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When booking your cycling holiday with Cycology, you have two options when it comes to how you ride around the Colls, mountains and roads; you can hire your bike, or bring your own.

Your cycling holiday is specifically catered to you, and we will do whatever we can to make it convenient and stress free. If being able to hire a bike is a factor that will help with this, then we can give you access to some of the best, lightest performance bikes on the market, all with the specifications that you need in order to get the very best cycling experience.

We don’t just want you to feel like a run-of-the-mill racer or mountain biker; we want you to feel like you’re up there with the best of them, part of a professional peloton! We also have some ultra-cool E-bikes to ensure you have an electrifying time.

Once you have chosen your bike and we have checked availability, we will arrange to deliver it to you wherever you are. No need for you to chase or worry, everything is done for you; just don’t forget your helmet, bike clothes, pedals and bike shoes!

If you accidentally forget your own clothes, we can even fix this for you, although we do recommend having your own as it's the best way for you to feel comfortable.

Pedals

We can also supply you with the correct pedals to suit your cleated shoes, or you are free to bring your own. We offer everything from standard flat pedals to ultra-light clip-in-pedals that offer a weightless, strong and responsive performance. However, we do recommend you bring your own pedals for best fit and pedals are all subject to availability at the time of hiring.

Options include:

  1. 1 Look Keo
  2. 2 Toe Clips
  3. 3 Shimano SPD-SL
  4. 4 Shimano SPD-M520
Gears

Should you want to change the gearing on your hire bikes, please let us know at the enquiry stage and we will confirm if it is possible. This will incur an additional cost.

Brakes

Brakes on your hire bike will be European standard, i.e.. your back brake will be on the RIGHT hand side of your handlebar. Should you want to change this around, please let us know at the enquiry stage and we can confirm if can be done and at what additional cost.

Bringing your own bike?

All you need to do is tell us when you book so that we can make arrangements for your transportation.

Bikes available to hire

Colnago C64 Disc Trek Madone SLR 7 Di2 Disc Trek Emonda SLR 8 Trek Emonda SLR 7 Di2 Disc Trek Emonda SL6 PRO Trek Domane SL6 Disc Trek Domane SL7 Di2 Disc Trek Emonda SL6 Trek Domane SL5 Disc Womens Trek Powerfly 7 FS 27.5 Plus e-Bike Trek Powerfly 7 29er e-Bike Trek TM400+ e-Bike Trek TM400+ Lowstep e-Bike

Colnago C64 Disc

This luxury Italian steed is fully made in Italy and the result of more than 2 years of research, weighing in at 270 grams!

Features an ultralight Colnago C64 Disc Carbon frame with tapered head tube with a seatpost that is set back 15mm for rider comfort. Electronic and mechanical ready with internal cable routing.

Specifications:

Weight: 270 grams
Sizes (cm): 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 & 62

Trek Madone SLR 7 Di2 Disc

H1.5 fit. Lightweight 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame with road-smoothing IsoSpeed, an adjustable aero bar and stem, Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic drivetrain, Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 Disc wheels and Shimano Ultegra flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes. Compact 50/34 and 11-28 cassette.

Specifications:

Weight: 7.9kg (in size 56cm)
Sizes (cm): 54, 56 & 58

Trek Emonda SLR 8

H2 fit. 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame. Pairing the lightest road bike frame Trek make with a top-of-the-line Shimano Dura-Ace groupset and Aeolus Pro 3 carbon wheels for exceptional lightweight performance.

Shimano Dura-Ace Compact 50/34 group and 11-28 11 speed cassette.

Specifications:

Weight: 6.2kg (in size 56cm)
Sizes (cm): 54, 56 & 58

Trek Emonda SLR 7 Di2 Disc

Émonda SLR 7 Disc is a high-performance carbon road bike that pairs Treks lightest road bike frame ever with the all-weather performance of hydraulic disc brakes, carbon wheels and the precision shifting of a Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic drivetrain. It's incredibly light, fast and reliable even in rough conditions.

Specifications:

Weight: 6.32kg (in size 56cm)
Sizes (cm): 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 & 62

Trek Emonda SL6 PRO

H2 fit. 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame. Aside from the frame itself, your wheels have the biggest impact on the speed and performance of your ride. With the Emonda SL6 Pro, you're getting a major upgrade over lower end models with Vision Metron 40 LTD carbon wheels.

Shimano Ultegra Compact 50/34 group and 11-28 11 speed cassette.

Specifications:

Weight: 7.2kg (in size 56cm)
Sizes (cm): 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 & 62

Trek Domane SL6 Disc

Endurance fit. Front and Rear IsoSpeed decouplers smooth rough roads while the Flat Mount Disc brakes provide superior stopping power. Bontrager Paradigm Disc Tubeless Ready wheels with 700x32 tyres for confidence and comfort.

Shimano Ultegra Compact 50/34 group and 11-34 cassette.

Specifications:

Weight: 8.6kg (in size 56cm)
Sizes (cm): 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 & 62

Trek Domane SL7 Di2 Disc

Domane SL 7 Disc is a high-performance endurance road bike with an electronic Ultegra Di2 drivetrain for precision shifting in any conditions. A lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with Front and Rear IsoSpeed, carbon wheels and hydraulic disc brakes to keep it smooth and fast on long rides and rough roads.

Specifications:

Weight: 8.7kg
Sizes (cm): 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 & 62

Trek Emonda SL6

H2 fit. The Emonda SL6 has a high performance 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame added to a high-end Ultegra drivetrain and quality Bontrager Paradigm wheelset for a perfectly balanced, ultra-responsive ride feel.

Shimano Ultegra Compact 50/34 group and 11-28 11 speed cassette.

Specifications:

Weight: 7.4kg (in size 56cm)
Sizes (cm): 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 & 62

Trek Domane SL5 Disc Women’s

Designed specifically to provide a better fit for women, with a light-weight 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame, front and rear IsoSpeed, flat mount disc brakes and a carbon fork.

Shimano 105 Compact 50/34 group and 11-32 11 speed cassette.

Specifications:

Weight: 9.2kg (in size 52cm)
Sizes (cm): 47, 50, 52 & 54

Trek Powerfly 7 FS 27.5 Plus e-Bike

The full suspension Powerfly with powerful Bosch motor boosts your pedal power and lets you go further, ride harder and have more fun.

Bosch Powerpack Performance 500. RockShox Recon RL 130 mm travel.

Specifications:

Weight: 23.2kg (in size 17.5")
Sizes: 15.5" (S), 17.5" (M), 18.5" (M/L) & 19.5" (L)

Trek Powerfly 7 29er e-Bike

The Powerfly takes you everywhere and a little bit beyond. End of the trail? Not for you!

Bosch Powerpack Performance 500. RockShox Recon RL 100 mm travel.

Specifications:

Weight: 21.1kg (in size 17.5")
Sizes: 15.5" (S), 17.5" (M) & 19" (L)

Trek TM400+ e-Bike

The TM+ is an all-round electric bike with the extremely reliable Bosch mid-motor system, powerful hydraulic rim brakes and extra comfort due to suspension fork and seatpost.

Bosch PowerPack 400. Range 40-80 kilometres on one charge.

Specifications:

Weight: 21.8kg (in size 55cm)
Sizes: 55cm (M) & 60cm (L)

Trek TM400+ Lowstep e-Bike

The same as the Trek TM400+ e-Bike but with a step over top tube which makes mounting and dismounting easier.

Specifications:

Weight: 21.8kg (in size 50cm)
Sizes: 45cm (XS) & 50cm (S)
Focus Cayo Al Ultegra Cube Agree C:62 SL Cube Reaction Hybrid HPA Race 400 Focus Aventura Bosch Pro

Focus Cayo Al Ultegra

This bike is all about diversity and if you want to see many different parts of Portugal, covering many different types of terrain – this is what you need. This bike is high on speed and will glide over cobblestones with ease, whip through grassy fields and make the climb up steep hills look like a walk in the park.

The need for speed is apparent with this bike and it is designed to be pushed to go fast. Comfort and stability are both part of its makeup, and you are sure to be in for a brilliant ride – release your inner competitive spirit.

Specifications:

Brakes: Shimano 105
Frame: Race V3 Alloy Triple Butted
Shift: Shimano Ultegra 11 speed
Sizes (cm): 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 & 62
Weight: 9.12kg

Cube Agree C:62 SL

This bike is all about handling and speed allowing you to practically fly up hills and for every ounce of power to be transferred to the tarmac. The super light race chassis is both stiff yet light so handling sweeping bends is a breeze.

The need for speed is apparent with this bike and you will reach maximum velocity cycling down a hill with this ride in no time.

Specifications:

Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace
Frame: Race V3 Alloy Triple Butted
Shift: Shimano Dura Ace 11 speed
Sizes (cm): 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 & 62
Weight: 7.5kg

Cube Reaction Hybrid HPA Race 400

No trail is too long, no mountain too high for the Reaction Hybrid HPA Race. Combining human power with the Bosch CX motor - delivered to the rear wheel via an aluminium Superlite frame and brand new Shimano XT 11 speed transmission - results in a riding experience in a class of its own.

Specifications:

Sizes: 27.5" & 29"
Weight: 20kg

Focus Aventura Bosch Pro

Bosch Performance Drive unit. Bosch Powerpack 500 battery. Equipped with Supernova light, fenders, carrier and kickstand. Shimano SLX 10-speed shifting.

Specifications:

Sizes: 15", 17", 19", 21" & 23"
Weight: 24.5kg
Mountain bike

Information available upon request

Road biking: For safety road biking has to be groups of 15+.

Mountain biking: Experiences with distances of 30-45km per day for couples or groups. Includes bikes, refreshments, and professional tour guide is available.

Pinarello Gan Bianchi Impulso Disc Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Pinarello Gan Bianchi Impulso Disc Bianchi Via Nirone 7

Pinarello Gan

An authentic Italian brand with a rich history that’s been ridden to win the Tour de France no less than 12 times. A 2016 model built with high-grade carbon fibre that looks absolutely stunning in its sleek black gloss finish.

Built for aerodynamics and super-sharp cornering, this beauty has no trouble navigating the twists and turns of the Tuscan hills. It also glides effortlessly over roads and cobblestones in those tiny Tuscan villages that you’re sure to explore on your authentic Italian adventure.

Specifications:

Sizes (cm): 46, 50, 51.5, 53, 54, 56, 57.5 & 59.5
Frame: Asymmetric Carbon T600
Group: Shimano full Ultrega (Compact 34/50t) 11 speed (11-28t)
Fork: ONDA
Wheels: Fulcrum 3

Bianchi Impulso Disc

An all-round gravel bike for the cyclist that likes to add a touch of adventure with a mix of terrains. With a shorter head-tube than you’d expect in relation to the frame, this is a machine that’s more comfortable for longer endurance rides.

Stable handling at all speeds with smooth gliding over rough surfaces makes the Impulso the perfect companion for exploring the rolling Tuscan hills. Plus, with a stylish and elegant duck-egg blue frame, you’ll fit right in with the Fiat 500 and Vespa crew!

Specifications:

Sizes (cm): 50, 53, 55, 57, 59 & 61
Frame: Lightweight aluminium, thru axle 12x142mm, flat mount disc version
Group: Shimano full 105 hydr. disc, compact (34-50t), 11 speed (11-32t)
Fork: Bianchi Full carbon 1.1/8″, 12x100mm, Flat Mount
Wheels: Formula road disc center lock

Bianchi Via Nirone 7

Designed for the mid-to-long distance rider who just won’t compromise style and comfort for performance. A bike built to absorb the terrain beneath, with kevlar built into the forks to absorb shock and increase support.

Bianchi has been making performance bikes for more than a hundred years. And, they’ve carried some of Italy’s most famous cyclists to fame and fortune. If you’re looking for an elegant companion with all the top tech of a bike at twice the price, choose the Bianchi Via Nirone 7.

Specifications:

Sizes (cm): 50, 53, 55, 57, 59 & 61
Frame: Lightweight aluminum, Hydroforming
Group: Shimano full 105, triple crankset 50t/40t/30t
Fork: Bianchi Full carbon 1.1/8″ with Kevlar inserts
Wheels: Ambrosio

All bikes are subject to availability at the time of hiring. Bikes are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Bringing your own

We know as well as anyone that your own bike is sacred to you, which is why we offer all guests the opportunity to bring their own, rather than hire what we have available. All accommodation has secure facilities for you to store your bike once you arrive, but we always recommend that you pack your bike in your bike box, just to be on the safe side!

If you go for the ‘bring your own bike’ option, just let us know and we will ensure that all of your transport arrangements can cater to your bike box on the journey from the airport to your chosen hotel.

Need some help with that?

If you need to hire a bike box we recommend you contact Bike Box Online who will be able to assist you.

Need to ship your bike in advance of your departure? Save time, money and the hassle of shipping it door-to-door with our global luggage delivery partner, SHERPR.

Beat all the queuing, bag dropping and carousel shoulder-nudging with SHERPR’s guaranteed door-to-hotel and back service. You can send up to 30kg of luggage, track it in real time, and once your Cycology cycling adventure has come to an end, SHERPR will collect it from your hotel and ship it back to your home.

Cover your bike in transit (and when riding!) with our insurance partner Yellow Jersey.

For these and other great partner deals, please see our ‘Business Partners’ page.

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