The Top 10 Intrepid Cycling holidays for 2018
Keen on bikes? Want to go cycling with a partner or family against a more exotic backdrop than you’re used to? Perhaps you’re considering going on your first cycling holiday? Aspen Travel offer an enormous range of cycling breaks via award winning and internationally respected tour operator Intrepid Travel.
This time next week, you could be biking across the Atlas Mountains, feeling the heat of the Sahara below you, cycling past the Geishas of the Gion district in Kyoto, Japan, or finding out how it feels when your tyres skid against leaves on the South American rainforest floor.
The Top Intrepid Cycling Tours
Cycle through the bustling bazaars of Tehran, dusty Persian ruins, the exquisite gardens of Kashan and discover the ancient city of Persepolis. You’ll travel across the desert and visit some of the country’s most impressive mosques.
French Alpes: Ever fancied taking part in the Tour De France? On this holiday, you can at least do part of the same route and see what Tour de France cyclists see (although, you’ll have more time on your hands to take in the sights!) You’ll experience the beauty of the Lacets de Montvernier and 21 hairpins of Alpe d’Huez. Cycling along high mountain routes, you’ll be travelling from hotel to hotel.
Your trip will begin in Hanoi, where you’ll take two wheels around the stunning Hoan Kiem lake, before heading out to Ho Chi Minh. You’ll stay in a house on stilts in Mai Chau and cross paddy fields to get there. When you hit the Nha Trang coastline, you’ll be rewarded with tremendous views of the blue, sparkling ocean below.
Feel like taking in the relaxing spirit of Cuba, by swimming in the clear waters of the Cayo Jutias’, wildlife spotting in the Valley of Soroa and finding out about the history of the Cuban Revolution along the way, not to mention sampling some fine rum and cigars? Then a trip to Cuba, taking in Havana and Vinales, could well be ideal for you.
Imagine cycling through the plains of the Serengeti and spotting the Big 5 along the way! This Tanzanian adventure will take you deep into the National Park and next to the Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll experience Maasai culture and the Great Rift Valley, with misty volcanic peaks as your backdrop.
Can there be anything more exhilarating that ascending the lofty peaks of an ancient Incan citadel? This tour will take you to Macchu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
Intrepid tours offer several cycling tours around India, but this trip around Kerala is our favourite. You’ll have the opportunity to visit beautiful Hindu temples and picturesque mosques as you make your way along the coastal path beside the Arabian Sea. Discover coconut infused seafood and the breathtaking forests of the Western Ghats.
South Africa is quite unlike anywhere else on Earth. You’ll visit the cities and the nature reserves, where there’s a good chance of seeing some of the most majestic and elusive creatures on the planet, in their own natural habitats. Taste wine in the thriving Stellenbosch region and cycle under the infamous Table Mountain. You’ll see coastal roads and huge swathes of landscape that will blow your mind!
With an estimated distance of between 6 and 50 miles a day, you’ll take in the heady sights of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. You’ll see palaces, museums and gardens as well as follow wild rivers, try exotic street food and enjoy puppet performances.
This is one of the most exciting global destinations of the moment. With its hilly interior and sandy beaches, you’ll visit exquisite temples and relics, as well as enjoy delicious seafood dishes and the freshest cup of tea you’ll ever have! Elephants and leopards are just a couple of the species you can hope to see here.
Travelling through Europe with Intrepid
There are plenty of European tours with Intrepid, so you don’t have to go long haul, if you don’t want to do that. Among the most popular European cycling holidays are those through Croatia, Andalucia, Tuscany and along the romantic Danube into Eastern Europe.
Wherever you fancy discovering with your bike, Lowcostdeals can help make your dream cycling holiday a reality. We are a close booking partner of Intrepid Tours, have access to their large range of itineraries and can advise on which destinations will be pleasurable at different times of the year to give you a better idea of which weather you can expect during the dates you want to travel. Please get in touch via 0845 528 0096 to ask all your cycling holiday questions and begin the booking process.