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Escape to an extraordinary destination

Escape (n): A form of temporary distraction from reality or routine.

Is the festive frenzy feeling too much? We know what you need!  With some amazing cycling adventures guaranteed for the start of 2017, you’re just a stone’s throw away from an epic two-wheeled experience in an extraordinary corner of the world. Take a look at what we have departing for your chance to escape for fun on the bikes

1.  Trip: Lake Distict, Chile & Argentina
We say: A Skedaddle classic…for a very good reason! The scenery you’ll explore is mind-blowingly beautiful and our journey departing mid-January is the perfect way to start your year on a high.

2. Trip: Mountains and Coast, Vietnam
We say: For a varied adventure, Vietnam has it all. Vibrant local culture, heavenly coastline and history to boot, this city-to-city tour is packed full of sights and gives a great all-round insight into this destination.

3. Trip: Cuban Revolutions, Cuba
We say: With spaces selling like hotcakes, you’ll have to be quick if you want to join our two-week journey in this emerging destination! This two-week trip is a great chance to explore some of the island’s lesser-known natural features.

4. Trip: Classic Kerala, India
We say: Let the lush and tropical India you’ve imaged come to life in Kerala. This magical destination sees you cycling alongside hilltop tea plantations, relaxing on a rice boat on the famous backwaters and will help you feel a million miles away from the cold!

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)…

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‘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.

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

Get outdoors! Our top 5 guaranteed departures this season

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Guaranteed departures packed full of spectacular scenery…

Join us on one of our top 5 trending trips this season to discover some of the world’s most awesome natural wonders for yourself:

1. Best for: roadies. Ventoux en Velo, France
Explore the best of Provence, from the epic heights of Ventoux (run, Froome, run!) to Europe’s answer to the Grand Canyon: the Gorge du Verdon.

2. Best for: leisure cyclists. Camino de Santiago, Spain
One for the bucket list! Featuring everything from panoramic mountain passes to idyllic alpine-like valleys, this is a tour that will continue to impress.

3. Best for: mountain bikers. Atlas to Desert, Morocco.
Big skies, North Africa’s greatest mountain range and a night under the stars in the Sahara desert. If you’re looking to really immerse yourself in extraordinary landscapes, this is the tour for you!

4. Best for: Adventure enthusiasts. Classic Kerala, Southern India.
The natural scenery of Kerala could be straight out of a film and we defy anyone not to feel inspired cycling amongst the lush, green tea plantations surrounding the hill-top town Munnar.

5. Best for: the little ones. A Southern Dalmatian Adventure, Croatia.
Prepare to discover one of Europe’s best-kept secrets: the Adriatic sea.  Our coastal adventure traverses the ever-changing azure water as well as exploring some of the regions most scenic islands.