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Dead or Alive: The ultimate cycling buddy

A cycle ride is always enhanced by sharing the journey with others, so we thought we’d ask Skedaddlers who they would love to cycle with dead or alive. Here’s their pedalling partner wish-...

Last Updated: 07 October 2016

3 extraordinary ways to cycle into the New Year

Escape the festive frenzy and do things the Skedaddle way this year! Start 2017 the best way with one of our exciting festive journeys across the globe. Time to say goodbye to holiday hell, and hello...

Last Updated: 05 October 2016

Then VS. Now The Skedaddle story so far

It was the snowstorm in Chile that did it… It’s safe to say a lot has happened since our head honchos Paul and Andrew first became inspired to set up Saddle Skedaddle whilst exploring around Sou...

Last Updated: 05 October 2016

From Trepidation to Elation

Photography: Tom Gray Skedaddler Elaine Warriner recently joined us in the Lake District to give road cycling a go for the first time and see what all the fuss was about! Here’s her creative tak...

Last Updated: 28 September 2016

Boost kids skills on the bikes

Back to school blues? Get ready for a family cycling holiday… If you’re sad that the summer is over, fear not, the fun is only just beginning! Boost your kids cycling skills this autumn an...

Last Updated: 26 September 2016

Explore the exotic in 2017

Forget the bleak mid-winter and escape the cold on one of our popular exotic adventures! All of our early season cycling getaways featured below are guaranteed departures and filling up fast, so don’t...

Last Updated: 26 September 2016

Guide Profile: Jayne Cunningham

Who’s that girl…it’s JAYNE! Hailing from Yorkshire our newest member to join the Skedaddle squad is a friendly and vivacious character who has already got some of our best-loved UK t...

Last Updated: 23 September 2016

Guide Profile: Suzanne Clark

Here come the…ladies! Guide Suzanne has been taking care of our HFH Cyclists since last year and alongside helping cyclists to have a fantastic holiday with us, she’s proved she’s a...

Last Updated: 21 September 2016

Get ready for winter Our biking checklist

With summer fast fading and autumn creeping in, we thought we’d catch up with Matt Cain, our HQ mountain goat, to check out his top pieces of kit to get your bikes and body ready for the coming months...

Last Updated: 19 September 2016

5 reasons to travel the world by bike

Whether you’re new to the world of pedal-powered trips or a cycling-veteran in search of your next great challenge on two wheels, here’s our top 5 reasons to travel the world by bike: 1. A unique way...

Last Updated: 19 September 2016

Team road set their sights on Spanish sun

Sun? Si. World-famous riding? Si. Tasty post-ride snacks? Si, por favor! Move over France, there’s a new road cycling kid in town… Spain. With the Vuelta drawing to a close we caught up with team road...

Last Updated: 14 September 2016

Chile: Wine Vs. Lakes

Say hola to Chile and discover one of our favourite cycling destinations. With landscapes made for two wheels, we’ve got some great options to choose from. Need a helping hand? Check out our battle of...

Last Updated: 14 September 2016

5 top TED talks on cycling

We’re celebrating all things cycling and what better way to get inspired than by listening to some of the world’s most passionate advocates of two wheels! Time to  check out our top 5 favo...

Last Updated: 14 September 2016

Ode to LEJOG

Our 1,000 mile iconic journeys are an incredible challenge with plenty to inspire along the way! Having completed the legendary Lands End to John O’Groat’s tour with us, Margaret and Harry...

Last Updated: 06 September 2016

Double fun on Italys Grand Traverse

With her tandem in tow Skedaddler Jill Buzzard headed to Italy earlier this year to take on our 1,000 mile challenge, the epic Italian Grand Traverse. Here’s how she got on… Prelude “A tan...

Last Updated: 06 September 2016

Take control: Cycle at your own pace

Navigating new destinations on two wheels is THE ultimate bonding experience for you and your travel companion and what better way to kick off the new season?  For those in search of flexibility, a se...

Last Updated: 05 September 2016

Globetrotting Inspiration

We’re passionate about pedalling and it seems like lots of you are too! Here’s what happened when we asked our Skedaddlers to send us their favourite cycling destinations across the globe… With over 3...

Last Updated: 30 August 2016

Sardinia: Family fun in the sun

ESCAPE THIS OCTOBER and make the most of your next school break by joining us for a week of doing what you love most…cycling in the sunshine, playing on the beach, splashing in the sea and enjoying pl...

Last Updated: 30 August 2016

Top tips: Fuel your ride

Stay fuelled on the bikes with our latest top tips from the people who know best, our guides. Cycling is an exercise, which requires food to keep you fuelled, fact. Whilst we all love a cake and coffe...

Last Updated: 24 August 2016

3 journeys to tick of your bucket-list

If you’re eager to extend the summer cycling fun, it’s time to check out our top 3 guided holidays this autumn, all of which feature highly on our travel bucket list… Best for: The ultimate historical...

Last Updated: 22 August 2016

5 reasons to book a festive cycling adventure

Enjoy a festive shake-up and make the most of your extended holiday with our exciting Christmas departures! Need a little more convincing? Here are 5 reasons why you won’t regret joining us for some e...

Last Updated: 22 August 2016

Italian Inspiration As seen in the press

There’s so much more to Italy than pasta, pizza and ancient Roman amphitheatres, and today we’re taking a closer look at 3 of our favourite Italian lakes, as featured in the Telegraph… Picturesque cyc...

Last Updated: 22 August 2016

Skedaddlers Overheard: Travel Tips

We caught up with our globetrotting Skedaddlers to find out their top travelling tips! From the best way to experience a Skedaddle cycling holiday, to travel hacks to help you pack like a pro, here’s...

Last Updated: 16 August 2016

Latin America: Hot off the press

Trending news worth travelling to Latin America for… All eyes may be on Rio for the Olympics this August, but we’ve got some other fantastic Latin American treats in store for you too! Take a look at...

Last Updated: 15 August 2016

Cycle Italy: A classic journey on two wheels

Re-invent Italy on two wheels… From world-famous cuisine revered the world over, to classic landscapes and iconic historic gems, Italy is a country which needs little introduction! Fancy exploring on...

Last Updated: 15 August 2016

Pedal Portugal 3 autumn escapes

Bom dia (translated): Good day. Your chance to escape to Portugal this year… With average temperatures in autumn ranging from 15 to 23 degrees, there isn’t a better time to explore by bike. Here are o...

Last Updated: 15 August 2016

Beautiful Bavaria

Tucked away in Germany’s South-East and bordering Switzerland, Czech Republic and Austria, it’s little wonder Bavaria possesses some of its countries most magical landscapes. Intrigued by...

Last Updated: 12 August 2016

The Great Bike Off Spain V Portugal

Looking for a holiday shake-up? We’ve pitted two of our most popular European countries, Spain and Portugal, against one other to discover their biking potential. Here’s our destination low-down...

Last Updated: 08 August 2016

Cycle Cuba 5 reasons to join us in the Caribbean

Book early to secure your Cuban adventure in 2017… The secret may be out about this vibrant Caribbean island, but Cuba remains a big hit with our long-haul Skedaddlers! Lucky for you we’ve just...

Last Updated: 08 August 2016

A Chinese cracker

Skedaddler Trevor Peake recently headed out to China to check out the amazing sights, sounds and experiences found during our Guilin and Guanxi tour. Here’s what he had to say… ‘LET’S skedaddle,” said...

Last Updated: 03 August 2016

Lake Constance: A photo diary

Straddling three of Europe’s most beautiful countries, Lake Constance is uniquely placed and benefits from a mix of beautiful scenery and fascinating cultures. Don’t believe us? Check out...

Last Updated: 02 August 2016

7 fun facts about Spain

Spain is the second largest country in Europe and is famed for introducing us Brits to the wonders of sangria, tasty tapas and the siesta! We thought we’d take a closer look at a few more Spanis...

Last Updated: 02 August 2016

The 10 Skedaddle Commandments

We’re the leading cycling specialists, but so much more than that too! Here are a few more reasons why you should definitely book with us… We promise to find the very best cycling routes across the gl...

Last Updated: 01 August 2016

4 journeys to inspire a last minute getaway

Make the most of the summer sun, whilst you can! Who said you need to pre-book months in advance to secure your summer holiday? Our top 4 summer cycling holidays all offer the chance to escape for som...

Last Updated: 01 August 2016

Get outdoors Our top 5 guaranteed departures this season

Guaranteed departures packed full of spectacular scenery… Join us on one of our top 5 trending trips this season to discover some of the world’s most awesome natural wonders for yourself: 1. Bes...

Last Updated: 01 August 2016

Cycle Asia: For the holiday of a lifetime

‘There is simply no better way to explore a country than to cycle, having the opportunity to visit such a culturally diverse destination asChina, on such a well-organised trip, is an experience of a l...

Last Updated: 27 July 2016

5 summer holidays to soak up the sun

Enjoy a Great British Summer… 6 weeks of freedom! The summer holiday’s means there’s all the time in the world for the little ones to get out and explore the UK on two wheels. Join us this summe...

Last Updated: 27 July 2016

Suzanne Discovers the Danube

Our most popular HFH Cycling tour, The Danube Cycle Path, continues to strike a chord with cyclists in 2016, as more of you than ever look to explore this historical European route. We caught up with...

Last Updated: 18 July 2016

Guide Profile: Tom Owen

New guide-on-the-block Tom Owen has been wowing us with his fantastic Instagram skills this summer with a travel list to rival the best. Having helped guide some of THE biggest journeys in our range,...

Last Updated: 18 July 2016

Biking inspiration to whet your wheels

Looking for a last-minute getaway? Whether you’re after the ultimate staycation tour, or want to escape from the UK to immerse yourself in an extraordinary new culture, we’ve got some great bike rides...

Last Updated: 18 July 2016

Design your dream cycling holiday

Looking for something a little bit different? Look no further than our Tailor Made tours! Designed with you specifically in mind, we’ll do our very best to help design the trip of your dreams. What we...

Last Updated: 18 July 2016

10 reasons to stay in the UK

Fighting the lure of the European sun can be hard to resist, but there’s a growing number of you bringing the staycation back to its glory days! Read on to discover how you can join in the movement… S...

Last Updated: 14 July 2016

The secret life of a guide

‘Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but pedalling like the Dickens underneath’ – Michael Caine Taking a leaf out of the great Michael Caine’s book, our Skedaddle guides are f...

Last Updated: 13 July 2016

Colombia: Frame-by-frame

Get an insiders perspective of our road cycling holiday  Colombia – Emerald Mountains with our latest holiday snaps… We’re strong believers that our guides are always one of the best...

Last Updated: 13 July 2016

Ventoux en velo

Standing at a staggering 1900 metres, Mont Ventoux is one of the Tour de France‘s most iconic climbing stages and its legendary route provides of the most impressive riding achievements known to...

Last Updated: 13 July 2016

Discover Chile: Epic landscapes on two wheels

It’s not everyday you ride alongside some of the world’s most impressive volcanoes, but our holiday in Chile and Argentina provides that on an almost daily basis! Combine these extraordinary sceneries...

Last Updated: 11 July 2016

5 trips to inspire a last minute cycling getaway

Summer is the best time to explore the globe on two wheels, and if you’ve not yet managed to escape for some quality time on the bikes, then we’re here to help! Here’s our team’s top cycling pic...

Last Updated: 11 July 2016

Bom Dia Portugal

With 12 holidays in Portugal we offer a fantastic range of cycling opportunities, from wine-inspired routes to the pick of this countries impressive coastline. Here’s our top 4 tours to help ins...

Last Updated: 11 July 2016

Best in cycling Telegraph top 50

We’re over the moon to have two HFH Cycling holidays featured in the Telegraph’s official top 50 cycling holidays. Read on to find out which of our cycling trips made the prestigious list&...

Last Updated: 07 July 2016

The peloton tour of Tuscany

Regular Skedaddler Russ Cummings has been taking to his road bike with Skedaddle and his mates in tow for several years now, so knows a thing or two about how we do things! Having conquered everything...

Last Updated: 06 July 2016

Telegraph Travel: Top 50

It’s not every day you get a mention in one of the UK’s best-loved newspapers and this weekend we were more than a little bit delirious (no, not too many Saturday beers…) to see not...

Last Updated: 05 July 2016

Summer is here Inspire a new generation

Kids love cycling and with a great range of bicycle hire options (including kids seats, trailers and tag-a-longs) our younger family range is perfect for budding cyclists,eager to explore the globe on...

Last Updated: 05 July 2016

3 ways to experience your own Tour de France

Immerse yourself in iconic landscapes… T-minus 1 day and counting! Tour fever has descended and we’re chomping at the bit to get out and conquer the extraordinary French landscapes for ourselves. Want...

Last Updated: 05 July 2016

Guide Profile: Lieven

For our latest guide insight we ask you to cast your minds to the warmer, sun-kissed shores of Sardinia in Italy, home to our younger brother company Skedaddle Italia as well as guide Lieven. A wizard...

Last Updated: 30 June 2016

Sardinia in Spring

HFH Cyclists Bob and Wendy Roberts headed off to Italy’s stunning island of Sardinia recently to discover the self-guided coastal treasures of our Cycle Sardinia tour. Here’s their write u...

Last Updated: 30 June 2016

Brexit: The travel truths

Whether you wanted in or out, the course of Britain’s future is changing! Whilst the Brexit backlash roars on, we wanted to look at a few more pressing matters such as, will we still get to speed thro...

Last Updated: 30 June 2016

Discover the UKs finest coastal retreat

Freshwater Bay: The perfect coastal adventure… Escape the hustle and bustle and join us on the beautiful Isle of Wight for a unique cycling break. Based at our newly refurbished HF Country House...

Last Updated: 29 June 2016

Cycle into summer: 4 travel picks

Summertime: The perfect pedalling season… Ice cream pit stops, riverside picnics, warm breezes and sand between your toes adventures! Can’t wait to hop on two wheels and head for the great outdo...

Last Updated: 28 June 2016

Travel the trend

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:...

Last Updated: 28 June 2016

Sound bites from the Azores

Europe’s most mysterious islands, The Azores, are proving more popular than ever, as more and more of you head off in search of the  ‘Hawaii of the Atlantic’. Rather than us singing the praises of thi...

Last Updated: 23 June 2016

Green Heart: Snapshots from Holland

Skedaddler Quentin Field Boden recently headed off to the flat lands of Holland for a cycling holiday in the idyllically named Green Heart. Here’s a few snaps from his cycling travels with us, w...

Last Updated: 22 June 2016

Guide Profile: Ernesto

We take a closer look at our team in Chile who look after some of our most popular tours in South America. Having won our March Guide Competition we wanted to take 5 minutes to catch up with our head...

Last Updated: 22 June 2016

Guide Profile: Nick

Our guides are total superhero’s, that much we know! So, we thought it was high time we shared a little bit more about some of our amazing team across the globe.. Each month we choose a Guide Wi...

Last Updated: 21 June 2016

3 Journeys to inspire a last minute MTB Holiday

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: Something for...

Last Updated: 21 June 2016

Feast on our top 4 guaranteed departures

Guaranteed Departures: Late summer getaways with an all-important alfresco pit-stop … Did you know? All of our guides are trained in the art of picnic creation, which they put to good use during...

Last Updated: 21 June 2016



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