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The ultimate guide to biking the UK

From the wild Highlands in Scotland to the rolling beauty of the Chilterns, and the magnificence of the Lake District in between. There is something for every type of rider amongst our mountain bike holidays in the UK, whether it’s a weekend away or something a little longer! Explore our Best of British range…

Awesome Ambleside, England
Guided | Duration: 3 days | Grade: 4-5

Based at the northern end of Windermere in the Lake District, our hand-picked routes are some of the most rewarding and challenging in the UK. It’s our Chief Guide Steve’s favourite due to its technical trails that include steep rocky descents, tight switchbacks and long flowing traverses.

Highlands Coast to Coast, Scotland
Guided | Duration: 7 days | Grade: 4

Dive into the very heart of the Scottish Highlands on a series of ancient drove roads, loch-side routes, forest tracks and twisting singletrack. Over six days of riding our route will take you 235 miles from Loch Hourn on the west coast to Montrose on the east coast.

Chilterns, England
Guided | Duration: 3 days | Grade: 2-3

A cracking mix of forest singletrack and open farmland trails, with plenty of superb descents. There’s the odd technical section and cheeky climb to keep you on your toes but the pay off at the end of the ride is worth it, as you rest up in a superb 16th century coaching inn.

For more dates and fantastic biking destinations, explore the full range of our UK mountain bike holidays here.

Cross Country VS Enduro-Style

Eager to escape to the hills? We take a look at two of our most popular biking experiences to find out more…

Best for: A classic cross-country journey taking in remote Scottish landscapes
Trip: Highlands Coast to Coast, UK | Duration: 7 days
You say: 
Tomintoul to Ballater had some superb technical single track and a great fast decent. Mount Keen is also worth a mention for its challenging climb and technical singletrack. I would recommend this holiday to any keen mountain biker as a must-do trip! ” Simon, Hereford, UK
Why a Cross-Country Challenge? For the chance to experience a rewarding place-to-place route exploring unspoilt wilderness and varied landscapes on a range of diverse trails.

For more Cross-Country Challenges click here.

Best for: Thrilling, technical trails exploring Sardinia’s idyllic coast and mountains
Trip: Sardinian Enduro, Italy | Duration: 8 days
We say: 
Our new Enduro tour has been specifically designed to put you through your paces on some of Sardinia’s most challenging and exhilirating trails – prepare for endless technical  singletrack set amidst stunning backdrops.” Matt, MTB Product Manager at Skedaddle
Why Enduro-Style? A great way to put your trail centre skills to the test in more exotic climes. These are holidays, not races, but our expert guides will help you make the most of the local terrain.

For more Enduro-Style tours click here.

Travel the trend…

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Check out our HQ team’s top travel trends of the year…

1. 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 this year. Norway’s features include dramatic fjords and unspoilt islands, all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your saddle.

2. 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.

3. 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.