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Skedaddle Twaddle about the cycling holidays we offer in Portugal

Bike the best of Spain and Portugal

Escape with us to Portugal or Spain for your chance enjoy some late season fun in the sun! If the lure of tasty tapas and sun-kissed trails isn’t enough, what about these tempting biking opportunities still up for grabs this season?

Best for: The chance to tackle a variety of terrain
Trip: Atlantic Trails, Portugal | Grade: 3 to 4
Trail Highlights: 
Riders can expect a range of great biking experiences, from soaking up epic vistas on the cliffs of the Atlantic Coast to fun forest tracks in the beautiful Arribida and Sintra Natural Parks!

Best for: A coastal adventure bursting with singletrack trails
Trip: Cami de Cavalls Menorca, Spain | Grade: 4
We say:
 With a high percentage of this 200k journey comprising singletrack, this is a fun journey for regular riders looking to test their skills out on an open air playground…complete with stunning views across the Mediterranean Sea.

Best for: Experienced riders seeking exhilarating riding in the mountains
Trip: Sensational Sierra Nevada, Spain | Grade: 4 to 5
We say: 
Welcome to arguably Spain’s most dramatic mountain range (and certainly the highest!) With demanding climbs and thrilling descents this is a trip for the seasoned mountain bikers amongst us – prepare for an exhilarating biking experience.

Keen to join us? Check out our mountain biking expert Matt Cain’s latest blog to help you make the most of the late season riding opportunities this year.

Customer Story: Picture-postcard Portugal…

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Setting off in Porto!

Whilst we could wax lyrical for hours about the beauty of Portugal, we thought on this occasion we’d share with you our latest Skedaddler snaps, taken by Alison Brotherson, who recently headed here to check out its coastal wonders. Well, they do say a picture speaks a thousand words after all…

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Cor, check out the vista…

Alison says…
‘Perfect mix of fresh coastal air; quiet bike lanes; hotels in great locations with your luggage waiting for you all guided by the Garmin safe in the knowledge there was support available if required. The route became progressively more challenging and the sea views were never far away. Porto and Sintra are interesting places to start and finish, we added time in Lisbon too. An excellent trip in all respects!’

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The perfect pre-ride tipple

Alison rode our leisure cycling holiday Azure Ocean Ride. For more tours taking in this beautiful slice of the globe, click here.

The ultimate cross country MTB journey

For the keen mountain biker, a biking holiday should be packed full of a variety of great trails, epic scenery and fascinating culture and our cross-country journeys promise just that! Not quite sure what you can expect? We take a closer look at our 2-week Spanish journey, the Ruta de la Plata, to find out more:

The journey highs…

  • Conquering 1,000km by bike
  • Soaking up the cultural cities of Seville & Santiago de Compostela
  • Technical climbs and thrilling descents in the North
  • Traversing the wild and remote province of Extremadura

Our expert says…
‘The route is without doubt challenging, averaging 70km a day. Each day is inherently different with a great mixture of trails. From endless valleys and wild single track, to technical climbs in the Galician mountains and ancient Roman trails. This is an amazing trip not to be missed!’ Dan (Spanish Guide)

You say…
It was an excellent adventure! Steve, Al, and Sabine, our guides, were great company and provided an excellent service from start to finish. Sabine’s lunches were particularly good!’ Samantha (Skedaddle Customer)

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Up for the challenge?
For more information about our Spanish odyssey, the Ruta de la Plata, click here. For those interested in a cross-country journey, but don’t quite fancy tackling 1000km, be sure to take a look at our full range by clicking here.