Cycling holidays

Cycling holidays in the UK are extremely popular, and it’s easy to see why.

The freedom to explore the local area at your own pace; that feeling of the wind in your hair as you zip through the countryside or coastal landscape; the added benefit of keeping fit and healthy as you enjoy the sights…

So, why not ditch the car and explore the great outdoors on two wheels? There’s so many dedicated routes and cycle ways just waiting to be discovered! Want to know more? There’s some fantastic websites available to cycling enthusiasts out there that will help you research the perfect route.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride is a fantastic source of information and has a library of great routes and rides across the UK that are available for you to view and download. You can search by town or postcode and find the route that’s nearest to your holiday destination.

All the routes have been chosen and risk-assessed by British Cycling. You can download the routes as GPX or PDF files to your smart phone or device, with many routes rated and reviewed by other cyclists, so you know you’re in safe hands.

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Cycling UK

This organisation has championed the cause of cycling for 140 years, promoting all forms of cycling and protecting the interests of existing and would-be cyclists.

Their website also has over 140 routes for you to try out plus a journey planner to plan your trip. Download your favourite routes as GPX files for your GPS device and get ready to explore!

This site has everything for the budding enthusiast – from guides on Land’s End to John ‘O Groats to the Dorset Gravel Dash.

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Looking for an A-Z of all the National Cycle Networks in the UK? Sustrans’ website is the place to be.

Sustrans is a charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle, connecting people and places. Their website is crammed full of useful information, including details of dozens of trails and routes across the UK for you to try.

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Many of our Tranquil Parks members are located close to some of the UK’s finest cycle routes, so you can soak up the picturesque locations of coast and country at your leisure.