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Way of the Roses

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 - 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): England  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 245 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 445 Pound Sterling (GBP)

This tour can be done in 3 days or more, like all our tour we can adjust it to meet your wishes. It is a 170 mile coast to coast crossing northern England, through some of the most scenic parts of the UK. Leaving Morecambe you head inland from the Irish sea to Lancaster where the route climbs into Forest of Bowland following the Lune Valley. You then pass into Yorkshire passing picturesque villages followed by the Yorkshire Dales before the road undulates towards the market town of Settle.

After Settle, you meet the hardest climb of the tour. Not everyone makes it up to the top on the saddle, there's no shame in pushing the bike for a bit. Amazing views once on top when the road drops gently, passing the impressive highland cattle grazing by the roadside. The riding's easy till Appletreewick where you begin a steady climb into the Nidderdale to the highest part of the tour (1312ft or 404m) from which you have a steep descent down Greenhow Hill, caution and enjoyment is required!

Towards Ripon you pass the curious Briham rocks before finding yourself in a pastoral landscape that surrounds the cathedral city of Ripon. Now the cycling becomes easier as you exit the Pennines and find yourself cycling through The Vale of York. The journey continues to pass through quaint picturesque villages. On the way to York you pass the River Ouse following the signposted traffic-free path, which takes you into York where the path passes the minster itself.

Leaving York the cycling is easy, passing more countryside villages until you come to Polkington. Here the road rises into the Yorkshire Wolds, a series of low-lying hills, beautiful to cycle through. You continue your undulating climb towards Huggate.

The cycling to Driffield is easy - flat or downhill. Now you are closing in on Bridlington, your quarry, but first you rise one more time into the wolds where you will get your first glimpse of The North Sea, before descending into Bridlington for a well earned drink.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- accommodation (Bed and Breakfast),
- luggage transfer,
- maps and tour introduction,
- and transport back to the start point (or place of equivalent distance).

Bike rental, if needed, is £50 extra per person regardless of tour length and also includes helmet, pannier, lights, lock, inner tube, hi-viz vest and puncture repair kit. The bikes are fully serviced 24 speed hybrid bikes newly purchased this year. Extra nights are also available at the beginning, end or in the middle of the tour and costs £40 per person sharing.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2016

We are a small family run company cycling holiday, operating out of the Peak District in England. The owner are Shane and Kay Cody and we have been cycling in different parts of the world for the last ten year. Last year we set up a company to run cycling tours in England. Our tours are self-guided, supported and...

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