Big rewards await those keen to ride the mountains…
For those Roadies who are eager to set their sights high this year, here is our low-down on some of our favourite European Mountain Challenge holidays:
Best for: A great introduction to the world of mountain climbing
Recommended Trip: Classic Alpine Passes Intro, France
You say: ‘Each day provides a challenge going up and down. I felt I learned a lot on ascending and particularly descending from the help received by the 3 Skedaddle guides.’ Pamela, Newcastle
Best for: Conquering mountain stage highlights of the Giro d’Italia
Trip: Italian Dolomites, Italy
We say: ‘The Dolomites showcase some of the most thrilling riding you’ll encounter and without a doubt provide legendary climbs with equally magnificent views.’Naomi, Italian Head Honcho.
Best for: Ticking off legendary Tour de France challenges daily
Trip: Raid Alpine, France
You say: ‘This trip was way above my expectations. The route was spectacular, the guides were professional and the logistics were handled impeccably. The choice of accommodation was excellent each night.’ Peter, Glasgow
Best for: Taking on one of the most demanding climbs in professional road cycling.
Trip: Vuelta Classics, Spain
We say: ‘As far as climbs go, the Angrilu is up there as one of the more memorable! This is a journey packed full of dramatic experiences and sees you exploring three of Spain’s most beautiful National parks’ Dan, Spanish Head Honcho.