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Scotland: Recommended by Danny MacAskill

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Scotland is a bikers dream and the trails you can enjoy here have kept us grinning from ear-to-ear for many, many years. With wor Danny Macaskill now claiming this to be his top biking destination in the world, we’re more convinced than ever that Scotland is the place to be (on your bike, of course).

Mountain Biker Danny MacAskill is famed throughout the world for his jaw-dropping stunt videos, and his extreme style of riding has helped bring mountain biking firmly back into the limelight, in recent years.  

Having bunny hopped his way around the globe, seeking out the best biking routes, it’s safe to say MacAskill has a pretty great insight into what makes a great ride, so we we were chuffed to read in a recent interview with Wanderlust magazine that he still thinks his birthplace of Scotland holds the number 1 biking spot! 

Check out what he had to say about this destination…

‘Scotland is home and the place I know best. The thing I love about this country is that you get this variety of riding. I’m from the Highlands of Scotland, and that’s definitely got great riding opportunities.

Scotland’s got a kind of romance to the landscape too. You can turn a corner and it’s got this variety to it every time, and the landscape changes across the country, the Borders or around Edinburgh and Perthshire up to the Highlands where it gets more bleak and dramatic.’

To read the article in full click here.

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How can you explore with us?
Our Highlands C2C and Celtic Crossing tours both offer the chance to experience Scotland’s Highland landscapes in all their glory. Featuring challenging mountain passes and some of the most un spoilt scenery in the UK, these are journeys not to be missed. Take a peek at our video to see for yourself…

Scotland – Highlands Classic Coast to Coast from Saddle Skedaddle on Vimeo.

5 summer holidays to soak up the sun

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Enjoy a Great British Summer…
6 weeks of freedom! The summer holiday’s means there’s all the time in the world for the little ones to get out and explore the UK on two wheels. Join us this summer and enjoy one of our top 5 UK trips:

  1. Best for: Beach fun
    Trip: Northumberland Coast
    We say:
     Combine the chance to visit a few impressive castles, including the beautiful Bamburgh (see above), along with lots of fun on the beach.
  2. Best for: Historical activities
    Trip: Hadrian’s Cycleway
    You say: ‘
    We all really enjoyed the experience of the ride’ Suzanne, London
  3. Best for: Older kids
    Trip: Coast and Castles 
    We say:
    Conquer one of best-loved National Cycle routes this summer with the support of our team – a great achievement for the whole family to accomplish.
  4. Best for: Unspoilt landscapes
    Trips: Lochs and Glens
    We say:
    An awesome journey navigating beautiful lochs, local wildlife and panoramic moorland.
  5. Best for: Saving pennies
    Trip: Derbyshire Trails
    You say:
    We loved riding the High Peaks and Tissington Trails. The paths were beautiful and easy to ride and the kids enjoyed cycling from point to point.’ Marguerite, Bangor

Looking to travel outside of the UK?
Why not try our popular Tyrolean Valleys tour, as featured in the Guardian, a stunning centre-based tour exploring the foothills of the Alps.

Biking inspiration to whet your wheels…

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Looking for a last-minute getaway?

Whether you’re after the ultimate staycation tour, or want to escape from the UK to immerse yourself in an extraordinary new culture, we’ve got some great bike rides this summer! Our top 3 trip picks offer varied travel options, as well as the opportunity to get to grips with some of the best trails in the world…

  1. Near: UK – Highlands C2C
    We say: Untamed beauty thrives in Scotland, where exciting challenges await around every loch and craggy peak.
    You say: I would say this is the best Skedaddle trip I have done. Very varied and beautiful scenery. Vicky, UK
  2. Happy medium: Spain – Trans Picos
    We say: The best of Northern Spain can be discovered in this wild and wonderful pastoral paradise.
    You say:  ‘Technically challenging riding but deeply satisfying – an unmissable experience exploring stunning scenery!’ Kate, Swindon
  3. Far: Peru – Sacred Singletrack
    We say: Keep your tyres on their toes in mind-blowingly beautiful Peru.  An exhilarating challenge for the experienced riders out there.
    You say: Brilliant riding – super friendly locals and a nice malbec in Cusco, life doesn’t get much better!’ Matt, France