Where have you always wanted to go?
Are you all about soaking up the culture in the city? Do you prefer to get up close to nature in the jungle? Or maybe the mountains are your perfect escape.
Exodus Travels was founded over 40 years ago to enable people to not only discover new places but actually live them.
Exodus specialises in creating unique and unforgettable experiences. They offer 500 itinerates across over 100 separate countries, with all the planning and research taken care of so that you can just enjoy the trip.
If you dream of exploring the world on two wheels, Exodus offer cycling holidays across Europe, Italy, Vietnam, Morocco, India and beyond.
With a range of difficulty levels, from a gentle tour in the Loire region of France to the challenging coast-to-coast route across the Pyrenees, there’s something for everyone.
The majority of trips include cycle hire, and where they don’t you have the option to bring your own or Exodus can organise hire locally, taking the hassle out of travel with a bike.
We think there’s no better way to immerse yourself in your surroundings. You can explore areas off-limits to cars and busses, stop wherever you want and go much further than you could on foot.
So where will you go? Here are our top picks for 2019.
For the quick getaway
Conquer the infamous ‘Giant of Provence’ on the four-day Mont Ventoux Cycling Weekend. For fans of pro-cycling, this iconic destination has almost become a pilgrimage.
You will spend three nights in a charming family hotel. Each day, you can experience the beautiful scenery and Provencal culture with your expert tour leader and the reassurance of vehicle support. You’ll approach Ventoux from Bedoin, passing the Tommy Simpson memorial, before later taking on the climb from Malaucene to enjoy spectacular views of the valley below.
4 days start from £799
For colour and culture
Discover the idyllic beaches, lively music, astonishing archaeology, exciting food and friendly people of Mexico’s Yutacan Peninsula.
Your expert tour leader will take you on the Yutacan backroads at a leisurely pace, allowing you to soak up the sights and sounds of this amazing place. You’ll ride through traditional Mayan communities and explore famous sites such as Chichen Itza, Izamal, Coba, and Tulum. You’ll also be able to cool off in the transparent waters of enormous canyons.
9 days start from £2269
For living the dolce vita
Explore two unique and still largely undiscovered regions of Italy nestled between waters of the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas. It’s the perfect trip for food-lovers. Sample fresh seafood, outstanding gelato and wash it down with fine wine from the famous Salento coast.
You’ll be led on stunning routes, taking in olive groves, Baroque Towns and UNESCO ‘Trulli’ houses. Local experts have hand-picked the very best cultural and natural treasures so you’ll enjoy a fully immersive experience in this beautiful part of the world.
8 days start from £1299
For a taste of the tropical
Enjoy tropical scenery on challenging rides in not one but two countries. Starting in San Jose, you’ll cycle Costa Rica’s steamy rainforests, alongside active volcanoes and to the tropical island paradise of Bocas del Toro.
There’s plenty on this trip for wildlife lovers in the national parks of Costa Rica. A big highlight will no doubt be a rafting trip on the Tenorio river where you’ll encounter several species of monkeys, iguanas, coatis, a wide range of birds and even crocodiles.
The trip concludes with an unforgettable ride alongside the Panama Canal.
16 days start from £3339
For a winter wonderland escape
A truly magical getaway in the Finnish wilderness. You’ll stay in remote cabins with traditional saunas, the perfect base to the best of Arctic Finland.
For this trip, Exodus will supply a ‘fat bike,’ equipped with chunky, extra-grip tyres to allow you to ride through the snow with ease. Explore primordial forests and take in frozen lakes in the Oulanka National Park area. You might even see the famous Northern Lights.
8 days start from £1799
Start planning your 2019 adventure now and don’t forget, you can get £100 off any holiday with Exodus Travels when you use the code EX-WIG0219.