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Stay in the UK

Unspoilt scenery and tons of fun family activities make the UK a fantastic option for your summer holiday getaway. For families looking for a bit of a challenge, Hadrian’s Cycleway is a great choice t...

Last Updated: 06 July 2015

Take on the Mountains

The world’s biggest road race returns for another spectacular three weeks of epic cycling – yippee! Showcasing the very best of the French countryside, we’ve a number of trips inspired by this c...

Last Updated: 06 July 2015

TDF Fever

Its back! The worlds largest road race returns for another year of road cycling drama. To celebrate the summer of cycling, Halfords have created a fantastic infographic, which they’ve kindly alo...

Last Updated: 03 July 2015

A Cycling Adventure in North Zealand

It may have taken David and Sue Tyson over a year to finally get away on their much anticipated cycling trip with Skedaddle, but we think that the wait was worth it! Find out more about their leisure...

Last Updated: 02 July 2015

Thirsty Work in Italy

We love receiving your holiday snaps and the latest to be sent into the office comes from Skedaddler Jenny Proctor who recently returned from her leisure cycling holiday in Italy, exploring Lake Garda...

Last Updated: 02 July 2015

Morocco: An Adventure Playground

Epic trails, mind blowing scenery and a mesmerising culture steeped in ancient tradition. Morocco promises to captivate your imagination and provide a holiday like no other. For an all-round experienc...

Last Updated: 29 June 2015

Cycle the Celtic Way

Boasting one of the largest remaining wildernesses in Europe, Scotland provides totally spectacular landscapes that will really inspire the adventurer in you! For mountain bikers looking to explore th...

Last Updated: 29 June 2015

Roman Summer School

Iconic architecture, highly skilled soldiers and an impressive Empire! These are a few of the common associations with Ancient Rome and here in Britain we’re lucky enough to have one of the Roma...

Last Updated: 24 June 2015

Visa-Free Vietnam

Put off travelling abroad to countries where you need to carry a visa? For those seeking to travel to the vibrant country of Vietnam, you now no longer need apply for a visa to enter the country, for...

Last Updated: 24 June 2015

A Dally in the Dales

Regular Skedaddler, Carl Grim, recently headed over to the Yorkshire Dales to take on our much anticipated UK road weekend, exploring the iconic routes from the 2014 Grand Depart, part of the Tour de...

Last Updated: 22 June 2015

Unwind in Italy

Landscapes that look like they’ve been crafted by painters, food prepared with generations of tradition, and spectacular, world-renowned historical sites. Sound like your perfect type of holiday? Time...

Last Updated: 22 June 2015

A green and pleasant land

With remote, quiet lanes and dramatic rolling countryside, the UK is a great place to enjoy a self-guided summer cycling holiday. In Scotland, Lochs and Glens explores stunning, remote wilderness. Hig...

Last Updated: 17 June 2015

Adventures in Latin America

Things may be hotting up for summer but our sights are set a little further into the future, as our long haul destinations departing later this year and early 2016 are beginning to fill up! In Costa R...

Last Updated: 17 June 2015

Time to go al fresco

Tasty, nutritious and lovingly crafted by our guides! Time to join a guided tour and see what all the fuss is about… As well as keeping you fuelled for your ride, our picnics also make the most...

Last Updated: 17 June 2015

Escape to Corsica

“The cycling….the people….the guides….the flowers….the sea….every minutes was wonderful.” – Jim Travisano Thanks to Jim for sending us in his dreamy shots tak...

Last Updated: 09 June 2015

Customer Entry: Pretty Holland

Thanks to Skedaddler Sheila Lewis for sending us in some fantastic photos from her recent trip to the Green Heart in Holland. Our trip explores some of the countries most spectacular historical featur...

Last Updated: 09 June 2015

Cycling Fun at Croft

We love seeing kids out on bikes enjoying fun on two wheels! So, to help local kids get more fun out of cycling, we recently sponsored Eppleby Forcett Church of England Primary School and Middleton Ty...

Last Updated: 09 June 2015

Dreaming of Dalmatia

Comprising a network of over 1000 islands, Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is a uniquely beautiful part of the world. Each of our trips here make full use of the stunning coastline and allows cyclists to im...

Last Updated: 08 June 2015

Time is ticking Book your summer cycling escape

With June here, our favourite time of year is back once again! Not feeling as enthusiastic as us for the summer months ahead? Time to read on… We know sometimes all that’s needed is a cheeky break awa...

Last Updated: 08 June 2015

Biking out of this world

Remote, un-spoilt and awe-inspiring! Our long haul trips in Peru and South Africa provide wilderness biking at its very best. If the local wildlife is high on your list of priorities when travelling,...

Last Updated: 08 June 2015

Top Travel Tips

Jetting off on holiday, but don’t want to end up like the mother in ‘Home Alone,’ with an abandoned child sat at home? Fear not! With plenty of travel experience our skilled guides know a thing or two...

Last Updated: 05 June 2015

Sardinia: Sunshine, Splashing and Cycling

Chris Yarwood packed his bag and his sun screen for a week of sunshine cycling in Sardinia with wife Nicky and son Jack. Find out how their first family cycling holiday got on below: So, we are off on...

Last Updated: 04 June 2015

Scenery to Stir the Soul

Austria and Germany provide picture-postcard landscapes, the perfect destination for a summer cycling escape… Ten Lakes Tour has the hills alive with the sound of cycling! Starting and finishing...

Last Updated: 01 June 2015

Let our Guides Illuminate your Journey

Ever fancied taking on a guided tour? These trips really allow you to relax into your holiday, knowing that your every need is catered for… So, we may be a little biased, but here at Skedaddle we feel...

Last Updated: 01 June 2015

Paradise Found: An Adriatic Adventure

Some of you may know that we recently began working in partnership with HF Cycling Holidays and what better way to get to know this product than to send our Leisure Product Manager Kay Cliffe and Mark...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

Treasures of the Orient

Timeless landscapes and exotic culture combine to provide unique cycling experiences in Asia. Our selected trips are perfect for those looking for an adventure that’s out of this world… In Vietnam, pr...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

Arriba Time for a Spanish Fiesta

Sunshine, deliciously diverse cuisine, as well as whole host of cultural wonders, are just a few of the delights on offer in this spectacular European country. In the South, tradition oozes from every...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

The Kids Rock the Kasbah

The Taylor family recently headed to Morocco to take on our first ever family cycling trip to Africa, Desert, Mountains & Coast. From exploring the magical souks of Marrakesh to heading into the i...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

Spain: Sun, Sex and Sangria

Our head of all things Spanish, Dan Hirst, has lived in sunny Spain for well over 10 years now and its safe to say he knows a thing or too about this hugely varied country. For those seeking a little...

Last Updated: 21 May 2015

New to Road Cycling? Fear not

Following on from a fantastic celebration of road cycling last year, it seems Grand Depart fever has really taken hold and captivated a whole new generation of cyclists. For those looking to give this...

Last Updated: 20 May 2015

Feasting in Sardinia

We’ve been raving about the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia for quite some time, so it’s always great to hear our Skedaddler’s raving about this destination upon their return fr...

Last Updated: 20 May 2015

Grand Traverse: La Dolce Vita

Time for an Italian odyssey! Our newest iconic journey has been finely tuned and expertly crafted to provide a once in a lifetime tour of this sensational destination. Starting in the North, the Grand...

Last Updated: 18 May 2015

Fancy a Pedal in Portugal?

With endless sweeping beaches and stunning rural inland, Portugal provides a memorable summer cycling holiday! We’ve four fantastic trips across the region, all that’s left to decide is which route is...

Last Updated: 18 May 2015

Cycling Journeys: Folklore and Fact

If your perfect holiday involves a journey steeped in ancient intrigue and stunning varied landscapes, you’re in luck! We’ve two fantastic historical routes that will really stir the cycling soul… In...

Last Updated: 18 May 2015

Its all about the Journey

Fancy exploring some of the worlds most spectacular and remote wilderness? Our place-to-place journeys are the best way to experience these mountain biking areas! In Scotland, our Celtic Crossing offe...

Last Updated: 18 May 2015

Our Mountain Bike Guides Favourite Trails

We asked our guides what their favourite day rides were and here’s the low-down. For some it was a tricky gnarly trail, others chose days of epic climbs followed by thrilling descents whilst some reve...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

Moroccan Meanderings

Skedaddler Mark Cobby is a regular rider in Morocco, after taking on Road Atlas with us last year and heading back again in 2015 to take on our mountain biking trip, Atlas to Desert. Feeling so inspir...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

Picturesque Passes in the Lakes

We’re always on the look out for new blood to join our guiding team and Tom Owen is part of our new generation of guides in 2015! Based in Lancashire, Tom knows the northern hills well and so hi...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

Grab Yourself a Spring Bargain

Looking for a holiday with extra sparkle? With Spring offers on selected holidays from our range of HF Cycling trips, there’s never been a better time to book yourself a cycling holiday! Feeling...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

Scandinavian Skedaddlin

Dramatic landscapes, fascinating culture and fantastic cycling routes combine to provide a totally unique experience in both Norway and Denmark. Our cycling journeys in Scandinavia take in spectacular...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

Two Britons go to Brittany

We love receiving your Customer Competition entries and our April Winer goes to  leisure cyclist, Sheila McIntyre, who recently headed to France to explore beautiful Brittany with her husband! Sheila...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

Sandstone Way Launch

Just another glorious sunset over Northumberland… Our brand new mountain biking route in rural Northumberland has got us very excited for summer! Having been planned over several years, it’...

Last Updated: 30 April 2015

Cycling Checklist: Time to get Organised

Heading off on a cycling adventure soon? Our friends at Go Outdoors have created a fantastic ‘cycling checklist’ for those heading out on a biking trip for the first time. So, if you reall...

Last Updated: 29 April 2015

UK Biking: Rugged and Remote

Britain is bursting with dramatic scenery and fun biking routes, so it’s not hard to see why so many of you prefer staying in the UK, as opposed to heading off abroad! With heart racing descents and v...

Last Updated: 29 April 2015

Oh la la: French fun in the Sun

Not looking to become the King or Queen of the mountains, but still want to discover the spectacular scenery of the French countryside? Then it’s time to take a look at our range of slightly gen...

Last Updated: 29 April 2015

Picnic Pack Giveaway

Whose been out enjoying the sunshine? If, like us, you couldn’t think of anything better than heading off on two wheels with a picnic in hand, you may want to take a look at our special Spring g...

Last Updated: 22 April 2015

Time to take on an Enduro

The sun has got his hat on and there’s never been a better time to get out and enjoy blasting the trails on two wheels! If you’re eager to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, but not qui...

Last Updated: 21 April 2015

How to Package a Bike

Heading on holiday and don’t want to leave your bike at home? Don’t be put off by the expensive price airlines attach to flying with your bike! Mark Bunce from online courier service Parce...

Last Updated: 21 April 2015

Holland: Windmills, Canals and Cheese

Charming architecture, lovely landscapes and a land so flat you’d think it had been personally crafted for gentle, leisurely cycle routes – if you’re looking for mellow pedalling, there’s no better pl...

Last Updated: 20 April 2015

Whats Your French Fancy?

Looking for a laid back holiday this Summer? Our holidays in France offer a great mix of gentle riding routes and picturesque countryside, as well as some of the worlds most famous vineyards… If...

Last Updated: 20 April 2015

New Date Added For Adventure to Japan

Back due to popular demand! Having fully booked our first October departure and with lots of interest to take on a journey through this stunning Asian country, we’ve decided to add a new date, d...

Last Updated: 20 April 2015

Keep Calm and Stay in the UK

Eaten one too many Easter eggs over the holiday weekend? Then it’s time to burn off those extra calories on a UK cycling trip! Whether you’re after challenging routes to stretch the legs or just...

Last Updated: 14 April 2015

Take on the Alps

Having thawed from winter’s grip, the colossal peaks of the Alps are once again beginning to be eyed enviously by many road cyclists keen to tackle a legendary alpine col, or two… For newc...

Last Updated: 14 April 2015

Riding the Roads of Chile and Argentina

Skedaddler Jeff Thomas recently embarked on our first ever road cycling holiday to Chile and Argentina and had such a great time he wrote us this fantastic piece about his journey away with us. We lov...

Last Updated: 13 April 2015

Tales from the Shadow of the Volcano

Our cycling holiday to Chile and Argentina has fast become one of our most popular adventures at Skedaddle and its not hard to see why! This incredible destination is packed full of awe-inspiring scen...

Last Updated: 08 April 2015

A Week in Chalabre

Our Fitness Weeks are proving hugely popular this year and we’ve had lots of amazing feedback from you all about your training in the hills! Skedaddler Chris Budge is once such cyclist and after...

Last Updated: 08 April 2015

Escape to the Country

For those of you looking to explore the UK by bike, HF Cycling have a number of superb cycling holidays, all based from our magnificent country houses. From Wales to Northumberland, our accommodation...

Last Updated: 07 April 2015

Aint No Mountain High Enough

Summer is fast approaching and that means the big mountains are beginning to thaw out! We’ve a fantastic selection of trips exploring these mighty natural wonders, taking in some of the most imp...

Last Updated: 07 April 2015

Relive the Yorkshire Grand Depart

Anyone part of the cycling extravaganza that was the Tour de France last year will know what a spectacular weekend of cycling was enjoyed, both by the pro’s and spectators themselves! With stunn...

Last Updated: 07 April 2015

Vietnam: Discover the Ethereal Wonders

Boasting exquisite natural landscapes, unique exotic culture and lip smacking cuisine to fuel your legs, our Cycling Adventure to Vietnam promises a journey that will fascinate, delight and inspire! F...

Last Updated: 31 March 2015

Summer Holiday Skedaddlin

Looking for a fun-filled cycling adventure with the kids this summer? Look no further! Our family cycling holidays all have fantastic daily cycle routes, as well as a whole host of additional extra ac...

Last Updated: 31 March 2015

Skedaddle and Splash

Cast your mind back to your summer holidays and we guarantee amongst your holiday highlights are tales of trips to the sea side, epic sandcastle building and fun in the water! Knowing how much we all...

Last Updated: 24 March 2015

Ready, Steady, Singletrack

For many, long rocky descents and narrow twisting trails is the perfect combination for a biking day out. Our singletrack trips offer fun mountain trails, with plenty to grip your tyres into… Peru is...

Last Updated: 23 March 2015

Let the Odyssey Begin

Looking for that elusive ‘once in a lifetime’ trip? Time to get yourself booked onto an iconic journey! All of our long distance trips combine carefully selected routes hand picked by our...

Last Updated: 23 March 2015

Take on a Sportivein the Pyrenees

Looking to take on a sportive in 2015? Why not head to the French Pyrenees! We’ve just launched a brand new road cycling holiday exploring some of France’s most beautiful landscapes, as we...

Last Updated: 19 March 2015

Time to go Viking

Voyagers, explorers and invaders! The Vikings played a powerful role in shaping Norway’s history and now you can experience the might of this iconic era by visiting the immersive Lofotr Viking M...

Last Updated: 18 March 2015

Become the King or Queen of the Mountain

Nearly everyone who rides a road bike has aspirations to conquer a few iconic mountains from the world of professional cycling. If you’ve got your sights set high, we have a wide selection of th...

Last Updated: 16 March 2015

Drink Your Way Around Portugal

Porto’s famous Robelo boats drifting down the river… We’re pretty excited to announce a brand new cycling tour aimed specifically at leisure cyclists looking to enjoy one of the fine...

Last Updated: 13 March 2015

Tweet tweet @ Guides Week

Following hot on the heels of our fantastic Monthly Customer Competition, we’ve now introduced a Guide’s Competition for 2015. Intended to help highlight the amazing work our guides carry...

Last Updated: 12 March 2015

Northumberland: UKs Favourite Family Destination 2015

Northumberland has been voted by popular family website Mumsnet UK as the top destination to visit in the UK in 2015. Its no surprise to us that people are finally wisening up to the amazing county th...

Last Updated: 11 March 2015

Tenerife Cycling: Fun in the sun

Another month and another fantastic entry for our monthly Customer Competition! Thanks Moira Hamilton for sharing your wonderful postcard, featuring photos and highlights from your time away with us i...

Last Updated: 09 March 2015

Soul-Stirring Scenery Awaits Your Wheels

Our cycling holidays in Austria and Germany offer a great way to access the incredible abundance of picturesque landscapes, fascinating history and impressive architecture on offer. All that’s left to...

Last Updated: 09 March 2015

Italy: A Mountain Bikers Paradise

With mountainous interior and Mediterranean sunshine, its no wonder people flock to mainland Italy to get their mountain biking fix! We’ve got a great range of trips exploring the best trails on offer...

Last Updated: 09 March 2015

Customer Competition Winner: Sierra Nevada Mountains

Our first customer competition winner of 2015 goes to Skedaddler David Allen for his fantastic mountain biking entry from the trails of the sensational Sierra Nevada mountain range! Now thats what we...

Last Updated: 03 March 2015

Customer Competition Winner 2014

Stop the clocks! After a frantic two weeks of liking and sharing on Facebook our annual Customer Competition has now closed.  The votes have been counted and we are chuffed to announce that our 2014 C...

Last Updated: 03 March 2015

Fiestas, Siestas and Spanish Sun

Looking for some Spanish sunshine away from the crowds? Then we’ve a fantastic range of leisure and family cycling holidays, that explore some of the country’s most beautiful natural landscapes....

Last Updated: 02 March 2015

Sunshine Cycling and Sparkling Seas

The lure of cycling in almost guaranteed sunshine, under blue skies and set against a sparkling coastline, is impossible to resist. Combine those things with superb accomodation and fantastically fres...

Last Updated: 02 March 2015

Budapest: A Hidden Treasure Chest

Modern culture seems to have taken a fancy for the stylish Hungarian capital Budapest of late, with both film and music turning to this impressive city, often called the ‘Paris of the east,’ for inspi...

Last Updated: 24 February 2015

Tempt the Taste Buds in Italy

Looking to tantalise the taste buds on your next cycling holiday? If, like us, your perfect getaway includes enjoying delicious traditional dishes and sipping on heavenly, home grown wine, we recommen...

Last Updated: 23 February 2015

This Way to the Wilderness Playground

Looking to be inspired?! You don’t need to hop on a plane to experience biking in dramatic and awe inspiring landscapes…some of Europe’s finest scenery and impressive wilderness lies...

Last Updated: 23 February 2015

Brand New Grand Tour Date Added

Roll up, roll up! Due to popular demand we’re pleased to announce that a brand new departure has been added to our Grand Tour Road Cycling Holiday. Exploring some of the most stunning coastal sc...

Last Updated: 19 February 2015

Chinese Whispers.

Its not often our cherished tourist hot spots around the UK get a makeover, so VisitEngland’s new campaign to rename several of our much loved destinations, certainly sparked our interest! In a...

Last Updated: 18 February 2015

Cycling Colombia

Road cyclist Ged Lawrenson recently headed off to tropical Colombia with us to take on some testing climbs and experience breathtaking scenery and culture along the way! Before his tyres were even bac...

Last Updated: 18 February 2015

Summer Monkey Mountain Biking

Looking to take on an enduro this summer? Why not get involved with the Merida Summer Monkey Enduro! With a cracking course, full facilities and large prize pool this is a great all round day out that...

Last Updated: 17 February 2015

Fancy Winning a Free Family Holiday?

We’ve teamed up with Sustrans to help support the Big Pedal 2015. Hoping to inspire thousands of children to take up the challenge and cycle or scoot to school, this is a great campaign to help...

Last Updated: 16 February 2015

Time to Get Booking

We know you like to get organised for your holidays, so here’s our selection of guaranteed-to-run departures, for some of our most popular guided trips! Perfect for those wishing to finalise tra...

Last Updated: 13 February 2015

Our Customer Competition Hots Up

We all love a competition and Skedaddle is no exception Whilst we may have seen 2014 off over a month ago now we’ve been looking back over our Customer Competition Entries and enjoying what we f...

Last Updated: 12 February 2015

All Aboard: Time to Book Your Bike and Boat

Do you dream of gliding merrily down a canal, watching the world go by? Maybe relaxing on a yacht in the open water is more your cup of tea? For lovers of water, we’ve got a great range of bike …...

Last Updated: 11 February 2015

Follow in the Footsteps of the Incas

Combining dramatic, awe inspiring landscapes, striking heritage and fun trails to boot, our Cycling Adventure in Peru provides a spine-tingling tour of the breathtaking Sacred Valley – former ho...

Last Updated: 11 February 2015

To Infinity and Beyond

Intrigued by our brand new Hors Categorie tours? Coined by the French to name climbs that are beyond regular categorization, it’s no surprise these tours take on some of the big European climbs...

Last Updated: 11 February 2015

Wheel you be my Valentine?

Looking for a unique and extra special Valentines gift for your nearest and dearest this year? Why not buy your other half a Skedaddle gift voucher! Vouchers are valid for 12 months and can be used to...

Last Updated: 06 February 2015

Mountain Riding: Thine be the Glory

You may have heard us wax lyrical about our brand new Hors Categories tours and as well as a super tailored roadie schedule, each HC holiday also incorporates a RAID challenge to really kick things up...

Last Updated: 03 February 2015

An Alpine Adventure on Two Wheels

Fancy winding your way through beautiful Alpine valleys, pedalling past lush green mountains and sparkling turquoise lakes, on a journey through Austria and Italy? Look no further than our La Via Clau...

Last Updated: 02 February 2015

Time for a Skedaddle in Sunny Spain

Are you fed up of heading out on the bikes and getting engulfed by a blizzard or a drenching downpour? If, like us, you’re longing to get out into the great outdoors and feel those warm rays bea...

Last Updated: 02 February 2015

Living the Dream in Colombia

Our latest customer competition has certainly brightened up a cold and crisp Friday in the office! Sent in by Skedaddler Nigel Searle, it shows us the view of Choachi, from the top of the hills around...

Last Updated: 30 January 2015

Historic Routes to Cycle

Fancy yourself a history buff? If the past fascinates you why not take on one of our historical journeys! Our place to place trips offer a great way to experience these historical routes and learn a l...

Last Updated: 29 January 2015

Introduce Yourself to the Mountains with Skedaddle

Ever wondered what it’s like to ride a road bike high up in the mountains, but not quite sure if you’re up for the challenge of slogging it out all day every day? Keen to give it a go, but...

Last Updated: 26 January 2015

Easter Escapes to the Sea.

Ahoy there! Do beachside picnics, warm sunshine and seaside splashing sound like your perfect Easter getaway? We thought so too. Our early season holidays all provide plenty of opportunity for fun on...

Last Updated: 26 January 2015

Fun in Funky Tarifa

Think of Spain and we guarantee one of the first images to pop into your head is the costa del resorts and hoards of British tourists. Whilst certainly the case for certain parts of this large Europea...

Last Updated: 20 January 2015

Cycle Coast to Coast in 2015

People ride from coast to coast for many different reasons. For some, it’s a fitness thing or a personal challenge, whereas others just enjoy exploring the glorious countryside by bike. Whoever...

Last Updated: 19 January 2015

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