Our selection of classic routes makes maximum use of an incredibly rich network of quiet roads and bike trails. Each route weaves through stunning, massively varied scenery and historical landscapes creating a unique experience every day of your tour.
You can cruise in the slipstream echo of the pro peloton or follow the footsteps of Roman soldiers along off road routes in the Yorkshire Dales. Glide through the breathtaking medieval city of York and other beautiful towns such as Skipton, Beverly, Whitby and Helmsley on traffic free bike paths. Link World Heritage sites such as Fountain’s Abbey, Castle Howard and other historical gems through the valleys and vistas of the moors and coast.
There's nowhere else on earth quite like the North York Moors National Park. Where else can you experience a landscape where stunning moorland, ancient abbeys and picturesque villages live side by side in such perfect harmony? It's a living, breathing scene that will take your breath away.
Up hill and down dale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of Yorkshire's most iconic scenery and attractions. With spectacular limestone valleys, picture postcard villages and historic castles, it's a place that stirs the emotions and stimulates the senses of everyone that visits.
The Yorkshire Wolds is a broad crescent of rolling chalk hills and valleys, south of the North York Moors, arcing from the coast at Flamborough westwards towards Malton and then south to the Humber Bridge. Known as the 'king of the wolds', both Driffield and the ancient market town of Beverley lie on lower ground within the arms of the crescent. The magnificent, unspoiled scenery, beautiful market towns, outstanding country houses and sweeping coastline ensure that many visitors return year after year.
The Way of the Roses crosses the whole of Yorkshire from west to east. It crosses England from west to east through the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Wolds. You’ll travel along on cycle paths and almost deserted country roads linking ancient farmsteads, timeless villages, towns and the two beautiful cathedral cities of York and Ripon.
Access Yorkshire easily by coming via ferry to Hull with P&O Ferries. You can catch an overnight service with P&O Ferries from Zeebrugee or Rotterdam directly to Hull.
Yorkshire is England's largest county and even has a bigger population than Scotland.
Yorkshire is home to three national parks:
Yorkshire also has three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty:
Yorkshire has some delicious Michelin Star restaurants in the county. These are:
Yorkshire hosted the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014. Since then the Tour de Yorkshire was established in 2015 and has run annually ever since. It's a race that has attracted top riders including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Ben Swift. In 2016, the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire become one of the most lucrative women’s cycle race in the world, offering £50,000 prize money – equal to the men’s race and boasted the same media coverage as the men.
Yorkshire is hosting 2019 UCI Road World Cycling Championships – the “world cup” of cycling.
You've probably heard of these names, but did you know all these people are from Yorkshire?
Dame Judi Dench, David Hockney, Brontë sisters, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Joe Root, Brian Blessed, Sean Bean and Jeremy Clarkson.
For more information on Yorkshire, visit www.yorkshire.com