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Skedaddle Twaddle about the cycling holidays we offer in Portugal

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.

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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