New Cycling Tours of Portugal and France
In response to a ten per cent leap in UK travellers’ demand for short breaks, active holiday specialist BSpoke Tours has expanded its 2019 portfolio by adding new tours of three-, four- and five-nights’ duration to France and Portugal. The year-on-year double digit growth bucks the national trend, reported by ABTA, of a decline in the number of short breaks taken in 20181.
Ben Roseveare, Activities Director at BSpoke Tours, said: “Short breaks provide a great opportunity to recharge your batteries whether you fancy a four-night self-guided exploration of Bordeaux or a weekend tackling Mont Ventoux. Taking a shorter break allows customers to maximise their holiday experiences without using large chunks of their leave entitlement.”
Roseveare added: “Demand for active short breaks is bucking the national travel trend. We continue to offer longer cycling adventures, both self-guided and escorted by expert guides, but increasingly our customers seek breaks of under a week which give them the chance to enjoy the great outdoors, exceptional cuisine and create memorable encounters with culture, heritage and people.”
Three-night short breaks from BSpoke Tours include:
Mont Ventoux Cycling Weekend from £799pp (3 nights)
Covering about 63 miles each day, tackle Mont Ventoux – the iconic Tour de France challenge – on two consecutive days with two different climbs. The trail also includes some of the best road cycling France offers, commanding spectacular views over the Rhône Valley and Provençal countryside. Price based on two adults sharing includes return flights, accommodation with breakfast, transfers and cycle hire for five departure dates between April and October 2019.
Bordeaux City Break from £1,055pp (4 nights)
Bordeaux has it all: fascinating history, outstanding architecture, and excellent gastronomy and fine wines. A four-night short break offers self-guided tours around the bike-friendly streets of Bordeaux and easy access to some of the more than 120,000 hectares of vineyards surrounding the city. Cycle out of the city and spend the day at the beach on beautiful Arcachon Bay. Price based on two adults sharing includes return flights, four nights accommodation with breakfast, transfers and cycle hire, available May to September 2019.
Coastal Algarve from £735pp (4 nights)
Ideal for making the most of spring and autumn sunshine, a four-night self-guided tour of the Algarve – specifically adapted from a longer seven-night itinerary – still ensures plenty of fresh sea air, breathtaking scenery, a ferry ride over the Spanish border and generous opportunities for savouring local seafood and other culinary delights. Price based on two adults sharing includes return flights, four nights accommodation with breakfast, transfers and cycle hire, available May to September 2019.
Alsace Route du Vin from £1,385pp (5 nights)
This five-night self-guided jaunt meanders through one of France’s most notable wine regions, peppered with rustic wine bars, cellar doors and superb restaurants. Set the pace and savour life in the slow lane, with plenty of time to soak up French sunshine and sample the abundant Alsatian delicacies.
Price based on two adults sharing includes return flights, three-star accommodation with breakfast, transfers and cycle hire, available May to September 2019.
To book with BSpoke Tours visit www.bspoketours.com or call their experts on 020 7471 7759.