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Sri Lanka - North to South

9th February 2020 (18 days)

Sri Lanka - North to South is fully booked Sri Lanka - North to South

Recognised by Lonely Planet in 2012 as their top holiday destination, Sri Lanka certainly packs in a lot of interest for the cycle tourist. This new end-to-end tour has been designed to show this diversity and take in many of the country’s main highlights.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Julie & Nic Hodgetts

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,250

Grade
Challenging

Vietnam - Northern Tribal Provinces (with flight)

An adventurous, moving-on tour through the northern provinces of Vietnam. Superb karstic scenery,  gorges, rice paddies, ethnic tribal groups, colourful markets and one night at World Heritage Ha Long Bay. Luggage transfer and vehicle support.  All meals provided on cycling days. Fly London Heathrow/Hanoi via Bangkok.

Places for a female to share (due to a cancellation)

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Places Available


£2,600

Grade
Challenging

Vietnam - Northern Tribal Provinces (Land only) is fully booked Vietnam - Northern Tribal Provinces (Land only)

An adventurous, moving-on tour through the northern provinces of Vietnam. Superb karstic scenery,  gorges, rice paddies, ethnic tribal groups, colourful markets and one night at World Heritage Ha Long Bay. Luggage transfer and vehicle support.  All meals provided on cycling days. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,615

Grade
Challenging

Morocco - A Spring adventure

26th March 2020 (8 days)

Morocco -  A Spring adventure

This fully supported Spring tour starts in the vibrant walled town of Taroudant then takes us through the stunning Anti-Atlas Mountains with their fabulous moonscape views. The quiet Atlas roads snake through the mountains with long winding climbs dotted with small rural villages and welcoming people.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
David Goodworth

Booking Status
Places Available


£890

Grade
Challenging

Etape du Dales

24th April 2020 (4 days)

Etape du Dales is fully booked Etape du Dales

Based at Hawes and riding the classic Etape du Dales sportive over 2 days. Famous Yorkshire Dales climbs, spectacular scenery and plenty of good cafes. Suitable for riders with a good level of fitness who enjoy hilly terrain.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Lynn Bland

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£180

Grade
Challenging

Albania (with flight)

15th May 2020 (15 days)

Albania (with flight) is fully booked Albania (with flight)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Now is the time to visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and coastal scenery. Quiet roads and Heritage towns. Fully supported tour. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,525

Grade
Challenging

Albania (land only)

15th May 2020 (15 days)

Albania (land only) is fully booked Albania (land only)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Now is the time to visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and coastal scenery. Quiet roads and Heritage towns. Fully supported tour. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,120

Grade
Challenging

Scotland - Orkney & Shetland

16th May 2020 (13 days)

Scotland - Orkney & Shetland

Ferry from Aberdeen to Orkney for three nights, with a visit to the Italian Chapel. Then the overnight ferry to Shetland for a week cycling the length of the Shetland Islands including a visit to Mousa broch, the tallest broch in Europe, before returing overnight to Aberdeen. Hotels with breakfast included. Luggage transfer.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Martin Jamieson

Booking Status
Places Available


£1,385

Grade
Challenging

Spain - El Comtat in Spring (Self-guided)

Centre-based holiday staying in the County Town of Cocentaina in the Sierra Mariola. Cycle deep into the Sierra Aitana, journeying along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Marjorie South

Booking Status
Places Available


£450

Grade
Challenging

France - Manche to Med

16th May 2020 (17 days)

France - Manche to Med

Classic ride from Caen to the Mediterranean, using the overnight ferry from Portsmouth, returning by Bike Bus from Montpellier. Moderate pace, 45-102kmpd (average 74km). Rural route: Normandy, Loire, Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc. WW2 sites, châteaux, medieval towns, spectacular lakes and gorges. Family hotels. Suitable for regular fit cyclists.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
David Dunkling

Booking Status
Places Available


£1,795

Grade
Challenging

Italy - Nove Colli & Apennines

19th May 2020 (8 days)

Italy - Nove Colli & Apennines

A centre-based holiday staying at the Hotel Fedora, a cyclists hotel in Riccione. Daily led routes into the Apennines, see the Carpegna classic climb that Marco Pantani trained on and the historic towns of Gradara and Urbino. Free entry to the world renowned Nove Colli Grandfondo sportive.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Greg Woodford

Booking Status
Places Available


£725

Grade
Challenging

France - Haute Provence

23rd May 2020 (10 days)

France - Haute Provence

The hills of the Baronnies and the plain of the Rhone offer quiet roads, beautiful scenery, orchards, vineyards and olive groves, gorges, cols and Mont Ventoux. A popular fixed-centre tour in a pleasant hotel. Choice of short or long rides or rest days with support on the longer rides.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Chris Ellison

Booking Status
Places Available


£1,089

Grade
Challenging

Spain - Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Alcaraz

A classic tour of eastern Spain's remote mountains. Ride along quiet country roads through stunning scenery: towering crags, deep gorges, shady forests, hilltop villages and imposing castles with coach transfer from/to the airport. Family-run hotel accommodation. 30-85 kmpd, with six two-night stays allowing several unladen day rides. Fly Birmingham/Murcia.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Tony Gore

Booking Status
Places Available


£1,500

Grade
Challenging

Norwegian Fjords

5th June 2020 (14 days)

Norwegian Fjords

A back to basics tour staying in Youth Hostels, chalets and hotels with breakfast and dinner included, carrying your own luggage in your panniers or saddlebag. One night on the coastal steamer Hurtigruten. Staying 2 nights at several locations. Start/finish in Bergen.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Brian P Curtis

Booking Status
Places Available


£1,146

Grade
Challenging

Albania (with flight)

12th June 2020 (15 days)

Albania (with flight) is fully booked Albania (with flight)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Now is the time to visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and coastal scenery. Quiet roads and Heritage towns. Fully supported tour. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,440

Grade
Challenging

Albania (land only)

12th June 2020 (15 days)

Albania (land only) is fully booked Albania (land only)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Now is the time to visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and coastal scenery. Quiet roads and Heritage towns. Fully supported tour. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,165

Grade
Challenging

Wales - Coed y Brenin MTB

17th June 2020 (5 days)

Wales - Coed y Brenin MTB is fully booked Wales - Coed y Brenin MTB

Based at a guesthouse close to the Coed-y-Brenin MTB centre in mid-Wales. Opportunities to ride not just the world class forest trails directly from the guesthouse, but some longer XC routes in the surrounding area. All meals are included.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Paul Rogers

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£330

Grade
Challenging

Austria - Lakes & Mountains

20th June 2020 (8 days)

Austria - Lakes & Mountains is fully booked Austria - Lakes & Mountains

Based at a 4-star hotel in the beautiful Salzkammergut region of Austria, about 22km from Salzburg. The hotel is completely geared up for active holidays. Lakes, mountains, cycle paths, a spa, swimming pool and free laundry service for your bike kit all make for a perfect week's break. Bikes are available for hire (cost not included). 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Lynn Bland

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,150

Grade
Challenging

Scotland - Outer Hebrides & St Kilda

30th June 2020 (10 days)

Scotland - Outer Hebrides & St Kilda

Starting from Oban and travelling the length of the Outer Hebrides before returning to Inverness via Ullapool. Includes a boat trip to St Kilda and visits to the Callanish standing stones and Gearrannan blackhouse village. Mainly hotels with breakfasts and one dinner included with luggage transferred.
For those not wishing to visit St Kilda, the tour price will be reduced by £235.

 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Martin Jamieson

Booking Status
Places Available


£1,331

Grade
Challenging

Isle of Man

11th July 2020 (7 days)

Isle of Man is fully booked Isle of Man

An unspoilt coastline, remote hills, valleys and moorland as well as quiet roads make this an ideal cycling destination. Explore the wide variety of scenery on rides of 40 to 53 miles per day to all parts of the island. One rest day. Based in a comfortable 3-star family run hotel on the promenade in Douglas. Ferry Liverpool/Douglas.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Michael Stainer

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£495

Grade
Challenging

Montenegro

28th August 2020 (12 days)

Montenegro is fully booked Montenegro

Montenegro is one of Europe’s newest countries and, although small, it packs in a large variety of scenery. The route visits all of the country's highlights including Kotor Bay, Lake Skadar, the Tara Canyon, Durmitor National Park, Lovčen National Park and the Piva River Canyon. There are several demanding ascents and long descents. The tour starts and ends in Shkodër, Northern Albania. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Michael Stainer

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,415

Grade
Challenging

Montenegro (Land Only)

28th August 2020 (12 days)

Montenegro (Land Only) is fully booked Montenegro (Land Only)

Montenegro is one of Europe’s newest countries and, although small, it packs in a large variety of scenery. The route visits all of the country's highlights including Kotor Bay, Lake Skadar, the Tara Canyon, Durmitor National Park, Lovčen National Park and the Piva River Canyon. There are several demanding ascents and long descents. The tour starts and ends in Shkodër, Northern Albania.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Michael Stainer

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,110

Grade
Challenging

Land's End to John O'Groats

4th September 2020 (20 days)

Land's End to John O'Groats

Cycle supported from the bottom to the top of Great Britain. This very scenic tour uses mostly good quality hotels. With a longest day of 82 miles and many hills it is designed for the more experienced road cyclist.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Chris Ellison

Booking Status
Places Available


£2,250

Grade
Challenging

France - Corbieres & Eastern Pyrenees

5th September 2020 (15 days)

France - Corbieres & Eastern Pyrenees

A moving-on tour from the Corbières with their impressively sited Cathare castles, the lower slopes carpeted with vines set amongst limestone hills and gorges, to the more challenging terrain of the Eastern Pyrénées. Return through the Western Corbières and the Minervois.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Peter England

Booking Status
Places Available


£1,400

Grade
Challenging

Scotland - NE & Cairngorms

5th September 2020 (9 days)

Scotland - NE & Cairngorms

Start and finish in Dundee. Cycle through Scotland's often overlooked northeast. Spectacular scenery, verdant countryside, quiet roads, a visit to Findhorn Ecovillage plus unforgettable climbs into the Cairngorm ski areas. See distilleries, possibly red squirrels, very small towns and the north sea coast. Hotel, guesthouse and hostel accommodation.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Gary Cummins

Booking Status
Places Available


£570

Grade
Challenging

Spain - El Comtat (Self-guided)

5th September 2020 (8 days)

Spain - El Comtat (Self-guided)

Centre-based holiday staying in the County Town of Cocentaina in the Sierra Mariola. Cycle deep into the Sierra Aitana, journeying along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Marjorie South

Booking Status
Places Available


£450

Grade
Challenging

Albania - Accursed Mountains (with flight)

11th September 2020 (15 days)

Albania - Accursed Mountains (with flight) is fully booked Albania - Accursed Mountains (with flight)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and World Heritage towns. Suitable for fit cyclists able to cycle up to 90km. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,660

Grade
Challenging

Albania - Accursed Mountains (land only)

11th September 2020 (15 days)

Albania - Accursed Mountains (land only) is fully booked Albania - Accursed Mountains (land only)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and World Heritage towns. Suitable for fit cyclists able to cycle up to 90km.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked


£1,250

Grade
Challenging

Spain - El Comtat (Self-guided)

12th September 2020 (8 days)

Spain - El Comtat (Self-guided)

Centre-based holiday staying in the County Town of Cocentaina in the Sierra Mariola. Cycle deep into the Sierra Aitana, journeying along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Marjorie South

Booking Status
Places Available


£450

Grade
Challenging

China - Guangxi Province and Beijing

13th October 2020 (15 days)

China - Guangxi Province and Beijing

Guangxi Province is a land of exquisite landscapes with natural and man-made wonders. Stunning karst rock, terraced rice paddies, tea plantations and cormorant fishermen. An area with a large population of ethnic minorities. Ending in Beijing with a visit to the Great Wall. Fly Manchester or London Heathrow to Guilin, return from Beijing. 

Please note that the dates and price shown are provisional

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Richard Dugdale

Booking Status
Enquiries Only


£3,500

Grade
Challenging

Taiwan South to North (With Flight)

2nd November 2020 (16 days)

Taiwan South to North (With Flight)

Taiwan offers the opportunity to ride stunning and challenging routes in one of the most beautiful corners of the world. Its mountain ranges, rolling paddy fields, ocean roads, modern cycle lanes and world-famous cuisine providing the perfect blend of safety, comfort and adventure making it ideal to explore by bike. Fly Birmingham/Taipei via Dubai.

Please note that the dates and prices shown are provisional

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Julie & Nic Hodgetts

Booking Status
Enquiries Only


£2,950

Grade
Challenging

Taiwan South to North (Land Only)

3rd November 2020 (14 days)

Taiwan South to North (Land Only)

Taiwan offers the opportunity to ride stunning and challenging routes in one of the most beautiful corners of the world. Its mountain ranges, rolling paddy fields, ocean roads, modern cycle lanes and world-famous cuisine providing the perfect blend of safety, comfort and adventure making it ideal to explore by bike.

Please note that the dates and prices shown are provisional

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Julie & Nic Hodgetts

Booking Status
Enquiries Only


£2,350

Grade
Challenging