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Skedaddle Twaddle about our cycling holidays in Europe

Seasonal cycling: Where to go when

Make the most of the seasons this year! Don’t miss our recommended guaranteed departures in Europe, where there is a stupendous season for every cyclist to enjoy…

Best for: Spring
We say: Riding alongside blooming wildflowers will be a common occurrence across Europe. Expect warm and pleasant conditions, but pack your mack, just incase.
Trip Recommendations: Ruta de la Plata (MTB),  Corsica Southern Secrets (Road) & Alnmouth (Leisure)

Best for: Summer
We say: The most popular season for a cycle ride has plenty to offer those eager to get away. A great time to experience lashings of vitamin D, as well as refreshing post-ride dips to cool off.
Trip Recommendations: La Via Claudia (Leisure), Lake District Bike Skills (Family) & Ruta del Vino (Road) 

Seasonal cycling in: Autumn
We say: Who said the cycling fun was over? Escape the summer crowds and experience late season sun on your bike when you choose to travel later in the year.
Trip Recommendations: Italy Grand Traverse (Road), Portugal Roman Trails (MTB) & Granada to Seville (Leisure)

Not fussed about when you travel? Be sure to check out our full range of up-to-date guaranteed departures this year, or choose by your perferred type of riding:

Leisure Cycling | Road Cycling | Mountain Biking | Family Cycling | Cycling Adventures

School’s out, summer cycling’s in…

Summer is the perfect time for a family cycle, but don’t take our word for it! Here are our top 5 family trips which have been tried, tested and loved by Skedaddlers:

1. Where: Northern Spain | Trip: Asturian Coastal Ride | You say: ‘Beautiful coastline, friendly hotels and lots of safe cycling tracks. Each cycle was interesting and accompanied by great beaches!’ Judith, West Lothian, Scotland

2. Where: Austria | Trip: Tyrolean Valleys | You say:‘We enjoyed every day of cycling and it was a real sense of achievement cycling to Innsbruck. The girls also loved the swimming pool and the play room.’ Steven, Perth, Australia

3. Where: Germany, Austria and Switzerland | Trip: Lake Constance | You say: ‘This was a great family holiday, the children both really enjoyed themselves, especially the swimming in the lake! The hotel in Lindau was amazing too.’ Becky, Bristol, UK

4. Where: UK | Trip: Hadrian’s Cycleway | You say:‘We had amazing weather and enjoyed each day cycling along beautiful scenery. Our tour leader was so friendly, enthusiastic and helpful.’ Emilie, New Jersey, UK

5. Where: France | Trip: Puisaye Paradise | You say:  ‘This provided the perfect mix of activities for us – the Chateau Guedelon was excellent and rope course was also excellent for all ages too.’  Sarah Wilson, West Yorkshire, UK

Get ready! The mountains are melting

The mighty peaks of Europe have been off limits for a good few months now, but finally their thrilling trails are beginning to emerge from the snow for another season of biking fun. Keen to set your own sights high? Take a look at our round up of trips in the mountains this summer.

1. Trip: Dolomites of Brenta, Italy 
What to expect: Get your fill of Alpine scenery on our rewarding place-to-place journey. Packed full of daily ascents (and plenty of whooping descents!) there are trails to suit all levels of riders, all with picture postcard views en route.

2. Trip: Picos de Europa, Spain
What to expect: Dramatic gorges await in Spain’s best-kept secret: the Picos. This stunning unspoilt mountain range is bursting with singeltrack fun and lots of remote wilderness riding will keep those tryes tested  – an unmissable biking experience!

3. Trip: Highlands Coast to Coast, UK
What to expect: Dive into the heart of the Scottish Highlands, for a superb route that promises to reward. Our UK-based tour is always a popular hit with Skedaddlers with some stating ‘it’s the best organised trip they’ve ever been on’…high praise indeed!