Cycling Blog

Taking your holiday home cycling in the algarve

What makes for a great holiday experience? Everyone’s different: some would say lazing by a pool, others prefer a freezing bivouac high on a mountain. Or a city break. Or a vineyard tour. They all have their merits. The point is, it’s not what you do so much as how you do it – and…

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Making like a pro Cyclist guided cycling

We’ve probably all dreamed of being a pro cyclist at some point. Riding the finest routes in the world, on the best bikes. Having everything set up around us to allow us to concentrate on getting the most out of our legs and our lungs – a support crew to deal with the gear, a…

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The cycling trip we always wanted flyingeese cycling holidays

People often ask us what makes Flyingeese different. To be honest, though, we didn’t worry too much about what the competition were doing when we were setting up the operation: our goal was simply to create the cycling trip that we’d always wanted to go on ourselves, and take it from there. First, the rides…

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Colnago: ace of clubs colnago-ace-of-clubs

People who ride with Flyingeese do so for many reasons, but one of the main points is the attention to detail – we try hard to make every element of the trip as good as it possibly can be, so you come home feeling like we really did think of everything. One of the things…

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Going the extra mile bowl of salad

Not so many years ago, when you needed a boost during a long ride a banana and a Mars bar were about as scientific as it got. These days, guzzling gels is the norm, and no cycle shop would be complete without its racks of brightly coloured supplements (although why so many of them taste…

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The Algarve and how to do it expert cycling team

We had a terrible trip the first time we went to the Algarve with our bikes. We went in the middle of summer and stuck to the main roads. It was too hot, too noisy, too busy, and we almost didn’t go back. In short, we got it wrong. But we did go back, and…

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Guided cycling or unguided cycling – how to decide? guided-cycling

Our founder Jeff is a veteran of many cycling holidays in Europe; guided cycling and unguided alike. Both approaches have points in their favour, he says… The first time I did it I literally started from home and cycled to the local station with everything I thought I needed rammed into a very small rucksack….

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The Algarve cycling experience Algarve cycle experience

If we’re going to try to create the ideal cycling experience, where should we go to do it?’ When we were setting up Flyingeese it was a simple question, but a fundamentally important one. In the end there was only ever going to be one answer. For its routes, views, climate, culture, locals, food, drink…

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Cycling holidays in Europe – the essentials European cycling holidays

Cycling has never been bigger in this country – 2 million Brits count it as a hobby, and the numbers are still growing. Cycling holidays are getting more popular, too: if you’re going to take some time off, why not spend it doing what you enjoy? And if you’re going to do something you enjoy,…

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