Category Archives: HFH Cycling

HF Holidays are now working in partnership with Saddle Skedaddle. This blog feed is all the latest goings on from our HFH Cycling team, including trip highlights and HFH holiday inspiration…

Explore Italy’s best-kept secret this September

Head to the heel of the boot for your chance to discover one of Italy’s lesser known, but none-the-less beautiful landscapes. This destination is perfect if you wish to escape from the crowds of central Italy. Featuring stunning Mediterranean culture and a crystal clear sea, you’ll have plenty to enjoy on two wheels while discovering Puglia.

But don’t take our word for it! Time to read what our customers are saying about our leisure cycling holiday exploring Italy’s best-kept secret…

They can’t get enough of the sights
‘A well planned route to see all the most attractive areas and old towns in Southern Puglia. We expected a lot and were not disappointed. We will always remember the historic centres, the Trulli House and abundance of wild flowers – more than we have ever seen in Spring anywhere.’ Michael, Reading

‘The cycling was excellent – I just loved the varied scenery. Everything was organised to the last detail with wonderful personal service from the team at Saddle Skedaddle’ Sue, Hampshire

Our guides unparalleled support has been noted
‘We have never done anything like this before. What an experience and what a great company to do it with. So supportive. So impressed with the telephone support and the encouraging texts and e-mails from various members of the team.’ Linda, Derbyshire

‘The cycling was excellent – I just loved the varied scenery. Everything was organised to the last detail with wonderful personal service from the team at Saddle Skedaddle. I felt very looked after and Tour Leader Alastair was always one step ahead. Saddle Skedaddle are brilliant – I really feel I know the team and have every confidence in them.’ Sue, Hampshire

‘I had a really great time, and I’d definitely recommend (in fact already have!) the tour to others. Everything felt very well organised, which was great for someone like me, who had never done a cycling holiday before, and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Things like your pre-tour  phone call checking to see if I had any questions (even though I didn’t!) were much appreciated too.’ Sophie, Manchester

Accommodation that goes the extra mile
‘All the hotels were located close to historical town village centres where there was always a good choice of restaurants for evening dinner. Breakfasts were always good and staff always helpful. The bikes arrived on time and everything was fully explained. We did not have any troubles with bikes or luggage or anything.’ Michael, Reading

‘Our 3 support staff were all very good. Accommodation was clean and comfortable with good sized rooms which were well furnished. Very difficult to pick a favourite day…all days had something special. Already contemplating Sardinia next spring!’ Lily, Kent

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Feeling inspired?
Learn more about our cycling holiday exploring the Apulian region of Italy: join our guided departure date or choose a self-guided version if you prefer to navigate yourselves using route notes and maps.

Cycle Italy: A classic journey on two wheels

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Re-invent Italy on two wheels…

From world-famous cuisine revered the world over, to classic landscapes and iconic historic gems, Italy is a country which needs little introduction! Fancy exploring on two wheels? Here are our top 3 cycling holidays in Italy to enjoy this year:

1. Best for: A sociable cycling experience by the coast.
Trip: Puglia 
We say: Join us this Autumn and let our guides take the stress out of navigating this south-east region. A stunning corner of Italy with plenty to offer, from whitewashed hilltop towns to ancient olive groves, vineyards and the ever-present azure Adriatic sea.

2. Best for: Idyllic, unspoilt island scenery.
Trip: Cycle Sardinia
We say: This lesser-known island of Italy is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, sheltering landscapes so paradise-like that they’re often likened to the Caribbean.

3. Best for: UNESCO historical sights.
Trip: A Gentle Taste of Tuscany
We say: For a classic ride through Italy, you can’t go far wrong with our journey exploring the heart of Tuscany. From the towers of San Gimignano to the idyllic Chianti landscape, you’ll have plenty of chance to soak up the local atmosphere.

4 journeys to inspire a last minute getaway

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Make the most of the summer sun, whilst you can!

Who said you need to pre-book months in advance to secure your summer holiday? Our top 4 summer cycling holidays all offer the chance to escape for some quality time on two wheels in the next few months:

  1. Best for: a self-guided adventure: Vienna to Budapest, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary.
    Iconic cities and idyllic countryside combine for this holiday, which enables you to soak up the best of both worlds this summer.
  2. Best for: guided support. Lakes and Mountains, Austria.
    The hills are alive with the sound of…cycling! Join our leaders for a beautiful journey through Austria’s outstanding Lake District region.
  3. Best for: a bike and boat journey. National Parks & Islands, Croatia.
    Azure waterfalls and unspoiled islands are just a few of the delightful daily sights you’ll encounter during your coastal adventure in Croatia. A stunning option for those who like to be beside the sea.
  4. Best for: a UK staycation. Derbyshire Dales, UK.
    Explore some of the UK’s most evocative scenery, where lush rolling valleys provide the perfect setting for a holiday on two wheels.