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Skedaddle Twaddle about our holidays in Colombia

5 sought after road cycling experiences

With 60 road holidays in our range, you’re not limited by choice at Skedaddle! To help narrow down your options, why not take a look at our top 5 holidays that proved all the rage with our roadies in 2016? Read on for your pick of the trips…

  1. Trip: Emerald Mountains, Colombia
    You say: I went into this trip with high expectations and these expectations were fulfilled, if not exceeded. I thoroughly enjoyed every day and climbing Letras led to a real sense of achievement.’ Kent, Australia
  2. Trip: The Beautiful Isle, Corsica
    You say:
    Corsica is a beautiful island that has scenic coastal roads, pretty little villages for coffee/ beer stops, mountains, some fabulous descents, great French food and some interesting local wines too.’ Bettina, Southampton
  3. Trip: The Grand Traverse, Italy
    You say:
    We have mourned the end of this wonderful trip. Excellent routes, fantastic cycling, perfect organisation, lovely companions and great food.’ Andrew, Oxford
  4. Trip: North Wales, UK
    You say:
    The countryside was simply stunning, every turn was orchestrated beautifully and Skedaddle was exceptionally well organised and gracious.’ Emily, London
  5. Trip: Bilbao to Barcelona, Spain
    You say:A fascinating voyage across Spain, experiencing the changing climate, landscape, culture and food. The views from some of the climbs and descents were breathtaking.’ Chris, Hampshire

Distant destinations! Lonely Planet picks for 2017

With 2017 fast approaching, new travel experiences are on everyone’s minds! Instead of blowing our own trumpet, we thought we’d take a peek at Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel’ list which, this year, celebrates 3 of our favourite, remote cycling destinations….

  1. Destination: Colombia
    Trips:
    Emerald Mountains | Best for: Roadies.
    They say:  The country’s mix of vibrant culture, nature and hospitality is a rich tapestry woven by welcoming arms.’
    We say: With two sold out tours already in 2017, our long-haul road destination is proving incredibly popular. With the chance to tackle the world’s longest climb, we think we know why…
  2. Destination: Myanmar (Burma)
    Trip: Bagan and Beyond | Best for: Adventure seekers.
    They say:  ‘A window onto a vanishing Asia, where life moves to the timeless rhythm of chanting monks and monastery bells.’
    We say: Our new tour to Burma seems perfectly timed and makes the most of the country’s best features, including the extraordinary, ancient temples of Bagan.
  3. Region: The Azores, Portugal
    Trip(s): Islands and Volcanoes, Azores Adventures & Lakes and Volcanoes. | Best for:Leisure lovers, families and roadies.
    They say:Its natural assets resemble an array of superlative sights pulled from other destinations: lush Hawaiian volcanoes, gurgling Scandinavian hot springs and rugged Patagonian craters.’
    We say: The perfect way to experience exotic landscapes, without the epic long-haul flight. This stunning island is packed full of wonder and has something for all to enjoy.
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Latin America: Hot off the press!

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All eyes may be on Rio for the Olympics this August, but we’ve got some other fantastic Latin American treats in store for you too! Take a look at our top 3 travel updates for your chance to join us here…

  1.  COSTA RICA: Explore the rainforest on a road bike.

    Trip: Ruta de los Volcanes
    We say: Take advantage of new direct flights into Costa Rica with British Airways (London Gatwick to San Jose), the perfect opportunity to explore rainforest on a road bike this Christmas.
    You say: The area has a lot to offer; friendly people, varied terrain, great food, interesting wildlife, quality hotels.’ Karen, Surrey

  2. CHILE: A festive adventure on two wheels.
    Trip:
    Lake District Explorer
    We say: Direct BA flights (London Heathrow to Santiago) are also launching to Chile in 2017 – yippee! Can’t wait to discover our favourite long-haul destination until then? Be sure to join our other festive road cycling departure here instead.
    You say: 10/10’ Jenny, New South Wales
  3. COLOMBIA: Our most popular tour of 2016.
    Trip:
    Emerald Mountains
    We say: The Financial Times rate it and so do we. Our most popular tour of 2016 already has 2 sold out trips in 2017, as well as having dates in place for 2018. So,  if you want to join us here soon, you’ll have to be quick!
    You say: ‘Unbelievably gorgeous scenery, tough but doable climbs & stunning descents.’ Randolph, Washington