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France: a la mode!

For our latest giveaway we asked you to tell us your favourite thing about France! We absolutely loved reading your responses and for the evident love you all share for this spiritual home of cycling. From fine wine and cheese to safer two-wheeled experiences, here are just few of the things you all can’t get enough of:

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‘… well, France! First voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)? Think a romantic dinner near the Seine river, not Aguilera.’ Vera Albuquerque

‪‘… the food, and earning the food by pedaling!’ Jamie Emerson

‘… wine, only because I have not had the opportunity to cycle there yet. Having had the opportunity to have John Walsh as a guide in Costa Rica, I would love to experience riding in France with Saddle Skeddale.’ Kathy Campbell

For the joy of cycling…

‪‘… the way drivers leave plenty of space! Not to mention the glorious scenery and food.’ Ruth Mayorcas

‪‘… being able to cycle and not feel like drivers ‘are out to get you’ & of course the gorgeous wine and cheese.’ Fiona MacCallum

‪‘…”le trajet” or “the ride” ‘ David J McDonàgh

 ‘… everything, but especially the mountains’ Dewi Evans

Because it makes a great pun

‪‘… CYCLING IN FRANCE IS WHEELIE, WHEELIE GOOD!’ Colin Bays

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We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to Colin Bays, who is now the owner of a signed copy of ‘France en Velo’ by Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh! Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways and for your chance to be featured on our blog.

Feeling inspired?

To explore our range of fantastic cycling holidays in France click here and experience the country like never before!

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.

Chile: Wine Vs. Lakes

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Say hola to Chile and discover one of our favourite cycling destinations. With landscapes made for two wheels, we’ve got some great options to choose from. Need a helping hand? Check out our battle of the trips below…

Trip: Wine County – NEW!
Best for: Sampling delicious local vino whilst gazing upon the Andes.
Grade: 2
Top features: Wine tasting and stunning vineyard accommodation
We say: A great chance to soak up the best of Chile’s vineyard region. As featured in the Telegraph’s Top 50 best cycling trips in the world.

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Trip: Lake District.
Best for: Immersing yourself in some of the world’s most mind blowing and diverse landscapes.
Grade: 3
Top features: Volcano spotting, nature on a grand scale and time in Argentina too.
We say: Consistently praised as the ‘best trip ever’ by our customers, this Skedaddle classic has been running for nearly 20 years and offers ‘wow’ factor experiences that promise to thrill.

THE VERDICT? If you’re looking for the ultimate biking tour, our Lake District journey is for you. For something exploring things at a slightly gentler pace, we recommend our exciting new Wine Tour instead.