Frequently Asked Questions

To secure the booking we ask all riders to pay a 20% deposit of the full value of the booking. The full balance is due 60 days before your arrival date. Any bookings made within 60 days of arrival; payment in full is required.

Once you are confirmed on a Retreat we will send you your Retreat Pack which will have all the information and advice you need. There is also a bike hire form with the various options available and we will be here to advise and assist you. It will help if you can return this form to us as soon as possible so we can get the ball rolling in plenty of time.

We run from January to December and have holidays all year for you to enjoy. We have holidays for weekends but also ones that run over multiple weeks.

We offer two different types of holidays; 4 and 7 night Holidays and we also offer longer tour durations 

We run different holidays for different abilities and even have mixed abilities in some of our locations, you will also benefit from a training plan for our holidays and if required in some locations we can make e-bikes availble for you. Our moto is #cyclingdoneyourway, so talk to us and lets look at what retreat or tour would suit you.

Typically we ride anywhere between 60 – 120 kilometres each day. We are not a training camp and are focused on you having a challenging yet relaxed holiday. We rate each route in terms of difficulty so you can see if it is for you (see the routes page). For group bookings, we can create a bespoke cycling itinerary to ensure you get the best out of your time with us. 

You’re welcome to bring your own bike or we can arrange the hire of a bike for you, which will be ready for you at the Retreat. Please give us plenty of notice if you do wish to hire a bike so that we can get the right size.

If you forward your bike fit measurements we will ensure our bike mechanics set up you bike just as you like it. 

Once you are confirmed on a Retreat we will send you your Retreat Pack which will have all the information and advice you need together with typical weather conditions. Typically you will need to bring with you 2 sets of cycling kit. 

Every ride will be accompanied by a guide and mechanic with an on call support vehicle so you can get assistance fast and easy if you need it.

All guides are first aid trained and can offer you assistance including morale boosting chats or scouting out the best café stops. We are here to ensure you have the perfect ride every single day. 

Whilst we take every precaution to ensure that your stay with us is safe, we do require all riders to take out travel insurance which covers recreational cycling. We can assist you in this and recommend Velosure insurance. 

We will arrange transport from the airport to the Villa both on arrival and departure. If you can not make the designated transfer time then we can arrive a private transfer but this is an extra cost tom you.

The rides will be a group ride; with us as your guides. You’ll get your own space at the end of the day before coming together for the evening meal. 

During the rest day, you’re free to explore one of the many routes we have available or look to do an alternative activity which we can arrange for you; such as local wine tasting, cave rafting or simply relax at the Retreat and enjoy a massage. 

The Retreat is geared for riders but there are other activities that we can recommend for non rider partners to do while we’re out on the rides during the day

No matter what your dietary needs we can ensure you are catered for. 

Yes, group bookings can be made. We will also bespoke the cycling itinerary from our large library of routes to suit your particular cycling needs. See here for more details 

Tours are between 8-20 riders and around 12 on a Retreat’s.

Cycle Retreats have teamed up with the leading cycle insurance company Velosure.

Complete cycle protection including comprehensive bike insurance and internal access to an industry leading cycle accident claims team.

Cycle Retreats S.L can provide a product to cover any damage up to 995 euros for your bike on hire from us.