Bruges to Bordeaux: A cycling challenge not to be missed

Set your sights on an exciting new 900-mile Iconic Journey in 2018! This cross-border challenge, takes you through not 1, but 2 countries and offers a totally unique insight into Belgium and France. Take a closer look at Bruges to Bordeaux:

The journey in a nutshell…
From the cobbled climbs near Bruges to the extinct volcanoes of Auvergne, we cross Belgium and France from east to west through the wine-growing regions of Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux. This journey of varied terrain and culture is a must-do!

A note on the cycling…
The terrain varies dramatically with flatter days near to the start, a crescendo of climbing in the middle and more gentle rolling hills as we reach our conclusion. The mid-section of the route becomes increasingly hilly as we cross the Massif Central, before finishing with easier riding along the delightful Dordogne. 

A highlight to look out for…
Watch out for the climb of Le Puy Mary, a now extinct volcano with a cheeky 1600m ascent. Notably this featured on the Tour de France’s 2016 edition!

Up for the challenge?
Don’t miss our inagural tour in 2018, to find out more about our exciting new journey Bruges to Bordeaux click here. Or, for the full range of Iconic Journeys click here.

Chile: The number 1 adventure destination in 2018

The official birthplace of Skedaddle, Chile, holds a very special place in our heart! So when Lonely Planet announced Chile as the number 1 destination in their Best in Travel 2018 list, we couldn’t have agreed more:

They say:
Chile is a sinewy sliver of a nation, isolated from the rest of South America (and indeed the world) by the soaring Andes to the east, the vast Pacific Ocean to the west, the bone-dry Atacama Desert up north and the impenetrable wilds of Patagonia down south. From its disparate extremes to the ever-trendier capital of Santiago at its heart, the country’s citizens will unite in 2018 to mark 200 years of independence.” Lonely Planet – Top Countries, Best in Travel 2018.

We say:
Adventure oozes from the very heart of Chile, an inspiring destination for cyclists seeking nature on an epic scale. Our long history with this destination means we’ve sourced some of the best cycle routes possible, offering you an unrivalled opportunity to experience this land of fire and ice. Whether you want to explore world-renowned vineyards, dramatic volcanoes and monkey puzzle trees of the Lake District region or head deeper into wild Patagonia..we’ve something for everyone. 

Eager to join us in Chile?
We’ve 4 amazing cycling holidays exploring this South American gem. For our full range click here.

Customer Story: La Via Claudia in motion

Our La Via Claudia cycling holiday in Northern Italy is a great opportunity to explore beautiful cycle paths, accompanied by stunning views of the Alps – a trip that really immerses you in breath taking natural beauty. For your chance to see what all the fuss is about, take a peek at this great video from our latest competition winnersJoanna and her family, and prepare for immediate wanderlust…

Feeling inspired? Our La Via Claudia route is one of our most popular leisure cycling trips in Europe, and is ideal for those wishing to experience the beauty of the Alps on two wheels! In 2018 we are intruducing a self-guided option of this well-loved holiday, so you can now enjoy stunning views completely at your own pace.

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