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Skedaddle Blog

Guide Profile: Jayne Cunningham

Whose 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 trips u...

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

5 ways to take on 1,000 miles

Achieve iconic journey status this summer and cycle 1,000 miles! Our iconic journeys are as popular as ever and provide cyclists with a unique challenge. Here are our top 5 guaranteed iconic trips wit...

Last Updated: 16 June 2016

Cycle India: A Natural Paradise

Idyllic India comes to life in Kerala, where a lush, green paradise awaits your wheels. Alongside tranquil backwaters, cascading waterfalls and abundant tea plantations, here’s are our Top 4 Experienc...

Last Updated: 16 June 2016

5 remarkable reasons to cycle France

Taking the title of largest country in the EU, France has plenty of space to enjoy a two-wheeled adventure! Alongside getting your fill of all those croissants (we’ll take a pain au chocolat, s’il vou...

Last Updated: 16 June 2016

Strike the perfect pedalling pose

We’re excited to launch our new events photo booth which will be touring the UK this season, stay tuned to find out where you can snap the perfect pedalling pose… Ah, summer! It’s fi...

Last Updated: 16 June 2016

3 awesome journeys for budding historians

School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean the kids need to stop learning! Time then to combine a cycling holiday with the chance to discover more about your chosen destination’s local...

Last Updated: 06 June 2016

Take a closer look at Bike & Boat

Our Bike and Boat tours highlight some of the world’s most stunning waterways. With great accommodation, a new view from your cabin everyday and superb cycling routes, Bike and Boat holidays combine t...

Last Updated: 03 June 2016

Plan Ahead: New 2017 dates

New 2017 dates for our iconic journeys have just been launched, meaning you can already book on to one of our most impressive road cycling holidays next year… An Iconic Journey offers the opport...

Last Updated: 03 June 2016

Liguria: Bring on the whoops

Skedaddler Clive Davies headed to Italy to sample the trails of Liguria by bike. He sent us some cracking photos from his time away. Aside from coastal landscapes to rival the best, the Italian Rivier...

Last Updated: 03 June 2016

Chile Wine Tour: Behind-the-scenes

Fine wine is even better when accompanied with stunning accommodation, and our new Chile Wine Country tour certainly delivers these two luxury holiday ingredients in abundance. Journalist Graeme green...

Last Updated: 03 June 2016

GoPro like a Pro: The Basics

Got a GoPro and looking for some advice to get you started? Look no further! We caught up with our film editor Olly Townsend to get the best technical advice on your exciting GoPro toy. Here’s the sec...

Last Updated: 03 June 2016

Rapha Recommended

It’s not everyday you get the founder of Rapha featuring a tour from your range, so we were pretty psyched to see our Italian Dolomites and Alps tour make the head honchos list of ‘10 grea...

Last Updated: 02 June 2016

Expert Advice: Popular tours from the team

Summer is fast approaching and with it, the promise of plenty two wheeled adventures! Not sorted your holiday yet? Let our team inspire you with their top guaranteed trips, departing over the next few...

Last Updated: 01 June 2016

5 ways to turn your iPhone into a GoPro

Excited by the thought of videoing your two wheeled adventures but not got the funds to go wild and purchase a GoPro? Lucky for you, the technologically savvy age that we live in has the answer sat in...

Last Updated: 26 May 2016

GoPro like a Pro: Getting Started

Media maverick and part-time Skedaddle film editor Olly Townsend knows a thing or two about how to work a camera. With more and more of you looking to capture your two wheeled memories on video, we wa...

Last Updated: 25 May 2016

Burgundy Bonanza: Back for Seconds

Skedaddler Sheila McIntyre joined us in France last year and well and truly caught the cycling bug! Hoping to enjoy more awesome two-wheeled adventures she signed herself and hubby Samuel for another...

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

Spotlight on the Douro Valley

We take a closer look at the much-celebrated port producing region of Portugal, where our exciting new holidays Port and Wine and Mountains and Vineyards of the Douro are proudly positioned… Win...

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

Buen Camino

Each year, I do a ‘work tour’, which is basically me heading off on a Skedaddle trip so that I keep right up to speed with what goes on outside these four walls. Well I can’t tell you all about our am...

Last Updated: 23 May 2016

Words of wisdom: Our top singletrack advice

Tricky root sections, steeper descents and complex corners all provide singletrack challenges that make for a rewarding day on the bike. We caught up with our mountain bike specialist Matt Cain, to fi...

Last Updated: 23 May 2016

Ask the Expert: 5 Minutes with Dan Hirst

We’re saying HOLA to our Spanish head honcho Dan Hirst, who oversees our 33 cycling holidays in Spain. In-between guiding, planning your next adventure and soaking up the sun, Dan found time to give u...

Last Updated: 23 May 2016

Travel Alert: Chile Flights

Calling all adventure enthusiasts! The South American country of Chile has always been a firm favourite long-haul destination for Skedaddler’s, as well as the birthplace of our company too, so n...

Last Updated: 19 May 2016

Tulip heaven in Holland

The classic idiom, ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ could certainly be the catchphrase for the fleeting brilliance of Holland’s tulips, which only bloom for a few short weeks each ye...

Last Updated: 18 May 2016

Classic Passes: A personal Epic

Who says you have to hit the continent to test your legs on some teeth-clenching climbs? For those hoping to stay a little closer to home this year, our Classic Passes tour has some of the finest road...

Last Updated: 18 May 2016

Sardinia Biking: Sneak Peek

Biking trails galore await in sunny Sardinia, whose beautiful exterior hides a secret stash of sweet trails! But don’t take our word for it. Keen mountain biker Simon Inkpen recently headed to t...

Last Updated: 18 May 2016

5 UNESCO inspired trips for culture vultures

Pedal for an even greater cause this summer with these top five UNESCO-inspired holidays, where the culture is as enthralling as the cycling… Croatia – Southern Dalmatia: Discover medieval delights al...

Last Updated: 16 May 2016

UK: Our Top 10 Facts

For those after a healthier, happier and simpler holiday this year we can’t rate the UK highly enough. Not quite convinced? Check out our 10 UK facts to help twist your arm… 1. The largest number of h...

Last Updated: 16 May 2016

3 ways to explore Italys most impressive riding routes

Cycling’s most exciting season is finally here for 2016 and all eyes are turned towards Italy for the first Grand Tour of the season. Here are 3 ways you can take on your very own Giro d’Italia…...

Last Updated: 09 May 2016

Trending Destination: Costa Rica

PURA VIDA! We’re celebrating the launch of new direct flights from London to the tropical wonderland of Costa Rica this month. Thanks to BA it’s now easier than ever to discover this destination for y...

Last Updated: 09 May 2016

Picture-postcard Portugal

Whilst we could wax lyrical for hours about the beauty of Portugal, we thought on this occasion we’d share with you our latest Skedaddler snaps, taken by Alison Brotherson, who recently headed h...

Last Updated: 04 May 2016

Skedaddle HQ pick their top GUARANTEED tours

Summer is fast approaching and so are many of the most popular tours in our range! For those of you who are in need of some travel inspiration, here’s our team’s top 5 guaranteed tours thi...

Last Updated: 03 May 2016

Costa Rica: A Photo Diary

New direct BA flights to Costa Rica have us jumping for joy in the office this week, helping make this tropical wonderland that little bit more accessible! For those who have had their interest twigge...

Last Updated: 29 April 2016

Rioja: Grape Expectations

Rioja is the new tipple of the moment and everyone who’s anyone seems to be enjoying the delicious tones of this yummy Spanish wine! From those after the perfect tapas accompaniment to drinkers in sea...

Last Updated: 26 April 2016

Set your sights on: the worlds longest climb

Boasting the impressive 52-mile Alto de Letras, Colombia is the perfect destination for experienced riders who are looking for a challenge with a twist. Read on to find out more about this South Ameri...

Last Updated: 26 April 2016

Take on the worlds most exciting downhill trails

Get the heart racing this summer with our exotic holidays featuring daring downhill experiences! Epic descents to suit a range of riders… Brace yourself for North Africa’s most impressive mounta...

Last Updated: 26 April 2016

Capturing the Chinese Countryside on Camera

We love receiving your holiday photos and Skedaddler Innes Garden was no exception! His fantastic pictures taken when enjoying our Cycling Adventure in China give a great flavour of the landscape and...

Last Updated: 17 April 2016

Pack to perfection

Wanting to avoid the sense of unease as you creep further towards the check-in counter at the airport? We’ve all been there, that unpleasant thought where you foresee your luggage weighing in over you...

Last Updated: 12 April 2016

Europes 3 most scenic Lakes

Nature’s beauty is perfectly captured during one of our gentle HFH cycling holidays, exploring Europe’s finest watery wonders! So, for those after enchanting mirror-like reflections and the perfect pe...

Last Updated: 11 April 2016

Explore the Best of Britain

Whether ticking off our epic C2C challenge in Scotland or winding your way though England’s least populated county (Northumberland), our UK mountain biking tours have lots to keep you grinning from ea...

Last Updated: 11 April 2016

Sandstone Way: Trip Highlight

A remote and scenic route through the wilds of England’s least populated county is probably the best way to describe the Sandstone Way. The riding is diverse, the scenery breath-taking and the sense o...

Last Updated: 08 April 2016

Tailor Made: Customise & Exercise

At Saddle Skedaddle we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of high quality cycling holidays to meet the requirements of every kind of rider. Anything from a weekend in Northumberland to a high al...

Last Updated: 07 April 2016

Roadie heaven in Corsica

Those wise ancient Greeks were definitely on to something when they first encountered the Mediterranean island of Corsica and named it ‘kalliste’, known as ‘the most beautiful of them all’. Today Cors...

Last Updated: 04 April 2016

Chile: Travel Pick

They say good things come in small packages and the 100-mile wide country of Chile certainly does this phrase justice! Sandwiched between the dramatic Andes and the expansive Pacific Ocean, this narro...

Last Updated: 04 April 2016

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