Britain's best cycling holidays

Head out on your very own Tour de Britain with five of our best cycling holidays

Published: June 13th, 2018 at 12:05 pm
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For off-road cycling bliss, head to the Camel Trail. Credit ©Getty

Take a self-guided tour to showcase the best that Cornwall has to offer. Weave your way into traditional fishing villages, navigate over moorland, balance along cliff-tops and take in some of the county’s best-known landmarks. Accommodation, luggage transfer and detailed route maps for each day are all taken care of prior to the start of your journey – all you have to do is pedal.



Southern England
Why not try cycling from Bristol along the off road Bristol to Bath cycle path? Credit: Getty

See England at its very best on a cycling tour around and through some of the country’s most famous landmarks and towns, including Stonehenge, the spa city of Bath, Blenheim Palace, the chocolate-box villages of the Cotswolds, Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford.


Pedal through the rolling Suffolk countryside ©Getty

Keep one eye on the road and one on the view, because you won’t want to miss a second of scenery on a tour through Suffolk. One minute you could be cycling along coastline, the next whizzing by heaths, via nature reserves, forests and rivers. Each one a myriad of colours, sights and sounds. All rides are escorted by a cycle tour leader.

Wales/England border
Drink in the views and fresh coastal air. Ah bliss...Credit: Getty

This cycling holiday features a side order of vegetarianism! Combining great exercise and a rewarding post-pedal feast of vegetarian food – using home-grown organic fruit and veg and local produce where possible – the tours travel along the Pembrokeshire coastline, through Snowdonia and the historic border between Wales and England. Meat eaters are also welcome.


East Lothian
Pedal across an empty beach in East Lothian. Credit: Getty

Pedal at your leisure across the picturesque beaches and past historic castles and peaceful villages on a two-wheel trip through the stunning Scottish county of East Lothian. There’s something to suit pedallers of all ages and abilities: history, wildlife and no hills.



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Liz Barrett220 Deputy Editor

Liz has been with 220 since 2007. In that time she’s reported live from almost every major tri across the globe, including the Ironman Worlds, 70.3 Worlds, ITU Worlds, Challenge Roth, the 2014 Commonwealths, the London Olympics and the Rio Paralympics, to name but a few. Unsurprisingly, she’s our go-to pro-athlete expert on the team. When not covering races, you’ll find her whipping words into finely-crafted shape for both the mag and website.


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