Trending trip: India

Everyone seems to be talking about our cycling trip in India! It seems our latest Classic Kerala tour went down a treat and so we thought we’d share some of the fab feedback that has come in. Time to cast your mind to lazy backwaters, hill-top tea plantations and curry (lots of curry)…


‘Thanks so much for such an amazing holiday! The cycling was tough, but rewarding.  Vipin, our guide, was outstanding. Couldn’t have had a better leader. Nothing was ever a problem or too much to ask, he was so friendly and kind and helpful and went out of his way for us way too often. What a star.’ Kim Longman, York.

A very well organised adventure which completely lived up to expectations.  We stayed in many luxurious, clean hotels, with high standards and great food and service – over and above our expectations. The whole team were outstanding regarding the way they looked after our every need in such a friendly enthusiastic way. They were all extremely knowledgeable about the local area, history, culture and wildlife. Tim Skelton, Wiltshire.

The quality of the accommodation throughout was brilliant, lots of really special places. The food was amazing. I don’t think we had one bad meal. Even the hotels with buffet dinners were still good.  In general the route was great and the scenery quite stunning throughout. Vipin, our guide, went above and beyond to help us at all times. He was very good at keeping the group together and setting the pace for cycling. His knowledge of the local area and passion for his job were impressive.  Amazing value for money considering the quality of the accommodation, amount of meals and additional sight seeing trips included and the level of service. Claire Acheson, Highland.

Quite frankly; our holiday in Kerala was the best holiday we have ever had. Wonderful place, food, scenery, weather and guide staff. The office staff are always helpful and friendly. Beautiful accommodation set in beautiful settings. We were treated like royalty. Food-wise we enjoyed curry for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What more can the heart of man desire? There were always western alternatives available, but why go to India and not enjoy the local cuisine and customs. Paul Stariski, Ross-Shire.


Feeling inspired? Skedaddlers enjoyed our Classic Kerala tour in India. Click here to find out more about our cycling holiday here.

Pedal Peru! 5 ancient WOW FACTOR wonders


If a journey exploring the ancient world is something that you long to experience, you can’t go far wrong in Peru. With our 2017 dates and prices NOW ONLINE, and Inca trail permits already on sale, here’s a few more reasons to convince you to join us for the cycling adventure of a lifetime next year…

  1. Mountain-top towns: From the lofty peaks of the UNESCO treasure Machu Picchu, to the wonderfully named village of Ollantaytambo, our adventures allow you to discover some of the best Inca ruins in Peru – prepare to be totally amazed.
  2. The great salt pans: Whilst the Asians have their rice terraces, the Peruvian’s prefer their salt pans! Known locally as the ‘Salineras Maras’ these 3,000 salt ponds are an impressive sight to behold and reveal more incredible Incan ingenuity.
  3. Captivating Cusco: A city like no other! This enchanting capital is the former centre of the Incan empire and combines ancient features with colonial Spanish architecture, for another UNESCO treasure that promises to impress.
  4. A jungle journey: Nature lovers rejoice! One of the greatest natural wonders in the world, the Amazon rainforest, covers 60% of the country and is explored by bike on our Andes to Amazon adventure.
  5.  Pisco sour: Okay, so not so ancient, but a nonetheless, classic Peruvian wonder. A firm favourite of our team and the perfect post-ride tipple – don’t let the egg white throw you off!


Want to join us for a cycling holiday in Peru? Click here to find out how!

Team Leisure talk cycling…

Our team of experts know a thing or two about how to organise a cycling holiday and, alongside making sure your holiday runs smoothly, love nothing more than exploring the world on two wheels! We caught up with Kay and Jess, to find out a little more about our pair of leisure cycling experts:

1.What do you love about cycling?
Kay: Cycling is an incredible way to explore new places and provides countless memorable experiences.
Jess: It’s perfect for getting out and about and soaking up some fresh air!

2. Which trips have taken your fancy in our range?
Kay: Our new (WARNING, sneak peek for 2017) Pisa to Florence and Berlin to Copenhagen tours sound great. City to city is best, with plenty of fun in-between.
Jess: Azure Ocean Ride or Lake Constance. I’ve just recently cycled along the Danube and loved pedalling beside a sparkling waterway.

3. What’s your favourite cake or post ride tipple?
Kay: I like crisps and a cold beer.
Jess: I’m partial to a chocolate brownie and a fruity cider.

4. Tell us 3 essential items on your travel packing list…

Kay: A scarf, a camera (phone) and a pair of padded leggings.
Jess: Suncream (I would burn in the North Pole), a hoody (for comfort on the plane) and some flip flops (because you’re going on a holiday after all!)

5. If you could cycle with someone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Kay: Probably my mum (she’s alive). I think it would be hilarious!
Jess: Louis Theroux. I enjoy a good debate so he’d keep me distracted up any hills with his stories from across the globe.


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