Way of the Roses Itinerary

The first day is your arrival day and cycling begins the following morning. Details of your accommodation will be provided and we will meet for an evening meal if you are able to attend. Cycling begins at 9.00 the following morning to allow a nice pace for the first days ride to Settle.

Tour Dates:

Wed 20th - Sun 24th May 2015 - TOUR COMPLETE

Wed 15th - Sun 19th July 2015 - TOUR COMPLETE

Wed 14th - Sun 18th October 2015 - Places available

2016 Dates

Wed 20th - Sun 24th July 2016 - Places available

Wed 24th - Sun 28th August 2016 - Places available

Day 1 Arrive Morecambe

Hilly!

Arrive at the traditional English seaside resort of Morecambe where we will get together ready for our adventure.

Day 2 Morecambe to Settle

35 Miles
Settle

Departing from Morecambe Bay the route passes through the historic city of Lancaster before passing through the picturesque Lune Valley to Hornby. Cycling through the Forest of Bowland to Clapham and into the Yorkshire Dales National Park offers more spectacular scenery before arriving at the charming town of Settle where we will spend our first night.

Day 3 Settle – Ripon

35 Miles
Nidderdale

This hilly yet rewarding day ride sees us passing the highest point of the route at 402m near Greenhow. The Nidderdale area of outstanding natural beauty is amongst the most scenic section of the ride and Pateley Bridge is a hidden gem and makes a fine stop for lunch. As we continue east the route becomes less demanding as we leave the hills behind to arrive at the Cathedral city of Ripon.

Day 4 Ripon – Pocklington

49 Miles
York Minster

A nice flat day's ride takes us into the Vale of York through green fields and farmland and onto the historic city of York which is a fine place to visit. We will pass York Minster and cycle alongside the River Ouse before taking to cycle paths and quiet country lanes to the small town of Pocklington. Although the mileage is quite high the terrain is flat which makes for an easy penultimate days ride.

Day 5 Pocklington – Bridlington

43 Miles
Bridlington

Into the Yorkshire Wolds the scenery becomes more spectacular before the fantastic descent away from Huggate. Another flat section passes through Driffield and Burton Agnes before a few undulations to test the legs. The final stretch passes through Bridlingtons old town before reaching the promenade and the end of the adventure.

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The brew van was great and all the lunches were excellent.The organisation was excellent.

John Bithell, September 2014

Beyond excellent, I couldn't be happier.

Renata Ruszkiewicz, September 2014

Excellent says it all and we would do another tour with you again.

V Loxley & J McBrearty, July 2014

The route was challenging in parts, interesting, largely traffic free and in most parts the surface was good.

All meals were excellent - there was a good choice and whatever was served was always good.

Enjoyed every minute - the best few days I've had in a long while.

Si Walker, July 2014

Plenty of variety between hills and flat sections. Excellent tour

Colin Moore

I would certainly recommend Peak Tours to people who want to complete this challenge. All three guides were excellent and added to the ride in their different ways.

Pam Gretton, September 2014

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Absolutely fantastic.I've already recommended you to a number of friends and as soon as I have the time, I plan to do another trip with you!

Gilly Cooper

The organisation was absolutely bloody fantastic. Its obvious that a lot of effort has been put in to planning routes and sorting stops and accommodation.Really impressed - no wonder you get repeat business. Am seriously considering signing up for another tour when my bum recovers!

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