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Cycling in Andalucia : Seville to Valencia, November 2023 Without enough to run this fabulous tour of ours this year we were approached by two intrepid adventurers who offered to ride it for us so we could give you another first hand account of what it's like to ride in this beautiful part of the world ... Over to Adam :) Day 1 We hit out early; leaving behind the buzz of Seville and with the sun on our back the hills started to increase from 'barely noticeable and rolling' to ‘slightly more significant’ taking us into the town of Ronda. Ronda is a remarkable old city known to be one of Spain’s most ancient and is set atop a deep gorge with the incredible Punta Nuevo bridge as the crossing between the new and old towns. A quick photo of the bridge and a cold drink and we were back on our way again. Through the latter half of the day we were treated to views of a huge reservoir, these are littered across the route that we would follow for the next few days.  W e finished t

Kicking Off 2024 with a BANG

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Excited to kick off 2024 with a bang … and a trek and a swim and a run … and I hope very soon, a hop back on the bike! Can you believe Strava says I RAN more than I cycled in 2023!!? I have clearly been working too hard in the van :( New Year Resolution is definitely to ride my bike more in 2024! New Zealand has been an absolute blast—hands down one of the coolest places I've ever visited.  The Queenstown backdrop will be etched in my memory forever! As we wrap up 2023, I’m delighted to say that the response to all of our tours at Wild Atlantic Cycling has been terrific and 2024 bookings are such that the majority are now guaranteed to run. Interest is pouring in! 🚴‍♂️  If you've been dreaming of joining one of our tours, now's the time to act!  Don't miss out on the adventure of a lifetime. 🌍 With 2 tours already over-subscribed in 2024 and a waiting list, the earlier you register your interest the quicker we can get another one slotted in the calendar fo

Winter Cycling Really Pays! Here Come Some Tips...

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So, you’ve a big summer of cycle tours and events to look forward to. Unfortunately it’s dark outside, it’s probably raining and it is most definitely cold. On top of that, winter roads, with their proclivity for mud, ice and salty, slushy water are no friends to your precious bike’s components. No one would blame you for giving the whole thing a swerve and hunkering down in the warm, biding your time until the weather and climate turn a whole lot more welcoming. However, there are, as it turns out, an absolute bevy of incentives to stick it out and keep up a strong cycling routine throughout this most unforgiving of seasons.  Why it Pays To Stay on Your Bike in Winter The first reason to forego couch for saddle this time of year is an obvious one; just as with any sport or pastime, taking several months off and expecting to hit the same levels when you start up again is simply not gonna happen. As less than ideal as the conditions undoubtedly are, your body will thank you come March t

Balkans on a Time Budget

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Balkans on a Time Budget! You no longer need a whole 18 days to join in on our Balkans Tour that goes all the way from Dubrovnik to Istanbul in 2024! We’ve broken it into 2 terrific tours within a tour for our AVID riders to enjoy. You can now opt to join us for just 6 days from Dubrovnik to Ohrid (the tougher section), or 11 days from Ohrid to Istanbul. Lake Ohrid in North Macedonia is the ideal place to start or end your ride (or have as a rest day if you are joining us for the duration). The airport is well serviced by the major airlines and the town itself sits in a beautiful location on the Lake itself. New 6-day tour in the Balkans! For the 'time poor' of you let me give you a taster of our 6 day tour. Arriving at the airport in Dubrovnik the nearby Cavtat makes an ideal seaside start to our journey. If you are not TOO time poor do try to arrive a few days before to acclimatise, swim a little and take a trip to the spectacular world heritage town of Dubrovnik. To

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Cyclist in Your Life

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Just one of the many wonderful things about having a cyclist in your life is never having to suffer through the old ‘they’re impossible to buy for’ dilemma come Christmas time! Whether you are looking strictly for stuffing fillers or are going for a more serious investment, the range of options out there is practically without end. Of course, too much choice can sometimes become a problem in itself. But never fear; we have scoured the internet and spoken with some of our most avid rider friends and whittled the whole thing down to a list of more manageable proportions.  Budget 1. Rapha Brevet Reflective Socks. £24 Getting socks for Christmas is about as traditional as turkey, tinsel and Tiny Tim. But as any rider will tell you, wearing high quality, cycling-specific socks can make the whole business a lot more comfortable, enjoyable and, if you choose the right pair, fashionable.  Our favourites are the Brevet Reflective from Rapha. Made from a blend of wool and PrimaLoft, a syntheti
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2023 Reflections 2023 was the first full year of our Portugal End to End on the N2 tour. What a success it was. Here we bring some photo highlights and more detail about each day's riding. With its mild climate, 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, Portugal is the perfect cycling holiday destination! This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes to pedal through. Tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make for a cycling tour to never forget! More About Our Portugal N2 Cycle Tour You will cycle the length of this wonderful country from north to south mainly on the popular N2 route - Europe's ‘Route 66’. Imagine cycling its rugged mountaintops, tranquil valleys and vineyards, all on one safe, smooth and quiet road with the support of an experienced crew. The Portugal End-to-End tour is a strenuous tour with some longer days in the saddle. The route h