dine in the fabulous restaurant, learn something new ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

6 Nights In Aveyron

6 Days Moderate 25 MLS
The Aveyron region lies just 100 miles inland from the Mediterranean. It is one of France’s most secluded corners, but it offers all those glories of French life which many of us appreciate and even envy : beautiful, unspoilt landscapes, dotted with charming old villages, where life has slowed ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Apr 2014

North of Amsterdam

7 Days Moderate 41 MLS
The landscape of north Holland is varied and contains many of the features we associate with the Dutch countryside. Country roads reveal the ever-present waterways, small dykes, and windmills, many of which are still in working order. The western coastline with its attractive beaches is backed ...
Updated by CTG on 9 Apr 2014

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