Thinking of getting away with your bike for the bank holiday? Read on to find out how to get the most value for your holiday.

 


 

The bank holidays are a great time to go away and ride your bike. Three days of freedom, where you can leave work Friday night and return home Monday evening having spent three wonderous days on the bike in the sun. The notorious problem is that everyone wants to get away, and this can cause prices for both flights and hotels to rise. Below are our 9 top tips to get the most value out of your cycling holiday over a bank holiday.

By Chris Smith

Thursday 12th April 2018

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  1. Planes around bank holidays are notoriously full, and therefore expensive. Choose a destination that has many flights by many different carriers to get the best chance of getting a cheaper seat. The great news is our site will do this for you automatically! Mallorca, Barcelona, Geneva and Milan are all great hubs, and multiple carriers fly their; multiple times a day. There are some great riding spots available within easy reach of these airports.

Mallorca - Soller + Port Pollensa

BarcelonaCosta Brava and Costa Dorada

MilanLake Garda

GenevaAnnecy

 

  1. Choose areas with large hotels, as they are likely to have more spare rooms. Areas that traditionally do the bucket and spade brigade in the summer months, or are large ski areas in winter are best. (Athough ski areas won't be rideable in April or early  May!). We recommend:

Costa Brava and Costa Dorada 

If you want to head to the mountains, check out the South Dolomites.

  1. Look to fly early in the morning. Prices are always cheaper if you can get out of bed early!
  1. Choose a less popular destination. Demand for Nice and Mallorca is always higher than the Costa Dorada or  Rimini on the Adriatic Coast.
  1. Look to fly from a less popular airport. London Southend or London Stanstead are always cheaper than Gatwick or Heathrow. 
  1. Choose a short transfer, spending less time and money on the transfer and getting more pedal time. Nice is a great example of this. 
  1. Staycation. Stay at home, save some money on the air fair and drive to your destination. We’ve got a great choice of hotels in great locations in the UK and you are  guaranteed a relaxing time and great riding.
  1. Book in Advance. If you’re after a real bargain, look to book atleast six months in advance. 
  1. Spend the money. Go where you want and don’t regret it! Treat yourself; after all, you and your bike deserve it.

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