Holidays
18 listed, in and around May 2019.
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  Italy - Sicily, volcanoes & ancient sites          2   
27th April 2019 (Sat) - 11th May 2019 : 15 days£1640
Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
Visit wonderful Sicily in the springtime and the famous ancient Greek site of Syracuse. Cycle up Mount Etna and climb its slopes to view the other-worldly volcanic landscape. Visit ancient Greek remains, purpose built baroque towns, an ancient necropolis and the wonderfully rugged Sicilian hinterland. Start/finish in Catania.
Leader: Greg Woodford Ref: 1902
 
  North Wales Mountain Biking          2+   3+ 
Please email the tour manager before completing a booking form.
2nd May 2019 (Thu) - 6th May 2019 : 5 days£215
Moderate + / Enthusiast + ABTOT   
Centre-based, Off-road  :  Hostel  :  Some meals
Four days of mountain biking based in the Conwy Valley. Mountain scenery and epic trail riding, with the emphasis on having a sociable few days away. Suitable for all who have a reasonable level of fitness, with leaders on hand to guide you on world-class off-road tracks.
Leader: Paul RogersRef: 1903
 
  Spain - El Comtat in Spring (Self-guided)          3   
4th May 2019 (Sat) - 11th May 2019 : 8 days£450
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1904
 
  Spain - End to End Biscay to Gibraltar          3   
7th May 2019 (Tue) - 26th May 2019 : 20 days£1850
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
An end to end tour exploring the huge diversity of Spain. Ferry Portsmouth/Santander to the finish point at the Rock of Gibraltar. Crossing the Picos de Europa into Castilla y León then Extremadura with a rest day in the UNESCO Heritage city of Cáceres and on into Andalucia. 1200km averaging 90kmpd, one rest day.
Leader: Julie & Nicholas HodgettsRef: 1905
 
  London & the River Thames          1   
8th May 2019 (Wed) - 13th May 2019 : 6 days£425
Easy ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Hotel  :  Half board
See the sights of London and cycle beside the River Thames. Royal Parks, Country Parks and Cycling Super Highways await you. Train, boat and cable car assisted. 4 fun filled cycling days, led by a Member of The Institute of Tourist Guiding. Up to 35mpd.
Leader: Bernie CurtisRef: 1906
 
  Scotland - North West & Orkney          3   
Please note: the return date is different to that in Cycle
8th May 2019 (Wed) - 18th May 2019 : 11 days£1170
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Some meals  :  Luggage transfer
Start in Inverness, cycle to Ullapool and then north following the coastline, then east round to Thurso. Ferry to Orkney, staying for 3 nights. Last night in a cabin on the ferry back to Aberdeen. Hotels with dinner included on 5 evenings.
Leader: Martin JamiesonRef: 1907
 
  France - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux          2+ 
10th May 2019 (Fri) - 19th May 2019 : 10 days£1180
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half-board  :  Carry own luggage
Leisurely spring tour through the flowery Mediterranean hinterland of vineyards and garrigue and wooded Cevennes, moving-on every other day with one 1-night stand. Optional rest days include the Gorges de l'Herault, a choice of Corniche des Cevennes or spectacular steam train ride and Ventoux summit or Gorges de la Nesque.
Leader: Sheila SimpsonRef: 1908
 
  Coast to Coast - St Bees to St Abbs          3   
11th May 2019 (Sat) - 18th May 2019 : 8 days£450
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Hotel, Hostel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Starting on the Cumbrian coastline at St Bees Head, travel across Hadrian's Wall and up into the Scottish Borderlands, through some magnificent country including the Cheviot Hills and the Pennines. 3 nights in one location allows for a visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne before moving on to St Abbs for the final night.
Leader: Gary CumminsRef: 1909
 
  Spain - El Comtat in Spring (Self-guided)          3   
11th May 2019 (Sat) - 18th May 2019 : 8 days£450
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1910
 
  Albania          2+ 
17th May 2019 (Fri) - 31st May 2019 : 15 days£ 1525
Moderate + ATOL   
Moving-on  :  Air  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Full vehicle support
In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Now is the time to visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and coastal scenery. Quiet roads and Heritage towns, rest days. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana (13 places) and land only (5 places, £1120).
Leader: John & Pat AshwellRef: 1912
 
  France - Manche to Med          2+ 
Please email the Tour Manager for further details
25th May 2019 (Sat) - 9th June 2019 : 16 days£1770
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Ferry, Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Classic ride from Caen to the Mediterranean, using the overnight ferry from Portsmouth, returning by Bike Bus from Montpellier. Moderate pace, 45-100kmpd (average 70). Rural route: Normandy, Loire, Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc. WW2 sites, chateaux, mediaeval towns, spectacular lakes and gorges. Family hotels. Suitable for moderately fit cyclists, most ages, one rest day.
Leader: Lynn BlandRef: 1914
 
   Yorkshire Dales          2+ 
31st May 2019 (Fri) - 3rd June 2019 : 4 days£170
Moderate + ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Hostel  :  B&B
Staying at Kirkby Stephen Hostel. 2 full day rides in the Howgills area. Visits to Tan Hill and Hawes plus an extra ride, weather permitting, up Great Dun Fell on the highest tarmac road in the British Isles.
Leader: Richard HakesRef: 1917
 
  Montenegro          3   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
31st May 2019 (Fri) - 11th June 2019 : 12 days£1200
Enthusiast ATOL   
Moving-on  :  Air  :  Hotel  :  Most meals  :  Full vehicle support
Europe’s newest country, although small, packs in an amazing variety of scenery. The route includes all of the highlights, including Kotor Bay, Lake Skadar, Tara Canyon, Dermitor National Park and the Piva River Canyon. Several demanding climbs but roads are generally in good condition. Start/finish in Shkodër, Northern Albania. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana.
Leader: Michael StainerRef: 1919
 
  Lands End to John O'Groats          3   
31st May 2019 (Fri) - 19th June 2019 : 20 days£2195
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Full vehicle support
Cycle from the bottom to the top of Great Britain. This very scenic tour uses mostly good quality hotels. With a longest day of 80 miles and many hills it is designed for the more experienced road cyclist.
Leader: Chris EllisonRef: 1918
 
  Italy - The Stunning Dolomites          2+ 
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
1st June 2019 (Sat) - 9th June 2019 : 9 days£950
Moderate + ABTOT   
Multi-centre  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
The Dolomites are indeed stunning with the pinkish hues of the unique rock formations visible from the high passes. The rides are amazing with long climbs over magnificent passes then sweeping down into the valleys. Start/finish in Bolzano with 2 nights at each hotel to allow a thorough exploration of many of the famous Dolomites passes and views.
Leader: Greg Woodford Ref: PT119
 
  Japan - North Onsen Explorer 1          3   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
1st June 2019 (Sat) - 15th June 2019 : 15 days£3,700
Enthusiast ATOL   
Moving-on  :  Air  :  Hotel, Hostel  :  Half board  :  Full vehicle support
Japan, the hidden secret of the east. Stay in traditional inns with hot springs to relax in after your ride. A beautiful country with paddy fields, fishing villages, mountains, temples, shrines, castles, amazingly healthy food and wonderful people and the bullet train. Fly Manchester or London Heathrow to Tokyo.
Leader: Richard DugdaleRef: PH695
 

 
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