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Sri Lanka: spectacular by bike

Choose our Cycling Adventure in Sri Lanka and properly experience this island’s mesmerising lush landscapes and rich culture.

From herds of elephants roaming National Parks to paradise beaches and tropical forests, the environmental diversity and unique historical sites are breathtaking. Our long-haul cycling expert tells us more…

Sri Lanka is an often overlooked gem in the Indian Ocean. Its beaches and wildlife will leave you in awe, while its ancient Buddhist temples, landscaped tea plantations and dense rainforests will have you wondering why you’ve never been before.

You’ll also have the chance to experience the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Anuradhapura and Sigiriya — ancient wonders that transport you to another time and place.

Vipin, Chamila, Roger and Prateeque our local guides who, alongside our support staff, are passionate about sharing their culture and always excited to welcome cyclists from around the world. They’re outstanding hosts and their skills, experience and knowledge combine to deliver an incredible holiday far off the beaten tourist trails.” Andrew, Cycling Adventures

The finer details…
Trip: Backroads and Beaches, Sri Lanka | Duration: 15 days | Grade: 3 | When: July, November, January & March

If you’re one of the lucky people who’s already been to Sri Lanka and wants to try somewhere else, click here for more exotic rides around the globe.

The ultimate guide to biking the UK

From the wild Highlands in Scotland to the rolling beauty of the Chilterns, and the magnificence of the Lake District in between. There is something for every type of rider amongst our mountain bike holidays in the UK, whether it’s a weekend away or something a little longer! Explore our Best of British range…

Awesome Ambleside, England
Guided | Duration: 3 days | Grade: 4-5

Based at the northern end of Windermere in the Lake District, our hand-picked routes are some of the most rewarding and challenging in the UK. It’s our Chief Guide Steve’s favourite due to its technical trails that include steep rocky descents, tight switchbacks and long flowing traverses.

Highlands Coast to Coast, Scotland
Guided | Duration: 7 days | Grade: 4

Dive into the very heart of the Scottish Highlands on a series of ancient drove roads, loch-side routes, forest tracks and twisting singletrack. Over six days of riding our route will take you 235 miles from Loch Hourn on the west coast to Montrose on the east coast.

Chilterns, England
Guided | Duration: 3 days | Grade: 2-3

A cracking mix of forest singletrack and open farmland trails, with plenty of superb descents. There’s the odd technical section and cheeky climb to keep you on your toes but the pay off at the end of the ride is worth it, as you rest up in a superb 16th century coaching inn.

For more dates and fantastic biking destinations, explore the full range of our UK mountain bike holidays here.

Be inspired by the Giro d’Italia

The first Grand Tour of 2018 is here! And now it’s time to open up the possibilities of taking on your own two-wheeled challenge. Here’s a run down of the stages and where our road cycling routes feature on this year’s tour…

Stage 9 Abruzzo, Appennini d’Abruzzo
Guided | Duration: 8 days | Grade: 3-4
A gentle intro through the terraced vineyards and olive groves of the Gran Sasso range soon takes a turn for the challenging with the infamous Passo Laciano and Blockhaus of Majella. From there, the adventures keep coming until our final climb into Campo Imperatore.

Stages 14 & 15Italian Dolomites and Raid Dolomiti
Guided | Duration: 8/10 days | Grades: 4-5/5

Take on some of Italy’s most iconic mountains! Both of our trips exploring these thrilling peaks are aimed at experienced cyclists who love the challenges of riding in the mountains. Home to many Giro highlights, it’s your chance to defeat the famous climbs and star in your own classic tour.

Stage 17Lakes of Lombardia
Guided | Duration: 8 days | Grade: 3
The Northern Lake District is synonymous with cycling history. This trip, our very own Tour of Lombardy, is perfect for discerning cyclists who like to combine idyllic road cycling with the finer things in life — good food, wine and stylish accommodation.

Stage 18Piemonte, La Strada del Vino
Guided | Duration: 8 days | Grade: 3
New for 2018, Piemonte has ridden into the spotlight as a niche road cycling destination. The region was awarded UNESCO World Heritage recognition in 2014 and is famous for Barolo wine, truffles and cheeses… need we continue? Oh, and the cycling is quite literally picture perfect.