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Self-Guided Cycling Holidays in the United Kingdom

Explore the UK at handlebar level on a self guided cycling tour

From the iconic Coast to Coast and Scotland to Cornwall and the Cotswolds, our self-guided cycling holidays around the UK offer independence, flexibility and the choice of travelling any day you like at your own pace. You also have the option to build extra days into the itinerary to allow time for sightseeing or rest days.

The principle is the same as with our walks, we book your accommodation and move your baggage each day from hotel to hotel. Bring your own bike or we can supply bikes suitable for the terrain of your chosen trip. Many of our cycle trips are also suitable for e-bikes.

For both the self-guided cycling and walking tours, we supply you with maps and details of what to see along the route. Often there is a choice each day so that you can choose exactly how energetic you want to be. It's a great way to explore the scenery of the UK.

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Personal Experience - the UK is our home

Our UK-based team have been walking and cycling for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the United Kingdom, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality Trips in the UK

Our active holidays in the United Kingdom are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your trip.

Self-Guided Cycling Specialists in the UK

Walkers' Britain have been operating self guided cycling holidays in the UK for over 45 years. We handle the logistics so that you can go out and explore at your own pace. On all of the UK self guided cycling tours you can depart daily, giving you flexibility.

Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Bed & breakfasts (B&Bs)

Simple yet rich in local character, the B&Bs chosen are clean, comfortable and run by hosts that help add to your experience.


Similar to bed & breakfasts, these family-owned accommodations are clean and comfortable. Rooms with en suites generally have a shower but no bath due to space. There may be a separate room with a bath tub.

Country inns

Enjoy the cosy country setting and convenience of staying in a comfortable place that is attached to a restaurant or pub, usually on the ground floor with the rooms above.

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Type G plug

Electricity in The United Kingdom is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is G (UK – 3 prong).


Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Britain, Canada, USA and New Zealand for stays of up to 90 days. For all other nationalities and longer stays please contact the relevant embassy. Please note that if you travelling on to or from the Schengen area as part of your travels in Europe you can only stay in these countries for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 day period. Please see https://tinyurl.com/ybh5jads for more details.


Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.