Our Hors Categorie tours offer the usual great levels of service, but are designed for people who want the riding to be at the very forefront of their holiday. Each element of these trips has been tweaked to allow you to focus on the riding, with everything from the support and snacks, to the evening meals and route details engineered to let you enjoy the challenge.
The routes are amongst the most challenging we have offered and take on Europe's must-ride areas. With several days climbing over 3,000m and covering more than 150km, this selection of trips are for experienced riders who are confident in their ability to both climb and descend, and for those who relish a challenge.
The trips include the Raid Alpine and Raid Pyrenean, which read like a roll call of Tour de France favourites. Raid Dolomiti over in Italy traverses Italy's Northern Alps and Dolomites and showcases the changing, challenging gradients which make the area so thrilling to ride. Finally, we’ve introduced two new RAID trips in 2016, both of which offer more challenging options for two of our most popular Iconic Journeys: Lands End to John O’Groats and St Malo to Nice.
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The Raid Alpine road cycling holiday in France begins in Thonon les Bains close to the Swiss border and ends 740km later in Antibes by the shores of the Mediterranean. This is a real challenge which takes in some of the highest mountain roads in Europe and is designed to appeal to experienced riders. The route takes us over ... .. Read More
5 to 14 Aug - Ride the whole of the Alpine range including some of Italy’s most dramatic mountain roads! A week of breathtaking views and an ultimate road cycling challenge in one.
Our Raid Dolomiti road cycling holiday is one of 2 Raids within our Classic Road programme and the most challenging of all. During a week of breathtaking cycling you'll ride a total of 1,000km taking in 39 cols and ascend an incredible 20,000 metres. The tour starts in Switzerland close to Lake Geneva and will cover the whol... .. Read More
9 to 20 Sep - Declare yourself an ‘End to Ender’! Ride from the very toe to the very tip of UK.
The ultimate road cycling holiday in the UK - that really is the only way to describe our Land's End to John O'Groats tour. From the very toe to the very tip! The entire length of mainland Britain is a journey that every cyclist should experience, at least once in their lifetime. Over 1,000 miles, through 3 countries in just 10 ... .. Read More
23 Jul to 2 Aug - Challenge yourself this summer! Complete our iconic journey in 10 epic days of riding.
St Malo to Nice has always been one of our most popular long distance road cycling holidays. Here we introduce a brand new more challenging version which now gives you the opportunity to complete the journey in 10 epic days of riding. Everything that made the traditional version of the tour a Skedaddle Classic is still included,... .. Read More