Win a Spanish cycling getaway

24th February 2006 at 00:00
Is the stress of the daily grind becoming too much? Do you yearn to simply pack your bags and get away? Perhaps you are in need of a mini-gap - a holiday that revitalises and refreshes in a few days, leaving you fit and able to face the next term. It's a well known fact that exercise refreshes both body and mind, and what better way to achieve this than eight days cycling in Andalusia? Adventure travel company exodus has a number of trips that fit the mini-gap criteria of activity and experience in foreign climes and we're offering a Friday reader the chance to sample one of them with a cycling tour of Andalusia's Moorish trails, worth pound;1,000.

The tour offers a great way to explore Andalusia's little-known Atlantic coastline and rich National Parks, and is a good introduction to off-road riding with experienced guides. As you pass Roman ruins and Barbary pirate watchtowers, bull-breeding country and medieval Arab towns, you can stop at deserted beaches for a swim, explore Cape Trafalgar, and plunge into mountain streams. This is a perfect off-road adventure, with exhilarating descents, rivers and waterfalls, fascinating wildlife and fine food.

The ride follows tracks through woods, mountains and rolling country. The climbs are never very long and there is a downhill bias in the bigger mountains. Cyclists must be reasonably fit; the six days of cycling will cover 50km each day. The offer includes flights from London, bike hire, six nights' accommodation in hotels, one night in a forest lodge, and all breakfasts, four lunches and five dinners, plus some wine and beer with meals. The trip can be taken on various dates between now and December. To find out more about this and other exciting adventure holidays from exodus, visit

For your chance to win a stress-busting adventure in Andalusia, just answer this question.What is the capital of Andalusia? a) Seville b) Barcelona or c) Rome?

Mark your answer exodus and send it on a postcard to the TES address or by email to Remember to include your address and contact details. Entries close March 2.

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