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Three new destinations – Turkey, Cyprus and Sardinia – together with new itineraries in Austria and Italy have been added to HF Holidays’ UK and European cycling progra

United Kingdom (PRUnderground) December 12th, 2012

Three new destinations – Turkey, Cyprus and Sardinia – together with new itineraries in Austria and Italy have been added to HF Holidays’ UK and European cycling holidays programme for 2013.

In Turkey, for example, cycle along peaceful roads and through quiet villages amid the stunning Köprülü national park and the beautiful alpine scenery of the country’s Toros mountains on the new eight-day, self-guided St Paul’s Way tour.

Highlights along the route include visiting the ancient city of Adada with its Roman ruins, temples and amphitheatre, the magnificent Lake Egirdir as well as cycling down the Kovada valley through pine forests and apple orchards to the beautiful lake of Kovada.

Daily cycling distances are between 19 and 36 miles with some challenging yet highly rewarding climbs. Guests are provided with a good quality touring or mountain bike fitted with road tyres together with a repair kit, pump and tools.

Available throughout April, May, June, September and October, the cost is £775 per person, twin-share inclusive of seven nights’ half-board accommodation (including one evening meal in a traditional Turkish kosk) in guesthouses and pensions, cycle hire, luggage transfers and airport transfers. Travel to destination is extra.

For 2013, the company is also introducing the opportunity to use an electric bike on selected European holidays – a great option for those who want to widen their range of itineraries by taking the hard work out of hills. It’s just another way that we at HF Holidays are making our activity holidays better and better.

About HF Holidays

HF Holidays has been helping people enjoy the great outdoors for nearly 100 years. Today over 50,000 people come on holiday with us every year. They come for the walking. They come for the activities. They come for the fun. They come for the food. And they come for the high quality accommodation. It’s why we’re Britain’s biggest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialists.

Background info:

* Founded in 1913, HF Holidays is a co-operative society arranging walking, outdoor and
leisure activity holidays for 50,000 people each year (for non-members, a £5 associate fee
is payable per holiday).
* Options range from guided walking breaks and self-guided trails in Britain to challenging
ascents Worldwide. The leisure activities range includes art, music, literature and mindand-body holidays.
* HF Holidays is the recommended walking holiday partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s
walking charity (ramblers.org.uk), and supports the work of the Ramblers through
membership initiatives and charitable donations.
* HF Holidays has 20 Houses in the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural
Beauty as well as independent hotels for overseas holidays.
* HF Holidays’ walks leaders are passionate about walking and keen to share their
experience with guests (after passing a rigorous selection course).
* HF Holidays is committed to Responsible Tourism, contributing to environmental projects
around the UK – such as footpath maintenance – through its Pathways Fund and
supporting local Air Ambulance and Mountain Rescue teams as well as charities in Kenya
and South Africa.
* Voted Best Large Tour Operator by Guardian and Observer readers 2010, 2011 and 2012,
with a 2012 satisfaction score of 98 per cent. Also Best Large Short Break Operator 2011
and 2012.
* In recent research (March 2012) carried out by Which?, HF Holidays achieved
Recommended Provider Status receiving an overall customer satisfaction score of 94%.
* HF Holidays is a member of ABTOT and is ATOL protected.

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