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Yorkshire Wolds

Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Grade

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5

Duration

6 days

Prices from

£645 P.P.
United Kingdom

Yorkshire Wolds

Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Grade

1
2
3
4
5

Duration

6 days

Prices from

£645 P.P.
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The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle route is a circular ride of more than 140 miles that takes in the beautiful scenery and the dramatic coastline of the Yorkshire Wolds, a landscape that inspired David Hockney's Woldgate. Taking in grand country houses, nature reserves, historic priories, and some of the region’s most fascinating landmarks, combined with rolling hills, hidden valleys and peaceful villages, the Yorkshire Wolds is the perfect place to cycle and unwind.
Going west from Beverley to Market Weighton and Pocklington and then as far north as Malton, across to Bridlington in the east and then back through Driffield, you'll pass through lots of traditional Yorkshire towns and villages – great for tea and pub stops!
Known as the 'king of the wolds', both Driffield and the ancient market town of Beverley, with its breathtaking Gothic minster and lovingly preserved old streets and stone buildings, lie on lower ground within the arms of the crescent. Home to thousands of seabirds, Bempton's white cliffs are the Wolds rising impressively out of the North Sea. Bridlington's beach backed promenades are open for cycling and the halls and gardens of Sledmere, Sewerby and Burton Agnes Hall offer great stop off points to relax and explore a touch of history and culture.
The magnificent unspoiled scenery, beautiful ancient market towns, outstanding historic country houses, sweeping coastline and friendly locals, have many visitors returning to the region year after year.
This self-guided trip is for a minimum of 2 people and accommodation, luggage transfers and emergency back up are all included. We also provide detailed route notes and maps to enable you to do the route self-guided. Nothing could be simpler!

Holiday Highlights

  • Gently undulating hills with picture postcard villages
  • Medieval market towns of Pocklington, Driffield and Beverley
  • The stunning gothic Minster in Beverley
  • The manor houses of Sledmere, Sewerby and Burton Agnes
  • The cliffs and thousands of seabirds at Bempton
  • Flamborough Head Heritage Coast

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We have loved this week in the Yorkshire Wolds and would like to thank you for a service which exceeded all our expectations when we first booked with you. Thank you Team Skedaddle.

Annette and Robert, Kent

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Beverley
Non Cycling Day

Today your arrival destination is the beautiful market town of Beverley. If arriving by car you will be able to leave your vehicle near to the accommodation for the duration of the trip,or if travelling by train is your preferred mode of transport, your accommodation is just a short walk away. You are then free to spend the day exploring this wonderful town with its small cobbled streets and its stunning Gothic Minster, arguably more impressive than the one in York! There are numerous places to eat in the town in the evening.

Day 2
Beverley to Pocklington
27 Miles / 43 Kms Approx
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ascent: 500m

After a traditional Yorkshire breakfast our representative will meet you and talk you through the route over the days to come. If you are hiring a bike they will set you up ready for your ride.

After leaving Beverley we get our first taste of the rolling countryside of the Wolds. We pass through Market Weighton before reaching our evenings destination at Pocklington, one of the many picturesque market towns you’ll cycle through. You can explore the town before enjoying an evening meal at one of the local restaurants.

Day 3
Pocklington to Malton
32 Miles / 52 Kms Approx
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ascent: 700m

Todays ride is slightly more undulating and takes us over the highest point of the whole holiday at Bishop Wilton Wold. The famous British artist David Hockney painted the view from the summit. We cycle through the picturesque village of Thixendale, with its local pub the Cross Keys one of many small country pubs that we we pass today, before skirting the Howardian Hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, and arriving into Kirkham with its impressive ruins of the Augustinian priory established in the 1120’s.

Why not add an extra day in Malton so that you can cycle to Castle Howard which is one of Britain’s finest historic houses, set in a thousand acres of sweeping parkland dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains and well worth a visit!

Day 4
Malton to Hunmanby
33 Miles / 53 Kms Approx
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ascent: 700m

A hearty breakfast will help you during the first section of the day which has some cheeky little inclines.

The route today takes us via Sledmere a Georgian country house set amongst gardens designed by the famous gardener Capability Brown. Certainly worth exploring and there is a lovely cafe on site for tasty refreshments.

This afternoon undulates through more small villages before we arrive at Hunmanby just short of the coast and the location of our evenings accommodation.

Day 5
Hunmanby to Driffield
33 miles / 53 Kms Approx
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ascent: 500m

There are just so many things to do today!

Watching the thousands of seabirds on the cliffs at Bempton and then Flamborough Head, the hall and gardens at Sewerby hall before you reach the bustling seaside town of Bridlington famous for its fish and chips and the sea front promenade.

Finally you have the stunning Elizabethan manor house at Burton Agnes to explore in the afternoon before the day finishes in the market town of Driffield. Oh yes, all joined together up by some lovely cycling.

Wow, what a day!

Day 6
Driffield to Beverley - depart
21 Miles / 34 Kms Approx
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ascent: 250m

Today the final days cycling is the relatively short and flat ride to Beverley. You’ll have some time to explore Driffield before your leisurely ride back through small pretty villages to the start of your journey at Beverley.

Back in Beverley you can collect your car for your onward journey, or take your return train home.

Although thought of as a quiet part of Yorkshire the rolling hills, coastline, pretty villages and stunning halls and gardens will leave a lasting impression that will likely draw you back another day.

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The Cycling

Terrain

Following a National Cycle Network route, the Yorkshire Wolds Cycleway uses a combination of cycle paths, quiet country roads and some short sections of track.

Most of the surface is tarmac. There is an unavoidable short grassy section which climbs a farm track for approx. 2km (1.25 miles).

Almost any type of bike would be suitable, with semi-slick tyres fitted on mountain bikes and hybrids, and touring tyres fitted on road bikes.

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Leisure Cycling Grade

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Grade 2-3: Gentle/Moderate

Aspects of both our grade 2 and 3 holidays

Suitable for those looking for some cycle friendly routes

Features some modest climbs

Possibly sections of varying terrain (eg. forest tracks, gravel paths etc).

Our grading guidelines have been carefully created based on our many years of cycling experience, as well as customer feedback from our trips. Of course, if you're still struggling to figure out where you fit on the scale, do feel free to give us a quick call and we'll be more than happy to help!

For more information about our grading system click here.

Is this suitable for you?

Holidays that are graded as a 2-3, will have aspects of both our grade 2 and 3 holidays. These tours are still suitable for those perhaps who have recently got into cycling, and offer an array of accessible, cycle friendly routes, cycle paths and quiet roads, however there will be some days / sections where you may have to tackle some ups and downs, the occasional steeper climb and perhaps some varying terrain (forest tracks, gravel paths etc). Suitable for those with a decent level of physical fitness, looking for some leisurely rides with occasional (achievable!) challenges along the way.

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Dates & Prices

From April to mid-October you choose your start date. Just give us a call or drop us an e mail to check availability.

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Duration
6 days
Price
£645.00

Whats Included Tick

A) Accommodation (shared twin rooms)

B) Meals as per the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

C) Skedaddle App to access holiday information and navigation

D) Detailed Skedaddle route notes and relevant maps

E) GPX files available upon request

F) Luggage transfer service

G) Skedaddle Local Representative

H) Emergency tool kit, pump etc. (if hiring your bike from Skedaddle)

What's not Included Cross

A) Personal clothing and equipment

B) Travel insurance

C) Bar bills, telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.

D) Bike & helmet hire (available if required)

E) Travel or flight costs and charges for travelling with your bike (if applicable)

F) Single room option (may be available if required)

G) Entrance fees to cultural or historical sites and visitor centres

H) Other optional activities

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The Essentials

Travel Options

If travelling by car your destination is Beverley and you will be able to leave your car at or near the accommodation for the duration of the trip. If travelling by train the accommodation is just a short walk away from Beverley train station.

Please contact us for more detailed information on the specific schedules that we recommend for your holiday and check with us before booking your travel so that we can ensure it fits with the trip schedule.

Accommodation

In the UK we use small, good quality 3 or 4 star hotels, B&Bs, inns and small family-run hotels. Our trips are operated on a twin-share basis but single rooms can be provided, subject to availability, for a supplement if requested at the time of booking.

Bike Hire

If you would like to hire a bike we have both hybrid and electric bikes available to hire. The hybrid bikes are generally Giant Roam or Liv Rove with a large 30 speed gear range, semi-slick tyres and a relaxed riding position. Our electric bikes are generally Giant Entour 2 E+2 Disc pedal assist bikes with 300Wh batteries.

Helmets and panniers are provided with all our hire bikes along with an emergency repair kit including a spare innertube, bike pump and bike lock.

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