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Celebrate New Year with us in Morocco

For road cyclists seeking a unique way to celebrate the arrival of 2018, we recommend you take a look at our popular adventure in Morocco

Here impressive climbing opportunities, dramatic views and a fantastic cultural experience await the wheels.  But don’t take our word for it, having proved a hit with past Skedaddlers, see what they have to say:

A once in a lifetime experience…

“Simply the best holiday I have ever been. Challenging at times, it was an amazing adventure. I feel reborn!” Susan, UK

Amazing support…
If Carlsberg did tour guides they would do Saaid – he was superb in every way. 10 / 10.” Huw, Cheshire

Inspiring cycling routes…
The tour took us through a fantastic range of mesmerisingly beautiful climbs, descents and open space. The distance and difficulty were lung-expanding and very rewarding.” April, Manchester

It’s not just about the cycling…
“A fantastic country and cycling in the mountains was a great chance to get to meet some inquisitive locals, and observe local Berber culture and lifestyle.” Anne & Ian, Lancashire

Choose to join our special festive road cycling holiday in Morocco or plan ahead and book up one of our 2018 dates. Click here to find out more about this tour.

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.