Here we want to help make some suggestions for those who want either longer distance cycling offers or perhaps some hilly or even mountainous riding. Note, we normally classify trips as easy (level 1) to challenging (level 3) on this site. We also offer in 2013 a special experience to follow the UCI pro race, the Tour de Suisse VIP Challenge Cycling Tour.
The suggestions below keep the challenges within the 'vacation' type of tour and not at the pro cycling level.
Long Distance suggestion: Spain Costa Brava Explorer Tour - averages 100 km/day
Combine 2 tours: Prague to Viena and on to Budapest - this can be a 2 week trip, or we can combine into 1 week
Portugal Alentejo Coast - some long days on this trip, not too hilly, but also some unpaved sections make up the routes
Hilly Regions - climbing is necessary
Tuscany - any of the Tuscany trips have this, Try the Tuscany Cycling Tour at 6 nights for more riding
Umbria Bicycle Tour - challenging yes, but beautiful too!
NEW Switzerland Cycling Self Guided
"I wanted to write and let you know how marvelous out trip to Tuscany was and thank you for arranging such a wonderful biking tour. Giuliana and Marco were terrific and made sure we had everything we needed. The route maps were easy to follow, our hotels were terrific and the bikes satisfactory for our Tuscany adventure!! "
- Julie S./USA
"Excellent trip. The route selection was superb, the hotels were excellent, and the local support was superb (flexible, knowledgable, and extremely helpful)."
- Michael C./USA