We are big fans of getting out and exploring the best of British, and what better way than on two wheels.
But the question is, where’s the best place in the UK to strap your helmet on, tie up those laces and get out biking?
Bewl Water, Kent
One of the Garden of England’s finest water features, Bewl Water is a playground for all manner of outdoor pursuits including walking, horse riding and of course, cycling.
There are a selection of routes for people of all abilities and ages to enjoy.
One pathway round the reservoir is the aptly named Round Reservoir Route, which passes through peaceful meadows, rich woodlands and quiet country lanes, making it the perfect place for a pedal on a balmy summer’s day.
Check out our selection of houses in Kent to make the most of Bewl Water.
On the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales lies Calderdale, a picturesque pocket of wilderness that lends itself nicely to the pursuit of extreme sport.
Expect fabulous views, pretty heathlands and lots of hill climbs in this area, as well as a plethora of country pubs from which to savour a proper Yorkshire pint.
One of Calderdale’s best trails is Calderdale Circuit; an 18 mile loop featuring gravel tracks, exposed moorlands and quiet dells that are just waiting to be explored by mountain bike.
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Grizedale Forest, Lake District
Steep climbs and rutted terrain make Grizedale Forest the place for mountain biking in the Lake District.
Trails in the forest vary from relaxing woodland paths to adrenaline pumping black runs that will test even the most experienced downhill fanatic.
One of our favourites is the Hawkshead Moor Trail, a 10.5 mile undulating route offering panoramic views of Coniston, Ambleside and the Langdale Fells- just be prepared for some serious pedalling on uphill sections.
If you want to cycle in the Grizedale Forest, then check out our Lake District Houses.
Tarka Trail, Devon
The Tarka Trail is one of the country’s longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route.
Spanning 180 miles of countryside, the Tarka Trail is one of the best ways to appreciate the stunning North Devon countryside and what better way to enjoy it than on two wheels.
The route is perfect for wildlife-spotters: it clings to estuaries, with their plentiful wading birds, and crosses several rivers. Best of all, most of it is completely flat.
Some of our best houses are in Devon, why not check them out and see where you want to stay when cycling the Tarka Trail.
With so many amazing cycling routes, what are you waiting for? Pack your helmet this summer and head off to enjoy the best of what the UK has to offer.
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