Bright mornings. Hello! Riding to work without lights! We’ve missed you. Spring is here and we are celebrating. We ride whatever the weather but there’s no getting away from it, riding is more pleasant when the weather warms up and the sun comes out of its winter hibernation.
So plan the weekends and get out on your bike! Check out our top 5 weekend getaways for Spring this year.
A short flight or ferry across the water and you can be in Holland in no time. So saddle up and ride through Holland’s green heart. With beautiful trails and windmill lined cycle paths, your ride will take you though the heart of the countryside. Ride next month or the beginning of May and be dazzled by colour as the tulips and Holland flower fields are in full bloom.
If Mallorca is a cyclist’s theme park then Port Pollensa is the biggest rollercoaster. Spring sees flocks of cyclists to the north of the island to enjoy rides out to Cap Formentor, Sa Calobra and the Tramuntana mountains. With very little traffic and the summer hordes not arriving for a couple of months, it’s easy to see why this has become paradise for seasoned riders.
The Adriatic’s most treasured islands are those off the coast of Dubrovnik. Spend a few days island hopping in the Spring or early summer. Prices are low, the sun is less intense and the riding is unparalleled. Choose form self guided or guided island hopping.
Puglia has forged an enviable reputation for its cuisine. On the shores of the Adriatic sit ancient whitewashed stone towns for you to enjoy as you cycle from town town to town. Your rides will take you through deep green olive groves, traffic free stone lined paths and to ancient sites. Stop in each town to enjoy some of the best food the Mediterranean has to offer. From the seafood in Gallipoli to the orzo pasta in Ostuni, we doubt you will find better food and wine in Europe.
For the ultimate quick UK getaway, jump on the train or a very quick flight to Scotland. Base yourself in Loch Lomond and watch the mist rise from the loch over breakfast. Then it’s time to explore the Scottish highlands and its legends. Take a mountain bike and follow the trails, taking you past craggy peaks, across forests with just the sounds of nature for company.