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…
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!’
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 journeyspromise 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)
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.
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.
The official blog of Saddle Skedaddle cycling holidays. Featuring everything from destination highlights to top picks from the team….