Cycling tour specialist KE Adventure Travel, set up by cyclists for cyclists, has announced five new destinations in its Exotic Cycling portfolio for 2018:
Exploring Iran by Bicycle
A south to north adventure cycling journey through ancient Persia, the tour includes: sightseeing in Shiraz, Persepolis, Isfahan and Tehran; a night at the Zein-o-Din Caravanserai; a tour of Zoroastrian Yazd, the ‘city of windcatchers’; and a chance to meet local people at the ancient ‘red village’ of Abyaneh. The 15-day tour stars from £2,995.
Family Guided Cycling in Istria, Croatia
This family-friendly twin-centre cycling holiday, along coastal tracks, through olive groves and vineyards, includes: 4 days on rural roads and tracks crossing National Parks; sea kayaking, snorkelling, swimming and visit a cave in a fjord; searching for fossils in Kamenjak National Park; and cycling through the old Parenzana railway track. The 8-day package, suitable for ages 8+, starts from £895.
Sri Lanka End to End Road Cycle Tour
A road cycling holiday, north to south across the exotic island of Sri Lanka, takes in from Jaffna to Dondra Lighthouse: rice paddies, tea plantations, mountains, Indian Ocean beaches, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla and the ‘hill capital’ of Kandy. The itinerary has both coastal and inland cycling and a level roads plus hillier rides. The 12-day tour starts from £2,395.
Hoi An to Angkor Wat Cycle Discovery
A cycling and cultural highlights holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia includes: Siem Reap and the UNESCO-listed temples at Angkor Wat; meet the Bahnar and Jarai ethnic minorities of the Vietnamese highlands; a free day and market visit at Banlung, a remote Khmer provincial town; a boat trip on the River Mekong in search of Irrawaddy dolphins. The 14-day tour starts from £2,195.
Hanoi to Hue on the Ho Chi Minh Highway
A classic road cycling holiday from Hanoi in the north to Hue in central Vietnam, this tour includes the Ho Chi Minh Highway through the rural heart of Vietnam. Guests will: meet people of different ethnic groups – Hmong, Dao and Thai; see the karst landscapes of the Truong Son Mountains; and visit the city of Hue and Vietnam’s UNESCO-listed Imperial City. 11 days from £1,845.