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One World, Two Wheels: Exodus launches 33 new cycling trips for 2012/2013

Press Release   •   Sep 01, 2012 00:00 BST

• Exodus’ cycling holidays up 35% in 2012

• Exodus’ NEW trips include road rides in Burma and California

• NEW off-road trips include mountain biking in Sardinia and Namibia

Missing the speed, action, exhilaration and GOLD of London 2012? Inspired by Olympic heroes Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Chris Hoy? Whether you are an experienced road cyclist or just like to make your own tracks, you can enjoy a cycling holiday with Exodus, the UKs leading adventure tour operator.

Exodus’ cycling holidays have gone up 35%* in the last year and this season sees the addition of 33 new trips to the brochure launching this week. Exodus has more than 17 years experience providing cycling holidays and for 2012/2013 there is a choice of 60 cycling trips across 32 countries. This includes a NEW Drop Bars section, created specifically for more experienced road cyclists. For those with a more independent nature, Exodus has added 11 new trips to the Self-Guided range which includes eight premium trips. 

Below is a selection of Exodus’ NEW cycling trips for 2012/2013 - and with every cycling booking before 31/12/2012, bike hire is FREE. There’s never been a better time to start exploring the world on two wheels.

Burma By Bike – 16 days of road cycling from £2,449 including flights from London and most meals, next departing 12 January, 23 February, 23 march, 27 July and 10 August 2013. Cycle away from the tourists, the main roads and into the heart of this undiscovered country with Exodus. Visiting Rangoon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake, this trip has many highlights and perfect for cyclists seeking new landscapes. Bagan, one of Asia's holiest cities along with Lhasa and Varanasi, is the nerve centre of ancient Burmese culture and Exodus make sure guests arrive on two wheels, rather than stepping off a bus. Experience this incredible country as the locals do, sharing the road with ox carts, other cyclists and excited children.

Cycle Namibia 15 days of off-road cycling from £2,499 including flights from London and most meals, next departing 13 April, 15 June, 12 October and 9 November 2013. From the highest sand dunes to Africa’s best game reserves, this cycling trip is for any traveller who is keen on combining the joy of cycling with wildlife and stunning landscapes. Travelling through the wilderness from behind the handlebar is one of the best ways of experiencing the varied landscape of this desert nation. 

Cycling the Vineyards of California – 14 days of road cycling from £2,799 including flights and most meals, next departing 12 May, 16 June, 15 September and 13 October 2013. Forget route 66, this is the ultimate road trip – by bike! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, our journey covers the very best of California. From the rolling hills of the renowned wine estates in Napa Valley, to Redwood trees and across the Golden Gate Bridge to mark our arrival into San Francisco, following the vast stretches of Coastal Highway 1. Highlights include Elephant seal colonies, isolated beaches and prestigious wineries that the region is so highly regarded for. 

Cycling with the Impressionists: Honfleur to Giverny – seven days from £799, land only, next parting 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 March and 3 April 2013. Normandy is a melting pot of cultural and historical interest. Coupled with the beautiful Normandy countryside and Seine Valley, it makes for an ideal cycling destination. Highlights include coastal cycling around the Seine estuary and a visit to Claude Monet's garden in Giverny. 

Celebrating its 40th year, leading adventure tour operator Exodus has a vast range of adventure and activity holidays across seven continents, offering places as diverse and as exhilarating as Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, the Ice Hotel and Antarctica.

Whether it is solo travellers, couples, groups or families, Exodus offers an incredible choice of different trips for all ages.

Operating in 90 countries with over 500 tours, Exodus insists on low impact tourism and increasingly looks to bring benefit to local communities.

Activities on offer include walking, trekking, cycling, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, caving, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dogsledding as well as many many more…

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For more information or to discuss a trip, please contact Paul Stokes, Carolyn van Vliet, Sara Whines or Natalie Amos at Four bgb on 0203 697 4200. Email: exodus@fourcommunications.com 


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