As the UK awaits with bated breath to see whether there will be another British cycling hero in the Tour de France, Global Adventure Challenges, the charity challenge organiser, announces that this year - the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France – the number of people signing up to charity bike ride challenges has doubled with a staggering 303% increase in the number of women.
For a leisurely tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands of a different kind, Clos Malverne Wine Estate now saddles up exhilarating eco-biking safaris for enthusiasts to explore, experience and enjoy the splendour of the picturesque Devon Valley off the beaten track.
There was a time when the end of August signalled the end of summer. That is no longer the case. September has emerged as one of the best months of the year to go on holiday, a last summer fling before the leaves start falling and the nights draw in.
Cycling is back in the spotlight as the 100th Tour de France starts next weekend, with Mark Cavendish and Chris Frome chasing glory.
Experience the breathtaking thrill of the infamous Tour de France in person with Eurocamp and head to Brittany.
The increased popularity of cycling tours among the over 50s is bringing a tourism boost to Alpine areas traditionally popular as stay-put ‘Lakes & Mountains’ destinations a generation ago.
James Dealtry, cycling enthusiast and owner of L’Ancienne Poste, a luxurious mountain lodge in the village of Avajan in the French Pyrenees, has created a unique ‘Tour de France’ trip for 2013, with the riders going virtually past the front door.
For a family-friendly adventure this May half-term, HF Holidays suggests pedalling at your own unhurried pace through picturesque countryside past historical sights, exploring a new culture and country.
Cycling has hit the big time with the British population, with bike sales leaping into the stratosphere and a new phenomenon of Lycra clad individuals hitting the roads each weekend.
Unique pleasure and pedal packages have been created for those visiting the Lake District in spring and summer 2013 by idyllic lake cruise company, Ullswater ‘Steamers’.
Cycling and Alta Badia go together like Schüttelbrot and cheese. There is nothing quite as harmonious and rewarding as a summer’s day bike ride through the heart of the spectacular South Tyrolean Dolomites.
Now featuring over 200 cycling tours across Europe, Freedom Treks has continued to respond to the increased demand for holidays, allowing travellers to discover la Dolce Vita at their own pace.
Last year was a momentous one in a year of so many sports but it was perhaps cycling that surpassed expectations more than any other.
Once Easter weekend has passed and the clocks move forward an hour, the longer evenings bring a renewed sense of energy and motivation to holiday plans.
Nothing has so energised our passion for two wheels as much as the triumph of cycling stars Sir Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins, who astounded us all in the Olympics and Tour de France.
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