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13 self guided cycling tours found in Challenging rides

Grade
B

Biking the Great Glen Fort William Scotland

A four centre self-guided bike tour along the Great Glen from Fort William to Inverness in Scotland. 4 nights bed and breakfast in (en-suite wherever possible) guesthouse accommodation, 3 days biking, hire of a front suspension mount

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Single Price (for 4 nights)

£491

Double Price (for 4 nights)

£366

Tour Period

Any Start Date February to November

Grade
B

Circular Cycle of The Great Glen Way Scotland

A five centre self-guided circular cycling tour of the Great Glen from Fort William to Inverness and back. 6 nights bed and breakfast in (en-suite wherever possible) guesthouse accommodation, 5 days cycling, hire of a 27 speed mountain bi

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 6 nights)

£590

Double Price (for 6 nights)

£475

Tour Period

Any Start Date February to November

Grade
B

Cycling the South Downs Way Southern England

A five centre Self-guided Cycle tour from Eastbourne to Winchester in the South of England. 5 nights bed and breakfast en-suite guesthouse accommodation, 4 days cycling, hire of a 21 speed all-terrain cycle would be extra. Includes return

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 5 nights)

£585

Double Price (for 5 nights)

£445

Tour Period

Any Start Date February to November

Grade
B

Cycle tour Wainwrights route coast to coast

A six centre self-guided cycling tour coast to coast from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay in Northern England. Includes; 6 nights bed and breakfast en-suite (wherever possible) guesthouse accommodation, 5 days cycling. Bike hire would be extra

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 6 nights)

£692

Double Price (for 6 nights)

£553

Tour Period

Any Start Date February to November

Grade
B

Cycle C2C across England Whitehaven - Newcastle

A five centre c2c self guided bike trip across Northern England from Whitehaven to Newcastle. 5 nights bed and breakfast en-suite (wherever possible) guesthouse accommodation, 4 days cycling, transport to the start of the tour can be arra

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 5 nights)

£518

Double Price (for 5 nights)

£395

Tour Period

Any Start Date February to November

Grade
B

The Way of the Roses Cycle Route

A self-guided Way of the Roses route across England. Includes; 2 night's B&B in guesthouse accommodations with bike storage, 3 days cycling, luggage transfers, detailed map and tour notes, plus transport back to Morecamb

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 2 nights)

£0

Double Price (for 2 nights)

£230

Tour Period

All year round

Grade
B

Cycling tour along the Western Islands of Scotland

A four centre self-guided cycling tour of Scotland’s Western Islands starting in Glasgow. Includes 4 nights bed and breakfast in en-suite (wherever possible) guesthouse accommodation, 4 days cycling with route guide and maps. Hire of a 21

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 4 nights)

£383

Double Price (for 4 nights)

£246

Tour Period

Start Any Day February to November

Grade
C+

Cycling South Lakes Walney Island to Wearmouth

A six centre self-guided cycling tour from Walney Island to Wearmouth across Northern England. Includes 6 nights bed and breakfast en-suite (wherever possible) accommodation, 5 days cycling with luggage transfers, emergency back-up, route

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 6 nights)

£595

Double Price (for 6 nights)

£441

Tour Period

February - November

Grade
B

The c2c cycle tour across Northern England

A two centre self-guided c2c across Northern England with transport to start and pick-up at the end. 3 nights bed and breakfast guesthouse/hotel accommodation, 3 days cycling with car parking, transport to the start and pick-up at th

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 3 nights)

£575

Double Price (for 3 nights)

£421

Tour Period

Start any day February to November

Grade
B

Cycling the Reivers Trail across North Britain

A self-guided inn to inn cycle tour following the Reivers Trail across Northern England and Scottish Borders. Includes; 4 night's bed and breakfast in guesthouse or small hotel accommodations, 3 days cycling with transfer of luggage e

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 4 nights)

£0

Double Price (for 4 nights)

£397

Tour Period

All year round

Grade
B

Cycling Scotland Oban to Campbeltown

A six centre self-guided cycling tour of Scotland’s West Coast Oban to Campbeltown and finishing in Glasgow. Includes 6 nights bed and breakfast in (en-suite wherever possible) guesthouse accommodation, 6 days cycling, route guide and maps

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 6 nights)

£494

Double Price (for 6 nights)

£362

Tour Period

Any Start Date from February to November

Grade
B

Cycling West Coast Scotland Oban - Campbeltown

A six centre self-guided cycling tour of Scotland’s West Coast Oban to Campbeltown and finishing in Glasgow. Includes 7 nights bed and breakfast in (en-suite wherever possible) guesthouse accommodation, 6 days cycling, route guide and

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 7 nights)

£384

Double Price (for 7 nights)

£292

Tour Period

Any Start Date from February to November

Grade
B or D

Mountain Biking Yorkshire Dales National Park

An exhilarating self-guided short break cycling in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Northern England. Includes; 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation, 2 days cycling with route guides and maps, £162/£195.

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Suggested Tour

Single Price (for 2 nights)

£195

Double Price (for 2 nights)

£162

Tour Period

Any Start Date from February to November.

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I work at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel as General Manager and as such I 
understand customer service and the need for a worry free vacation. 
 
My wife and I decided on a cycling vacation in England. We researched the 
trip we wanted to take (which ended up being the C2C route from Whitehaven to 
Newcastle) After numerous hours researching tour companies we found Xplore 
Britain and Richard Morris online.
 
We chose Xplore Britain over others because the Tours that Richard sets up are totally 
flexible regarding departure times and daily distance and that allowed us to create our 
own cycling vacation with guidance from Richard using his knowledge and 
experience. Although we actually never met Richard until the last day through email 
and phone contact he created a high level of trust. The accommodations he selected 
were excellent, baggage movement from location to location was never an issue In 
addition we chose not to bring our own bikes and relied on Richard to select the 
appropriate bike for the trip again he didn't let us down The vacation as it turned out 
was outstanding The value that Richard gave us made using him and his company 
an easy decision when we started to plan this year cycling vacation. This trip will be 
this June when we cycle the Coast to Castle route.
 
I have planned and executed several cycle trips for myself and for friends (in and 
around Vancouver) and know the details that must go into the planning process, such 
as Transportation, accommodations, luggage transfers, breakdowns etc. At first I had 
though that through my previous knowledge of England and the use of guide books 
etc that I could plan the UK trip on my own. I was very happy with the decision to hire 
Richard as it provided us with a worry and stress free vacation all we had to do was 
cycle and enjoy the scenery.
 
Francis, Victoria BC, Canada.

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Francis
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