10th February, 2015
And so we come to the final installment in this mini blog series where we have been excitedly unveiling for you our brand new cycling holidays and walking tours for 2015. We hope they have whet your appetite for some authentic travels by bike and on foot. We can't wait to share them with you all.
And so the final three:
1. Ireland cycling holiday
'A jolly around Connemara' is our first cycling holiday in Ireland. Despite the fact we've wanted to have a trip in Ireland for some time now, it's been a long time in the making, so we're really excited to be finally offering it this year. Putting together the final itinerary and selecting the photos for the holiday gallery was a delightful if painful process because I'm now absolutely chomping at the bit to do this tour. Some of the hotels are located in the most stunning settings, and the landscape sounds just fab: wild yet pristine sandy beaches, dramatic mountains and lush countryside. It's gentle cycling at its best.. short distances allowing you plenty of time to take a detour and stop for a cake whenever you fancy it, as well as a cycling-free day here and there so you can really kick back (or head off on your own steam and explore more of the beautiful Connemara region). How dreamy!
2. Hadrian's Wall walking holiday
This is a favourite route of walking enthusiasts in Britain, and it's not hard to see why. Follow this World Heritage walk alongside Europe's largest surviving Roman monument, and discover history by the bucketload. This 8 night trip traverses some of Britain's most ruggedly beautiful landscape. Soak up the views, marvel at Roman Ruins and discover details of life from two thousand years ago. There's also a chance to explore Newcastle, a cultural hotspot in the North of England, full of interesting things to see and do. The perfect combination of countryside and cityscape. We can't recommend it enough!
3. 'Alice in Wonderland' cycling holiday
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ this year and discover the key places that inspired the book on this leisurely cycling trip based in Oxford. This is great one for the family - a two night tour with both classic and luxury hotel options, including traffic-free riverside cycling and Oxford exploring on foot. You choose from either a guided or self-guided itinerary. We can even arrange for a Mad Hatter's tea party on arrival day if you'd like one. More details here.