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The Way of the Roses Cycle Route

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The Way of the Roses Cycle Route

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Tour Period

All year round

Tour Nights

2

Tour description

A self-guided inn to inn cycle tour following the Way of the Roses route across Lancashire and Yorkshire. Includes; 2 night's bed and breakfast in guesthouse accommodations, 3 days cycling with transfer of luggage each day, detailed route map and notes with street maps to help you find each accommodation, plus transport back to Morecambe for you and your bikes at the end of the tour. Prices vary depending on numbers, a group of 8 would be around £170 per person.
The Way of the Roses is latest exciting coast to coast cycle route across Northern England. Starting in Morecambe the route uses quite country roads and cycle ways through Lancashire and Yorkshire. Signs marking the route have the Red and White Roses of these two iconic counties keeping you on the right track. Following the lovely Lune Valley, the Forest of Bowland and Nidderdale all areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will encounter some steep climbs over the Pennine Hills but your efforts are rewarded with great views and a long down-hill. Descending into the Yorkshire Dales to the historic sites of Fountains Abbey and York City the route becomes much flatter through Yorkshire Wolds before reaching the coast at Bridlington.

Sample schedule

TOUR START: Morecambe, Lancashire.

DAY ONE: Morecambe to Grassington Distance approx. 50 miles (80km). You can travel to Morecambe by train or car, car parking can be arranged. A very flat traffic-free section gives a nice easy start from Morecambe promenade through Lancaster along the river Lune. Then minor country roads take you gently up the Lune Valley through villages like Hornby, Clapham and the larger town of Settle. Having a break here would be recommended before tackling the toughest hill on the route then a great downhill before reaching your overnight stop at Grassington. There are pubs bar and restaurant for your evening meal and a few pints will have be well earned (meals not included in the tour price). Overnight Grassington, N. Yorkshire.

DAY TWO: Grassinton to Pocklington. Distance approx. 77miles (124km).. With one or two hills at the beginning of this section it then becomes very flat with plenty of places to stop for refreshments. Leaving the Pennine Hill behind the route passes through the pretty town of Pateley Bridge and the larger town of Ripon. There are many historical sites on today ride such as Fountains Abbey, Ripon cathedral and of course York minster. The route takes you passed the impassive minster before leaving York to the next overnight stop at Pocklington. Your evening meal can be obtained from hotels and pubs in the town centre (meals not included). Overnight Pocklington, Yorkshire.

FINAL DAY: Pocklington to Bridlington. Distance approx 43miles (69km). Today is the easiest day of the tour allowing time for you to be transported back to Morecambe after completing the route. A minor road rises onto the Yorkshire Wolds before sloping gently back down to the village of Hutton Cranswick and town of Driffield. At Burton Agnes the route rises again onto the Woldgate Roman Road giving your first sight of the North Sea before descending to your destination Bridlington. There are plenty of places to eat on the seafront before you and your bikes are picked up to be transported back to Morecambe.

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Tour Code:

ES02

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Extra night at the start or end of the tour 40 per night.

Grade

B

Grade Description

GRADE B cycling: Between 43 - 77 miles (69 - 124kms) a day. The shorter days allow for transport time, these can be ajusted to suite your requirments. These grades are for guidance only and will depend on weather conditions and your level of fitness.

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Hi Richard,
I just wanted to let you know that we are back home and enjoyed ourtrip very much! Phillip was quite nice and took good care of us-He was on the downhill side of the Moorfoot Hills and it was a treat to see a friendly face. 
We saw him early on the last transfer day because he was getting an early start home as his wife went into the hospital-I hope she is well, please send him our regards.

I also want to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Duncan House-the room was so lovely and Jeff was an outstanding host. I was extremely impressed with the extra effort he put into making our stay comfortable.

My husband had never done a cycle tour before, and he is sold-we will definitely travel that way again and he is already talking about the Highlands!

If you want more of a review or would like me to post one on a website, please let me know, Thanks for making all the arrangements for us,
Karen and Eli, Leyons, Colarado, USA. 

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