Freewheel Holidays has introduced a wider choice of cycling holidays across seven European countries – Austria, France, Holland, Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic.

The new 2012 brochure features a selection of holidays including coastal, mountain and river valley routes, with six new cycling programmes in France.

These include La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré - a twin-centre holiday in the popular Charente Maritime; Bordeaux Vineyards - The Medoc route through vineyards with sampling opportunities; Bordeaux to Arcachon – Vineyards to the Sea; Highlights of North Burgundy - a scenic, circular tour from the cathedral city of Auxerre; Burgundy Waterways - a journey of river and canalside cycling; and Burgundy Wine Lands - a tour through south Burgundy’s wine heart land – Beaune, Nuits-Saint-Georges.

The types of cycling holiday vary and can be hosted, supported, self-guided, a guided group, or ‘Boat & Bike’, where guests stay on a river barge in a group of 15-25 people with all meals prepared by a chef.

Depending on preference and experience, holidaymakers can select from family-friendly holidays, leisurely holidays with an emphasis on culture, coastal cycling with beaches and views, or countryside cycling.

As an example of prices, a four-night break in the Loire Valley costs £399 for adults and £329 for children under 13.

For more information call 0116-255 8417, email or visit

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