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Cycling tours

Our verdict:

A cycling holiday is a great way to explore a destination, whether you’re a Tour de France enthusiast or seeking something more sedate on two wheels. Saddle Skedaddle’s UK and overseas tours range from relaxed country routes and short introductory breaks to rugged mountain biking, with room shares for those riding solo.

Recommended tour operator: Saddle Skedaddle

Saddle Skedaddle says

We are the world’s leading cycling holiday specialist and our team of experts are passionate about getting as many of you as possible pedalling the globe. With over 25 years of experience, we know what it takes to bring you an experience you’ll never forget.

  • expert-guided groups
  • popular with solos
  • room share option

There’s a huge variety of guided holidays in the UK, Europe and further afield, with something for everyone. We offer challenging road cycling and mountain biking holidays, to more gentle tours enabling you to explore the key cultural highlights of a destination.

Solo travellers are commonplace on our cycling tours and our twin room share scheme aims to encourage more solo travellers to join in the fun, at no extra cost (solo travellers looking for a room of their own can opt to pay a supplement).

Our guided tours are a fantastic way for solo travellers to meet new, like-minded folk (check out our dedicated blog 7 stages of a guided cycling holiday) and with our enthusiastic, friendly guides on hand too, you’ll have plenty of support to keep you motivated en route.

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what Yvonne, a solo traveller who joined our Coast and Castles trip, had to say: “I have had such a positive experience travelling alone on a Skeddadle holiday in the UK, that I am now keen to broaden my horizons a bit to European destinations. The service was exceptional – as a solo traveller I did not feel lonely or isolated for one second of the holiday.”  

For those looking to join their first ever cycling holiday, we have plenty of options to choose from. Take a look at our UK weekends for your chance to escape for a cheeky couple of days in the great outdoors. Or, if you’re keen to get away for a week we have plenty of options across Europe – popular destinations include Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Croatia.

For those eager to really get away, our long haul tours are for you. You’re really spoilt for choice, from vibrant culture in Cuba, to epic safari adventures in Swaziland and Borneo as well as ancient traditions in China and Japan.

Find out more about Skedaddle cycling breaks and our latest special offers.

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