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A Rosy Route in Yorkshire

Way of the Roses answer to l’Arc de Triomphe Offering a cross-country journey through some of the most dramatic landscapes of the UK, our Way of the Roses tour is a classic cycling journey acros...

Last Updated: 26 August 2015

Making new friends in Holland

HF Cyclist Stephen Tuffs sent us in some lovely photos and feedback recently, telling us a little bit more about his bike and boat holiday in Holland, cycling Amsterdam to Bruges. Our Dutch tours take...

Last Updated: 26 August 2015

A half term adventure awaits

Want to extend the sunshine this summer? If you and the kids are craving more beach side picnics and an extra dose of vitamin D, it’s time to plan ahead and take a look at our trips departing over Oct...

Last Updated: 24 August 2015

Escape to a wonderland

It’s that time of year when our remaining tours in 2015 really start to fill up and the opportunity to head off and explore exotic foreign lands with us, becomes a little trickier to promise. Time the...

Last Updated: 24 August 2015

Update your Subscriptions for the chance to win

It’s that time of year again! We’ve been very busy in the office preparing and planning for a new year of cycling holidays and are pretty excited to announce that both our Ride Guides and ...

Last Updated: 24 August 2015

Discovering the North of Spain.

HF Cyclists Susan Mackenzie & Leslie Kirkpatrick decided to pack their bags for Northern Spain this Summer, in search of volcanoes and sparkling seas! They enjoyed their cycling journey through the Ga...

Last Updated: 19 August 2015

Fitness Weeks: No pain all gain

Forget the screaming boot camp master, or the hideously early alarm clock signalling a brutal 6 AM run in the pitch black. Our Fitness Weeks in Tenerife and The Pyrenees are a fantastic and fun way to...

Last Updated: 19 August 2015

The Blue Danube

Linda and Doug Haynes recently took on HF Cycling’s guided tour along the delightful Danube Cycle Path and sent us in some cracking snaps from their tour. With gorgeous blue skies and lovely com...

Last Updated: 19 August 2015

A Coastal Retreat in Northumberland

Taking in the view at historic Holy Island… We’ve been raving about the Northumberland Coast for years, which comes complete with dramatic castles and some of the finest beaches in the lan...

Last Updated: 18 August 2015

The C2C Queen

C2C season is upon us, which means lots of you are getting out on two wheels and taking on the UK’s favourite place to place journey! Having signed up with her dad, 16 year old Ruth Fox also dec...

Last Updated: 17 August 2015

Time to unwrap your best gift

Can’t handle another year sat pulling crackers with the relatives, listening to Slade on repeat? Time to take a look at our great Christmas departures, which may just tempt you away from your ho...

Last Updated: 17 August 2015

Italy: Heard it through the grapevine

Pizza, prosecco and sunshine pedaling are just a few of the delights that await your wheels during an escape to Italy. With fewer tourists and gentler temperatures this European destination is perfect...

Last Updated: 17 August 2015

Endurance Conspiracy Discount

We’ve teamed up with the self confessed ‘purveyors of fun’,  T-shirt producers Endurance Conspiracy, to bring you an extra special deal that will help keep you looking tip-top this S...

Last Updated: 13 August 2015

India made E-asy

It’s really never been easier to head to the beautiful country of India! As of August 15, 2015, Britons will be one of 113 nationalities able to apply for a new ‘e-tourist visa’ a mo...

Last Updated: 12 August 2015

Watery Wonders of Venice

Most travellers will certainly have the romantic city of Venice already ticked off their ‘to visit’ list, or have a trip here firmly in their sights. Built upon water, this floating city i...

Last Updated: 12 August 2015

Danube Dally

Following our partnership last year with the folks at HF Cycling, we’ve had a very busy season making sure all of our new trips are running smoothly and that everyone is happy! One such customer...

Last Updated: 11 August 2015

Enjoy Christmas with a twist

Better get your skates on! With our planning hats on we’ve got our sights set towards our Christmas departures. With exotic landscapes preparing to show you a festive holiday like no other, it’s time...

Last Updated: 11 August 2015

Enjoy an English Escape

Looking for a late season getaway? You don’t need to travel far to enjoy a wonderful cycling escape. Our HFH UK tours are all based in our lovely Country Home’s and with a range of fantastic facilitie...

Last Updated: 11 August 2015

Jump for Joy

With Summer well underway and Autumn on the horizon, more of you than ever are looking to enjoy a journey on two wheels and we’ve been guaranteeing trips left, right and centre! For those lookin...

Last Updated: 11 August 2015

Stretching the legs in Lombardy

Amongst many keen road cyclists ‘bucket lists’ is the chance to cycle famous routes of the pro riders, and our tour in the heart of lake land Lombardia, offers the chance to do this and mu...

Last Updated: 05 August 2015

Reach new heights

This year’s Tour may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end! If you’ve spent the past few weeks glued to the TV and are desperate to follow in the tyre tracks of Mr Froome, look no …...

Last Updated: 03 August 2015

Late Season Sunshine

Looking for some late season, heart-pumping fun? If you don’t want the summer to end and are looking for diverse biking trails basked in glorious sunshine, it’s time to head to the continent and enjoy...

Last Updated: 03 August 2015

Get inspired in the English countryside

Rolling countryside, challenges worth cycling for, delicious daily picnics and the trusty Skedaddle van for when things get a little too tough! Our UK supported trips are as popular as ever and fillin...

Last Updated: 28 July 2015

Explore the land of the rising sun

Enchanting and ethereal! Japan is a country oozing with traditional culture around every corner, tokens which help transport you to an alternate time and place. Our Tea and Temples adventure hopes to...

Last Updated: 28 July 2015

BikeBox Discount

If you’ve ever fancied taking your bike abroad with you on holiday why don’t you consider transporting it as opposed to hiring another? Bikebox the largest UK company specialising in bike...

Last Updated: 22 July 2015

*Trinis Take on Tuscany

Aided by a zest for life, her bicycle, friends and plenty of glasses of prosecco, Denise d’Abadie headed to Tuscany to enjoy our delicious tour of this idyllic region of Italy. If you’re l...

Last Updated: 22 July 2015

Steel Yourself for Stelvio

Cyclist Howard Morgan never believed he’d be following in the footsteps of the pro peloton, that was until he met Skedaddle and we helped him tackle one of the worlds most dramatic road cycling...

Last Updated: 21 July 2015

Puglia: Explore the heel of Italy

For those seeking a late season getaway, the Southern Italian region of Puglia is perfect for a gentle pedal in the early autumn months. Steeped in history and bursting with stunning scenery, if you’r...

Last Updated: 21 July 2015

Chase the polka dot jersey

The Tour de France kicks things up a gear as the pro peloton heads to the mountains for three days of fun in the epic Pyrenees! Time then to take a look at our road cycling tours that tackle a few &he...

Last Updated: 21 July 2015

No time to delay

Looking to head off on a cycling journey, but want the security of knowing your holiday is already guaranteed to run? The answer is just a click away. Summer is now in full swing and some of you are n...

Last Updated: 21 July 2015

Skedaddle and splash this summer

The summer holidays are now here! With so much time off, what better way to keep the kids entertained than by getting out on the bikes and enjoying the great outdoors… Don’t want to travel far? Our gu...

Last Updated: 21 July 2015

See the season off in style

Don’t want the summer to end? Fear not! Autumn is the perfect time to head to the continent for a spot of sunshine cycling. In Italy, A Taste of Tuscany showcases classic Tuscan landscapes, for a time...

Last Updated: 13 July 2015

Get back to nature

With over 60 national parks between them, the South American countries of Chile and Argentina are bursting with a wealth of natural wonders that will really inspire the adventurer within you. From imm...

Last Updated: 13 July 2015

Exploring Scotlands Lochs and Glens

With their trusty tandem ‘Tommy’ packed, Steven and Jeanette headed into the heart of Scotland, to enjoy a weeks cycling break exploring the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Fin...

Last Updated: 08 July 2015

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

My Tour de Skedaddle

Here’s a report written by Paul Broyd from our most recent Alpine Introduction road cycling holiday….Enjoy! The sun was beating down on me, and as I rode along my water was all gone and I...

Last Updated: 25 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

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

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