Yorkshire Wolds – 5 Days Cycling – Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
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. Known as the 'king of the wolds', both Driffield and the ancient market town of Beverley, with its breathtaking Gothic minster and lovingly preserved old streets and stone buildings, lie on lower ground within the arms of the crescent and the scenery is simply breathtaking. The Wolds also boasts plenty of characterful inns, fine churches and magnificent country houses.
This wonderful leisure cycling holiday follows sections of The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle route, a circular ride of more than 140 miles that takes in the beautiful scenery and the dramatic coastline of the Yorkshire Wolds, a landscape that inspired David Hockney's Woldgate. Taking in grand country houses, nature reserves, historic priories, and some of the region’s most fascinating landmarks; combined with rolling hills, hidden valleys and peaceful villages, the Yorkshire Wolds is the perfect place to cycle and unwind. Going west from Beverley you cycle through traditional Yorkshire towns and villages such as Pocklington, Malton, Hunmanby, Bridlington, and Driffield, (great for tea and pub stops!), before arriving back in Beverley.
Home to thousands of seabirds, Bempton's white chalk cliffs are the Wolds rising impressively out of the North Sea and are home to half a million seabirds that gather here between March and October and well worth a visit. Bridlington's beach backed promenades are open for cycling and the halls and gardens of Burton Agnes Hall, a fine Elizabethan manor house, offer a great stop off point to relax and explore a touch of history and culture.
The magnificent unspoiled scenery, beautiful ancient market towns, outstanding historic country houses, sweeping coastline and friendly locals, have many visitors returning to the region year after year.
This self-guided cycling holiday is for a minimum of 2 people and accommodation, luggage transfers and emergency back-up are all included. We also provide detailed route notes and maps to enable you to do the route self-guided. Nothing could be simpler!