Inspire your 2017 travels with our round up of best-selling trips over the past year. Time then to take a look at the two-wheeled holidays which proved a big hit with Skedaddlers in 2016…
- Trip: C2C, UK
You say: ‘The guides, John and Les, really looked after us and provided us with lovely lunches and welcome tea stops. The accommodation booked was also well organised and loved by our group.’ Alison, Staffordshire
- Trip: Southern Dalmatia, Croatia
You say: ‘It was a privilege to be on such a beautiful ship, which had been lovingly built by the captain. The rides were well led and were all very beautiful. The island of Korcula was particularly lovely.’ Trudy, Huddersfield
- Trip: Island Flavours, Sardinia
You say: ‘From beginning to end, our guides looked after us with the utmost care. They were excellent bike mechanics, incredibly organised, knowledgeable about our tour, made delicious lunches and looked after us with great a sense of humour.’ Clare, Derbyshire
- Trip: Azure Ocean Ride, Portugal
You say: ‘The views along the Atlantic coast were amazing. We also enjoyed the variety of terrain, which included forested areas, fishing villages, sand dunes and castle towns.’ Bruce, Canada
One for the whole family to enjoy…
- Trip: Asturian Coastal Ride, Spain
You say: ‘Beautiful coastline, friendly hotels and safe cycling tracks made for a great week! Each ride provided beautiful coastline and great beaches for the kids to enjoy’ Judith, West Lothian.
Combining your love of cycling with the chance to explore some of the world’s finest watery wonders, is what our Bike and Boat holidays in Europe are all about. From Croatia’s stunning network of archipelagos to the canal ways of Holland, we’ve got some cracking options!
1. Trip: Tulip Tour, Holland | Grade: 1
In a nutshell: Experience Holland in full colour next Spring. A 5-day mini break packed full of fun…and plenty of flowers!
2. Trip: Venetian Waterways, Italy | Grade: 1 to 2
In a nutshell: Take a unique tour of this world-renowned region and admire Renaissance wonders from the comfort of your barge.
3. Trip: Aigues-Mortes to Avignon, France | Grade: 2 to 3
In a nutshell: Take in the best of Provence! From the delightful wildlife of the Camargue (including flamingos!) to the ancient aqueduct, Pont du Gard.
4. Trip: Amsterdam to Bruges, Holland | Grade: 2
In a nutshell: A border-hopping, city-to-city tour bursting with traditional highlights, including windmills and one of the oldest cities in Holland.
5. Trip: Southern Dalmatia, Croatia | Grade: 3
In a nutshell: For idyllic coastal riding with the chance to test the legs on a few hills, this is the tour for you!
None of the above float your boat? Click here to see our full range of Bike and Boat holidays.
Make the most of the summer sun, whilst you can!
Who said you need to pre-book months in advance to secure your summer holiday? Our top 4 summer cycling holidays all offer the chance to escape for some quality time on two wheels in the next few months:
- Best for: a self-guided adventure: Vienna to Budapest, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary.
Iconic cities and idyllic countryside combine for this holiday, which enables you to soak up the best of both worlds this summer.
- Best for: guided support. Lakes and Mountains, Austria.
The hills are alive with the sound of…cycling! Join our leaders for a beautiful journey through Austria’s outstanding Lake District region.
- Best for: a bike and boat journey. National Parks & Islands, Croatia.
Azure waterfalls and unspoiled islands are just a few of the delightful daily sights you’ll encounter during your coastal adventure in Croatia. A stunning option for those who like to be beside the sea.
- Best for: a UK staycation. Derbyshire Dales, UK.
Explore some of the UK’s most evocative scenery, where lush rolling valleys provide the perfect setting for a holiday on two wheels.