Four days of fabulous cycling across the entire width of the UK, from the Irish Sea at Morecambe Bay to the North Sea coast at Bridlington, famed for its fabulous fish and chips! The cycle route passes through quaint market towns with castles, stately homes and stunning cathedrals to explore along the way. This is a must-do for any cyclist out there who’s looking for a leisurely coast to coast experience.
- Discovering the underground labyrinth at Stump Cross Caverns
- Exploring the weird and wonderful rock formations at the Norber Boulders
- Strolling around the cobbled streets of the Shambles in York’s historical centre
Day 1: Arrive in Northwest England. You’ll meet with our support team who’ll transport you and your bikes and bags to Lancaster, home to many impressive museums and historical buildings, where you’ll spend the night and before your biking adventure.
Day 2: Your journey begins at Morecombe Bay on the Irish Sea coast of Lancashire. Equipped with a set of comprehensive maps, detailed directions and some top tips from our expert guides, you’re ready to set off on your cycling journey. Your first few miles will fly by, along cycle paths leading through Morecombe and Lancaster on old railway lines. You’ll pass through many picturesque villages as you climb into the Forest of Bowland, including Hornby, famed for its imposing castle overlooking the village. Your day ends in Settle, a bustling market town, with plenty of choice for your evening meal.
Day 3: Your second day in the saddle begins with a steep climb out of Settle and onto Scosthrop Moor. You’ll reach a height of 390 metres before you begin to descend. There’s ample opportunity to stop and sample local ales and food, and you’ll need all of your energy to get to the top of Craven Moor which, at 400 metres above sea level, is the highest point on the trip. It’s a blistering, hair-raising descent into Pateley Bridge and an easy amble into Ripon and your bed for the night.
Day 4: Almost all of the climbing is behind you as you meander along the banks of the River Ure through the Vale of York. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the cobbled streets of York and stop for some tea and a scone at Betty’s Tearooms before heading off to Pocklington for your overnight stop.
Day 5: Your final day is a gentle cycle over the Yorkshire Wolds to Bridlington, famed for its fish and chips, which you thoroughly deserve! Well done, you made it all the way from coast to coast along The Way of the Roses!
This tour costs from £330 for a self guided, 4 day, 5 night trip to £565 for a self guided, 4 day, 5 night trip depending on group size and accommodation options chosen.
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