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Travel the trend…

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The verdict is in. If, like us, you’re eager to escape the Brexit storm, why not check out our HQ team’s top travel trends of the year? The perfect chance to getaway from it all…

1. Team Road Cycling: A return to the western Mediterranean
Trip recommendation: The Grand Tour of the Med
We say: Tried, trusted and served with generous helpings of sunshine! The lure of the Med is hard to beat and still undeniably desired by many. Take in some of the best coastal routes you can find during our 12-day road tour!

2. Team Leisure Cycling: Thumbs up for Norway
Trip recommendation: Lofoten Islands
We say: A whopping 3 times as many of you are choosing to venture to this extraordinary destination in 2016. Norway’s features include dramatic fjords and unspoilt islands, all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your saddle.

3. Team Mountain Biking: Summer of the staycation
Trip recommendation: Highlands C2C
Holidays at home in the UK are proving popular this summer. With simpler travel arrangements and plenty of underrated gems, we can see why! For a true escape head to Scotland – an outdoor enthusiasts paradise.

4. Team Adventure Cycling: Long Haul travel on the rise
Trip recommendation: Volcanes y Playas
We say: Direct flights are making distant lands more accessible than ever before! With direct flights to Costa Rica the latest far-flung offering, it’s time to join us for a jungle adventure on two wheels.

3 Journeys to inspire a last minute MTB Holiday

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Trail hunting this summer? It’s still not too late to sign up to one of our tours in the mountains over the coming months! Here are our top late availability tours with space still left:

  1. Something for all levels: Dolomites of Brenta.New to our range for 2016 is this exciting tour of the incredible Brenta Dolomites. This accessible tour has a little something for all to enjoy, from dense forest trails to Alpine pastures aswell as a few spectacular descents to boot.
  2. An epic journey: Highlands C2C. This is a must do trip for any keen mountain biker and a fantastic challenge to tick off your biking bucket list! Get ready to traverse the untamable Highland mountains – the best of the UK.
  3. A technical challenge: Trans Picos. Every type of terrain imaginable will be thrown at you in Northern Spain’s pastoral paradise. These limestone massifs pack a powerful punch and you can expect to tackle everything from dramatic gorges to thrilling singletrack – plenty to test those tyres!

Looking for more inspiration? Click here to see our full range of holidays with late availability.

Explore the Best of Britain

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Whether ticking off our epic C2C challenge in Scotland or winding your way though England’s least populated county (Northumberland), our UK mountain biking tours have lots to keep you grinning from ear to ear this summer! But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what Skedaddler’s have to say about our favourite British rides:

1. Sandstone Way: ‘I loved it all – great variety of riding, plenty of challenge and beautiful views. It was great to cover such a long distance over the 3 days – I surprised myself by just how many miles I could cover on a mountain bike (fuelled by the amazing and very plentiful snack stops!)’ Sarah, Warwickshire

2. Highlands Coast to Coast: ‘Tomintoul to Ballater had some superb technical single track and a great fast descent. Mount Keen also worth a mention for it’s challenging climb and technical single track across the top as well as an awesome decent. I would recommend this holiday to any keen mountain biker as a must-do trip!’ Simon, Hereford

For a taste of the trails Simon mentions, take a look at our official video for this trip:

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

3. Derbyshire Dark Peak: ‘First time on a guided cycling holiday and I have to say every aspect was top notch. The guides looked out for everyone, the organisation was excellent, the routes were fantastic and the location (High Peak) beautiful.’ Tom, Birmingham

4. Ullswater: ‘The riding on this trip was exceptional. Fantastic views and great climbs. All the guides were brilliant. Steve was an amazing leader and he told us so many fascinating stories during the ride about local history. Thank you for an unforgettable weekend!’ Peter, Wales.

Chomping at the bit to get going? With weekend options through to longer week alternatives, we’ve got a great range of tours to suit all your needs! Check out our full list of awesome holiday in the UK this year by clicking here.

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