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Cycling Holidays in Yorkshire

Find your perfect cycling holiday in Yorkshire

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. 

See the best of what Yorkshire has to offer

Highlights

North York Moors National Park

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.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

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.

Yorkshire Wolds

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

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.

Hull Ferry Port

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.

About Yorkshire

As a county

Yorkshire is England's largest county and even has a bigger population than Scotland.

National Parks

Yorkshire is home to three national parks: 

  • North York Moors National Park
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Peak District National Park

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Yorkshire also has three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty:

  • Nidderdale,
  • The Howardian Hills 
  • The Forest of Bowland

Most visited free attractions

  1. Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery
  2. National Railway Museum, York
  3. Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
  4. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
  5. National Media Museum, Bradford

Most visited paid attractions

  1. Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo
  2. Yorkshire Wildlife Park
  3. York Minster
  4. The Deep
  5. RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Michelin Stars

Yorkshire has some delicious Michelin Star restaurants in the county. These are:

  • Yorke Arms, Ramsgill near Harrogate
  • The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton
  • The Black Swan at Oldstead
  • The Star Inn at Harome
  • The Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds

Yorkshire's track record with cycling

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.

Famous & From Yorkshire

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. 

More information on Yorkshire

For more information on Yorkshire, visit www.yorkshire.com