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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.

Explore the exotic in 2017

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Forget the bleak mid-winter and escape the cold on one of our popular exotic adventures! All of our early season cycling getaways featured below are guaranteed departures and filling up fast, so don’t be shy now…

  • Best for: The chance to cycle pre-historic looking landscapes.
    Trip: The Lake District, Chile & Argentina.
    You say: The Chilean/Argentinian Lake District has one of the most beautiful, diverse and unspoilt sceneries in the world’ Dagmar, Devon.
  • Best for: Close-up encounters with extraordinary jungle wildlife.
    Trip: Volcanes y Playas
    , Costa Rica.
    You say:The only disturbance to the early morning calm was the thud of an iguana falling out of a tree’ Mike, Warwickshire.
  • Best for: Vibrant culture & world-renowned food.
    Trip: Mountains & Coast
    , Vietnam.
    You say: This was a magical journey and the routes were well planned’ Karen, London.
  • Best for: A completely unique insight into Caribbean way of life.
    Trip: Cuban Revolutions
    , Cuba.
    You say: ‘A great trip which goes all over the island. It was interesting to see places off the beaten track.’ Frank, Portsmouth.