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Destinations

On the road in the atlas mountains

While most of us at Sportive Breaks are seasoned vets in Morocco, this autumn saw a debut into the chaos and beauty of North Africa for one of our lead guides, Simon Powner. Here is what he made of ...
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Sportive Guides

Etape du Tour 2020 Route Recon

The Etape du Tour is breaking away from it's usual home in the Alps or Pyrenees and heading to the Cote d'Azur. While many regular Etappers are well used to the Galibier, Tourmalet Izoard & Glandon, ...
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Col dIzoard

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Top 20 Cycling Tours in 2020

A new cycling year is approaching. We checked in with our travel experts to check out the best rides of 2020. Gone are the days where people only went to Mallorca and then a trip to the Alps, the ...
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Etape du Tour 2020 Route Recon

The Etape du Tour is breaking away from it's usual home in the Alps or Pyrenees and heading to the Cote d'Azur. While many regular Etappers are well used to the Galibier, Tourmalet Izoard & Glandon, ...

10 Reasons We Love the Haute Route

The multi day sportive used to be few and far between, more popular in North America than Europe where there were just a small number of local events. Since it's launch in 2011, the Haute Route has ...

Riding the cobbles - advice for you & your bike

The most feared and challenging terrain in cycling is cobbles. These can come in all shapes and sizes from the smoother, car flattened stones of Gent Wevelgem to the rough, steep bergs of Tour of ...

Climbs & Routes

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Top 10: Bucket List Rides you need on your Palmeras

Over your lifetime you will clock tens of thousands of kilometres on your bike. When you look back at the end of it a few rides will stick out. These are our top 10 bucket list rides you need to ...

Top 10 Climbs: Stelvio Region

The area around Bormio in the Italian Alps is one of the most famous cycling regions in the world. Home to the Gavia, Stelvio & more, this part of northern Lombardy regularly hosts the Giro and is ...

World's Best Cycling Routes: Mallorca Coast to Coast

Without a shadow of doubt, one of the world's best one day rides is the stunning coast to coast route in Mallorca from Andratx to Port de Pollensa following the MA-10. This is an absolute must for ...

Destinations

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On the road in the atlas mountains

While most of us at Sportive Breaks are seasoned vets in Morocco, this autumn saw a debut into the chaos and beauty of North Africa for one of our lead guides, Simon Powner. Here is what he made of ...

Top 20 Cycling Tours in 2020

A new cycling year is approaching. We checked in with our travel experts to check out the best rides of 2020. Gone are the days where people only went to Mallorca and then a trip to the Alps, the ...

Training & Nutrition

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Cycling Training: Expert Advice

From our personal experience and from speaking with hundreds of riders after a big event, cycling glory doesn't come from grinding up the last climb in pain. Cycling glory is the result of a great ...

How to Stay Hydrated on Your Big Sportive

How to stay hydrated on a sportive You have signed up for a major sportive where the route is likely to be longer, hotter and with more elevation than anything else you will ride this year. If you ...

Measuring Improvement

As cyclists, we all have the ability to measure whether we are improving our personal performance on the bike. From heart rate, power and RPE (Rate of Perceived Effort) we can see if we are becoming ...

Cycling Challenges

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Chasing Geants: Joining the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux

It's one of the great challenges in cycling: riding all three sides of Mont Ventoux in a day. Your prize: treasured membership of one an elite club - the Cingles du Mont Ventoux. We sent Tim, one of ...

The Mental Battle of the Paris Roubaix Sportive

This is a story of one man’s cycling baptism of fire.

Your Year of Cycling Challenges

Looking for a big challenge for your cycling year? Look no further. From the tough to the insane, these are the rides that cyclists are judged by, from hard one day sportives to multi day rides over ...