Iconic Journeys: The ultimate place-to-place challenge

As far as a cycling challenge goes, our long distance iconic journeys offer some of the most rewarding experiences in our range…

Alongside ticking off more kilometres than any other holiday in our range, on a range of spectacular roads, here are a few other benefits of joining an iconic journey in 2018:

1. You experience a genuine sense of journey
Whether taking on the world famous LEJOG or sampling our French, Italian and Spanish end to end routes, all offer the chance to see everything from rural communities and remote mountain villages, to some of the world’s most impressive cities.

2. You’ll really feel the changing regions
From incredibly varied terrain to legendary lunches loaded with local delicacies and fascinating changes to the accents and dialects of the locals you’ll meet along the way, the route will continue to evolve and inspire as you make your way onwards.

3. A very different sense of achievement to conquering a climb
Travelling across a country is a totally unique experience, one quite different to the highs felt conquering a challenging mountain road. Think of it as your own personal Grand Tour…but at a more enjoyable pace.

Keen to join us in 2018?
Choose from the classic LEJOG journey in the UK, or try our other popular options: St Malo to NiceDel Norte al Surand the Grand Traverse. Keep your eyes peeled for an exciting new journey in France, launching in 2018! More information coming soon…

Experience the best bits of Cuba by bike

To the first-time visitor of Cuba, preconceptions are likely to be 1950s American cars, fading grandeur, photogenic old ladies with wrinkles and a huge cigar, alongside the strains of Buena Vista Social Club wafting through open windows. As preconceptions go, they’re not far wrong. They’re only a tiny part of what you’ll experience when you visit by bike though…

But don’t take our word for it…

One of the best holidays of my life (and I’m aged 60!) A real adventure spent among like-minded people in a beautiful country. Skedaddle did their utmost to provide the best of what was available. Thank you!” Catherine, West Yorkshire

A great itinerary and every day we did something new and found something different and special. I feel I have a good insight into the country and sampled many different aspects.” Anne, Cambridge

We have done several cycling trips in various countries and this is definitely one of the best, if not the very best. This route was extremely well planned out to give a variety of scenery and to see most of the best tourist sights.” Fiona, Inverness

All aboard! Secure your 2018 bike and boat adventure

With 2018 bike and boat dates now live on our website, we wanted to celebrate one of the most popular types of tour in our range…

Bask in glorious Croatian sunshine on the top deck of a yacht or take in the magic of Venice on your very own floating home…whatever the journey, a bike and boat holiday promises a totally unique way to enjoy a destination, alongside all the usual cycling fun too! Here are 3 experiences to try next year…

1. Best for: Your chance to see Holland in full bloom | Trip: Tulip Tour, Holland
We say: Arguably the best time to explore this country is when its famed tulips are bursting with vibrant colour! Be warned, this only lasts for a short time and is guaranteed to sell out too.

2. Best for: A journey exploring one of Italy’s most romantic regions | Trip: Mantova to Venice, Italy
We say: Your chance to go beyond the jewel of Northern Italy and see the lesser visited renaissance and natural wonders that can also be found here.

3. Best for: An island hopping adventure exploring the azure Adriatic | Trip: Southern Dalmatia, Croatia
We say: Escape the mainland and head out to Croatia’s gorgeous islands for the chance to sample your very own slice of paradise!

Looking for more holiday options? Take a look at our full range of bike and boat tours here.

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