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For the love of cycling!

Roses are red, violets are blue…stuff the flowers and book a two-wheeled trip for two!

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This Valentine’s day, why not avoid the materialistic clichés and instead put the wheels in motion for an exciting adventure together? Here is a selection of our most lusted after destinations, handpicked by our HQ team…

1. Team Road: Tuscany Tourer, Italy
Why? Idyllic landscapes greet you at every turn in treasured Tuscany and we can’t think of anything more romantic than soaking up the sublime Val d’Orcia views together on two wheels.

2. Team Leisure: Chateaux of the Loire, France
Why? This is quintessential France at its best! Picture grand castles dotted along a scenic valley – all washed down with the region’s revered vineyard wares and gastronomic delights.

3. Team Adventures: Wine Country, Chile
Why? Don’t miss your chance to cycle the incredible vinayards of the Colchagua Valley (complete with an Andean mountain backdrop) with your other half – surely the dream holiday for those who love to relax with a tasty tipple, or two?

4. Team Mountain Biking: South Africa and Botswana
Why? If you’re the sort of couple who crave an adventure, this is the tour for you. Packed full of experiences, you’ll get to sample some fun and technical biking, as well as the chance to spot lions as you explore the “dizzyingly exciting” Mashatu wildlife park, by bike!

3 bold biking journeys for adventurous riders

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If you’re keen to immerse yourself in exhilarating landscapes next year, you might want to take a look at some of our favourite bold, beautiful and adventurous biking tours departing in 2017

  1. Best for: Countless exotic wildlife encounters in the heart of Africa
    Trip:
    South Africa & Botswana | Grade: 3-4
    We say:
    The best way to take on an African safari! Combine your love of technical riding, with the chance to spot the BIG 5. You’ll definitely get your lion’s share here…
  2. Best for: A 1,000km cross-country challenge packed full of historical highlights 
    Trip: Ruta de la Plata, Spain | Grade: 4
    We say:
    Gear up for an epic 2-week route that sees you journey through one of Europe’s most diverse countries. This ancient trading route is packed full of history, including the UNESCO site of Cáceres.
  3. Best for: A Far-flung adventure in one of the world’s last great wildernesses 
    Trip: Wild Patagonia, Chile and Argentina |  Grade: 4-5 
    We say: Tried and tested by our head honchos, this is a brilliant adventure boasting some of the best trails on the planet! Supported by a team of local gauchos, you’ll get a real flavour for this extraordinary corner of the world.

3 extraordinary ways to cycle into the New Year

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Escape the festive frenzy and do things the Skedaddle way this year!

Start 2017 the best way with one of our exciting festive journeys across the globe. Time to say goodbye to holiday hell, and hello to holiday heaven…

1. Distance: NEAR
(3h flight from London)
Trip:  Pueblos Blancos, Spain. 
What to expect: To mark the end of 2016 we’ll make our way to the local town square for a celebration Spanish-style. Tradition calls for revelers to eat a grape every time the clock chimes at midnight, a ritual we’ll wash down with cava provided by the town hall – salud!

2. Distance: NOT TO FAR AWAY
(4h flight from London)
Trip: Road Atlas, Morocco.
What to expect: 2017 will dawn in an incredible way as we enjoy a specially prepared feast in a lost desert oasis. Being surrounded by palms, towering gorges and deep blue skies makes this an al-fresco experience like no other!

3. Distance: A FAR FLUNG ESCAPE  
(11h flight from London)
Trip: Ruta de los Volcanes, Costa Rica.
What to expect: After an epic week on the bikes taking in exotic local volcanoes and wonderful wildlife from the saddle, you’ll end your trip with plenty R&R. Time to kick back and enjoy New Year on the beach with a classic Costa Rican BBQ and fireworks.

Check out our full range of festive road cycling holidays by clicking here.