Bikes & Gear
Cycling Country uses top quality bicycles for your cycling pleasure
We have a new range of road, hybrid and electric bikes, all selected for their handling, reliability and ease of use on paved roads. Of course, you are free to bring your own bike, but if you do wish to use one of ours, please notify us of your height when booking.
Now we know that Eddy Merckx was reputed of saying, “Don’t ride upgrades, Ride Up Grades”, how could we not be proud in being able to offer our guests, the Carbon TREK Emonda and Madone, and our ORBEA Avants. Available on tours, guided or self guided, as well as bike hire, we are happy to let you try them out and prove the great man wrong.
Carbon Road Bikes
Super performance bikes designed to power along the roads here. The frames are stiff but perfect for longer day rides due to a balanced geometry, allowing you to enjoy a smooth and fast ride. The compact crankset with a large rear cassette allows you tackle all the climbs here (similar gear ratio as a triple cransket). Our fleet are the New TREK Emonda S6/SL6 and the TREK Madone 3.1 / Domane SL 5 Series. We also have wheel upgrades available (Carbon C50s and Ultegra Wheelsets). Top equipment for a great ride!
TREK Emonda S6/SL6
– Light weight Carbon frame
– Top quality Shimano Ultegra groupset
– Compact chainset (50/34), 11-28 cassette
Alu/Carbon Road Bikes
A very nice ride, these bikes area from the very famous ORBEA firm in the mountainous Basque country and are built for the hills. Enjoy that low gearing on these New bikes. A great entry level road bike for all tours.
ORBEA Avant H40
– New mix of Alu tubing and Carbon forks with Shimano Tiagra components
– Compact chainset (50/34), 10 speed cassette (11-32)
Some of our guests like this bike so much that after their tour, they go home and buy it, so comfortable are doing the miles on it! We use the TREK hybrid 7.3 Series and 7.4 FX carbon fork Series (with some New carbon forked TREK FX 3 bikes for 2019!). They are ideal for all road surfaces and light to ride, making them perfect for cycle touring.
TREK FX3 / 7.4 / 7.3 Series
– Light weight alumunium tubing (FX3/7.4 with carbon forks)
– Flat handlebars – fitted with a bag for your daily ride essentials
– Road wheels and tyres (700 x 32)
– Shimano transmission 24-27 speeds with a wide ranging gear ratio (to get you up and down those hills at your own speed)
– Kevlar belted tyres to limit those annoying punctures
For those who wish a little extra power, try our New for 2019 and comfy TREK UM5+ Lowstep E-bike to get you over any hill! These power assisted electric bikes take the strain, making them ideal for people who don’t cycle often or need an added push. Equipped with a top of the range Bosch battery and motor, and coupled with a Shimano drivetrain, it allows anybody to experience the thrill of a bike tour.
TREK UM5+ LOWSTEP
– Powered by the best in class Bosch Performance assist system
– Smooth 9 speed Shimano Deore gearing
– Hydraulic disk brakes
– Lowstep frame for ease of riding and comfort
– Powerful 500Wh battery with digital Bosch Purion control
– The perfect high quality electric assist bike for all our Guided Leisure Tours
How about teaming up with a partner on a bicycle made for two? We have a tandem available for hire to allow you to enjoy on most of our tours. Please enquire. A tandem is also suitable for a younger rider (ages 10 and upwards) on the back with an adult as the captain.
EXTRAS INCLUDEDWe can also equip your bicycle rental with racks, pannier bags, handlebar bags, odometers, water bottles and provide helmet hire. Extras such as track pumps and GPS units can also be hired.
New and Yours to Keep
Front Handlebar Bag
To carry your day items with map pouch (please note, a small seat post bag is fitted to the road bikes instead).
Puncture repair and basic toolkit
On Guided tours we take care of that!
If requested. Please note we only carry a minimum variety of clip in pedals so please plan to bring your own.
Provided on all Self Guided Bike Tours
We will also fit your favourite pedals or saddle if requested
Burley bike trailers, Bike Seats and Bush Baby Backpack Walking carriers
For those who may want to introduce their younger family member (i.e. toddler!) to the wonderful world of cycle touring, we have Burley bike trailers, bike seats and also Bush Baby backpack walking carriers for rental.
Please contact us for bikes available, rental prices and delivery costs.
We have thought carefully about your comfort and pleasure when being transferred, and our customised vans are made for the job. As the guided tours are fully supported, the van is an integral part of the trip.
The van will be out on the road everyday, sweeping the route, offering supplies and refreshments. If you don’t like the look of the next hill or have just had enough for the day, jump in the van and watch the countryside whirl past from a relaxed, airconditioned setting.
It is possible for those non-cycling partners or friends to come along and ride in the van each day.
Each van is equipped to carry your luggage, bicycles, spares and of course you, giving you the abililty to travel in style and comfort when necessary. Although this is a cycling holiday, we have not forgotten about those times when a transfer is unavoidable.
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