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Skedaddle Twaddle about our Italian holidays

For the love of cycling!

Roses are red, violets are blue…stuff the flowers and book a two-wheeled trip for two!

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This Valentine’s day, why not avoid the materialistic clichés and instead put the wheels in motion for an exciting adventure together? Here is a selection of our most lusted after destinations, handpicked by our HQ team…

1. Team Road: Tuscany Tourer, Italy
Why? Idyllic landscapes greet you at every turn in treasured Tuscany and we can’t think of anything more romantic than soaking up the sublime Val d’Orcia views together on two wheels.

2. Team Leisure: Chateaux of the Loire, France
Why? This is quintessential France at its best! Picture grand castles dotted along a scenic valley – all washed down with the region’s revered vineyard wares and gastronomic delights.

3. Team Adventures: Wine Country, Chile
Why? Don’t miss your chance to cycle the incredible vinayards of the Colchagua Valley (complete with an Andean mountain backdrop) with your other half – surely the dream holiday for those who love to relax with a tasty tipple, or two?

4. Team Mountain Biking: South Africa and Botswana
Why? If you’re the sort of couple who crave an adventure, this is the tour for you. Packed full of experiences, you’ll get to sample some fun and technical biking, as well as the chance to spot lions as you explore the “dizzyingly exciting” Mashatu wildlife park, by bike!

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.

Enduro riding, the Skedaddle Way!

Seeking out the best biking is what we’re all about and this year we’re excited to launch our range of Enduro holidays! Not quite sure what to expect? Here’s the low-down:

In a nutshell…

It’s not just about the ticking clock and the racing line; Enduro mountain biking has come to mean so much more. It’s about using our bikes to access remote and seldom visited trails in the mountains. It’s about having a laugh with your friends (old and new) on the way up and enjoying the view at the top. But foremost, it’s about seeking out and exploring the best technical biking opportunities, in inspiring wilderness areas. This is Enduro riding, the Skedaddle way!’ Matt Cain, Mountain Biking Product Manager

Click here to discover more about our Enduro range.

Our trip picks…

There’s a range of trips to suit all types of riders, from thrilling experiences in the technically demanding Peruvian Andes, to the slightly more accessible, but not no less impressive, Italian Dolomites. Or, why not try our new tour in Spain, the Pyrenees Enduro, which offers unspoiled trails and exciting new challenges.