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    Land’s End to John O’Groats

    22 Day Cycling Tour from $8985 NZD

    Contact us for more info about Land’s End to John O’Groats

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      22 Days
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      Welcome to an ultimate cycling holiday in the UK. Starting in Land’s End and making the most of the prevailing wind, we leave the Cornish coast, passing through the wilds of Dartmoor, before crossing the River Severn and into Wales. Riding further north we skim the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, over the border into the dramatic scenery of Scotland, through Edinburgh and then up past Inverness to finally arrive at John O’Groats.

      During this fully guided and supported tour, we’ll ride approx. 1,650 km (1,028 miles)over 19 cycling days with daily distances ranging from 63km to 129km.

      The journey will showcase the very best of Britain, from the great roads to the most remote landscapes. Highlights will include spectacular scenery plus the regional changes in tradition, culture and accents as you progress through each county. Mingle with the locals in historic pubs and don’t forget to try Cornish pasties, haggis and everything in between.

      Land's End to John O'Groats

      Penzance & Inverness
      • Road Cycling
      • Grade
      • Group size: max 16
      • Single room surcharge from £ 1,360
      • Bike hire from £ 500
      • This tour is invoiced in GBP
      Terms and conditions for this tour vary from our standard terms and conditions due to the uniqueness of this trip. Please ensure you understand the cancellation policy and have purchased comprehensive Travel Insurance.

      Full Itinerary

      DAY 1

      Arrival Day Penzance (Transfer to Land's End)

      No cycling

      Please arrive in Penzance by 2pm to allow enough time for the group transfer to Land’s End and for those bringing their own bikes to rebuild them. This afternoon we will also do a bike fitting for those who are hiring. The rest of the day is yours to relax until the evening when we will eat out as a group in the hotel restaurant, an opportunity to get to know each other and to discuss the programme with your guides.

      Meals: No meals

      DAY 2

      Land’s End to Truro

      Cycling: 64km, Climbing: 1,000m

      We’ll start our journey heading along the coast from Land’s End to Penzance, before heading inland to test our navigational skills through the Cornish country lanes. We finish in Truro, one of the smallest cities in England, where we will be staying tonight.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 3

      Truro to Launceston

      Cycling: 89km, Climbing: 1,570m

      Make sure you have a hearty breakfast today – the route is longer than yesterday’s and it’s a hilly one! A few miles into our second day in the saddle sees us riding through an incredibly beautiful stretch of south west England’s countryside. Onwards and upwards (and of course occasionally downwards!) through Wadebridge we’ll tick off our first hundred miles! From here we ride inland, towards the small town of Launceston where we spend the evening.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 4

      Launceston to Tiverton

      Cycling: 87km, Climbing 1,270m

      Today is spent cycling through lovely countryside and small villages as we wind our way to our destination for the evening, the town of Tiverton, wonderfully positioned on the River Exe.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 5

      Tiverton to Cheddar

      Cycling: 101km, Climbing: 1,050m

      Our last day of traversing cross country before we start chomping our way north. Travelling through the vale of Taunton and Deane we pass over the flat lands, from where we can spot in the distance the imposing and infamous Glastonbury Tor. From here it’s on to the large village of Cheddar on the edge of the Somerset Levels.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 6

      Cheddar to Clearwell

      Cycling: 90km, Climbing 1,450m

      Today we head north via the outstanding Cheddar Gorge to the city of Bristol. Here we can take a number of routes through or round Bristol and across the River Severn, and up the Wye Valley to the wonderful Tintern Abbey on the Welsh border enroute to Clearwell, where you will stay for the evening.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 7

      Clearwell to Worcester

      Cycling: 80km, Climbing: 850m

      From Clearwell we pass through the picturesque and unspoilt Forest of Dean. After a few stiff climbs we skirt the River Severn, then travel east of the Malvern Hills and on to Worcester, with its iconic cathedral.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 8

      Worcester to Ironbridge

      Cycling: 74km, Climbing: 1,050m

      Today is a relatively short ride following the River Severn north and passing through the old towns of Bewedly (stopping for a rest and a coffee down by the river) and Bridgenorth – time for further sustenance! We pass through the small town of Much Wenlock, famous for the origins of the modern Olympic Games (the London 2012 Olympic mascot was called Wenlock!) Our destination for the day is the ‘birthplace of the industrial revolution’ – Ironbridge.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 9

      Ironbridge to Hartford

      Cycling: 87km, Climbing: 800m

      We start by climbing out of Ironbridge, passing the Wrekin and along the line of the Shropshire Union canal. We pass through Nantwich and Winsford to our overnight accommodation in Hartford.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 10

      Hartford to Mellor

      Cycling: 80km, Climbing: 800m

      Today is a dramatic change in scenery as we pass through some of the more urban and industrial areas of England. This is in great contrast to what lies before us on this epic cycle ride.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 11

      Mellor to Kirkby Lonsdale/Casterton

      Cycling: 72km, Climbing: 1,200m

      We break free of the urban areas and head for the stunning open moorland and fells of the Trough of Bowland around Slaidburn and Ingleton (we are approximately halfway through the entire trip now!). We then descend to the beautiful town of Kirkby Lonsdale for a relaxing afternoon stop before passing over ‘Devil’s Bridge’ to get to our accommodation.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 12

      Kirkby Lonsdale/Casterton to Talkin

      Cycling: 96km, Climbing 1,550m

      A stunning ride through unspoiled towns and villages of the fells. Alongside rushing rivers and rolling hills we head for Talkin, near Brampton, and our quiet overnight stay.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 13

      Talkin to Peebles

      Cycling: 122km, Climbing: 1,800m

      One of the most rewarding day’s cycling of the trip, over hills, through valleys and forests giving stunning ascents and the bliss of some awesome downhills, before we arrive in Peebles, our resting place for the night and the following day.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 14

      Peebles (rest day)

      No cycling

      Some time to relax and take in the views or perhaps wander around Peebles and its surrounding countryside. The more adventurous may want to visit either the Innerleithen or Glentress mountain bike centres, or maybe you just fancy a walk alongside the River Tweed. Peebles is a bustling border town with good shopping opportunities for souvenirs. Staying 2 nights here presents a great opportunity for catching up on laundry and also allows us to spend a little time caring for our bikes and, if necessary, pay a visit to one of the well-equipped local bike shops.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 15

      Peebles to Kinross

      Cycling: 93km, Climbing: 1,100m

      Today we travel onwards, through the country borders and on to Edinburgh. We cycle through the city, stopping for coffee on the way before meeting up with the support vehicle at Queensferry, with spectacular views of the Forth road and rail bridges. Refreshed we head off on a challenging little jaunt to Kinross.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 16

      Kinross to Bridge of Cally

      Cycling: 63km, Climbing: 740m

      Travelling through rolling countryside we cycle through Perth passing the historic Scone Palace and on to Blairgowrie. We are now in strawberry country – though not a traffic jam in sight! Climbing out of Blairgowrie we head for the Bridge Of Cally, where you will be staying this evening.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 17

      Bridge of Cally to Tomintoul

      Cycling: 96km, Climbing: 1,630m

      A memorable ride that you will be proud to have accomplished. With time to stop in Braemar and catch glimpses of Balmoral Castle, today you will have ticked all the boxes. This is a day of classic Highland scenery, and the miles to Tomintoul will fly by with the epic views!

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 18

      Tomintoul to Inverness

      Cycling: 83km, Climbing: 810m

      We are now in whisky country, crossing Spey Bridge into Grantown-on-Spey. Next we stop at a beautiful little picnic spot at Dulcie Bridge and onto Inverness. Time allowing you may wish to visit Cawdor Castle (Macbeth) and the battle fields at Culloden. Tonight you are free to look round Inverness and take in the sights and flavours.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 19

      Inverness to Lairg

      Cycling: 90km, Climbing: 840m

      Today we take in some spectacular scenery that will bring all your senses to life! With stunning views over the Cromarty Firth we’ll then cycle along the banks of the Durnoch Firth to Bonar Bridge and the Kyle of Sutherland. From here we pass the leaping salmon at Shin Falls, riding through forest to our destination, Lairg.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 20

      Lairg to Bettyhill

      Cycling: 72km, Climbing: 580m

      Yet more fantastic mountain scenery, open moorlands and awesome views as we head towards the north coast. This afternoon’s ride follows a wonderful salmon and trout fishing river so keep an eye out for ospreys! Finishing the day’s relatively short ride into Bettyhill gives us an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come and rest ahead of tomorrow's ride.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 21

      Bettyhill to John O’Groats

      Cycling: 82km, Climbing: 890m

      The final push along the ancient barren coastline passing through Thurso and then John O’Groats. For those with time, a trip to Dunnet Head will gain more brownie points. At John O’Groats we stop for a picture and celebrations, before heading to our accommodation and getting bikes ready for the next day’s transfer. Then into the restaurant for a well deserved meal and several pats on the back. Congratulations! You’ve accomplished the ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats!

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 22

      Transfer from John O’Groats to Inverness, departure

      No cycling

      We depart at approx 9am for the 3 hour transfer to Inverness. If travelling by train, please do not arrange your departure time any earlier than 1.30pm. If travelling by plane your flight should not depart before 3pm. We bid you farewell and hope you return home with fantastic memories.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

      Tour Includes:

      • 21 nights accommodation (Hotels, Inns, Guesthouses)
      •  Meals: all breakfasts, 11 lunches
      • Cycling guide(s) for group size 8+
        (Driver/guide only for group size 6-7)
      • Support vehicle and driver
      • Group transfer: Penzance to Land’s End (day 1)
      • Group transfer: John O’Groats to Inverness (day 22)
      • GPS routes provided
      • Luggage transfers
      • Snacks during bike rides

      Tour Excludes:

      • Flights, airport taxes, passport & visa expenses
      • Meals not listed in the itinerary
      • Bike hire (available at extra cost)
      • Single room surcharge
      • Travel insurance (compulsory)
      • Optional trips, sightseeing tours & entrance fees
      • Pre and post tour nights
      • Personal expenses & drinks
      • Tips for guide(s) and driver