There’s much to be said for point to point cycling especially when the point you’re heading for is a pub. However, expand your horizons a little further and you’ll be cycling to local producers of organic olive oil, fresh or full bodied wines, fruity liquors, truffles, jams, honeys, cheeses, chutneys and pickled crunchy things that just taste out of this world.
Regions like Catalonia in Spain, Abruzzo in Italy and the lavender painted pictures of Provence are all ripe for combining gastronomy and gears, with chances to pick, produce and, of course, sample delicious dishes, in between cycling from one town, village or vineyard to the next, helping to create tasty two-wheeled tours to truly savour. Self guided cycling tours for foodies let you explore safe in the knowledge that you’re not going to miss out on a hidden gem of a cafe or local farmers’ market that only opens for two hours every Monday. Cycling vacations for food lovers also give you the opportunity to meet the local producers, the proud restaurateurs and those with the keys to the wine cellars where tasting sessions offer sumptuous rewards for a couple of hours spent in the saddle.