Here at The Carter Company, we specialise in creating luxury cycling holidays. Unlike most other tour operators, almost all our holidays offer a choice between classic and luxury hotels. 'Luxury' means our hand-picked selection of AA/RAC awarded 4 and 5 star (the occasional 3 star) hotels, manor houses, old inns and boutique hotels chosen for their excellent quality, level of service, character and location. Links to all these hotels appear on each individual luxury holiday itinerary.
We offer a range of cycling tours with luxury accommodation across the UK and Europe, including Devon, Dorset, Kent, the Cotswolds, Oxford, London, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Holland and Greece. Some of our bike trips are gentle (20 miles/32 km per day), whilst others are not-so-gentle (30 miles/48 km per day). Most are self-guided but there are guided tours too, and we can supply guides on request if you prefer.
Why choose The Carter Company's cycling holidays?
- With 25 years of experience in creating fantastic cycling holidays, we have accumulated an unrivalled amount of in-depth knowledge and local expertise around all the areas we cover. Our founder Wendy is the font of all knowledge - from the best place for scones in Devon to the finest family-run boutique hotel in Bordeaux! She has personally cycled every single one of the holidays we offer.
- All our routes are our own. We put a lot of care and thought into researching and designing creative and unusual itineraries in the areas we cover. Our aim is so give our customers the opportunity to see a more authentic side to Britain and Europe through the lesser-known backroads and the secret routes that only locals know about. Whilst our trips do wind their way past the headline attractions of the region, they also take in the hidden gems that most tourists never see.
- In addition to your stunning route (which either your route directions or guide will lead you along), you will also receive a Carter Company Adventure Handbook, a creation that we are very proud of and which is packed full of all our insider tips on the best things to see and do in the area according to locals (rather than the guide books).
- We are flexible! As a small and dedicated team, we deliver a genuinely personal service. If you want to add on elements to an existing holiday, or adapt it in any way, we are more than happy to do this. We also create tailor-made holidays on request. Just contact us for more info.