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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...
 

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.”

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