There are a few different kinds of cycling holidays. For example, you could stay in a certain fixed location and make trips from that base. Each day you can select a different destination to bike to and you can plan your own routes and at the end of the day come back to your accommodation. Another way is more adventurous and involves a longer continuous journey. You’d follow a route, provided by the tour operator, and bring some of your belongings along with you. Your accommodation along the way could consist of hotels, bed and breakfasts, local inns or even tents. This is a special way to go on a holiday and more suitable for people who are fit enough.
All around the world there are beautiful cycling tours available, some easier than others. While some cycling tours focus on wonderful sceneries, others include extra activities in their cycling routes. While most cycling tours already have lunches and snacks included, the tours in Rioja, Spain bring them to a whole new level. Cycling and seeing the beautiful vineyards of the Rioja are one thing, but to stop there and taste and enjoy different delicious wines and local specialties is another. It's a great way to take breaks between biking sessions. Imagine riding around the wonderful hills where grapevines grow, getting informed about the history of the vineyards, and then also getting the chance to taste unique Spanish wines under the warm sun.
During a cycling holiday, the equipment deserves some extra attention. For trips where you sleep along the route under the stars, you’ll need to bring some camping gear. Most important factor is that your equipment should be lightweight since you’ll bring it with you. The heavier your load, the more difficult the trip will be. Some operators also provide carts that allow you to bring some more equipment. It’s also a good idea to bring some food with you on the road for picnics and snacks. The organizer of your trip will be able to help you sort out the things they recommend you to bring along. If you stay in hotels and inns along the way, the equipment is less heavy as well.