07 to 20 June - Join us in spectacular Colombia for some road cycling that will see you exploring the very best riding in a country with an impressive cycling pedigree.
Place to place
13 nights hotels
80% meals provided
10 days cycling
2 rest days
Guided and vehicle support
An excellent cycling holiday...
The second day with the long climb, from Mariquita to Manizales was great. Also really enjoyed the day after Medellin, Medllin to Yarumal. Rolling hills with short ascents.
Excellent – I orginally brought my own bike but, due to unfortunate circumstances, “ended up” using a bike from Skedaddle. Excellent road bike.
David helped turn an otherwise disastrous vacation into one I will remember the rest of my life. I broke both a carbon front wheel and a carbon frame just prior to our rest day in Medellin. The alternative appeared to be for me to purchase a bike. But I decided that this just wasn’t worth doing and had planned on heading back to the USA. But David went so far as to contact his company’s headquarters and got approval to purchase a spare bike…and they did not simply purchase some cheap hybrid. But got a “proper” (as you Brits put it!) road bike! A bike I really enjoyed riding. My holiday was resurrected. You know the quality of a guide not by how they react when things go well but how they respond when “shit hits the fan” (as we say here). And David came through for me! Thanks Dave!
What an experience! Always knowing that this was the first of its kind, the holiday was perhaps more challenging than fun. The country is amazing and with much to offer the tourist.
Please note that whilst Colombia is not the foodie capital of the world – quantity provided during lunch breaks was excellent and of high quality. All days were very different – impossible to say favourite or not! Favourite moments included: fabulous, swooping descents, glorious views, challenging climbs.
Colombia is fascinating and deserves more Western visitors – it’s a land of beautiful country and wildlife, but is desperately poor in places with the contrast between the poorest and richest the widest I’ve seen in South America. I’m glad I’ve been.
This was one tough “exploratory” trip! Colombia is very demanding for road cyclists with altitude, tough climbs, uncertain road surfaces. My favoutite day Monteria to Tolu – enough climbs to keep me happy without them being too long, and beautiful countryside for birdlife. And at last, some nice warmth after altitude and the only day without rain!
David, the tour leader had to contend with difficult circumstances resulting from the brand new trip to Skedaddle (2011) and his patience was sorely tested at times but he did a cracking job under the circumstances. Thomas Castrillon – the local “Mr Fixer” – knew his stuff and did a great job. Simon was good at leading on the bike from the front, and Laura kept the young male party members happy with her good looks and physique. Maybe a few went home heartbroken…. All 3 did a good job as intermediates between us and the locals – without their English skills we would have struggled badly.
It was great value for money, it was a tougher trip than I expected, not solely because of the riding, but having to contend with, at times, poor weather and large amounts of traffic. However, all told, I’m glad we did it as Colombia is a fascinating country that’s has a load of potential for visitors.
David and his local helpers did a great job!
The views were amazing, the climbs were challenging and the descents were thrilling. You can tell the trip has been finessed since the first time it ran.
Our hire bikes were very high quality, and the accommodation was far better than I had anticipated!
I loved Colombia...
David Hall should be knighted for his dedication. The big climb up the Estes was my favourite day!
It was an interesting and enjoyable trip...
I enjoyed all of the days biking! It was good to have the opportunity to road cycle across Colombia.
A superb road cycling holiday in Morocco. With its roots in Africa, but charged with eastern exotici...
An awesome road cycling holiday in Costa Rica, a vibrant and fertile Central American paradise bless...
Cape Town is our destination for what is a stunning road cycling holiday in South Africa. A vibrant,...
Based on the success of our mountain bike holidays in this region, and in response to popular demand...