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Italy VS Spain: The Half Term Showdown

If escaping to the sun sounds like the dream for you and the kids this October Half Term, you’re in luck!

With two guaranteed trips departing later in the year, we still have lots of opportunity to hit the beach and get to grips with some fun biking trails too. All that’s left to decide is which country and coastline you’d prefer to explore…

Where: Spain, Coastal Adventurer
Best for: 
Families looking for a centre-based experience with lots of ‘off the bike’ activities
Coastal Fact: This is the point where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean seas meet! A place of incredibly rich biodiversity…perfect for spotting whales.
We say: From kayaking opportunities to whale watching, our journey is packed full of fun opportunities and comes complete with arguably some of the best beaches in Southern Spain. Our rides here aim to get you out into the beautiful Spanish countryside and are flexible in length to suit the needs of the kids each day.

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Where: Italy, Family Flavours
Best for: A place-to-place adventure with island excursions and crystal clear seas
Coastal Fact: Sardinia is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, second only to Sicily. Its azure ocean is also reputed to rival the Caribbean.
We say: Splendid beaches and secluded coves are the order of the day in Sardinia, a stunning island in Italy that is sure to captivate the whole family. Our journey here is perfect for families seeking a varied route and even sees you exploring smaller islands too.

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.

Experience your very own Vuelta a Espana

Whet your appetite for the thrilling third installment of the Grand Tour season by taking a look at our latest video, shot entirely on location in sizzling Southern Spain…

If, like us, the Spanish roads featured above have you itching to get out riding, you’re in luck, we still have lots of opportunity to join a ride in Spain this year. Take a peek at our road cycling holidays left this year:

Perfect for: Riders looking for an accessible centre based experience | Trip: Road to Ronda
You say:
 “Ronda is well suited as a centre based cycling holiday, with beautiful national parks in most directions in easy reach, alongside mainly quiet and generally well maintained roads.” Martin, Nottingham.

Perfect for: A festive escape soaking up Andalucia’s cultural highlights | Trip: Los Pueblos Blancos 
We say: 
Join us for a unique way to see in 2018! Our festive tour features all the Andalucian highlights you’d expect plus the opportunity to start the year doing what you love best.

Perfect for: A challenging journey through the impressive Andalucian mountains | Trip: Sierra Nevada and Granada 
We say: Breath taking cycling. Good quality roads […] and stunning views, brilliant – highly recommended.” Stuart, Cornwall