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It’s that time of year again where we start to make bold claims about the year ahead and how we will, of course, eat less, drink less and really make the most of that new gym membership.
If, however, you want to set yourself some targets without having to give up too much of the good stuff a cycling challenge is a good way to go. Whatever your personal target, these trips are sure to provide you with the motivation you need to get onto two wheels in the depths of winter.
An adventure of a lifetime as a reward for all your hard work? Not a bad trade-off and that 11am reward of a piece of cake after your training ride is positively encouraged!
FOR THE SERIOUS ADVENTURER
Trips to truly take you away from it all and really get off the beaten track.
Manali to Leh Ride
Camp and cycle amongst 6 spectacular Himalayan passes, the home of Tibetan Buddhism.
Take me there: Himalaya trips
Cycle through the heartland of the world’s fourth largest island; wide roads and dramatic scenery make for a cycling adventure like no other.
Take me there: Madagascar trips
FOR THE STATEMENT-MAKERS
Bragging rights involving two wheels? Look no further!
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride
A traverse across two distinctly different states crossing the entire width of South India.
Take me there: Cycling trips in India
Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama
Tick three countries off your list in just two weeks, quite the challenge!
Take me there: Central America trips
FOR THE FOODIES
Where the dish of the day is arguably as important as the kilometres covered.
Cycling Puglia & Matera – Premium
Explore the winding backroads of the heel of Italy. A trip bursting with culture and gastronomic delights at every turn.
Take me there: Cycling in Italy
Tuscany: Cycle Sienna & Chianti
Pedal through the most famous wine-making region in Italy, pausing for tasting and wine sampling.
Take me there: Tuscany trips
FOR THE CULTURE-VULTURES
Historic cities and ancient monuments, all best explored with pedal power and a thirst for knowledge.
Cycle the Baltics
A journey of fairy-tale architectural proportions as Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius conjure images of cities rich in history and culture.
Take me there: Cycle the Baltics
Burma by Bike
Sedate traditional villages, temples as far as the eye can see and an encounter with a Buddha larger than the Empire State Building; this trip cannot fail to impress those with an inquisitive mind.
Take a look at these cycling challenges in more detail below.