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UK - Land's End to John O'Groats Explorer (22 days) - Guided Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Ride the length of Britain from toe to tip and declare yourself an ‘End to Ender’
  • Experience the regional changes in tradition, culture and accents as you progress from county to county
  • 1,000 miles of Britain at its best
  • Ride yourself fitter
  • 3 countries in 19 days of riding
  • Cornish pasties to haggis and everything else in between

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: St Just in Penwith/Penzance Non Riding Day    
2 Land’s End to Truro 46 Miles / 74 Kms Approx. 870 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Truro to Launceston 55 Miles / 89 Kms Approx. 1,300 Metres Approx. B  
4 Launceston to Tiverton 53 Miles / 86 Kms Approx. 1,000 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Tiverton to Wells 63 Miles / 102 Kms Approx. 780 Metres Approx. B  
6 Wells to Tintern Abbey 54 Miles / 87 Kms Approx. 950 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Tintern Abbey to Worcester 57 Miles / 91 Kms Approx. 930 Metres Approx. B  
8 Worcester to Ironbridge 45 Miles / 73 Kms Approx. 1,100 Metres Approx. B L  
9 Ironbridge to Northwich 54 Miles / 87 Kms Approx. 530 Metres Approx. B  
10 Northwich to Garstang 70 Miles / 113 Kms Approx. 850 Metres Approx. B L  
11 Garstang to Kirkby Lonsdale 43 Miles / 68 Kms Approx. 1,110 Metres Approx. B  
12 Kirkby Lonsdale to Talkin 59 Miles / 95 Kms Approx. 1,200 Metres Approx. B L  
13 Talkin to Peebles 78 Miles / 126 Kms Approx. 1,350 Metres Approx. B  
14 Rest Day: Peebles Non Riding Day   B  
15 Peebles to Kinross 54 Miles / 86 Kms Approx. 800 Metres Approx. B L  
16 Kinross to Bridge of Cally 39 Miles / 63 Kms Approx. 600 Metres Approx. B L  
17 Bridge of Cally to Tomintoul 59 Miles / 95 Kms Approx. 1,500 Metres Approx. B  
18 Tomintoul to Inverness 50 Miles / 81 Kms Approx. 700 Metres Approx. B L  
19 Inverness to Lairg 56 Miles / 90 Kms Approx. 770 Metres Approx. B  
20 Lairg to Bettyhill 45 Miles / 72 Kms Approx. 500 Metres Approx. B L  
21 Bettyhill to John O’Groats 51 Miles / 82 Kms Approx. 700 Metres Approx. B L  
22 Transfer to Inverness train station or airport     B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

The ultimate cycling holiday in the UK - that really is the only way to describe our Land’s End to John O’Groats epic ride. Just about every cyclist should make this journey at least once in their lifetime.
Starting in Land’s End, to take advantage of the prevailing wind, we skedaddle off on a 1,000 mile plus adventure, through 3 countries in just 19 days of riding. We commence our journey by travelling along the south Cornish coast, passing the wilds of Dartmoor, crossing the River Severn into Hereford.
As we progress further north we skim the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, over the border into the dramatic scenery of Scotland, along the shore of the Moray Firth, past Inverness to arrive at John O’Groats. Our carefully chosen route avoids heavy traffic and busy towns as much as possible and takes us well off the beaten track.
This fully guided and supported tour, with GPS units provided, allows you to soak up some of the best countryside that the British Isles have to offer. One guide will accompany the riders whilst the other will drive the support vehicle. What's more, we'll carry your bags and feed you along the way - luxury!
If you're looking for an even more challenging ride with longer daily distances, then check out our 2 week versionThe 2 week trip does however typically attract a faster paced road rider. Or take a look at our 16 day version for something in between! Full details can be found at www.skedaddle.com/uk

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Holiday Details

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21 nights hotel accommodation

19 days riding

1 rest day

Breakfast and some lunches

Guided and vehicle support

Group train station transfers

Luggage transfers

GPS device inc pre-loaded routes

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