Shropshire's Rivers and Castles, Stokesay Castle
Elan Valley Dams cycle track
Cycling and canoeing holidays
Shropshire's Rivers and Castles, Stokesay Castle
Cycling holidays in the UK
Cycling Holidays in the UK - 2024
If you are looking for a cycling holiday in the UK, then you’ve come to the right place. Our award winning holidays are fully supported with excellent accommodation, luggage transported, detailed route guides and a full backup service. This area of the UK offers some of the best cycling in Europe, river valleys cutting through spectacular hills, dominated by ruined castles...and best of all...hardly any cars. Hope to see you soon.
Choose a Perfect Cycling Holiday in the UK
All our cycling holidays start from our base at Petchfield Farm in the Teme valley, just outside the historic town of Ludlow. Shropshire has historic castles and the world famous Ironbridge Gorge. Herefordshire has wonderful gardens and the Wye Valley. Cycling holidays in Wales, include Lon Las Cymru (Welsh National Cycle Route) and Brecon Beacons. We also offer walking holidays along the Mortimer Trail and Offa's Dyke.
Start when you like: You can start your holiday any day you like. The holiday price includes:
All accommodation - with a choice of guesthouse accommodation or small hotels and country inns.
All your luggage transported between each night’s accommodation.
Quality bikes and equipment (pannier, lock, gel seat cover, etc).
Unique detailed route guides and Ordnance Survey maps.
Full back up service for any emergencies.
Safe and secure parking at Petchfield Farm.
Our award winning service, and over 30 years experience.
How our Cycling Holidays work
Once you've dropped your car off at our base, or travel by train to Ludlow. We do the rest...luggage is transported, bikes are sorted, (you can even bring your own bikes and we will still rescue you). Your accommodation will be ready for you. Evening meals are a treat with this area known for its excellent food and very local produce. Just relax and pedal away. How to book, and all the other information you need is on our "frequently asked questions" page. Go to FAQ's.
Easy Cycling Holidays 15-25 miles per day
These holidays involve an easy cycle ride each day (15 - 25 miles), following easy gradients and quiet country lanes. If you are not too sure how far you can cycle, try one of our electric bikes. Go to Easy Cycling Holidays
Moderate Cycling Holidays 20-35 miles per day
These cycling holidays have an average mileage per day of 20 - 35 miles with some hills, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the cycling and plenty of stops to admire the view, picnic or lunch in a country inn. There are lots of places of interest to visit, from medieval villages, to historic churches and castles. On the week long tours, there is usually one more challenging day in the middle of the tour with a cycle ride of 35 - 40 miles, and this is often the day that cyclists enjoy the most - great views and a real sense of achievement. Go to Moderate Cycling Holidays
Challenging Cycling Holidays in England and Wales
Choose from any "cycle challenge" for a fantastic cycling holiday. All about 40 - 60 miles per day. The price Includes all accommodation, detailed route guides, luggage transfers, emergency back up, quality bikes and equipment. Discounts if you bring your own bike. Ideal cycle tours for groups looking for a challenge. Go to Challenge Cycling Holidays
Heritage and Gardens Cycling Holidays
Cycling holidays in the English Welsh borders will find lots of castles and fortifications everywhere... in fact there's more here than any other part of the UK. Herefordshire is a key destination for Garden lovers, Croft, Berrington, Westonbury, Hergest, all feature on our Gardens tour. And don't forget, Shropshire has the UNESCO World Heritage site - "Ironbridge Gorge", celebrating the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Go to Heritage and Gardens Cycling Holidays
Country Hotel Cycling Holidays
There are some wonderful places to stay in the English Welsh borders. These cycling holidays stay in country hotels and historic coaching inns. Completely different in character, one with Michelin awards, two with fantastic gardens and all with very grand comfortable interiors. None are stuffy and all are very relaxing and friendly. Go to Country Hotel Cycling holidays
Gourmet Cycle Tours
Fabulous food wherever you go on your cycling holiday in the English Welsh borders. This is a farming area - proud of its local produce, and all our local cafes, inns and restaurants are keen to showcase local ingredients. The results are spectacular - there are Michelin starred chefs, food festivals and good food all around. Go to Gourmet Cycle Tours
Cycle Tours for Groups of Friends
Here is a selection of cycle tours suitable for groups. If you have a special requirements, just let us know and we can incorporate it into your itinerary; we can add (or take away) days or combine tours. Larger groups will always need to use our Hotel/inn accommodation. Go to Group Cycle Tours
Cycling and Canoeing Holidays
These are action packed holidays, combining two great summer activities, cycling and canoeing. Our canoe venue is the magical River Wye, with a fantastic landscape & wildlife and just the right level of exciting rapids, gentle paddling and the chance to stop at Hay on Wye for lunch. Go to Cycling and Canoeing Holidays
Electric Bikes on Cycling Holidays
Guaranteed to add a smile to your face when cycling. Electric bikes are easy to use, and make light work of any hills you may come across. They are ideal if you are worried about how far you can cycle, or if you need to keep up with a faster cyclist in your group! We have a very good range of e-bikes to fit most sizes, from 4'11" (150 cm) to 6'2" (188 cm). Most e-bikes have a dropped frame, to suit both male and female riders, making it easier to get on and off, if you are not so flexible! Go to Electric Bikes
New for 2024...are we going to retire?
We are reducing our cycling holiday availability this year. Getting ready for "semi retirement". The aim is to cycle and walk our favourite routes during the spring and summer (in the good weather). We still have lots of ideas for new routes. If you know anybody that might be interested in taking on a cycling holiday business, let us know. Chris and Kay