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Gourmet Cycling in the Garden of England (Self Guided)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 - 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 30 people
Destination(s): England  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 295 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 445 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Start & finish: Starts daily from Canterbury and is circular

Accommodation: A small hotel in the heart of Canterbury and an old inn in Faversham

Cycling mileage: 2 days of cycling. 14 -17 miles ( 22-27 km) per day

Grade out of 5 based on distance and elevation: 2

Terrain: Flat with an occasional slope on Day 3

Traffic free: Very largely

Set in the garden of England where farm shops and orchards appear around many corners, the tour takes you to the coast with its famous Whitstable oysters and to the hop country at Faversham where you will find England's oldest brewery. Enjoy a Michelin starred inn, several iconic tea rooms, a farmers market, a local cheesemaker and fill your panniers with Mount Ephraim cherries, strawberries, plums, pears, apples and cobnuts if you have any appetite left. The cycling's not bad either!

Day One - Arrive Canterbury

Arrive in Canterbury and check into your hotel in the heart of the city. There's so much to explore in this astounding heritage city with its magnificent cathedral and wonderful farmers market and food hall.We will deliver your cycling equipment to your hotel and your host will meet you to run through your itinerary and to familiarize you with the route. We recommend an iconic tea room with 40 teas on offer and dinner at The Goods Shed with its locally sourced produce.

Day Two - Canterbury to Faversham

17 miles (27km) or more

This is a fascinating ride that sets out along the old Crab and Winkle railway line to Whitstable, built to transfer seafood from the coast to London. Enjoy the harbour there and lunch on the famous oysters before dipping into a craft shop or two. Then follow the old Saxon shore with its often remote atmosphere and rich maritime history, past the Michelin starred seaside inn where you should book your dinner. Your overnight stay is in the outstanding market town of Faversham with its barge lined creek and historic brewery. The town is elegantly Georgian with your inn for the night in one of the oldest streets.

Day Three - Faversham to Canterbury

14 miles (22km)

Head inland through pretty villages and valleys dotted with orchards and classic views. Take in the gardens and family run tea shop at Mount Ephraim and stock up on their orchard produce. Don't miss the local cheesemakers on the farm at the next village and enjoy the cosy pubs before heading back to Canterbury. Perhaps there's just a little more to explore there - the luxurious 1930's inspired tea room? before you return your bikes to the hotel.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Minimum cost is for Classic version. Maximum cost is for Luxury version. Weekend supplement of £25 per person

Price Includes:
- Accommodation
- Breakfast every day during the tour
- Comfortable and impeccably serviced bikes
- The services of our friendly hosts to coordinate your travel and brief you on your route
- Emergency support provided by your host
- Luggage transfers between hotels
- A tour brochure
- Safeguarding of your payment.

Price Excludes:
- Lunches and dinners
- Airfares
- Boat trips
- Cycling helmets
- Alcoholic beverages
- Mini bars
- Entrances to attractions unless specified
- Travel to and from the tour start and finish points.

Supplier Information
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Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2007
Client Request Served: 225

Authentic travels by bike and on foot in the UK, France, Italy, Holland, Austria, Greece, Spain and the Baltics. Gentle and not so gentle tours available from one day upwards - self led or guided. Hand picked accommodation and a very personal service. Classic tours have carefully chosen attractive inns, individual...

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