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      Orkney and Shetland Isles

      The far-flung Orkney and Shetland Isles offer the active visitor an invigorating and rewarding experience, with jaw-dropping natural scenery and wildlife spectacles.

      Rated 4.87 out of 5 based on 4,252 reviews

      18 Hours of Midsummer Sun
      UNESCO World Heritage Site
      Tallest Sea Cliffs in Britain
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      The Norse of Scotland

      With a strong norse influence, these island groups provide a surprisingly contrasting cultural experience when compared to the Hebrides. The wild landscapes feature intricate coastlines marked by towering cliffs, deep caves and giant rock stacks which make for an inspiring backdrop for various activities such as walking and sea kayaking.

      The islands geographic location makes it a crossroad for wildlife. They are home to a vast array of seabirds and unusual Scottish fauna, such as the rare Scottish Primrose, which means that the natural environment plays a starring role in any trip to these islands.

      Meanwhile, the rich ancient history and numerous archaeological sites offer a fascinating glimpse into the past, with many details of life preserved. The islanders themselves feel a strong local identity and you can be guaranteed a warm island welcome and some fantastic local fresh food.

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      The ultimate collection of European cycling holidays. BSpoke's cycling experts can tailor-make your perfect cycling holiday where you can travel at your own pace or in a group of like-minded individuals. A BSpoke Tour is all about being as restful or as adventurous as you desire.

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      Cycling for Softies

      Cycling for Softies is a luxury cycling tour operator providing gourmet cycling adventures in France and Italy. These are leisurely cycling tours winding through vineyards and staying in high end accommodation where the emphasis is as much on the food and wine as the cycling. Welcome to life in the easy lane.

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