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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!

Escape for festive cycling fun

LAST CHANCE for a festive shake up: Just you, two wheels and the open road

Has post-election fever got you wanting to escape? We don’t blame you. For those seeking a speedy getaway why not take a look at our cycling departures this Christmas? Here’s the latest availability round up…

  • Trip: Los Pueblos Blancos, Spain | Spaces left: 7 spaces
    We say: Forget Southern Spain’s busy Costas, and cast your mind to traditional Spanish countryside. Our special New Year trip has plenty of appeal, including sweeping Spanish vistas, as well as a visit to historic hilltop Ronda.
  • Trip: Lake District Explorer, Chile and Argentina | Spaces left: 4
    You say: ‘Thank you for organising this cycling holiday in such an out-of-the-way part of the world. It offers not just enjoyable cycling, beautiful and varied scenery, but a taste of interesting and unusual cultures.’ John, South Africa.
  • Trip: Ruta de los Volcanes, Costa Rica | Spaces left: 2
    We say: Your chance to join David and our road team in one of their favourite long-haul destinations. This is an action packed road cycling tour featuring cloud forest, volcanoes, wonderful wildlife and tropical beaches.
  • Trip: Atlantic Trails, Portugal | Spaces left: 1 (For a male only – sorry ladies!)
    You say:
    ‘My favourite day was the trails around Sintra, where there was a good choice of single track, some rocky and some smooth, and easier trails in the forest. Nice to have rides with different characteristics on each day.’ Philip & Wendy, West Yorkshire.

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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.