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UK - Isle of Wight - Freshwater Bay - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Tailor your trip by choosing from a range of routes on offer on arrival
  • Stay at a comfortable HF Country House overlooking Freshwater Bay
  • Enjoy relaxed cycling, unspoilt countryside, chalk downs and sea views
  • Cycle beside the Solent to the historic port of Yarmouth and the yachting town of Cowes
  • Cycle on a mixture of quiet country roads and a former railway route beside the Yar and Medina rivers
  • Discover Carisbrooke Castle and its famous well, where donkeys still draw the water using a large treadmill

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival in Freshwater     D  
2 Yarmouth, Cowes and Newport 33 Miles / 53 Kms Approx. 360m B L D  
3 Carisbrooke Castle and the Military Road 29 Miles / 47 Kms Approx 720m B L D  
4 Departure from Freshwater     B  
4 * Freshwater to West Wight 38.8 Miles / 60 Kms Approx.   B L D  
5 * Departure from Freshwater     B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

The Isle of Wight is predominantly rural, with dramatic coastlines dominated by the chalk downland ridge, running across the whole island. Freshwater Bay makes an excellent base to explore this beautiful setting by bike. Your options will include rides along former railway tracks, cycle paths and quiet country and coastal roads, introducing you to the island's history and landscape. 
The Isle of Wight is known for being sparsely populated, and a haven for a number of protected and endangered species such as the dormouse and the red squirrel. Combined with the social atmosphere of our country house, this relaxed environment makes a terrific destination for a few leisurely days cycling.
This holiday is available as a 3 or 4 night break, giving you 2 or 3 days to explore the area on your bike. For the 4 night break, pick the optional 4 night supplement. If you would like to extend your stay beyond 4 nights, please just give us a call. 
For most of the season, 3 night breaks begin on Wednesdays and 4 night breaks begin on Saturdays.

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Departure Dates:

Duration: 4 days
Return: 04/01/2050

Prices From:

£265 p.p.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
4 days
Prices From:
£265

Optional

4 Nights:
£75
4 Nights:
£75
3 Night Single Room Supplement
£60
4 Night Single Room Supplement
£80
Insurance - UK 5 Day:
£18
Insurance - UK 5 Day:
£18
Sustrans Donation:
£1
Sustrans Donation:
£1
Sustrans Donation:
£5
Sustrans Donation:
£5
Sustrans Donation:
£10
Sustrans Donation:
£10
Sustrans Donation:
£20
Sustrans Donation:
£20

Holiday Details

Centre-based

3 or 4 nights

2 or 3 days riding

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Self-guided

Ask about private departures and group bookings

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