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Yorkshire Wolds

Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday




6 days

Prices from

£855 P.P.


This tour is well-suited to both regular bikes and pedal assist e-bikes, and you can choose to hire either when you book your tour with us. Confident cyclists will enjoy the boost from a battery for those cheeky climbs, and with less effort required on the bike, you’ll have more energy at the end of the day for off-the-bike activities.

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 quaint seaside villages, grand country houses, nature reserves, historic priories, and some of the region’s most fascinating landmarks, combined with rolling hills, hidden valleys, dramatic cliffs 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 to Beverley 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. Having access to the navigation app will 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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The Wolds was such a great area for cycling with the route being almost entirely on quiet back roads through stunning scenery and lovely quaint villages. It is impossible to pick a favourite day! This was our first time using the Skedaddle App and we were impressed.

Donald, Hampshire


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: 410 Metres Approx.

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 you get your first taste of the rolling countryside of the Wolds. You pass through Market Weighton before reaching your 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: 600 Metres Approx.

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. You cycle through the picturesque village of Thixendale, with its local pub the Cross Keys one of many small country pubs that you 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: 580 Metres Approx.

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

The route today takes you 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 you arrive at Hunmanby just short of the coast and the location of our evenings accommodation.

Day 5
Hunmanby to Bridlington
23 or 31 miles / 37 or 50 Kms Approx
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ascent: 275 or 380 Metres Approx.

There are just so many amazing things to do today!

You can decide whether to take a longer route or a shorter one. The longer route starts with a return ride out to the charming seaside town of Filey. This former fishing village is now a popular seaside destination with an historic promenade, beautiful Edwardian architecture and an impressive 5 mile sandy bay.

Heading on towards Bridlington, we take a short detour to the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton which is home to one of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles. Around half a million seabirds gather here between March and October to raise a family on towering chalk cliffs which overlook the North Sea (small entrance fee payable). Next is Flamborough Head with its spectacular chalk cliffs, stacks, arches and smugglers’ caves and not one but two lighthouses! If you have time the hall and gardens at Sewerby Hall are well worth a visit. Finally, you reach the bustling seaside town of Bridlington famous for its fish and chips and sea front promenade.

Day 6
Bridlington to Beverley - depart
39 Miles / 63 Kms Approx
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ascent: 365 Metres Approx.

Leaving the coast behind you, today’s cycling takes you past Burton Agnes Hall and gardens which is certainly well worth visiting. Passing through pretty villages and the market town of Driffield, the route is relatively flat and you’ll have a lovely leisurely ride back to where your journey started 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, spectacular coastline, pretty villages and stunning halls and gardens will leave you with a lasting impression that will likely draw you back another day.

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The Cycling


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.

If you’re wanting to spend more time exploring the sights along the way, then an e-bike is perfect to cover the miles a little quicker. A great boost for the rolling terrain.

For more information about riding an electric bike on our holidays please click here

The Yorkshire Wolds Cycleway uses a part of the National Cycle Network, a route from the charity, Sustrans, who are working to make it easier for everyone to cycle in the UK. Skedaddle will donate to Sustrans for every mile that you and others ride on this route with us. If you fancy donating more to Sustrans, you can choose to make your own donation for the development of the National Cycle Network when you make a booking with us.


Leisure Cycling Grade

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.

For more information about the grading of this holiday in particular, please check out the terrain section which will give you some specifics of what to expect on this tour.

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Wonderful few days discovering the beautiful rolling countryside. We stayed in lovely places each day and have never eaten so many delicious breakfasts! Thank you Skedaddle for the great organisation.

Julia, Cheshire

Dates & Prices

Daily departures available from April to mid October. Choose your own dates from:

2024 £855 per person

2025 £895 per person

You either can make a booking online or over the phone. Once we have your details, we’ll be able to check availability.

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Book now with a £200 deposit and nothing more to pay until 60 days before departure. Choose a date to start your booking and see all prices, including bike hire and single room supplements.

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Whats Included Tick

A) Accommodation (shared twin rooms)

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

C) Access to an app for holiday information and navigation

D) A printed map

E) Luggage transfer service

F) Local Skedaddle representative

G) Emergency tool kit, pump etc. (if renting your bike from Skedaddle)

H) Financial Protection through ABTOT

What's not Included Cross

A) Bike and helmet rental (available if required)

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

C) Meals not stated in the itinerary

D) Single room (available if required)

E) Travel insurance

F) Personal clothing and equipment

G) Personal expenditure (souvenirs, bar bills, hotel facilities etc)

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

I) 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 please check with us before booking your travel so that we can ensure it fits with the trip schedule.


In the UK we use good quality 3 or 4 star hotels, B&Bs, inns and family-run guesthouses that are cycle friendly, located close to the cycling route and showcase the style and hospitality of the area you are visiting.

Where possible we prioritise locally owned businesses and those offering locally sourced food, drink and speciality products. This all promotes sustainability in-line with our responsible travel policy.

All our UK trips are operated on a double/twin-share basis. Single occupancy rooms can be provided for a supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Bike Hire

If you would like to rent a bike we have both hybrid and electric bikes available.

The hybrid bikes are generally Giant Roam (male frame) or Liv Rove (female frame) with a wide gear range suitable for the route and terrain, semi-slick tyres, hydraulic disc brakes and a relaxed riding position.

Our electric bikes are generally Giant E+ pedal assist bikes with batteries suitable for the daily distances on this holiday and hydraulic disc brakes. E-bikes come with step through frames as standard but some cross bar frames may be available if preferred. Please let us know if you have a preference.

A rack and two panniers, a handlebar phone mount and one bottle cage are provided with all our rental bikes, along with an emergency repair kit in a seat-post bag containing a puncture repair kit, a multitool, a spare innertube and a bike pump. A bike lock will also be provided (one between two bikes).

We are also able to provide helmets. If you’d like one to be provided, please request this at the time of booking.

You are welcome to bring along your own saddle, or own pedals if renting a hybrid bike, but please let us know if advance if you plan to do so.

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