Timeless Journeys By Bicycle

At The Slow Cyclist we specialise in carefully crafted small group cycling holidays to Europe and Africa. We believe travel is worth taking time over; that a great holiday means getting under the skin of a place and getting to know the people, history, customs and food that make it special. Our guests tend to be discerning travellers with a bit of juice in their legs; those who appreciate our intimate knowledge of some of Europe and Africa’s most special landscapes and cultures. Most request private guided cycling and walking holidays with groups of friends. Each year we also host a small number of trips that are open to all. So dig in, have a look around and if you would like to ask any questions, we are always here to help.

 The most perfect trip. I don’t know how you’ve managed to find all the incredible behind-closed-doors secrets that you have, but there were just never ending delights. Wonderful. 

Eliza B

 One of the best holidays we have ever had. Pure magic from beginning to end. We have been riding on a high ever since returning home and have been telling everyone. 

Nigel S

Financial Times Travel

Why Travel with Us?

We exist because we are passionate about creating exceptional shared experiences. In doing so, we take great satisfaction in having a positive impact on the people and communities whose lives we touch, and the wild and beautiful places they call home.

The Slow Cyclist in Kardamyli


It’s not all about the bike. With a focus on Europe – and its fringes – and Africa, the destinations we choose are usually off-beat and always unique and captivating. We like it that way, and our guests do too. Take a look at the special places you can explore with us.

Cycling in Transylvania

Small Group Travel

Small group travel is what we do, and if you would like to travel with us, there are two ways of doing so. You can either get a gang of friends or family together and form your own private party (groups of up to 12 tend to work best), or join one of our set-date trips and make new friends.

Small Group Travel


Since we welcomed our first guests in 2015, we have grown our following largely by word of mouth. It makes us even more driven to continue creating and delivering the best holidays around. Take a look at some of the kind things people have said about us over the years.

The Slow Cyclist Testimonials

The Slow Journal

The Slow Journal goes out to our community every two weeks, and covers some of the stuff that has caught our attention in travel and the arts. We also send a newsletter every two weeks letting you know what’s happening a little closer to home, at The Slow Cyclist HQ. Have a read and sign up at the bottom of this page to get inspired.

The Slow Cyclist - A Force for Good

 I can't think of a better way to spend quality time with friends and family. An exceptional experience from start to finish. 

Rick W