Cycling 2017 by Intrepid Travel

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small wheels big adventures we think the world’s at its best when there’s nothing between it and you no big bus window no iphone screen no maps or walls or guidebooks just the wind and the open road that’s the thinking behind our brand new cycling trips there’s a nice simplicity to cycling you start at a and slowly ride your way to b powered by nothing but your own legs…and maybe a provencal orange cake and a couple of glasses of vino this is cycling intrepid-style which means it’s not the tour de france you don’t get prizes for coming in first and the lycra bodysuits are definitely optional these trips are for people who really want to see a place not just travel it ride on life cycle the bikes although your transport is mostly of the two-wheeled on most of our cycling trips we’ll be using hardtail mountain variety these trips are still classic intrepid and that means bikes armed with front suspension depending on the country

safety we take safety seriously on all our trips but cycling tours deserve a few special considerations for one thing helmets are compulsory apologies to your hairdo you can bring your own or purchase one on the ground our leaders go through special on-the-road cycling assessments and training and we’ve usually got a support vehicle following us if first-aid or a well-earned break from cycling is ever necessary our bikes are serviced regularly and we get them checked by experts before each and every trip fitness do you need to be a lycra-clad road warrior to enjoy these trips definitely not do you need a basic level of fitness it’s probably a good idea these are cycling trips emphasis on the cycling so you should come prepared to spend 3-4 hours a day in the saddle our leaders will often let the faster riders set their own pace but if you’re struggling or if you’d just like to cruise and enjoy the scenery there’s no pressure to lead the peloton up

responsible cycling being a responsible business being a responsible business is ingrained in who we are and what we do as part of our commitment to the united nations global compact we report every year on our pledge to tackle global sustainability issues like climate change labour standards human rights and corruption intrepid and carbon emissions when you travel with us you can relax in the knowledge that the main carbon emissions your trip generates such as your transport accommodation and waste have been offset we offset our emissions each year by investing in highly accredited renewable energy projects such as energy-efficient cookstoves and water filters for households bicycles for humanity bicycles for humanity is a volunteer run grass roots charity organisation focused on recycling used and abandoned bikes and putting them to work in some of the poorest countries in the world including africa for every intrepid cycling tour booked a portion of the

provence france europe it s no coincidence the bicycle was a european invention conditions here couldn t be better suited to outings by pedal-power temperate weather well-maintained trails terrain as rolling or radical as you like some of the world s tastiest food for fuel choose between leisurely rides through the hills of andalucia vineyards of provence and olive groves of tuscany or for something completely different take off on a high country adventure across morocco s atlas mountains from croatia s dalmatian coast cruise across the glittering adriatic and into the island environs of fishing villages cosy seaside taverns and aromatic cypress forests page 21 follow the length of europe s second longest river the mighty danube on a cycling odyssey through three different countries – austria slovakia and hungary page 20 pedal past medieval castles roman theatres van gogh s favourite landscapes and fields streaked purple with lavender on a leisurely ride from avignon to

 back to main menu the best of both worlds can’t decide between the manicured vineyards of tuscany or the perfumed lavender fields of provence barolo red or white bourboulenc tortellini or ratatouille why not have both and join our combined french and italian cycling tour for more info enter amxcc on tuscany italy castiglione di garfagnana cycle tuscany barga 8 days florence to pisa lucca viareggio pedal through the rolling green hills vineyards and olive groves of tuscany on this classic journey from florence to pisa ita ly vinci pisa florence from lucca s tree-lined city walls follow the gentle serchio river to the world-famous leaning tower of pisa sample the local tuscan delicacies and a glass or two of vino after a rewarding day in the saddle original zmxt maximum group size 12 day 1 florence arrive in florence and be captivated by the city s culture-rich atmosphere marvel at the art in the various galleries or climb uphill to piazzale

 back to main menu spoiler alerts are coming let us transport you out of modern-day split and into westeros this impressively preserved roman camp will bring game of thrones to life as you walk in the footsteps of the tv show’s characters in its narrow streets and dine on a feast fit for tyrion for more info head to c r oatia split cycle croatia bol supetar stari grad jelsa hvar 7 days split to dubrovnik cycle through whitewashed villages and marvel at the sublime sapphire waters of the adriatic sea vela luka korcula orebic dubrovnik visit brac the largest island of dalmatia with its cypress forests orange and olive trees and glowing white pebble beaches filled with fragrant lavender pines fruit orchards and a towering limestone ridge hvar is truly stunning original zmxb maximum group size 12 day 1 split  welcome to the charming seaside city of split grab a drink in one of the city s tiny bars or enjoy the sunset by the

 back to main menu th ailan d bangkok thailand frank cheshire bangkok cycle southern thailand overnight train 9 days bangkok to ao nang escape the chaotic bangkok traffic with a cycling tour that get away from the tourist traps and into the heart and soul of thailand s south khao sok np surat thani khao lak ao nang/krabi phang nga ride through a sea of greenery on the way to thailand s west coast then wind down on the famous white sand shores there’s no need for artificial sports drinks here – rehydrate with fresh coconut water and fruit juices straight from the plant original ttxb maximum group size 12 day 1 bangkok  tuk tuks khlong boats the grand palace khao san road endless stalls of street food – there’s plenty of entertainment on offer in thailand s frenetic capital day 2 bangkok/surat thani see the daily lives of those who call bangkok home on a ride around the city’s backstreets then board an overnight train south

the road to goa india madan singh panjim agonda gokarna cycle south india goa bhatkal 15 days trivandrum to goa in d ia mahe kozhikode trissur kochi kerala varkala spend a night on a houseboat cruising through the backwaters of kerala where children often learn to row boats before they ride a bike encounter life along the west coast of india with a ride through four different states kerala an enclave of pondicherry karnataka and goa explore kochi a fascinating blend of chinese portuguese dutch and english influences and witness the peak of local culture in an incredible kathakali dance original trivandrum hhxb maximum group size 12 day 1 trivandrum in free time explore the british colonial architecture and previously off-limits puthenmalika palace day 2 varkala take a straight coastal road to varkala a town of laid-back bars restaurants and accommodation set along a cliff edge day 3 kerala houseboat board a typical keralan houseboat and cruise through the

vinales cuba barbara glanz central america balmy climes ubiquitous hip-shaking rhythms and delicious food – this region simply invites immersion on every level while there are gorgeous colonial cities and dazzling white sand beaches to be discovered central america rewards travelling al fresco and is truly in its element while riding which brings all your senses into play feel caribbean breezes drifitng in from the coast smell the aroma of fresh coffee on a ride through a plantation and hear monkeys chattering in the jungle canopies catch a public ferry across lake nicaragua to isla de omotepe an island enclave of volcanic peaks verdant forest and tranquil swimming holes page 33 central america where caribbean sailing in the world nicaragua costa rica panama cuba share your trail with oxen and cuban cowboys while pedalling through the pink-hued hills and misted tobacco fields of the vinales valley page 35 indulge in some tropical caribbean splendour in panama s bocas del

tanzania lucy piper africa hardy safari vehicles and overburdened buses are what people usually picture when it comes to african road travel but cycling here is fast gaining popularity and for good reason from the soft rolling hill-country of the stellenbosch wine region to the hairpin turns of the rift valley and the scenic coastal routes that run the cape of good hope this is one continent that definitely deserves front-seat views africa as always is the next frontier for the newest trend in adventure travel africa where the middle east in the world tanzania south africa leaving the traffic in your dust veer off-road for some rough riding across tanzania s volcano-peaked plains to the bright pink shores of lake natron page 37 after setting eyes on table mountain and tackling the bain’s kloof pass unwind with a few wines in the vineyards around stellenbosch and paarl page 39 what would a trip to africa be without a safari spend a night camped out in the serengeti then set