For one-week only, adventure travel experts Explore are offering up to £200 off 12 select cycling tours.
Customers can choose to pedal their way around nearby destinations such as Croatia, Poland and Jordan or venture further afield to Japan, India, and Cuba. With different cycling grades available from easy to moderate, each cycling tour offers the opportunity to become fully immersed in the destination, travelling off the beaten track to places often in-accessible by other modes of transport.
This one week sale runs from Friday 14 February to Thursday 20 February 2014, and includes:
SAVE £200: Kyoto and Beyond by Bike - From the ancient city of Kyoto, cycle on quiet roads on the Noto Peninsula and in highlands around Hakusan National Park. See the castles and canals of the Samurai town of Gujo Hachiman, one of the finest Japanese gardens in Kanazawa and varied scenery along stunning coastal paths and into the mountains. At the end of the day, sooth tired legs with a soak in a traditional onsen, and enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine. Departing May and October 2014, this brand new 15-day tour is on offer from £3,790 per person including return flights; 14 night’s accommodation with breakfast; six dinners; transport, bike hire; and the service of a driver, tour leader, bike mechanic and cycle guide. This is a moderate graded tour, cycling 601 km over 12 days.
SAVE £100: Cycle Jordan - After the Crusader Castle of Shobak and a float in the Dead Sea, follow the King's Highway to the rock-hewn 'lost' city of Petra. Ride down to the southern desert and spend a memorable night under the stars in Wadi Rum at a Bedouin camp. Ending the journey on the Red Sea you can snorkel, swim or just relax. Departing April to May and October to December, this nine day tour is brand new for 2014 and now costs from £1,233 per person including return flights; seven nights hotel and one night camping all with breakfast; one dinner; transport; bike hire; and the service of a driver, local guide and tour leader, cycle guide. This is a moderate graded tour, cycling 191km over five days.
SAVE £100: Cycle and Cruise Croatia - On a classic ‘Oldtimer’ cruiser, set off from historic Dubrovnik to explore beautiful islands, including Mljet and Korcula. Cruise from island to island, landing on some to cycle along their quiet roads. Enjoy delicious Croatian food, either on board or in traditional seafront restaurants. Departing May and September 2014, this eight day tour now starts from £1,287 per person including return flights; seven nights boat accommodation with breakfast; seven other meals; transport; bike hire; and the service of a driver, boat crew, and tour leader / cycle guide. This is an easy graded tour, cycling 106km over six days.
SAVE £100: Backroads of Kerala - Ride inland through a landscape of spice, tea and rubber plantations, travel along the waterways in wooden canoes, walk through Periyar National Park in search of wildlife and relax on Indian Ocean beaches. Departing February to March and October to December 2014, this 13-day tour now starts from £1,659 per person including return flights; 12 nights accommodation with breakfast including hotel and homestay; seven other meals; transport; bike hire; and the service of a driver, boat crew, cycle guides, bike mechanic and tour leader. This is an easy graded tour, cycling 197km over eight days.
All 12 discounted cycling tours will show live on the Explore website from Friday 14 February 2014.
For further information, or to book, visit www.explore.co.uk or call 0844 499 0901.