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Skedaddle Twaddle about our holidays in Germany

4 cycling holidays worth sharing in 2017

Looking for the cycling experience of a lifetime? We recommend checking out a group cycling holiday. From enjoying idyllic picnics in breathtaking spots together, to our guides’ unparalleled support and encouraging smiles along the way, this could be the trip you’ve been waiting for! Here’s a few group tours in Europe we’re excited for this year…

1Where? Germany & Austria
Trip: The Danube Cycle Path
In a nutshell: A European classic that continues to prove a hit! Although the daily distances may seem long, we promise it’s flat, gentle pedalling all the way and a manageable challenge for all to enjoy.

2. Where? Spain
Trip: Riojan Rolling
In a nutshell: This one is for lovers of fine wine and lip-smacking food! For those less familiar with tasty Rioja, the region is famed for vineyards, so wine tasting will make for the perfect pedalling pit-stop.

3. Where? Austria & Italy
Trip: La Via Claudia
In a nutshell: A border-hopping challenge with scenery that will keep you smiling the whole way! From picturesque Alpine peaks to gorgeous Lake Garda.

4. Where? Italy
Trip: La Via Francigena
In a nutshell: New for 2017 and filling up fast. Our holiday takes you from the heart of Tuscany right up to the Vatican City in Rome – talk about ticking off a few Italian gems!

Or… check out our full list of guided holidays here.

NEW dates, new adventures!

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Alongside climbing a few mountains, over the past few months we’ve been busy moving a few of them to bring you some great NEW adventures. Our 2017 dates and prices are now online, accompanied by the launch of our exciting new mini guide.

Looking for some more travel inspiration? Here’s our team’s pick of the trips for next year…

1. Best for: Leisure lovers | Trip: Prague to Dresden, Czech Republic and Germany (NEW) | We say: ‘This new city-to-city tour is packed full of cultural gems, including a free day exploring ‘the golden city’ of Prague.’

2. Best for: Roadies | Trip: Coastal Explorer, Sardinia. |We say:Follow the epic Giro d’Italia as it kicks off in Sardinia next year – your chance to fully immerse yourself in Grand Tour fun.’

3. Best for: Mountain Bikers | Trip: Ruta de la Plata, Spain. | We say: ‘Conquer 1,000 km of varied trails and vistas, and take on our ultimate place-to-place journey in Europe.’

4. Best for: Adventure Seekers | Trip: Bagan and Beyond, Burma (NEW) | We say:A new Asian adventure awaits! Time to settle in for a temple top sunset in beautiful Bagan.’

5. Best for: Families | Trip: Lake District, UK &Derbyshire, UK | We say:Get the kids cycling confidently in 2017 with our specially designed skills boosting weekends.’

Beautiful Bavaria!

Tucked away in Germany’s South-East and bordering Switzerland, Czech Republic and Austria, it’s little wonder Bavaria possesses some of its countries most magical landscapes. Intrigued by this destination (and lured by the promise of some of the finest beers in the land), Skedaddlers Emma and Adam headed out here to cycle our Bavarian Lakes tour and explore this unique corner of Germany for themselves, here’s how they got on…

This holiday was magical.  This was our second Skedaddle holiday following an amazing holiday in the Dordogne.  Cycling round Bavaria was every bit as breathtaking.  The scenery was awesome, from the rugged beauty of the Alps to the picturesque nature of every town we cycled through.’

bavaria-lakes-landscape‘Perhaps the highlight (though it is difficult to choose) was the cycle up to the source of the Isar river.  We will never forget reaching the source and then walking on into a basin in the Alps and siting having cured meat, cheese and bread (along with a couple of beers) served at a remote Bavarian house.  The scene would have been no different 500 years ago.  Around every corner was another awesome vista.  Skedaddle holidays are now our staple once a year!  No better way to experience a culture.  – Adam and Emma Scarcliffe, Edinburgh.
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Feeling inspired?
Emma and Adam cycled our Self-guided Bavarian Lakes holiday. For more information about this trip click here.