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Shropshire Beano, Vegetarian Cycling Holidays

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 16 - 22 people
Destination(s): England  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 490 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 490 Pound Sterling (GBP)

A long weekend exploring the canals, meres, and timeless pastures of north Shropshire. This is a perfect area for cycling on a Bank Holiday – hardly any traffic and the only tourists we see are on barges!

This peaceful backwater has a rich history and diverse wildlife. Retreating Ice Age glaciers left behind a series of pools, or meres, which now provide a watery habitat for a miscellany of kingfishers, herons, grebes, coots and moorhens. A web of barely-used lanes lead us into the Ceiriog Valley; along the Llangollen and Shropshire Union canals; to the meres at Colemere, Whitemere and Blakemere; to Whittington Castle; and over Thomas Telford's magnificent Chirk Aqueduct.

We stay at The Grange, a Georgian mansion on the edge of the little market town of Ellesmere. This grade II listed house is a real treasure with its oak-panelled dining room, croquet lawn, turf labyrinth, and wildflower meadows. The walled garden and Victorian glass houses provide most of our organic fruit and vegetables. The Grange's relaxed country-house atmosphere makes it an ideal Beano venue. There are twin, double and single en-suite bedrooms (2 singles not en-suite). The Grange (3-diamonds B&B) is licenced to sell wine, and gets in a barrel of local Salopian Brewery real-ale specially for us.

Ace cooks provide delicious vegetarian cuisine. Home-grown organic fruit & veg, Fairtrade, and local produce are used whenever possible. You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy a beano, lots of non-veggies keep coming back because they like our food (meat and veggie meals are available at the lunch stops).

Note: The weekend begins with dinner on Friday evening and ends after tea and cakes on Monday afternoon. If you want to stay over on Monday night, B&B can usually be arranged at The Grange.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation
- Delicious organic vegetarian cuisine (lunchtime meat options available)
- Guides
- Mechanic
- Maps and detailed route instructions.

Note: Price is subject to currency exchange rates.

About This Supplier
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Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Feb 1998
Client Request Served: 42

M06958 is a small company which was founded in 1982 and has been running cycling holidays in England and Wales every year since. In 2014 the company passed from the founders, Rob Green and Jane Barnes, to their long-time helpers Andy and Madelaine Key, who continue the tradition of offering friendly,sociable vegetarian...

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