Get pedalling for a healthy holiday on two wheels with these long and short bike rides for all cycling skill levels in the UK
Take a spin through rural Essex and Suffolk, with a Coolpedals route around untouched Constable Country.
Trails include meadows, meandering rivers, country lanes and beautiful rolling hills, with recommended accommodation and meal stops as well as full route information and bike hire. Rides range from 15 to 50 miles, with bike support on hand in case you have a problem en route.
Visit coolpedals.co.uk for more information.
Get some on-road race training with Just Pedal, which offers day and weekend bike rides through the Surrey Hills, winter training camps and bespoke cycle trips.
Perfect for cyclists who want to ramp up their training an extra notch in the company of experts and likeminded riders.
Visit just-pedal.com for more information.
Explore Wales and the Welsh Borders by bike, with guided or self-guided bike tours from Drover Holidays. Bike hire, waterproof maps, recommended routes and cycle support make it easy to explore this beautiful part of the world on two wheels.
Visit droverholidays.co.uk for more information.
Hardcore UK cyclists might be tempted to try the two- or three-week Lands End to John O'Groats bike trip, but there are plenty of cycle routes throughout the UK at Skedaddle that won't take quite as much time - or effort.
Maybe a ride through pine forests, across the Scottish Highlands and mountains might appeal?
Visit skedaddle.co.uk for more information.
Cycle right across the UK on a rewarding and challenging coast-to-coast trip. Part on-road, and part traffic-free, you could take the Hadrian's Wall route on a three-day trip with many added extras including champagne when you finish.
Visit cycleactive.co.uk for more infomation.
Book a cycle holiday with Cotswold Cycling Breaks and the only thing you need to worry about is bringing your bike. All other details are taken care of, with a host of scenic rides ranging from easy and moderate through to more challenging.
Cycle guests also receive a Garmin 800 Edge™ satellite navigation system pre-programmed with local personally tested and recommended routes.
You'll be staying at The Ormond Hotel in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, where the menu is tailored to the nutritional needs of cyclists, from a slow-burn breakfast to a protein-rich hot chocolate before bedtime. Riders also receive hydration refills for their road, with post-ride recovery refills and nutritional snacks to help keep you going until dinner.
Plus, there's a daily bike cleaning and overnight laundry service, and fully alarmed dedicated bike storage rooms.
Find out more at www.cotswoldcyclingbreaks.co.uk
The Beamish Loop is a 7-mile cycle route off and on-road in the Vale of Durham, heading from Beamish Museum past High Forge, tracking the River Team up past Riding Farm before returning to the start. Ideal for families.Hamsterley Forest: A magnet for mountain bikers, Hamsterley Forest has a specially-designed skills loop, downhill mountain bike courses, and offers a thrill-a-minute for single track riders, with 2,000 hectares of mixed woodland on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The C2C Cycle Route is one of the most popular cycle routes in the UK, with much of it passing through the stunning scenery of the Durham Dales.The Derwent Railway Path is a 12-mile cycle (and walking) route taking in various sites of historical and natural interest.
Find out more at www.thisisdurham.com/outdoors
Combining Skye, the Outer Hebrides and the dramatic Highlands, this challenging but comfortable mountain biking journey covers 181kms of spectacular scenery. From the classic Reinigeadal Loop on Harris to the magical cliff-top roller-coasters of the Duirinish Peninsula on Skye, mountain bikers will test their mettle on some of best backcountry singletrack trails on the British Isles.
The epic week ends riding the Torridon Giants, where a challenging climb rewards riders with 10kms of simply breathtaking downhill. Unforgettable.
Find out more at wildernessscotland.com
A 35% increase in interest in their worldwide cycling trips has led Exodus to launch a series of cycling weekends and day rides right here in the UK. New itineraries incoporate some of the finest road and off-road spots in areas such as the Peak District, the North Downs and the Cambrian Mountains, catering for road riders and mountain bikers.
Find out more at www.exodustravels.com
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