October 11, 2019

Out here in the Pyrenees AQR have a wide selection of mountain bike trails and day trips to offer all our guests. Some trails are physically and technically more challenging than others. Kate who deals with enquiries will always try and find out what type of mountain b...

May 4, 2019

Vinyassa Yoga which I practice regularly is described as a 'moving meditation'. Each asana or posture flows gracefully from one movement to the next. When on the mountain bike riding my favourite trails in Luchon, without a care in the world, also feels like a 'moving...

April 18, 2019

2019 is already proving to be an awesome year on the bike for #AQRriders.

#AQR2019 mountain bike trips to Portugal have flown by! A very successful month of riding mountain bikes in the sunshine and eating lots of cake! Thanks to everyone who made the mountain bike holi...

April 5, 2019

For the past 10 years Ian & I have been escaping winter in the Pyrenees and heading to southern Portugal for an early spring month on the bikes. Each year we offer both mountain bike and road cycling weeks as we love the variety of riding in this area. I refer to this...

November 21, 2018

With winter on its way it's time to reflect on another fantastic A Quick Release Holidays guiding season with Ian & Kate Potter...

It has been another busy year on the bikes for Ian and I guiding, coaching and exploring new A Quick Release Holiday ideas in what has...

September 27, 2018

Ian & Kate had been planning The 3 Countries Tour for a few years before announcing their new cycling trip at the beginning of 2018. The idea popped into Ian's mind way back in 2015 when AQR headed to the Mountain Bike World Championships in Andorra. Instead of driving...

July 31, 2018

Over the past few days Tour de France fever has bombarded the Pyrenees! Luchon our AQR Holidays cycling base has been buzzing with excited cyclists from all over the world, as well as the general public who are intrigued by what has become the most iconic cycling event...

July 23, 2018

Ian and I had the pleasure of working on a Training Camp for 65 Degrees North last week. We were asked to provide bike hire and training to help a group of mountain bikers of mixed abilities in their preparation for riding the Munda Biddi Trail in Western Australia. 


July 2, 2018

On Tuesday 24th July The Tour de France will be departing Carcasonne and riding 218km before crossing the finish line for stage 16 in our beautiful thermal town of Bagneres-de-Luchon. The next day the riders will face a very interesting stage of only 65km, the shortest...

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March 7-14:

Mountain Bike week - Portugal 

Availability - 9 places left

March 14-21:

Mountain Bike week - Portugal 

Availability - Only 1 place left

March 21-28:

Mountain Bike week - Portugal 

Availability - 10 places left

May 23-30:

Mountain Bike Trail week - Luchon Pyrenees

Availability - Sorry already full!

More dates to be added soon...

Please check in with Kate if you are interested in alternative dates or help organising a  bespoke holiday week just for you.




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AQR is a very special little thing.  You've done me and my people real good over the years and they've both loved and benefited from it all...Jonathan

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