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Cycling Trips in England

Cycling Holidays in England

 The 'green and pleasant land' of England is home to vast swathes of rolling hills, moors, dense woodland and stunning coastlines that are perfect for a leisurely cycling holiday on quiet country lanes, paths and cycleways. Combine these varied landscapes with relaxing stays in traditional hotels and visits to local pubs in country villages, really makes a cycling trip in England a lovely experience.

A relaxing ride through scenic New Forest is sure to be great enjoyment for the whole family, while pedalling past miles of green pastures and shady forests in Shropshire or journey from the Irish Sea across to the North Sea on the two wheels are both absolutely fantastic options.

For those who are up for more of a challenge, the more rugged scenery of England's upland areas offers opportunities for mountain biking in the Peak District or Lake District, two of the most picturesque regions in England, and there are more ambitious cycling on Dartmoor or the West Country Way, places which are still truly feel wild. For the really ambitious, the enduring and fulfilling cycling journey from Lands' End all the way to John O'Groats is definitely worth embarking on.

Whether you’re interested in being part of a cycling tour or prefer more independence, there is a wide range of guided and self-guided holidays to choose from. Featured below are some of the best cycling holidays on offer in England:

National Cycle Network route from the Irish Sea to the North Sea.

Coast to coast cycling in northern England

This ‘must-do’ cycling holiday with its quiet country lanes, cycleways and paths is a wonderful way to see the varied and beautiful landscapes of northern England, on the National Cycle Network route from the Irish Sea across to the North Sea.

£450 (based on two people sharing)

5 days
2013 : 10 -14 May , 7 - 11 Jun , 12 -16 Jul , 9 - 13 Aug , 6 - 10 Sep
Looking Out Over The Northern Countryside

Cycling Hadrian's Cycleway, England

You'll get to spend 4 days exploring the fantastic Hadrian's Cycleway, discovering Britain's Roman history, enjoying some wonderful coastal views and cycling along well maintained paths and quiet roads as you cycle from coast to coast.

£390 pp (based on 2 people sharing)

4 days
15 February - 15 October
Wheel Dipping Ceremony

Cycling Across Northern England - Coast to Coast

Ride 140 miles from Whitehaven on the Irish Sea to Tynemouth on the North Sea on this mini break cycling tour. >> Free Gift if you mention Greentraveller when you book: A Limited Edition, Explore branded Moleskin

From £245 (tour only)

4 days
2013 departures: 18 Apr, 02 May, 17 Oct, 24 Oct.
Cycling Holidays from Land's End to John O'Groats

Cycling Holiday from Land's End to John O'Groats

From toe to tip, the entire length of Britain, and the ultimate great British cycling challenge. This trip 3 week epic tour of mainland UK is tough but manageable and something you will not forget for a long, long time!


22 days
2015 : 6 Jun - 15 Aug , 4 Jun - 14 Aug
Dorset photo: Richard Szwejkowski

Cycling Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

5-night cycling holiday pedaling close to the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast and alternating between traffic-free bridleways and undulating country lanes (an electric bike is an option) scheduled at a pace to allow for exploring and beach trips.

From £559 per person

5 days
Departs Every Day from 15 May '15 to 25 Oct '15