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Explore the fascinating and beautiful county of Suffolk. This is a very varied cycling holiday that explores historic towns, medieaval houses, nature reserves, beautiful coastlines and haunted castles. The route follows quiet country lanes to discover the 'secret' parts of Suffolk - the places you can't reach by car !

Norfolk Historic Highlights

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Suffolk Secrets : 5 nights

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Avearge 24 miles cycling daily with options to do more (One day of 32 miles). Some short steep sections on Day 3, otherwise gentle rolling countryside.

Day 1 : Arrive at our base in Diss and stay in an excellent local hotel or luxury B & B, if time permits explore Lopham Fen Nature Reserve, home of the giant Raft Spider!

Day 2 : Heading South West towards Bury St Edmunds you cycle through a landscape of picturesque villages and romantic windmills, options to visit Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum or sample some fine English wines and excellent food at Wyken Hall Vineyard. The afternoon ride takes you towards the bustling medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds where you can explore the Abbey, Museums and Art Galleries. Overnight stay near Bury St Edmunds in a small country hotel.

Day 3 : Before heading for the famous Tudor village of Lavenham, featured in numerous period films, you have the option of visiting Ickworth House an extraordinary National Trust property with oval-shaped house and Capability Brown designed parkland. Afternoon ride options take in the historic villages of Clare and Cavendish before an evening stop-over in a lovely country hotel.       

Day 4 : Turning East towards Woodbridge and the coast, you take the scenic route through the best of the Suffolk countryside before joining National Cycle Route 1 at Elmsett. Options to explore the historic wool town of Hadleigh or venture into Ipswich by using the Cycle and Ride facilities on the outskirts of town! Overnight in the lovely riverside town of Woodbridge.

Day 5 : Start the day by exploring the famous Sutton Hoo burial site and view the Anglo-Saxon treasures in the modern exhibition centre. Continue through Rendlesham Forest towards Orford, a charming coastal village with Bird Sanctuary, Shingle Spit and one of the best preserved castle keeps in the country. Further options to visit the Arts Centre at Snape Maltings before heading to Framlingham for your evening stop-over.

Day 6 : Return to Diss through the rolling countryside of North Suffolk, options to explore the amazing timber architecture of Wingfield College or visit the WWII Memorial Museum at Thorpe Abbotts.

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NO HIDDEN EXTRAS FOR ADULTS OR CHILDREN

£485pp (based on 2 adults sharing a double/twin room)

£190 (price per child under 16)

Price includes ALL essential equipment

This tour has the option to add extra nights or drop a night - you can choose the pace that suits you best!  Please refer to our full price list below for MORE OPTIONS i.e. longer or shorter tours, etc

See our GREAT VALUE 'Self Carry' Pannier option for this tour

 

Suffolk Secrets Map
KEY TO THE TOUR MAP SYMBOLS

Aeroplane Museum Aeroplane Museum Castle or Ancient Monument Castle / Ancient Monument
Bird Reserve Bird Reserve Boat Hire or River Trips Boat Hire or River Trips
Cathedral or Historic Church Cathedral or Historic Church Historic Building Historic Building
Children's Activities Children's Activities Children's Activities Children's Activities
Children's Activities Children's Activities Heavy Horse Working Farm Heavy Horse Working Farm
Dinosaur Park Dinosaur Park Historic Railway Historic Railway
Nature Reserve or Zoo Nature Reserve or Zoo Nature Reserve or Zoo Nature Reserve or Zoo
Place of Interest Place of Interest Museum Museum
Windmill Windmill Sutton Hoo Sutton Hoo

2016/17 Prices and Tour Information

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We've tried to make our price list comprehensive but easy to use.  Because all our tours have options to make them flexible for you, if there is anything you are not sure of then PLEASE get in contact and we will be happy to help. To complete a booking we take a small deposit by credit/debit card, we process this payment while you are on the phone and we have a strict Privacy Policy meaning we never store any customer card details.

PLEASE NOTE :

All prices include ALL essential equipment - ***NO HIDDEN EXTRAS FOR ADULTS OR CHILDREN***

Included: Very comfortable en-suite accommodation, Full english breakfasts, Welcome briefing, Luggage transfer, Adult Bikes, Child seats/bikes etc, Helmets, High Vis Bands, Maintenance Kit, Detailed maps & notes, Bike breakdown service, Double Panniers on 'Pannier Tours', A single Pannier on 'Standard Tours'.

*Collection form Diss Station included on Broads & 4 Rivers, Suffolk Secrets, Aldeburgh & Elegance & Suffolk Coastal Quest holidays. Collection/Return from Kings Lynn and other Stations can be arranged at minimum cost.

Walking Tours inculde detailed maps and notes but do not include bikes or cycling equipment !

Credit Card Bookings are subject to a 2% surcharge to cover Bank charges.

TOUR REF TOUR NAME NO. OF NIGHTS ADULT PRICE per person
based on 2 sharing twin/double
PRICE PER CHILD
under 16 **
AE1 Aldeburgh & Elegance
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5 nights £549  
BRR1 Broads and 4 Rivers Ride **
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4 nights £395 £160
BCA1 Boudicca Cycling Adventure Event
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4 nights £439  
BCA2 Boudicca Cycling Holiday
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4 nights £439  
DCC1 Discover Constable Country **
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3 Nights £339 (Min of 4 riders) £130
FAT1 Farm Based Adventure Tour
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3 Nights £299    (1st child free) £110 extra child  
FG1 Fully Guided - May 20 - 24th
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4 nights £515
includes 3 course Dinner with wine every night !
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MB1 Forest Mountain Bike Tour
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3 nights £339  
CE1 Norfolk Coastal Explorer **
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3 Nights £355    £140
NCW1 Norfolk Coastal Walk
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5 Nights £415 £150
HH1 Norfolk's Historic Countryside
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4 Nights £385 £160
NNE1 North Norfolk Explorer **
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6 Nights £615 £235
SS1 Suffolk Secrets
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5 Nights £505 £190
SCQ1 Suffolk Coastal Quest **
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3 Nights £335 £130
VRR1 Viking River Ride **
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4 Nights £395 £160
MPC1 Seasonal Special Offer
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variable £179  to £199 on request
See our Special Offer Deals and Special Group holiday discounts for the individual price offers currently available
** these tours offer a great value self carry pannier option [more info]

Longer or Shorter Tours:-

Most tours have the option to add extra nights or drop a night - In this way you can choose the pace that suits you best!

JUST CALL US FOR OPTIONS AND PRICES : 01379 644 818.

No single supplement is charged for the 3rd, 5th or 7th traveller when 2, 4 or 6 adults are occupying twin or double rooms

Older children travelling with 2 parents may be able to upgrade to their own room. In this case a 40% discount from Adult prices will apply. (Based on 2 sharing)

Please call us for prices for Solo Travellers, Single Parent Family Groups & Families with 3 or more children. (Own bike discounts do not apply to 'special offer' holidays).

Child Notes:-

Child prices are based on a max of 2 children (U 16) sharing a room with 2 parents (Subject to family room availability)

We will supply the most approprite cycling equipment for children after consulting parents. However we often find the best option for most children up to about 12 years of age is for you to bring their own bikes from home.

(Children are usually happier on a bike they're familiar with, but it's essential YOU check that everything on the bike is safe and in good working order)

Our Child Equiment includes:-

Child Seats - suitable for children up to 5 years max

Burley style child trailer - max 2 small children up to 20 kilos each

Child tag-a-long bike - suitable for children between 5 and 8 years approx

Child bikes - suitable for children from the age 7 or 8 years approx 

Special Equipment:- (High Quality 'Dawes Glide 2' Electric Bike - more info)

Electric Bike Supplement (2 & 3 night holidays) £60
Electric Bike Supplement  (4, 5 & 6 night holidays) £90

'Own Bike Discount' per bike (Adults & Children who bring their own bikes/trailers etc - Applies to our standard full service tours when sold at published price - does not apply to pannier tours, bespoke tours, 2 night tours and discounted offers).

  Adults Children
Tours of 3 to 4 nights £20 £10
Tours of 5 nights or more £25 £15

UK Cycle Holidays : January 2017

***NEW FOR 2017***    "NORFOLK FOREST TRACKS" - Our first GUIDED off-road cross-country holiday !  April 1st-4th & May 11th-14th.

Explore the beautiful woodland trails and cycle tracks that criss-cross 40,000 acres of Thetford Forest.

A mountain bike holiday with no mountains ! This 3 night tour is mostly off-road using flat forest tracks and country byways to explore the magnificent Woods of Thetford and East Harling. Suitable for novice mountain bike riders we cover 20-25 miles a day at a fairly gentle pace with plenty of Cafe & Cake stops !

Day 1: Arrival in Diss, check-in by 1pm then a short afternoon ride on ancient byways to some historic villages finishing around 4pm with a great afternoon tea at a local Cafe. Stay overnight in a very comfortable Diss Hotel.

Day 2: Ride West to Harling Woods exploring the beautiful tracks next to the River Thet. Lunch in the Woods before cycling the ancient Peddars Way and Croxton Heath (Featured in many Dad's Army episodes). Stay overnight on the edge of Thetford.

Day 3: A full day exploring the most beautiful parts of Thetford Forest on quiet and easy woodland tracks. (Options to do some slightly technical mountain bike routes). Lunch at the Woodland Centre of High Lodge before we visit Brandon Country Park in the afternoon. (For those with tired legs High Lodge is a great place to rest for an hour or two). Later in the afternoon we return to Thetford.

Day 4: An easy ride back to Diss on country byways and forest tracks, option to visit the English Whisky Distillery on route.

All the cycling is on forest tracks, ancient byways and very quiet country lanes.

Included: Experienced Cycle Guide, Luggage Transfer, Quality en-suite accommodation, Full English breakfasts, Free parking or collection from Diss or Thetford Train Station. (Quality Mountain bike hire only £25 for all 4 days)

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(£339pp sharing a double/twin room.  £429 in a single room.  All rooms en-suite in quality hotels)


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Welcome to UK's best Cycling Holidays, we've designed a range of cycle tours that combine the very best things in Norfolk and Suffolk. Hand picked hotels of the highest standard, routes that follow the quietest country lanes, interesting places to visit and support from a friendly team who really look after you. Our cycle holidays and short breaks are suitable for all levels of cyclists, from beginers to experts... and because we take care of everything, all you need to do is pedal !


All our cycling holidays include:-

  • All routes on very quiet country lanes & byways
  • Fantastic countryside and coastal landscapes
  • Excellent en-suite rooms in great hotels
  • A full english breakfast every morning
  • High quality Dawes or Claud Butler Hybrid bikes
  • All extra equipment included free of charge
  • Prompt luggage transfer & full 'on-road' support
  • Detailed waterproof maps and route notes
  • Welcome briefing, free parking or station pick-up*


We provide everything for a relaxing cycling holiday and we can even design a special cycle holiday to your own specification. We have Coastal Adventures, Historic Tours, Mountain Bike Holidays and special Family Holidays - you can choose any start date and take a cycle holiday from 2 to 7 nights.

Please call us anytime on:- 01379 644818 to enquire about any aspect of our cycling holidays. *Small Supplement for Kings Lynn Station

Cycling is a great way to explore Norfolk & Suffolk, and when you add a beautiful rolling landscape and a network of quiet country lanes you the have the perfect place to get those pedals turning!

For the last 21 years our families have been cycling the byways, tracks and lanes of Norfolk & Suffolk, in the process we’ve discovered numerous ruined castles, deserted beaches, wonderful village inns, amazing children’s attractions and a wide collection of fascinating places to explore. And because we don’t have any serious hills in this lovely part of England everyone can cycle our routes – even if you’ve not been on a bike for years!

Using our own experiences we’ve developed a unique range of cycling tours that explore the very best bits of Norfolk and Suffolk. All our routes follow quiet country lanes to search out and discover a wealth of interesting places each day – you can also choose between different route options and while you travel ‘light’ on one of our modern touring bikes all your luggage is transported to your evening destination – usually a comfortable country hotel or a high quality bed and breakfast.

So whether you want a 2 day Family Adventure or a 6 day Coastal Exploration we’re sure we have something to suit – and don’t forget we’ve cycled all these routes ourselves so just give us a call if you want to discuss options or talk about any aspect of our tours.

Hoping to see you soon,

Martin, Phil, Mick and the UK Cycle Holiday Team

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Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday, it was a really great experience with the cycling routes pitched exactly at the right level

Ian, Cheshire

Getting the Train to Diss worked well, only 90 mins from Liverpool Street then a pleasant country ride to a lovely little hotel. Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend without the Car for once !

Richard, North London

The perfect balance between cycling and family attractions, we didn't have to cycle more than 1 hour before the Zoo, Steam Train or Dinosaur Park came into view... well thought out and great fun for kids

Wendy, Fersfield

The route plan was spot-on, we got to Southwold on lovely quiet country lanes and had all afternoon to explore the town... a downhill ride and a ferry crossing by rowing boat was a great way to arive at our hotel!

Mark, Cumbria

first time on a cycle for years...we really enjoyed the holiday and would definately recommend it to others, we will be back next year

Sue, Sussex

I tested your Coastal Explorer Tour with a couple of friends and can honestly say it’s a brilliant way to discover North Norfolk. Your suggested route took us through some perfect cycling countryside offering loads of interesting places to visit

John, London

At the end of fantastic days cycling we stayed at a lovely country hotel, the food was superb and the room very comfortable…it's obvious you've developed the perfect recipe for fun and relaxing cycling holidays

Pete, Milton Keynes

Your route was perfect for the kids, not too far to reach the attractions but enough countryside to make it feel like a little adventure…they both enjoyed all the fresh air and want to come back in the Spring

Netti, London

Thanks for arranging a great cycle tour, all of our group had a brilliant time even though 3 of us had never been on a bike for over 5 years….the scenery was spectacular, the bikes comfortable and the pubs brilliant!

Liz, Cockermouth

Last year we did the Coast to Coast ride but this time we wanted to do something a bit more relaxing. So a trip around East Anglian Castles was just perfect...very well done for putting together our route at such short notice

Nick, Winchester

Last year we got stuck at the airport for hours so as a family we decided to reduce the hassle and holiday nearer home.... the kids also wanted a 'green' holiday so your Safari Tour was exactly what we needed.

Amanda, Horsham

After doing very little exercise for 10 years I wasn't sure if I would enjoy cycling again however your bikes are so easy to ride and comfortable I really enjoyed myself..... on the third day I did 30 miles and even thought about doing more!

Ashley, Southwold - Suffolk Secrets Tour

Undoubtedly Norfolk is at it's best when explored by bike, it just gives you time to stop at all the places you miss when in the car. Our only regret was that we hadn't arranged a longer tour…can we come back next month !

Geoff, Great Dunmow

I've cycled many parts of the UK but it was the first cycling holiday for my wife. Although she was a little nervous at first your advice and support allowed us to have a really excellent long weekend in a beautiful part of Suffolk…. Many Thanks

Paul, Leicestershire

Last year we did the Coast to Coast ride but this time we wanted to do something a bit more relaxing. So a trip around East Anglian Castles was just perfect...very well done for putting together our route at such short notice

Nick, Winchester - Bespoke tour for some special friends

Just a note to say thanks to Phil and Martin for arranging our cycle trip at such short notice. Everything was taken care of and despite two days of wet weather we had a wonderful week – the hotels were excellent:- good food, comfortable and friendly

Rodney, York

Many thanks for arranging our weekend cycling tour, both the Hotel and B & B were top class and your route notes took us to places well off the beaten track. Climbing up a working windmill and the seal trip are both to be recommended

Lisa, Chester - Coastal Explorer tour