Psst! We’ve some exciting news to share…
Our best-selling leisure holiday, the Azure Ocean Ride, has been a firm favourite of Skedaddlers for a good few years now and in 2018 we’re chuffed to introduce a new guided version of this classic cycling journey. Alongside charismatic guides to show you the way and a support van for when the going gets tough, here’s what else you can expect…
If you dream of cycling beside the sea, this is the ride for you! The wild Atlantic ocean forms an almost constant companion as you glide ever South in search of sweeping golden beaches, tasty, fresh fish and the enchanting castles of Sintra.
You say: “Beyond our expectations! Your partner in Portugal’s organisation and coordination was first class. The hotels were beyond our expectations, in wonderful locations and extremely comfortable. Sintra was just amazing an added bonus which we were not expecting! Tim, Wiltshire
“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. Much of our enjoyment can be attributed to the support provided by Antonio.” Bruce, Canada
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.
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!’