Ten Top Cycling Holidays

1. Cornwall

Explore the Cornish coast on a two-night guided cycling break based at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel (bedruthan.com), 16-18 September. From £280 per person.

2. Scotland

Go mountain biking in Skye and the Outer Hebrides on a six-night adventure with Wilderness Scotland (wildernessscotland.com). From £895 per person.

3. France

Use pedal power to take in the beauty of the Gardens of the Loire, including the chateau at Chenonceau, on an eight-day itinerary with UTracks (utracks.com). From £890 per person.

4. Mallorca

Put your two-wheel skills to the test in the island's Tramuntana Mountains with Reads Cycling through Health and Fitness Travel (healthandfitnesstravel .com). From £990 per person.

5. Italy

Explore the back roads of the Emilia-Romagna region on a gentle nine-day tour with Headwater (headwater.com).

From £1,198 per person.

6. Switzerland

The five-night guided Mountain Hut Gourmet cycling package, from 11 to 15 July, in Gstaad (gstaad.ch/en), is a must-do for foodie cyclists. From £976 per person.

7. Canada

See Niagara Falls from the saddle of your bike on an eight-day tour with Frontier Canada (frontier-travel.co.uk) that also takes in the area's wineries. From £1,139 per person.

8. South-East Asia

The ancient temples of Angkor Wat are one of the sights that cyclists will see on a six-night trip to Cambodia and Thailand with Black Tomato (blacktomato.co.uk). From £2,325 per person.

9. Tanzania

Go wildlife watching on a mountain bike. This most unusual of safaris is being offered as an eight-night itinerary by Farside Africa (farsideaffrica .com). From £2,112 per person.

10. New Zealand

Take time out to explore the North and South Islands at your own pace on a 27-day tour with Real Gap Experience (realgap.co.uk). From £1,783 per person.