Cycle England

7 Day Active Tour

Cross the country by bike for an extraordinary adventure that will not only amaze and impress, but also give you a great sense of achievment at the end of each day. With different cycle trails, stretching from Beverley to York, you'll be blown away by England's breath-taking landscapes. Explore different destinations and enjoy incredible views along the way as you wind down tranquil paths and weave through picturesque villages.

Day 1

Ferry Crossing & Beverley

Upon arriving in Hull in the morning our driver will be there to transfer you. You are then free to spend the day exploring the market town of Beverley with its small cobbled streets and its beautiful Gothic Minster, arguably more impressive than the one in York! There are numerous places to eat in the town in the evening.

2 overnight stays in Bradford/Leeds

Day 2

Wharfe Valley

The first day of riding follows a shorter route up the Wharfe Valley with plenty of time to stop in the picturesque valley by the river. Highlights in the Skipton area include Kilnsey Crag, an impressive rock formation you can climb, the picturesque market towns of Gassington & Burnsall and Bolton Abbey, home to 12th century ruins.

32 km rolling valley ride

Day 3

Wensleydale & Masham

Today you venture down Wensleydale to the market town of Masham, with its 18th century Georgian market square, where your hotel is located. There are plenty of places to visit on the cycle ride today but save some time for a tour of the famous Black Sheep Brewery! Other highlights include Aysgarth Waterfalls, a tripe flights of waterfalls surrounded by forest and farmland, Middleham & Bolton Castles and Jervaux Abbey, one of the great Cistertian abbeys in Yorkshire.

43 km cycling (rolling valley ride)

2 overnight stays in Harrogate/Darlington

Day 4

Pateley Bridge & Nidd Valley

Today you head south out of Wensleydale to Pateley Bridge set in the Nidd Valley. The route takes you via Studley Royal Park, a series of breathtaking gardens which are home to Fountains Abbey, one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England and a World Heritage Site. In contrast, you also pass by Brigham Rocks, an amazing collection of natural rock formations.

48 km cycling (rolling terrain)

Day 5

York

Today you enjoy a journey south through the Vale of York to the city of York, founded by the ancient Romans. Its huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, has medieval stained glass and 2 functioning bell towers. The city walls form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse. Other York attractions worth visiting include York Dungeon, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum.

39 km cycling (mainly flat)

2 overnight stays in York

Day 6

Bempton & Bridlington

Although the cycling is leisurely, there are just so many things to do today! Enjoy watching the thousands of seabirds on the cliffs at Bempton and at Flamborough Head, before visiting Sewerby Hall & Gardens. The last stop of the day is at the bustling seaside town of Bridlington famous for its fresh fish & chips and seafront promenade. Our representative will meet you in Bridlington to transfer you back to York.

23 km cycling (rolling terrain)

Day 7

York & Ferry crossing

Relax on the final day in York. Take a moment to walk down to ‘the Shambles’ or make some last visits before leaving York to go to Hull. Embark the night ferry for the return journey to the Netherlands.

Interested in organising a tour with us?

Call us on: +44 (0) 20 8861 9300

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Accommodation

6 overnight stays in middle class hotels:

  • 2x in Bradford/Leeds
  • 2x in Harrogate/Darlington
  • 2x in York

Arrival by ferry

  • P&O night ferry crossing from Rotterdam/Zeebrügge – Hull and return for coach and passengers
  • Overnight on board in inside double cabins including shower/WC and breakfast buffet

Arrival by air

  • Local coach transport
  • Flight booking optional at a supplement

Would you like more information?

Call us on: +44 (0) 20 8861 9300

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