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Melbourne, Victoria

+61 (0) 411 362 644

European Cycling Holidays in France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The BEST value tours on the market! Personalised, affordable, fun, challenging and social. Provence, Alps, Tour de France, Italian Lakes, Dolomites, Giro Climbs. A magical mix of challenging but social cycling in some of the most spectacular regions of Europe.  See the Tour de France 2017! 

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WHY WOR? Fun, personalised, affordable cycling holidays for all genders and ages.

Fun Euro Bike Tours | Cycling Holidays in France | 2015 Tour de France | 2015 Italy Lakes Alps Dolomites | Cycle Alpe d'Huez | Giro | Cycle Stelvio Gavia Dolomties | The best value cycling tours | Personalised | Friendly | Social | Fun | Cycle Tours for Singles and Couples | Cycle Holidays for Women | Cycle Tours for Women | Owned and Operated by Clare Holdsworth

Clare Holdsworth

Clare Holdsworth

Brianna in 2014

Brianna in 2014

Mike, 2014

Mike, 2014

WE OFFER A PERSONALISED cycling HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Wide Open Road Cycling Tours have been operating since 2001 and are owned, operated and run by Clare Holdsworth.  Clare has extensive cycling and travel experience in Europe, has detailed knowledge of the best cycling routes as well as the cultures, traditions, food and wine of the regions we pass through and goes on every holiday we run.  Clare delivers a personalised holiday experience, adapting your holiday to your needs.   If you want to ride an extra Col, take in a long lunch, or take a short-cut - it's all possible!

"I've been on cycling holidays throughout the world and WOR offers amazing value for money and fantastic personal service. Clare pays attention to every little detail and ensured my holiday was perfect for me. Thanks Clare & Team - see you in 2015 for another amazing trip!"  Mike, Hong Kong (Bordeaux-Barcelona 2014).

"The WOR team, headed by Clare, was across every detail and issue, always with good humour and commonsense, ensuring that we riders could enjoy our days on and off the bike!"         Michael, Melbourne (Nice-Alps 2013)

It has been an amazing tour with so many incredible sights and memorable experiences. We have met a lovely bunch of people and have been looked after by an exceptional and caring team. Watching the Tour de France in the best location on top of the hill was frantic, colorful and incredible. Thanks so much. Love you all! Cheers Jegga. (Mark Jeffs, Melbourne Victoria)

"Wide Open Road holidays provide the perfect balance so that I never felt like I was on a large group holiday but never far from someone to share a laugh with." Brianna, Darwin.

"Thanx once again for an amazing first trip overseas with the bike, great staff, great organisation and an amazing cycle route :) Couldn't be happier!" Michael, Adelaide (Milan-Venice 2015)

OUTSTANDING VALUE FOR MONEY

Our cycling holidays are the best value for money going around! We offer longer cycling holidays at around half the daily cost of most other tour companies. They are the best value holiday on the market!  

"I've been on cycling holidays throughout the world and WOR offers amazing value for money and fantastic personal service."  Mike, Hong Kong.

WE CATER FOR WOMEN, COUPLES AND SINGLES

Our cycling tours cater specifically for women and couples.  Being a woman, Clare ensures that women are welcome on any Wide Open Road cycling holiday.  We get over 30% women on each of our holidays - much more than most other companies.  We also attract a range of ages. This makes for a diverse, fun and social element to our group holidays.

"I made some lifelong friends and memories" Brianna, Darwin (2013 & 2014)

"I made some lifelong friends and memories" Brianna, Darwin (2013 & 2014)

"I was travelling on my own, but was made to feel part of 'the family'. I made many new friends and Clare and the team went out of their way to ensure that everybody was included and felt welcome. WOR tours are special as they are not just about the cycling, they are about the love of the local food and wine and the people." Mike, Hong Kong.

"I would like to recommend Wide Open Road to all women cyclists out there!  I traveled to France with WOR in 2013 as a single woman and had the best holiday of my life. There were plenty of other women of all ages on the trip - we had an absolute ball on and off the bike and I made some lifelong friends and memories. " Brianna, Darwin (2013 & 2014)

"I've been on many Wide Open Road cycling tours and I love the fact they are flexible and as a woman I never feel under pressure to keep up with the men! I can go at my own pace and enjoy the holiday as much as the cycling itself." Sheena, Melbourne

"The organisation of the WOR support crew meant that as a single female I always felt secure, that I wasn't on my own if something was not to go to plan".

CAMPING MAKES OUR HOLIDAYS SOCIAL AND FUN

Our holidays involve some camping!  Our customers think it’s the camping that makes our holidays! You stay where the locals stay, experience a group atmosphere under our communal marquee in the morning and afternoons.  We have a hotel on around 50% of nights as we know you need a bit of your own space every now and then.

"The camping was one of the best bits of the holiday! It brought the group together at the end of a days ride - we could chat about our day and enjoy afternoon tea and a beer together. The tents and mats WOR provided were fantastic and the campsites were in amazing locations with great facilities. Without the camping, I wouldn't have made so many friends and had so many laughs!!" Tim, Albury Victoria Australia

"WOR accommodation is the perfect mix of lovely local hotels for some home comfort, combined with camping at some of the most idyllically located campgrounds I can imagine".  Brianna, Darwin.

Campground, Provence, France

Campground, Provence, France

"There's something truly special about waking up and opening your tent to a view of the French countryside with a stream bubbling past. WOR ensures that all camp sites are well equipped, with crew setting up an amazing afternoon tea / breakfast for the cyclists and each client provided with comfortable camping tents and mats." 

If you want to know more about why you should book a holiday with Wide Open Road - Call Clare now +61 411 362 644

Or if you want to chat to one of our past customers, let us know!

Michael, Nice-Alps '13

Michael, Nice-Alps '13

 
Mark Jeffs, Bordeaux-Barcelona 2014

Mark Jeffs, Bordeaux-Barcelona 2014

Sheena Hall, a WOR regular!

Sheena Hall, a WOR regular!