NB: This page was last updated on the 13/05/2021
We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.
The Great British cycling staycation
Good news, Skedaddlers! After a long wait, adventures at the speed of the bike with us are a reality once again. With the UK government roadmap out of lockdown on track and continued vaccine rollout success, we are chuffed to officially operate cycling holidays in the UK again, from the 17th May.
Eager to join us here? Our UK trips have been selling like hotcakes and spaces are filling up fast. Many group trips this summer are now full or have limited availability. We therefore advise you get in touch with us as soon as possible if you wish to book a trip here, to avoid disappointment.
An update on travel overseas
Following the announcement of the government’s Global Travel Taskforce report and the introduction of an international traffic light system, we can now finally start thinking about overseas adventures by bike.
At this moment in time, we are still waiting to see which destinations we can visit outside of the UK. We’ll be closely monitoring this in the coming weeks and expect the situation to become clearer, with more destinations added to the green list. As soon as we know more, we’ll update you!
We feel like this is a positive step forward and are optimistic that we’ll be running holidays in our most popular destinations in Europe, later this summer and into the autumn. We hope that this good news, combined with our flexible booking conditions, gives you the confidence to go ahead and plan your holiday abroad with us!
In the meantime, there are a few things we wanted to share:
- While the traffic light system offers a good guide on what you will need to do on your return to the UK, it is also important to keep an eye on the government’s travel advice to stay up to date with the latest restrictions.
- For those eager to head overseas later this year, we recommend taking a look at ABTA’s dedicated page, where you’ll find handy tips to prepare for traveling abroad again. Alternatively, do drop us a line – we’re here to help!
Our team can’t wait to welcome you back
Rest assured, when you book with us your safety is our number one priority. That’s why in light of COVID-19 we have adapted our safety protocols. Ensuring you have the same experience on your trip we know you love wasn’t something we were willing to compromise and we think we got the balance just right. Just ask the Skedaddlers who joined us in 2020 and gave us their reviews. Or hear Karen Nicol’s story, inspired by Land’s End to John O’Groat’s trip last September.
After 25 years of delivering cycling holidays in a sustainable way, the ongoing pandemic’s impact on our daily lives has reinforced to us the positive social, cultural and economic role cycle tourism can have. We have a responsibility to the people and places we travel to and we cannot wait to bring them more visitors again safely this year. That’s everyone from Naomi and Dan and their teams in Italy and Spain, to our many local partners across the globe, our lovely guides, the hoteliers, and beyond.
Thank you again to our extended community of Skedaddlers for your continued support – it’s been one heck of a year, with so many individual challenges, but better times are coming!
Until next time, take care and keep pedallin’,
Paul, Andrew and The Skedaddle team