Category Archives: Portugal

Skedaddle Twaddle about the cycling holidays we offer in Portugal

Trending trips in 2017

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…

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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…

  1. 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.

Escape for festive cycling fun

LAST CHANCE for a festive shake up: Just you, two wheels and the open road

Has post-election fever got you wanting to escape? We don’t blame you. For those seeking a speedy getaway why not take a look at our cycling departures this Christmas? Here’s the latest availability round up…

  • Trip: Los Pueblos Blancos, Spain | Spaces left: 7 spaces
    We say: Forget Southern Spain’s busy Costas, and cast your mind to traditional Spanish countryside. Our special New Year trip has plenty of appeal, including sweeping Spanish vistas, as well as a visit to historic hilltop Ronda.
  • Trip: Lake District Explorer, Chile and Argentina | Spaces left: 4
    You say: ‘Thank you for organising this cycling holiday in such an out-of-the-way part of the world. It offers not just enjoyable cycling, beautiful and varied scenery, but a taste of interesting and unusual cultures.’ John, South Africa.
  • Trip: Ruta de los Volcanes, Costa Rica | Spaces left: 2
    We say: Your chance to join David and our road team in one of their favourite long-haul destinations. This is an action packed road cycling tour featuring cloud forest, volcanoes, wonderful wildlife and tropical beaches.
  • Trip: Atlantic Trails, Portugal | Spaces left: 1 (For a male only – sorry ladies!)
    You say:
    ‘My favourite day was the trails around Sintra, where there was a good choice of single track, some rocky and some smooth, and easier trails in the forest. Nice to have rides with different characteristics on each day.’ Philip & Wendy, West Yorkshire.

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Guided V Self Guided

Your ultimate guide to our two major styles of riding is here! Figuring out what to choose has never been easer…

sked-g-v-sgMade your decision?  Here our top 10 trip picks for each type of tour…

Top 5 Guided holidays

Best for Roadies: St Malo to Nice, France
1,000km of challenge riding under the watchful eyes of our guides.

 Best for Mountain Bikers: Ruta de la Plata, Spain
Take on an cross-country challenge in 2017! A great journey our guides can’t wait to share.

 Best for Leisure Cyclists: La Via Claudia, Austria and Italy
A border-hopping tour of great contrasts, from stunning Alpine valleys to vineyards and sparkling shores.

Best for Families: Family Flavours, Sardinia
Our guides will show you all the best Sardinian beaches, only the locals know about.

Best for Adventure seekers: Guilin & Guangxi, China
Explore the best of rural China with us. A fantastic route with unforgettable scenery.

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Top 5 Self-Guided holidays

Best for Roadies: Coastal Explorer, Sardinia
Sardinia is blessed with a fantastic network of well-surfaced and car-free roads so great for getting around.

Best for Mountain Bikers: Sacred Routes, Italy
Explore the incredible local scenery and sights at your own pace.

Best for Leisure cyclists: Azure Ocean Ride, Portugal
Cyclists will benefit from GPS navigation on this tour, a big hit with past Skedaddlers and means less chance of wrong-turns!

Best for Families: Tyrolean Valley, Austria
This centre-based tour is a fantastic introduction to a cycling holiday.

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Why not go Supported?
 All of our supported tours are found on well-signposted routes and offer the usual Saddle Skedaddle group service, plus the chance to cycle at your own pace, navigating yourself with a map, rather than being led by a guide. We provide support either with a Tour Leader in a vehicle (van-supported) or on a bike (bike-supported), offering the chance to explore some fantastic locations, including Hadrian’s Cycleway and The Danube Cycle Path.