Wide Open Road

“Experience the best of Europe on your bike. We are passionate about showing you the best cycling routes connecting stunning mountain passes, beautiful villages and the local and hidden highlights of the regions we pass through.”

Wide Open Road Cycling Tours have been operating since 2001 and are owned, operated and run by Clare Holdsworth.  

Clare has extensive cycling and travel experience in Europe, has detailed knowledge of the best cycling routes as well as the cultures, traditions, food and wine of the regions we pass through and goes on every holiday we run.  Clare delivers a personalised holiday experience, adapting your holiday to your needs.   If you want to ride an extra Col, take in a long lunch, or take a short-cut - it's all possible!


Their Tours

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Barcelona to Venice Epic

4 Hour(s)
Moderate
Guided

An experience you will not forget! This is an extended cycling holiday through a vast array of regions, cultures and terrain. This tour connects all of our 2020 stages together for an extraordinary 8 weeks cycling from Barcelona to Nice to Annecy to ...

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Barcelona to Nice via Sardinia, Corsica & the Tour de France

13 Day(s)
Moderate
Guided

This Is A Journey Through Dramatically Diverse Cultures And Landscapes – Where Fishing Villages & Sandy White Beaches Are Paired With Rugged Mountains, Pine Forests And Shimmering Lakes.

We Cycle Mountain Passes Over 1500M Hi ...

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Grand Tour: Barcelona - Alps

32 Day(s)
Hosted

You will ride across two beautiful mediterranean islands, pedal through the quintessential villages, lavender fields and spectacular gorges of Provence, climb Mont Ventoux and arrive in the Alps, ticking off bucket list climbs including; Alpe d&rsquo ...

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Classic Northern Italy: Milan to Venice (Lakes, Alps, Dolomites)

14 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
990 Km
avg 90 Km
Hosted

Cycling along the shores of Lago di Como past ornate villas and beautiful gardens and stay beside the lake.
The climb to the Madonna del Ghisallo cycling chapel, a cyclist's pilgrimage
The cycle routes along the Valtellina, rich in ...

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Grand Tour: Nice - Venice

32 Day(s)
Hosted

This Grand Tour takes you through arguably the most famous cycling regions in the world - from Ventoux to the French Alps and the Lakes, Alps & Dolomites of Italy. You will ride the famous Cols of the Tour de France & the Passo of the Giro d& ...

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Nice to the Alps and the Tour de France

16 Day(s)
1170 Km
avg 90 Km
Hosted

Nice to the Alps is the ultimate French cycling holiday, timed to perfection allowing you to watch highlight stages of the 2020 Tour de France! ride from Nice to Annecy over 2 weeks, staying in a mix of hotels, a luxury alpine chalet and quality regi ...

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Vic Alps Cycle Tour

5 Day(s)
400 Km
avg 100 Km
Hosted

Four days of spectacular cycling in the Victorian Alps with a carefully crafted itinerary enabling you to ride a fully supported loop showcasing the spectacular scenery, mountain villages, regional produce, local wineries and micro-breweries of north ...

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