What To Expect
A Typical Day
Cc wants you to enjoy the landscape, people and culture as much as we do and strive to make your 2 wheel trip a memorable experience.
What is a Day in the Life of Cycling Country? Now, we all know from life there are never typical days but what we can say is that each day on a Cycling Country tour is planned to be filled with as much as possible for you to enjoy.
That could mean enjoying a feast of fresh goat´s cheese, almonds picked off the tree roadside, lovely views and awe inspiring vistas, lung filling fresh air and exercise (that means “some climbs”!), a good laugh, being shown the curious, the quirky and the fascinating about each place visited and relaxing in a welcolming place to lay your head at the end of the day.
Slumber like a Babe
You’re only here for a short time, beauty sleep is important as is taking in as much of the country as you can, which is why we chose our hotels carefully, providing you with friendly and centrally located lodgings. Many hotels are found in historical buildings and are spots you can take a safe ramble from and see some sights before settling down for some Zzzzzzzzs. See each tour section for a gallery of its hotels.
Food - Just Like Mom Makes
Cycling is hungry business, which is why the van sticks around, supplying snacks and refreshments to stick to the ribs and ward off a grumbling belly. It is also why the healthy, good sized portion dinners provided in the tours offer a varied and regional fare that sometimes doesn’t leave space for dessert. All breakfasts are provided and are excellent opportunities to become a connoisseur of addictive local coffee. Veggies, don’t worry, we’ll let the chef know and come up with some alternatives!
Food, Glorious Food
For breakfast in Iberia usually toasted baguettes, jams, yoghurt, honey, olive oil, orange juice and lots of lovely strong coffee or tea is served.
In England expect the famous English Fry-Up with eggs, sausage and toast, French rely on a lovely buffet of breads, pain au chocolat, pain au lait. Sometimes a picnic of local produce is set up, however we also encourage you to explore the villages and give you tips and recommendations.
Many clients like to opt for a “tapas” lunch, sampling many of the local dishes, or just a hearty sandwich (in England, a ploughman´s is a meal in itself). Others prefer trying a Spanish “Menu del Dia” or Portuguese, “prato do dia”, a 3 course affair guaranteed to fill you up. On all tours, dinner is a traditional meal of 3 courses with your chance to try different classics. Dinners included in the tour price will usually be at the hotel and offered from a set menu (of national or regional interest). We cater to vegetarians and try to offer a balanced and variety of menu choices for each meal. There will be free evenings for you to wander (normally in the larger towns) for you to choose your own dining experienced and enjoy the kitchen´s creations.