The winter of 2014-15 proved to be one of the wildest for the United States and Canada. Parts of the West experienced some of the warmest and least snowy conditions, while the East suffered the snowiest and coldest winters on record. Don't worry, I'm not here to bore you with the details of our wacky winter (if you want to learn more, read this article), and while winter may be my favorite season, it's not for everyone. Find out why you should travel during our cold months with our Top 5 Reasons to Ride Off-Season:
1) Escape the cold
Mallorca and Gran Canaria have a mild year-round climate making them the perfect destination for off-season cycling. What about a trip to Argentina or Chile? The best time to travel is during their summer months - January and February - which falls during our coldest winter months.
2) Travel during the holidays
The U.S. celebrates major holidays during the winter months, which means you have more days to travel and can take less time off from work. The U.S. holidays are also the time where families come together, so you can make plans to travel with your loved ones. If you're retired, no problem!
3) Escape the crowds
While we run most of our tours during the low season and away from the crows, you'll find even LESS people during the winter months. You'll practically have the whole island to yourself.
4) Keep your legs warmed up
Ditch the stationary bike and spin classes. Off-season cycling destinations are the preferred training ground for many pro and semi-pro cyclists as well as our Ciclismo Classico guides. While our bike tours will take a more leisurely pace, consider them a way to keep your legs warmed-up for the up-coming cycling season... or your next Ciclismo tour! You get 10% off every tour after your first within the same calendar year.
5) Beat the blues
...And take in the outdoors! Research shows that people who exercise during the winter are in a better mood and have a greater sense of well-being. Also, riding your bike boosts your immunity so you'll be less likely to catch a nasty cold.
Looking for a winter escape? Join us this New Year's Eve in