The Great Outdoors

A bicycle gives you the freedom to explore the enchanting countryside at your own pace, stopping as you choose to take in the superb views which are a special feature of these routes. If you don't wish to bring your own bike, you can hire one locally. Just call ahead and pick it up when you arrice.

We've tried to choose routes that don't require a Tour de France level of fitness. Even so, there will be some hills to climb, so don't feel disheartened if you have to get off and push from time to time. After all, you are enjoying good exercise and fresh air in some of Britain's most beautiful countryside..and the down hill comes next!

Route grades below are expressed by route length, plus degree of difficulty (calculated as average height gain (metres) per kilometre) plus steep gradients.