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4 cycling holidays worth sharing in 2017

Looking for the cycling experience of a lifetime? We recommend checking out a group cycling holiday. From enjoying idyllic picnics in breathtaking spots together, to our guides’ unparalleled support and encouraging smiles along the way, this could be the trip you’ve been waiting for! Here’s a few group tours in Europe we’re excited for this year…

1Where? Germany & Austria
Trip: The Danube Cycle Path
In a nutshell: A European classic that continues to prove a hit! Although the daily distances may seem long, we promise it’s flat, gentle pedalling all the way and a manageable challenge for all to enjoy.

2. Where? Spain
Trip: Riojan Rolling
In a nutshell: This one is for lovers of fine wine and lip-smacking food! For those less familiar with tasty Rioja, the region is famed for vineyards, so wine tasting will make for the perfect pedalling pit-stop.

3. Where? Austria & Italy
Trip: La Via Claudia
In a nutshell: A border-hopping challenge with scenery that will keep you smiling the whole way! From picturesque Alpine peaks to gorgeous Lake Garda.

4. Where? Italy
Trip: La Via Francigena
In a nutshell: New for 2017 and filling up fast. Our holiday takes you from the heart of Tuscany right up to the Vatican City in Rome – talk about ticking off a few Italian gems!

Or… check out our full list of guided holidays here.

New in 2017! Granada to Seville

Every year we introduce new exciting cycle routes for you to enjoy. In 2017, we’d love to take you to beautiful southern Spain… from Granada to Seville.

Granada: The astonishing beauty of Granada, also known as the last Moorish capital, will send you back in time while you explore the majestic Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens. We recommend you arrive a couple of days early, so you can explore the city and enjoy the architecture and history of one of the most iconic locations in Spain.

La Campina and Cordoba: We love it when our guests have the opportunity to learn a little as they go. This section of your trip will take you through Roman ruins and historic sites, and through the birthplace of Spanish Flamenco.

Baena and Bujalance: Food lovers adore this part of Europe. Indulge in Tapas galore and refuel for the final leg of your trip; a leg that takes you through some of the most stunning olive groves you’ll ever see.

Seville: Explore the drama and passion of the city known for its Flamenco shows; but that’s not all the city is famous for! Explore the breathtaking Alcazaba palace and its gardens or visit the UNESCO world heritage sights of the Cathedral and the towering Giralda.

Throughout the whole of the tour, we’ll take you for a ride through rolling sierras, olive and almond groves and fortified white-washed villages. We’ll cycle along the purpose built cycle ways, the Vias Verdes. Once the railways lines of the region, these are now made for cycling trips full of breathtaking scenery!

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As seen in the press…
This trip was featured in The Sunday Times newspaper as one of the Top 10 cycling holidays of 2017! As well as the part of the ‘The 50 best holidays in Spain’ feature in The Times. So make sure you don’t miss out!

“Spain’s Vias Verdes are abandoned railway lines that are now cycle paths and, new for 2017, Skedaddle has a fantastic guided cycling tour along some of Andalusia’s finest. You’ll visit the beautiful sun-soaked cities of Granada, Cordoba and Seville, and pedal along the Via Verde del Aceite, past limestone cliffs and olive groves, and along the peaceful Guadalquivir valley. You’ll stay in small towns along the route and cycle between 21km and 59km each day.” (The Times (2017), The 50 best holidays in Spain)

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For more detailed information and prices visit ‘Granada to Seville’ tour page or see our full list of trips here.

Enduro riding, the Skedaddle Way!

Seeking out the best biking is what we’re all about and this year we’re excited to launch our range of Enduro holidays! Not quite sure what to expect? Here’s the low-down:

In a nutshell…

It’s not just about the ticking clock and the racing line; Enduro mountain biking has come to mean so much more. It’s about using our bikes to access remote and seldom visited trails in the mountains. It’s about having a laugh with your friends (old and new) on the way up and enjoying the view at the top. But foremost, it’s about seeking out and exploring the best technical biking opportunities, in inspiring wilderness areas. This is Enduro riding, the Skedaddle way!’ Matt Cain, Mountain Biking Product Manager

Click here to discover more about our Enduro range.

Our trip picks…

There’s a range of trips to suit all types of riders, from thrilling experiences in the technically demanding Peruvian Andes, to the slightly more accessible, but not no less impressive, Italian Dolomites. Or, why not try our new tour in Spain, the Pyrenees Enduro, which offers unspoiled trails and exciting new challenges.