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The Vulture epitomises cycle touring in it's finest. It offers the best combination of challenging European cycling balanced with a chance to explore three great capitals. 

This is a great Journey to dip your toe into the cycle touring world and tick off some must see cities. 

The Journey is split into 3 legs with individuals completing the entire route and cycling as much as possible. 

Quick Facts: 

Countries: England, Holland, Belgium and France

Distance: 785 km / 490 miles 

Duration: 11 days

Cost: From £2900 - Group Discounts Offered   

DatesVarious dates in May and September 2024

Guided Cycling Holidays Across Europe
Leg 1: London to Amsterdam               Distance: 215 km / 135 miles           Duration: 4 days 

An action packed short leg as we head north-east out of London into the Essex countryside for the first day riding towards Harwich. Recharging the batteries on the overnight ferry before we arrive into Holland. Going via The Hague on our way to Amsterdam we make full use of our time in Holland. A shorter second day distance wise, gives us a good opportunity to visit some sights in the Hague, and also arrive into Amsterdam within good time. A full day in Amsterdam at the end of first leg gives you the chance to explore as many of its famous sites as you wish.

Heading out to explore these classic European cities you need to be looking and feeling your best. Each night on the Journey will be in hotel accommodation, giving you a well deserved hot shower to freshen up at the end of a hard cycle.

Leg 2: Amsterdam to Brussels             Distance: 240 km / 150 miles           Duration: 3 days  

To balance the hectic scenes of Amsterdam we head to the smaller southern, quieter town of Hertogenbosch. Using the infamous Dutch cycleways makes our route into Belgium very pleasant. Passing through Tilburg and Turnhout taking in their iconic medieval moated castles, cathedrals and market squares. The long ride into Brussels makes you appreciate your celebratory Belgium beer at the end of a tough second day of this leg. A pretty productive week here as you have just cycled through three countries. We don't do average at Mammoth!

Leg 3 : Brussels to Paris                      Distance: 330km / 205 miles            Duration: 4 days 

The quaint towns continue as we leave Belgium into France. Stopping overnight in Chimay; the birthplace of the famous Belgium beer, and Soissons; one of France's most ancient cities and also a World War 1 battle site. With manageable distances each day it will allow plenty of opportunity to explore the famous cathedrals, abbeys and museums. 

All these pedal rotations finally lead us into Paris. Little over a week ago leaving the iconic Big Ben we arrive at the Eiffel Tower. Toasted with a glass of Champagne to celebrate a successful and enjoyable Journey. 

A final day exploring the many Parisian highlights before the end of your Journey, will this ignite you to try the next level?

What's Included?

11 Nights hotel accommodation including the night in London prior to departure for briefing. 

11 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners

Support vehicle for luggage transport and mechanical assistance

Daily cycle guide and physical route maps or GPS points 

Mammoth Journeys cycle top 

Recommended kit list

Airport transfer at the start and end of your Journey (conditions apply)

Bike transport return to England

What's not Included?

Flights at the start or end of your Journey

Any meals, tours, gratuities, or transport outside of the Journey's proposed route and plan


Personal Insurance

Bike Hire 

For more detailed information and breakdown of each leg, including the route, click on the PDF Document or visit the FAQ page​.

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