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The wind in your hair, the world rushing by and the buzz of endorphins as you power yourself along – there’s a fantastic sense of freedom when riding a bike, so it’s no surprise cycling holidays are hugely popular. It’s a great way to see a place properly, as you can go at your own pace and discover hidden gems en route.
From the hills of the Peak District to the cycle lanes of Cambridge, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best destinations and events for cycling in the UK.
If the whole family want to join in the fun and take to the saddle, Holiday Lettings has hundreds of spacious rentals to pick from that will suit tots and teenagers alike. Couples looking for a romantic biking break might opt for a picturesque cottage or an apartment close to the action. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find the perfect rental for you.
With its acres of moors, valleys, hills and villages, this scenic national park is perfect cycling territory. The rolling Yorkshire Dales has some flatter parts if you want to take things easy, or if you like the rush of a slope, try mountain-biking in the famous Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside.
Known for its rural villages and local red sandstone buildings, this picturesque county is a pleasure to cycle through. Cycle along the Trent and Mersey Canal towpath that runs alongside the River Dane, or enjoy one of the many circular routes round one of the towns and villages.
With its craggy landscape, forests, rivers, wetlands and tors, Dartmoor’s winding trails are excellent cycling terrain. There are over 350km of bridleways and byways, and an extensive network of quiet lanes and designated cycle routes.
The South Downs National Park is stunning and you’ll find plenty to see and do, from walks in ancient woodland to gazing at the white cliffs of Seven Sisters. Choose a cosy cottage in a picture-perfect village or pick a family-friendly home in a bustling market town for your cycling stay.
Head to Fort William for a relaxing break in the Scottish Highlands. Known as the gateway to Ben Nevis, this beautiful spot has plenty of independent shops and restaurants, so it’s great if you love cycling around town.
Created by Charles I in the 17th century, Richmond Park in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, is the largest of London’s Royal Parks. It’s also a Special Area of Conservation and a national nature reserve, so cycling here is fantastic for anyone looking for a biking holiday.
Home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, this elegant city on the River Cam is a haven for cyclists. It’s the best way of getting around and you’ll find excellent cycle lanes and places to lock bikes if you want to spend the day sightseeing. Visit the University museums, the Gothic chapel, the cathedral and much, much more.
No need to bring your bike as you can hire them locally from the Bike Garage. They offer comprehensive bike servicing, repair and hire of top-quality Trek mountain bikes for use on the beautiful trails in the Peaks. Full suspension and electric models are available, too.
Located in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this stunning summit of the North Downs is every cyclist’s dream. It’s also a Site of Special Scientific Interest, noted for its orchids, rare plant species, and over 40 species of butterfly. Enjoy a leisurely ride, stopping at the visitors’ centre en route.
Cycle across the Brecon Beacons National Park visiting pretty towns en route, from Llandeilo in the west to Abergavenny in the east. The Roman roads, winding country lanes and towpath are ideal for cyclists of all abilities. When you’re not racking up the miles on a bike, explore peaceful waterfalls, pop into a farmhouse cafe or maybe spend an evening stargazing at your private holiday rental.