Our roots are in cycling and we want to share our passion with you in the form of fully organized cycling vacations. To practice your passion and hobby in the most beautiful surroundings/ locations with a professional guidance team, that's our mission!
We offer tours in Europe and Africa. We work with our own fixed locations and partners to guarantee quality. All our trips are carefully tested/calculated. At each location we offer packages that can be filled in as desired so you have a tailored personal offer.
We also offer professional guidance and care at existing (sports) events to ensure optimal performance and enjoyment. To show the Netherlands as a cycling country, we also have arrangements for this.
If your favorite location is not listed, please contact us Custom made travel! To make travel to measure.
meet the Cycle travel team
Ralf van Heugten
Cycling is in the blood of this entrepreneur. Ralf has been active on the road bike since he was 8 years old. From 1992 onwards, he fell under the spell of mountain biking. As a late bloomer, Ralf rode as a semi-pro from 1998 to 2002 with the AA Drink and Be One teams, among others.
In 2002 he founded a new team together with some boys. This team became a boy's dream team with an immediate professional status after the first year and several talents who, through this team, were able to make their profession out of it. For Ralf these were the first steps into self-employment.
He then became owner and manager of the Dolphin Trek mountain bike team with the likes of Bart Brentjens, Rudi van Houts, Alban Lakata, Nico Vink and many others with the ultimate sporting goal of reaching the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Ralf has organized trips and incentives for sponsors and partners of the team during his time on the team.
After his career, he got into retail where he organized several clinics and cycling vacations for clients. In 2020, Ralf sold his Cycle Trend store and went back to focusing on his old passion.
"Because of my passion for cycling and travel, what I love most about Cycle Travel is taking the experiences of the past and making them accessible to everyone now. What it's like to ride on a team and show people the most beautiful locations and routes around the world!"
This enthusiast from Brabant has been spending more than half her life on a bicycle.
Runs her own cyclocross team in conjunction with freelance marketing activities.
Cannot sit still at all and therefore obliges herself to meditate.
She loves to share, especially her food.
Prefers to have breakfast with oatmeal and can spend hours looking for the best restaurant.
Tries to tame her perfectionism, although that often works out pretty darn well for her companions.
Gets happy meeting new people and sharing adventures on the bike.
Jurre is a true all-rounder. A very gifted mechanic, technically excellent and ensures that all bicycles and materials remain in top condition. Cycling is his great passion;
gravel, mountain bike and race are all hobbies for him.
He will combine his studies with Cycle Travel cycling vacations and also works at a specialist bike store on the weekends.
Rob van den Brand
Rob is one of the most experienced mechanics on the WorldTour circuit. With his extensive knowledge and experience accumulated in professional cycling, Rob is a very good mechanic but above all a company man.
Of all trades; from the mechanic's trade to tour guide, sports massages and even a Kitesurf instructor!
Add to that the fact that Rob also speaks 4 languages and travel is in his blood then you know enough; Rob would love to have you there on our trips and events.
Suus van Lee
Suus is our fanatical tour guide. She is a fanatic cyclist, mainly on a racing bike. She is not averse to an adventure on a bike with luggage. In daily life, Suus is a manager at Wildwoozt BSO childcare. In the weekends she is often on the road with us. Suus has a wide experience of travel and adventures and besides a good sense of humor she has an unbridled energy in the groups.
Haro is our patron in the cycling vacation field. For more than 20 years Haro has organized the most beautiful cycling vacations and he has a great passion for cooking. He prefers to work with fresh local dishes. Haro stands for conviviality and cycling pleasure.
From the first meeting there was a nice click between Haro and founder Ralf, they have been organizing cycling vacations together for 4 years.
Haro's favorite places to cycle are the Alps, Pyrenees and the Dolomites.
Haro is always very personally involved and an incredibly nice person to work with.
With Deurnese sobriety and humor, Haro is your finest tour guide and can also cook "verrekes" well as they say.
Stan is a true all-rounder. He has years of experience as a mechanic in a specialty bike store and currently works as a commercial employee at a titanium bike manufacturer. Stan has been traveling with various groups for years as technical support.
Cycling is in Stan's genes, he started racing from a young age and from there mountain biking and now gravel biking have been added.
No system or bike is unknown territory to Stan, an assurance to our travelers that their bikes are in very good hands.
Eric van de Sande
Eric sadly passed away on September 5, 2021.
His battle against the disease ALS was an unfair one....
There were two words that were not in Eric's vocabulary: losing and giving up.
Giving up he never did! But unfortunately he was not able to win the fight against this terrible disease ALS.
Eric was one of the most experienced mechanics on the professional circuit. He had been, among other things, a triple Olympic Games mechanic for TeamNL and a regular for various teams and national teams.
Eric had a wide experience of traveling and participating in various events. In recent years he has focused on the technical sport at major sporting events such as Tour Transalp race and mountain bike