With London 2012 boosting bike sales cross the UK by 14.7% and with the announcement of the Tour de France starting in the Yorkshire in 2014, Brits all over the country - inspired by the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton - are jumping back on the saddle.
Solo travel but never alone.... sounds a bit of an oxymoron but tour operators are reporting up to a 29% increase in solo travellers compared to the year before. More people than ever are opting for guided tours catering for solo travellers who are looking for a shared adventure with like minded travelers.
Team GB’s success at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics along with Bradley Wiggins becoming the first Brit to win the Tour de France has inspired cycling enthusiast Roy Griffiths to start up a new cycling business.
An innovative approach to self-guided cycling holidays in Cyprus using GPS for easy route finding, together with easy to follow route guides detailing special points of interest.
Three new destinations – Turkey, Cyprus and Sardinia – together with new itineraries in Austria and Italy have been added to HF Holidays’ UK and European cycling programme for 2013.
About thirty adventurers took part in the first edition of the Madrid-Lisbon mountain bike tour (Madrid-Lisbon MTBike): some rode the week the tour crossed Spain, others rode a few stages in Portugal.
This summer saw a frenzy of cycling action as the Brits lead the way in the Olympics and Tour de France. This new found energy for cycling has seen a recent surge in popularity and demand for more exciting cycling holidays.
Now the Olympics are over, it doesn't mean sport has to end. Grab your passport and jet off to continue your 2012 sporting year with a trip to the Great Lakes.
The Camino arguably has the most beautiful landscapes, stunning mountain scenes, amazing historic sites, preserved traditions and of course, great food.
Queenstown is about to step up a gear as a ‘must visit’ international biking destination when a new network of trails launches next month.
If Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton have inspired you to get back in the saddle or you are simply yearning to rekindle the exhilaration of pedal power combined with a few days away then the brand new ‘Get On Your Bike Break’, at Armathwaite Hall Country House and Spa could be just what you are looking for.
Reeling from Bradley Wiggins' victory in the Tour de France and the British haul of cycling medals at the Olympics, cycling is a national sensation - there's never been a better time to jump on your bike.
According to HF Holidays the recent success of our cycling heroes has triggered a boost in its European cycling holidays with options including guided tours, self-guided tours, family cycling, ‘Bike & Boat’ and ‘Relax & Cycle’ combinations.
Adventure tourism and sustainability aren't the first words that usually spring to mind at the mention of Mexico, but on this trail-blazing mountain bike tour in Oaxaca you'll discover a whole new side to the Mexico you thought you knew.
Mountain biking at a height of 3,900m, in the Kali Gandaki Valley of Nepal, you're still dwarfed by the massive bulk of the Himalayas towering over you; watching, waiting.
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