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“An extremely happy student” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island Cycling Adventures - Day Tours

Island Cycling Adventures - Day Tours
Ranked #3 of 5 Tours in Ryde
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Owner description: Guided cycling tours - from half day excursions to 5 day inclusive packages. See the stunning Isle of Wight the way it should be seen from the saddle!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Newport, United Kingdom
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“An extremely happy student”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

I had a French student staying for a week who had booked 2 sessions of cycling. Island Cycling Adventures was recommended and I must say it has made my student's stay. Ross was very accommodating, and both he and James were brilliant.
They took into account the student's ability and fitness level,and decided the routes accordingly. They took in some of the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside and coast- something my student would not have otherwise seen.
I would highly recommend for all abilities and ages. Thank you Ross and James.

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Just come back a weekend of mountain biking organised by Ross at Island Cycling Adventures.
Being part of a group of fairly experienced mountain bikers we were pleased that the standard of the bikes supplied was well about the normal rental quality - we asked for some pretty hardcore trails and were not disappointed - we were even taken to a properly built trail with downhill sections, jumps, berms, etc - wasn't expecting that on the Isle of Wight! All our accommodation was organised for us too, and some decent pub suggestions - the guides even joined us for a beer! Well happy.

Visited June 2014
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“Some of the best cycling we have done”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

If you would like a cycling holiday that involves zero stress and just fantastic cycling in beautiful countryside with fun and knowledgable guides then this is the one to book.

As soon as we arrived in the Isle of Wight , everything was taken care of. We spent some wonderful days cycling and visiting some lovely sites and the accommodation was comfortable and welcoming. The guides made sure that we were all safe and looked after us for the duration of our holiday. The weather was kind to us for most of the holiday but the scenery was still stunning in the rain.

We will be returning and using island cycling adventures again. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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“The Chalk Ridge Extreme...extremely fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I have just come back from a fantastic weekend mountain biking around the Isle of Wight with Island Cycling Adventures.

From the moment we were picked up at the ferry port (bags taken off us to lighten the load) we felt like we were on holiday. Our guides Ross and James were brilliant - they made us feel encouraged and gave us useful biking tips and historical gems along the way. They know the island so well, it was like having two cycling historians with us (cool ones, obviously!) You see so much more from the bike saddle than a car.

Hard to choose just one highlight, but meeting "Jimi Hendrix" and the view from Tennyson route out over the sea were definitely up there. The scenery was stunning, and we were blessed with great weather.

The rides are tailored to you - so you can opt for easy railway tracks or extreme off road. We had a bit of both - and it just goes to show how good the Isle of Wight is for cyclists of all abilities, and all ages.

I'm already trying to figure out which route to do next - and I want to take the whole family back! Give it a go!

Visited May 2014
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“Cycling on the Isle of Wight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Being what they now call "a lady of a certain age" which for me means anywhere between 15 and 90 and having not been on a bike for, let's say a rather long time!!! Three friends and I went on a cycling tour.

Although looking forward to this I was also a little apprehensive was I going on the "Tour de France"?

Having found out that riding a bike is actually just "like riding a bike" this tour turned out to be very enjoyable and I was relieved not to be saddle sore afterwards.

If you are going to the Isle Wight one of the best ways to see the Island is on a bike.Had a great time and saw several places that you definitely would not notice if you were travelling in a car.

The Guides have great local knowledge and also like to find out what you would like to see so they can tailor the tours to you rather than just running generic tours.

They will also find out your level of cycling, ages of your party etc.

If you are an experienced cyclist the guides are too, and if you haven't been on the Isle of Wight before they can show you and create more advanced routes.

Ideal for advanced cyclists, couples or families of all ages. Lots of little villages around and stops will be included for you to have a drink or even a cream team

Advice
Wear padded trousers!
Prepare for all weather
Take your camera
Do it!!

Visited April 2014
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