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We know that you love us and it seems like the media mavericks of the world do to! Throughout the year we get lots of coverage and we wanted to celebrate these prestigious mentions here with you all. See below for a list of our latest media mentions...

Six of the coolest cycling destinations, from Madagascar to South Korea, The Independent (May, 2018)
Trip:
The Azores
They say: Biking is an atmospheric way to view evidence of the turbulent geological past of the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago of nine volcanic islands. Discover steaming geysers, thermal pools, lush calderas and the occasional whiff of sulfur.

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Italy's greatest cycling holidays, The Telegraph (May, 2018)
Trip: 
Via Francigena (Tuscany to Rome), Italy and La Via Claudia, Austria and Italy
They say: For those with time to burn, it has to be the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrim route that finishes in Rome. It is the longest signposted cycle route in Italy, 620 miles from the Great St Bernard Pass to St Peter’s. Or, for something more manageable, tackle the final 200 miles. It features the most picturesque landscapes - Tuscany - and still offers the satisfaction of rolling into Rome. / Adam Ruck also recommends tackling the Via Claudia, an old Roman trade route and modern cycling trail between southern Germany and northern Italy, which crosses the Alps at a manageable altitude.

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Cuba: What does the end of the Castro era mean for tourists, The Telegraph (April, 2018)
Trip: 
Cuban Revolutions, Cuba
They say: Cycling specialist Saddle Skedaddle has two "Cuban Revolutions" tours scheduled for the autumn (and five planned for 2019). This 15-day odyssey visits a good swathe of the country (including Havana and Trinidad) by pedal power.

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Enjoy a Tour de France-inspired introduction to the Alps, Cadence (April, 2018)
Trip: Classic Alps Passes - Alpine Introduction, France
They say: Featuring some the most famous – and notorious – Tour de France climbs, this eight-day tour covers nearly 250 miles with ascents reaching a total of 10,500 metres. Tackle classic cols including Morzine-Avoriaz, Colombiere, Aravis, Cormet de Roselend, La Plagne, Madeleine and the legendary Alpe d’Huez.

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All-inclusive holidays are back: here are 30 of the best for 2018, The Telegraph (April, 2018)
Trip: Andes, Amazon and Machu Picchu, Peru
They say: Although at first glance they don’t fit the bill, cycling tours also flirt with all-inclusivity, generally providing their participants with full-board lodging to fuel them for their days in the saddle. This can be an appealing prospect when the destination is especially exotic. Step forward, then, Saddle Skedaddle and its Andes, Amazon and Machu Picchu break – a 16-day epic endeavour in Peru that takes its travellers up to the incomparable Inca citadel, but also down through rainforest treescapes.

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Saddle Skedaddle donations support future of Northumberland cycling route, Outdoors Radar (April, 2018)
Trip: Sandstone Way, UK
They say: Newcastle-based cycling holiday company, Saddle Skedaddle, is helping to ensure the long-term future of one of the country’s most popular cycling routes by donating a percentage of its sales to the maintenance and up-keep of the Sandstone Way in Northumberland.

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6 easy steps to bike pedalling technique supremacy, Red Bull (April, 2018)
They say: Hannah Reynolds is a Saddle Skedaddle guide, cycling author and journalist, and Barney Wainwright is a research fellow and applied sports scientist at Leeds Beckett University and the brains behind Wattbike's Pedalling Effectiveness Score. Here are their top tips to pedalling properly.

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The world’s best walking and cycling holidaysThe Times (March, 2018)
Trip: Alpine Adventure, Italy and France
They say: The Haute-Savoie Alps offer flowing forest trails, vertiginous ridges, dizzying passes - and likely no other cyclists in sigth. This week-long mountain-bike tour is the first in the region, hopping between a French gite, a mountain refuge and an Italian agriturismo to bag the best trails. Expect rollercoaster runs from mountain to meadow and one-hit descends of 3,300ft. You'll also conquer the 7,952ft Col Basset.

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Andrew Morton: Our honeymoon to stunning Cape Town, Daily Express (March, 2018)
Trip: Vienna to Budapest, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary
They say: Our last holiday, organised by Saddle Skedaddle, was cycling from Vienna to Budapest along the Danube. We saw storks nesting on top of telegraph poles, Esztergom’s magnificent cathedral and the dramatic Danube Bend. After five days in the saddle, a hot stone massage in the hotel spa and beers in one of the city’s ruin bars did the trick.

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How to make the most of this year's bank holidays, The Telegraph (March, 2018)
Trip: 
Hadrian's Cycleway, UK
They say: If you have the stamina, the second long May weekend should be lengthy enough for a ride along the UK’s finest reminder of the Roman Empire. Saddle Skedaddle sells a self-guided “Hadrian’s Cycleway” jaunt which follows the great wall east from Bowness to Tynemouth.

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Where to go in October for a two-week family holiday, The Times (February, 2018)
Trip: Classic Kerala, India
They say: Skedaddle has a two-week small-group itinerary that includes pedalling through tea and spice plantations, exploring the Periyar wildlife reserve, home to elephants, bison and tigers. Drifting on a rice barge through Kerala’s backwaters and relaxing on the white sands of Manari Beach.

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Great family adventures for Easter, The Times (February, 2018)
Trip: Magical Lake Bled, Slovenia
They say: The fairytale Lake Bled, flanked by the Julian Alps, makes a picturesque location for a family cycling break. Highlights include a visit to the medieval Bled Castle perched on a cliff overlooking a lake, a traditional Pletna boat ride over to Bled Island and a cable-car ride up Mount Vogel. If you tire of being in the saddle, exercise some different muscles with a row across the lake or a swim in the thermal spring pools. Stay at a family-friendly hotel.

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How to tackle the most beautiful cycling route in Italy, The Telegraph (February, 2018)
Trip: 
Via Francigena (Tuscany to Rome), Italy
They say: Completed in 2016 after a 10-year campaign of marking and mapping, the Via Francigena is the longest signposted cycle route in Italy. For an easier and more sociable holiday, I joined a guided group organised by the cycling tour operator Saddle Skedaddle, which has added the last 200 miles of the Via Francigena to its programme: a “leisure cycling” ride through the olive groves and vine-clad hills of fashionable Tuscany and Lazio. 

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Six unusual cycling holidays in Europe, The Times (February, 2018)
Trip: 
Capital to Coast, Slovenia
They say: From Saddle Skedaddle is an eight-day self-guided cycling tour that begins in Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital, and continues into Italy, passing Trieste on the way to the Slovenian coast. The route ends in Piran.

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Azores big ride: volcanic craters, tropical landscapes and beautiful roads, Cyclist Magazine (February, 2017)
Trip: Lost World of Sao Miguel, The Azores
They say: The exotic islands of the Azores have until recently been no more than a distant, pulsing blip on the radar of intrepid cyclists, a seductive siren call to uncharted adventures away from the more celebrated cycling terrain of continental Europe.

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25 invigorating fitness holidays to transform your 2018The Telegraph (January, 2018)
Trip: 
Giro d'Italia 2018 Special, Italy
They say: The Giro d’Italia – Italy’s Grand Tour bike race – returns to Sicily for three stages of its 101st edition in 2018, and Saddle Skedaddle’s guided road-cycling trip follows the action. Watch the pro riders pass and soak up the atmosphere while tackling some of the race sections yourself, including the ascent up Mount Etna.

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The world's greatest long weekends? 25 incredible microadventures, The Telegraph (January, 2018)
Trip: 
Hadrian's Cycleway, UK
They say: Cycling coast to coast is a classic UK challenge that can be made shorter and easier by picking the country’s narrowest bit. Hadrian’s Cycleway traces the northern boundary of old Britannia, following quiet roads and traffic-free paths to link the east and west ends of Hadrian’s Wall. Enjoy wild Pennine landscapes and Roman relics en route.

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20 of the best adventure travel challenges, The Guardian (January, 2018)
Trip: 
Spirit of Umbria, Italy
They say: Come on gang, you can do it! That will be the cry on Saddle Skedaddle’s new self-guided family foray into Umbria’s medieval and Roman towns, olive groves, vineyards and lush mountains. Traffic-free country lanes and cycle paths form the basis of the place-to-place route, there’s lots of sightseeing and even a pizza-making session along the way. Children must be able to cycle up to 24 miles, but there’s perennial bribe of pizza, pasta and gelato at every pitstop, and lots of swimming pool action at the 3-4 star hotels en route.

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Best adventure vacations for 2018, CNN Travel (January, 2018)
Trip: 
Fuji to Kyoto, Japan
They say: Rather than zipping straight to Kyoto from Tokyo in a matter of hours on the shinkansen high-speed train, intrepid travelers can saddle up and take the slow road on this 12-day trip. Following an e-bike tour of Tokyo, things take a more strenuous turn on a ride around Fuji Five Lakes, with Japan's most iconic mountain as a backdrop. The route also takes in traditional villages near Lake Biwa, before ending in the ancient capital of Kyoto, with its abundance of peaceful temples and traditional ryokan, or inns.

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The great escape: 13 last-minute winter sun holidaysThe Telegraph (January, 2018)
Trip:
 Emerald Mountains, Colombia
They say: There is no rule that a break in the Caribbean has to be all cocktails and indolence. Saddle Skedaddle has a 13-day “Emerald Mountains” guided cycle trip due to flirt with the north coast of Colombia from February 20.

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12 months of fitness holidays for 2018, The Guardian (January, 2018)
Trip: 
Appennini d'Abruzzo, Italy
They say: A new, eight-day road cycling tour from Saddle Skedaddle, this trip goes through Abruzzo, with its high mountain passes, deep gorges and four national parks. The route offers a serious workout, starting with a 2,600-metre ascent, with views of the snow-capped Monte Velino and Monte Sirente.

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52 amazing holidays to take in 2018, The Telegraph (January, 2018)
Trip: Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez, France
They say: The Tour de France will don Lycra once more between July 7 and 29 – but keen cyclists can pedal ahead of the professionals by riding some of the race’s grand peaks in June. Saddle Skedaddle has an eight-day “Mont Ventoux to Alpe D’Huez” guided jaunt scheduled for June 23-30 (with a second departure on August 18). The trip will, of course, ride the two mountain beasts in question (three weeks before the tour tackles the latter on July 19).

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The best 2018 holiday deals and January sales, The Guardian (January, 2018)
They say:
 The cycle-holiday specialist is running a January sale, with 5% off selected trips booked next month, including guided and self-guided holidays to destinations including Slovenia, Italy and the Azores.

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The Secret IslandCyclist Magazine (December, 2017)
Trip: Lost World of Sao Miguel, The Azores
They say: Hailed as 'the Hawaii of the Atlantic', the remote Portuguese archipelago of the Azores is a hidden treasure trove waiting to be discovered by cyclists.

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Enjoy a cycling safari in Swaziland, Cadence Magazine (October, 2017)
Trip: Swaziland, Africa
They say: This brand new cycling holiday in the small landlocked country of Swaziland follows quiet backroads and gentle off road trails to uncover the people, places and legendary wildlife of Southern Africa.

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Mountain biking Africa: a wild experience, The Orange County Register (October, 2017)
Trip: South Africa and Botswana, Africa
They say: Mountain biking in Africa isn’t really about biking. It’s about rolling mountains, cliffs of brown and tan, green valleys and crystal streams and lakes. And, oh yes, more than anything mountain biking in Africa is about wild creatures in the wild.

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10 incredibly stunning trips of a lifetimeMirror (August, 2017)
Trip: 
Lands End to John O'Groats, UK
They say: LEJOG, as it is colloquially known, is physically and mentally challenging, and done by tens of thousands of cyclists every year. Many do it for intensely personal reasons, from getting over a crisis to raising money for a loved one, and you only have to read the visitor’s book in the John O’Groats Tourist Office to get a sense of the achievement and the emotions involved.

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Coach Mag (August, 2017)
Granada to Seville, Spain
Sure, you’ve done Spain. But you’ve never done Spain like this. Prepare your Instagram account for a bashing as you take a leisurely ride through Andalucia’s trio of great cities – Granada, Seville and Córdoba – which all happen to be linked by a purpose-built cycle way that snakes through rolling sierras, olive groves and local tapas bars. This one’s nine days in total, a pretty relaxed two-out-of-five in the difficulty stakes, and hits daily distances of between 21km and 59km, which makes it perfect for the novice cyclist happy to break a sweat.

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The Guardian (June, 2017)
Granada to Seville, Spain
New for 2017 from cycle-travel specialist Skedaddle is this guided tour taking in three of Andalucía’s most exciting cities. The nine-day trip ties together Córdoba, the birthplace of flamenco; Granada, a city known for its fine architecture; and Seville, a buzzing destination with a rich culture and great tapas bars. The tour is at a “leisurely” pace – expect to travel between 21km and 59km each day – on a route that “meanders through craggy sierras, passing castle-topped villages”. Departs 9 October, avoiding the intense summer heat.

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Sunday Telegraph (June, 2017)
Lake District Introductory, UK
A chance for the uncertain or curious to sample the guided cycling experience as an appetiser – or just for the pleasure of an energetic weekend in the Lake District. After 90 miles (145km) and 6.500ft of ascent in two days, your body will know it’s done some work. 

La Via Claudia, Austria and Italy 
The Via Claudia is and old Roman trade route and modern cycling trail between southern Germany and northern Italy – crossing the Alps at a manageable altitude of 4,921ft. Roman remains are a less important part of the trip than the changing landscapes, culture and cuisine, from the Austrian Alps to the orchards and vineyards of South Tirol and Lake Garda.

Via Francigena (Tuscany to Rome), Italy
Follow the last 184 miles (300km) of the old pilgrimage route to Rome through the hills of Tuscany and Lazio, starting at San Gimignano and finishing at St Peter’s, with Siena, Lake Bolsena and many ups, downs, dirt tracks and gelati along the way.

Wine Country, Chile
With a relaxed cycling regime of 18 miles a day, frequent tasting visits and overnight stays in upscale winery hotels, this is a comfortable way for New World wine enthusiasts to enjoy Central Chile’s Colchugua Valley – “the new Napa” – between the coastal range and the foothills of the Andes.

Sacred Singletrack, Peru
Two weeks in Peru is just enough to take in the Sacred Valley’s Inca ruins, sample the Amazon rainforest and rarefied biking (largely downhill) in the high Andes around Cusco; and trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

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The Sunday People (May, 2017)
Northumberland Coast, UK
There is a combination of magnificent empty beaches and craggy aristocratic castles such as Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnwick, where many Harry Potter scenes were filmed. Then see the monastic retreat of Lindisfarne, whose access is governed by tides, and charismatic little fishing harbours like Craster. You can travel by car or train, but a bicycle will give you the full benefit. 

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The Telegraph (April, 2017)
Hadrian's Cycleway, UK
I had chosen to do the final stretch of the journey by bike with Newcastle-based Saddle Skedaddle, the first company to organise cycle tours along Hadrian’s Wall. We started near William Armstrong’s ingenious 1870s Swing Bridge, roughly on the site of Hadrian’s Bridge over the Tyne in the second century AD, pedalling east on a commendably flat path.

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The Times (March, 2017)
Coastal Adventurer, Southern Spain
The sea here will be warmer than in Cornwall in July, so watersports are on the cards. But don’t spend all your time on a surfboard. The Coastal Adventurer tour, from Skedaddle, explores coast and countryside via self-guided family-sized bike rides.

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The Telegraph (March, 2017)
Italian Dolomites, Italy
'Professional cycling is all about travel. We never stay in one place for long; the races make sure of that. It's all very much a blur - trying to remember where you are can, at times, be difficult, and after a while not much surprises you. That is until you find yourself in the Dolomites. Each time I've been there I've been taken aback by the sheer beauty of it all. There's nowhere like it in Europe. The Alps and the Pyrenees are impressive, of course, but the Dolomites are magisterial - a must-do for every cyclist at some point.' David Millar, former race professional. 

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The Times (February, 2017)
Hadrian's Wall cycling holidays , UK
Hadrian's Cavalry, a five-month exhibition along the length of Hadrian's Wall, opens on April 8. Full of original cavalry objects including ornate helmets, armour and weapons, it's a split between ten museums and attractions and one of the best ways to see it is on two wheels along Hadrian's Cycleway. Saddle Skedaddle has three, four or six-days family cycling holidays along Hadrian's Cycleway. All trips include accommodation, transfers and full tour service or detailed trip notes.

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Telegraph (February, 2017)
Provence (Bike and Barge), France
The Romans knew a good thing when they conquered it. So did a septet of 14th-century popes. And it’s not hard to see why: the patch of Provence around the lower Rhône river is delectable, from the flamingo-pinked wetlands of the Camargue to the medieval marvels of Avignon, with views across to cyclists’ nemesis Mont Ventoux. Saddle Skedaddle’s eight-day Aigues-Mortes to Avignon holiday explores the Camargue Natural Park, pretty villages of Les Alpilles, the magnificent Roman Pont du Gard, the palaces of Avignon and the pontiff-endorsed vineyards at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The pace is relaxed, with moderate mileages and floating accommodation aboard a converted traditional barge tracking the route upstream.
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Metro (February, 2017)
Granada to Seville, Spain
'Vias Verdes are disused spanish railway lines turned into leafy walking or cycling paths. Bike holiday specialist Saddle Skedaddle’s newest tours utilise these networks to link up andalucia’s holy trinity of beautiful cities. The trip starts in Granada, handsome below its mighty alhambra fortress, before pedalling off into a rural land of parched sierras, olive-oil farms and white-walled villages. Dinner on one of Cordoba’s famous patios is followed by rides across wheat fields en route to the Guadalquivir river. Last up is seville, its flamenco scene likely to rouse even the most saddle-sore hips.'

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The Times (January, 2017)
Granada to Seville, Spain
'Spain’s vias verdes are abandoned railway lines that are now cycle paths and, new for 2017, Skedaddle has a fantastic guided cycling tour along some of Andalusia’s finest. You’ll visit the beautiful sun-soaked cities of Granada, Cordoba and Seville, and pedal along the Via Verde del Aceite, past limestone cliffs and olive groves, and along the peaceful Guadalquivir valley. You’ll stay in small towns along the route and cycle between 21km and 59km each day.'

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The Times (January, 2017)
Sardinia Island Flavours, Italy
'Explore Sardinia’s southwest corner on this family-friendly holiday that takes guests from Nebida to Pula. The route passes through rolling vineyards, olive groves and oak-wooded valleys. The trip is guided, with about 20 miles of cycling each day, mainly on quiet lanes, with nights spent in small family-run hotels.'

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The Telegraph (November, 2016)
Bagan and Beyond, Burma
'Cycling specialist Saddle Skedaddle offers a cycling tour which provides deep insights into the culture. A 14-day Myanmar Cycling expedition meanders through the patchwork rice fields and swaying bamboo forests of Shan, the incense-scented cityscapes of both Yangon and Mandalay, and the goosebump-inducing temples of Bagan. But what will stick with you longest is the warm and profoundly spiritual people you’ll encounter along the way.'

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Sunday Mirror (November, 2016)
Hidden treasures of Laos, Laos
'Ride through lush countryside against a backdrop of bamboo forests, rice paddies and mountains on this exciting pedal-powered adventure.'

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Telegraph Travel (October 2016)
Cuban Wheels, Cuba
'For a sweaty adventure, get a bunch of friends to sign up for a group bike holiday in Cuba. With Saddle Skadaddle, options on the Caribbean’s largest island include Cuban Wheels, a week of gentle/moderate cycling (up to 45 miles a day) between the atmospheric towns of Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Trinidad and Cienfuegos in central Cuba, with time for sightseeing and the beach.'

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Guardian Travel (August 2016)
Atlas to Desert, Morocco
'An Olympics sport since 1996, mountain biking has long been a popular holiday activity. For those feeling inspired by the pros, who will be tackling steep drops and rough terrain on the Rio off-road course on 20-21 August, it’s easy to find affordable biking holidays. Experienced cycling-tour company Skedaddle runs plenty of mountain bike holidays, many in the UK. One of the stand-out trips, however, is a nine-day, vehicle-supported tour across the stunning Jebel Sirwa mountain range in Morocco, sleeping under the stars in the Sahara and camping with nomads in the mountains. The trip will take bikers past ancient kasbahs and traditional villages, with pit stops for mint teas and in the odd oasis to cool off in.'

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Liverpool Echo (July 2016)
Guilin & Guangxi, China
"What an epic trip it turned out to be, cycling in deepest rural China with the magnificent Karst mountains providing the back-drop to a memorable nine days in the saddle.'

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The Telegraph (June 2016)
Dolomites and Alps, Italy
“If you’ve never ridden a bike through the high mountains of northern Italy, first hauling yourself up and over a passo (start with Valparola and make your way over Fedaia and Gardena for outstanding views) and then enjoying the sweet reward of a sweeping descent through the forest, you’re missing a big section in your cycling palmares.”

- Simon Mottram, Founder of Rapha

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Women’s Fitness (June 2016)
St Malo to Nice, France

“Saddle Skedaddle’s 13-day St Malo to Nice challenge in France is the perfect slice of alone time if peaceful views and wine stops are your thing.”

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Sunday Mirror (June 2016)
Northumberland Coast, UK

“A cycling trip with (Saddle) Skedaddle starts in the village of Alnmouth, taking in the iconic Bamburgh Castle, featured in the recent film adaptation of Macbeth along the way, before finishing in Berwick-upon-Tweed, near the Scottish border.”

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The Telegraph (June 2016)
St Malo to Nice, France

“France is the spiritual home of cycling and what better way to explore it than on your own Tour de France. This 1,000-mile journey takes you from the Channel to the sunny Mediterranean. Choose to complete this challenge in 13, 16 or 21 days.” 

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The Telegraph (June 2016)
Vineyards and Views, Italy

“This trip will take you through some of the world’s most beautiful vineyards, past crumbling castles, hilltop hamlets and dense woods… Piedmont is renowned for truffles, Gianduia chocolates, cheese and fruit, so you will get to sample traditional dishes created from locally-grown produce.”

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The Telegraph (June 2016)
Wine Country, Chile

“Easy cycling, tastings and vineyard visits, overnights stays in colonial haciendas, on wine-producing estates and in the towns of Santa Cruz and San Fernando.”--

The Telegraph (June 2016)
Emerald Mountains, Colombia

“As well as fantastically beautiful and challenging climbs this tour will take you through coffee-growing regions and to the emerald waters of the Caribbean.”

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The Telegraph (June 2016)
Lake District, Chile & Argentina

“Saddle Skedaddle’s 15-day Chile and Argentina Lake District cycling holiday starts off on the shores of one of the largest lakes in South America - Lake Llanquihue – and then visits the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park before crossing into Argentina at Paso Cardenal Samore.”

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The Telegraph (June 2016)
Volcanoes and Valleys, Costa Rica

“You will go from volcano craters with views of both Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, through national parks with a chance to spot capuchin monkey and tapir, and enjoy some white-water rafting in this beautiful, wildlife-rich part of Central America.”

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The Mirror (May 2016)
Amsterdam to Bruges, Holland

“This gently paced route is great for less experienced cyclists and is led by a tour guide. During the week-long trip you will stay on a traditional Dutch barge, starting in Amsterdam and stopping at Antwerp, Ghent and Dordrecht before arriving in Bruges.”

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Coach (May 2016)
Sacred Singletrack, Peru

“The “Sacred Singletrack” tour of Peru would be an Instagrammer’s dream if you weren’t cycling too hard to stop and snap. If you collide with a llama while choosing a filter you’ve only got yourself to blame.”

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Financial Times (March 2016)
Emerald Mountains, Colombia

“Cycling takes you to parts of a country other trips rarely visit, such as Viani, our stop on the first night. I spent a lovely hour at sunset in the main plaza practising my Spanish on the steps of the church with the local children.

“By the end we were getting the hang of things, flying along beside the Colombian riders (the slower ones, at least), becoming part of the landscape rather than just outside observers, our colours mingling with everything else in this warm, joyous country.

“Cycling the Alto de Letras, reputedly the longest climb in the cycling world, is a matter of bloody-minded persistence.”

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The Independent (March 2016)
Southern Dalmatia, Croatia

“Europe's islands offer a fine setting for exploring on two wheels. Saddle Skedaddle has a new bike-and-boat holiday around Croatia's southern Dalmatian islands, where you sleep on a luxury yacht and hop off by day to pedal around the archipelago.”

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Qatar Airways inflight magazine (March 2016)
Desert, Coast and Mountains, Morocco

“If your family are fans of cycling, take a holiday on two wheels. Saddle Skedaddle offer cycling vacations for families, including guided trips across Morocco, where you can camp in the desert newar the High Atlas Mountains.”

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The Guardian (January 2016)
Tryolean Valleys, Austria

“With dramatic mountains all around, this self-guided cycling holiday with Saddle Skedaddle starting in Fügen (closest airport Innsbruck, 40 minutes’ drive) is along quiet cycle paths in the Tyrolean valleys.”

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The Independent (December 2015)
C2C, UK

“Cycling the road less pedalled is one of the most beautiful and leisurely ways to explore Britain. If the thought of a gruelling Lands' End to John O'Groats ride makes your thighs ache, try a shorter but no less epic bike tour across the width of England instead. Saddle Skedaddle will transport your things, put you up in bike-friendly B&Bs and even pack your lunches.”

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The Telegraph (December 2015)
Wine Country, Chile

“There’s nothing more exhilarating than a cycling holiday. It’s just you, your bike and the glorious landscape ahead… Saddle Skedaddle’s new 10-day Chile Wine Country tour cycles through the country’s wide-producing regions, with stays at selected vineyard-hotels.”

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The Telegraph (November 2015)
St Malo to Nice, France

“Two-wheeled obsessives Saddle Skedaddle run a regular ‘St Malo to Nice’ group jaunt - the most leisurely version of which takes three weeks to roll between Brittany and the Mediterranean.”

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AOL Travel (August 2015)
Coastal Adventurer, Spain

“Families can explore the beautiful shores of Andalucia's Costa de la Luz this autumn half term on a coastal adventure holiday. Start in the port town of Tarifa, enjoying the views across to Morocco while stopping for a dip in the sea along the way. Saddle Skedaddle’s eight-day guided trip takes in a traditional farm, whale watching and a ride up the La Pena Mountain for beautiful views of the coastline.”

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The Independent (August 2015)
Vineyards and Views, Italy

“Saddle Skedaddle has two new trips this year cycling through the vineyards of Italy and Portugal. The eight-day guided trip to Piedmont through medieval hamlets and the rolling landscape of this Unesco World Heritage-listed region pedals through the village of Barolo to visit Italy's innovative wine museum, WiMu.”

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Cycling Plus (July, 2015)
Lakes and Volcanoes, The Azores

“São Miguel proved to be an absolute revelation, quite simply a mind-blowing road cycling experience…Skedaddle’s holiday itinerary averages around 45 miles over six days. For a pure riding experience – strip away, say, the history involved in riding the Tourmalet for the first time – I might even have it at the top right now.”

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The Telegraph (June 2015)
Windmills and Beaches, Holland.

“Free from troublesome gradients, Holland is the perfect choice for family escapes by pedal power. Saddle Skedaddle runs a regular “Windmills & Golden Beaches” group excursion specifically aimed at travellers with children. It takes eight days to progress through North Holland, the peninsula and province that juts out above Amsterdam, ticking off the coastal hotspot of Hoorn, the port of Den Helder and Texel island, with its windswept dunes.”

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The Telegraph (May 2015)
Dordogne Discoveries, France.

“With its striking scenery and reliable weather, the Dordogne is a solid choice for a family bike escapade. Saddle Skedaddle sells a self-guided Dordogne Discoveries foray aimed at parents and children – a circular route in and out of the medieval town of Souillac which visits attention-grabbing places like Rocamadour (in its precarious clifftop position) and the 103m-deep Gouffre de Padirac chasm.”

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The Telegraph (April 2015)
Cuban Revolutions, Cuba.

“(Saddle Skedaddle’s) Cuban Revolutions cycle tour reaches parts of Cuba most bike spokes don’t cover. It includes the most exciting road in Cuba – the southern coastal route west of Santiago de Cuba, where the road is straitjacketed between the Sierra Maestra mountains and the wild Caribbean. The tour combines colonial cities with rural idylls, and offers nights in casas particulares (private B&Bs).”

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Irish Independant (April 2015)
Desert, Mountains & Coast, Morocco

“Cycling specialists Saddle Skedaddle’s Morocco Desrt, Coast and Mountains trip has a mix of activities, including mountain biking from a ski resort, zip lining, camping in the desert and surfing on the Atlantic coast, as well as the sights and sounds of exotic Marrakesh.”

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Metro (March 2015) 
Family Flavours, Sardinia

“If you’d rather not be stuck in a car, try Saddle Skedaddle’s new beach hopping cycle tour of Sardinia’s south coast. There will be picnics as well as recuperative gelatos and a visit to the islands of St Pietro and St Antioco…”

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Sunday People (March 2015)
The UK

“The Cumbrian town of Penrith is a brilliant base for cycling as it is close to some of Britain’s best scenery. The renowned (Saddle) Skedaddle company is all geared up to put you through your paces.”

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Mail on Sunday (February 2015)
Desert, Mountains & Coast, Morocco

“Saddle Skedaddle offers a guided family cycling holiday through the desert, coast and mountains of Morocco… Suitable for active children, the holiday starts in Marrakech.”

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The Times (February 2015)
Family Flavours, Sardinia

“Active families with children should love a guided cycling trip in Sardinia offered by Saddle Skedaddle. The eight-day breaks, taking in the beach at Portixeddu and the islands of San Pietri and Sant’ Antioco are based at two hotels on a half board basis...”

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The Guardian (January 2015)
General

“The options at Newcastle-based Saddle Skedaddle taking in not just Europe but Cuba, Japan, China and more. In Europe it offers leisure-based trips to countries including Denmark and Norway, but for the keen road cyclists it recommends Sardinia.”