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North York Moors Cycleway

April - October 2020/2021

from £630pp
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8 days / 7 nights
Stunning Scenery
30-40km per day
Cycle Friendly B&B's
Luggage transfer

Discover the North York Moors National Park

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  • Package includes:

  • 7 or 8 Nights B&B in cycle friendly accommodation
  • GPX, Strava or Garmin route cards for daily riding
  • Luggage Transfer between hotels
  • Recommended local cycle friendly stops
  • OTE Nutrition bundle

North York Moors Cycleway.

Explore this stunning Yorkshire area which is considered by those in the know as one of cycling's best kept secrets. Quiet roads, stunning heather moorland, little known villages & valleys. You will spin through deep forests and experience beautiful views along the rugged coastline. We have knowledge of all the friendly cycle cafes as well as the traditional pubs along the North York Moors Cycle Way. Check out the numerous castles, museums, ruined abbeys, lost industries and all the folklore tales of smuggling for a true North York Moors Cycle adventure.

Distance: 276 km
Terrain: Rolling moorland valleys, dense forested areas, quiet country lanes and the rugged and beautiful East coast. Take a break in picture perfect market towns, country villages and coastal settlements. The start & finish point in the historic town of Pickering. Difficulty Rating: ***

Day 1: Arrive into Pickering
A bustling and vibrant market town on the south edge of the North York Moors. There are shops and places to eat and drink as well as a steam railway, castle, museum. A great place to explore on your arrival day. There is a large cycle shop as well as a selection of cycle friendly accommodation providers making it a great location to start your North York Moors Cycle adventure.

Day 2: Pickering to Scarborough
Head out of Pickering through the quaint village of Thornton le Dale through a picturesque twisting tree lined route through Dalby, the great Yorkshire forest. Then it’s on through deep tree lined valleys and country estates before the sea comes into view on gentle descent towards the East Coast. Take a detour into Scarborough for an overnight stay and to explore the delights of the original seaside town. (DISTANCE TODAY - 45km)

Day 3: Scarborough to Whitby
A shorter day’s ride allows plenty of time to explore the wonderful east coast as you head out of Scarborough towards Ravenscar with stunning views of the rugged coastline. Take a trip to see the seal colony before heading along the disused railway towards Whitby. Take time to explore Robin Hoods Bay along the way through the narrow alleyways and cobbled streets in the centuries old footsteps of smugglers. Arriving in Whitby, a coastal town steeped in history, you’ll pass the ruined abbey and ride around the harbour, soaking in sights of the famous whaling town (DISTANCE TODAY - 27km)

Day 4: Whitby to Rosedale Abbey
Follow the coast towards the picturebook village of Sandsend, turning inland along country lanes with scenic valley views before heading out onto the iconic heather moorland terrain with golden hues in late Autumn and a carpet of purple in late Summer.  Ride above the wide fertile valley of Glasidale past the tranquil villages of Egton, Lealholm and Danby, home of the Moors National Park Centre. The final stretch takes you through and out of the beautiful Fryup Dale before the long descent into the village of Rosedale Abbey in the heart of the North York Moors (DISTANCE TODAY - 37km)

Day 5: Rosedale Abbey to Hemlsley
Along the valley out of Rosedale heading through picture perfect villages of Lastingham with it’s historic church and popular pub and the ‘honey pot’ village of Hutton le Hole with its babbling brook, cafes, accommodation and museum.  It’s then onto more open moorland scenery as you pass through Gillamoor into the hidden gem of Bransdale on a twisting undulating route around the valley before the long descent into the archetypal English market town of Helmsley. Here you can explore the castle, visit the brewery, have some wonderful home made ice cream or relax and be pampered at the spa (DISTANCE TODAY 45km)

Day 6: Helmsley to Osmotherley
Head out of Helmsley for the longest day with some real treats in store. Passing through pretty villages with thatched cottages, past historic houses and ruined abbeys. The terrain changes from rolling farmland and tree lined country roads climbing up to the top of the escarpment past Sutton Bank Visitor Centre for big sky views and rolling open heather moorland as you work your way to the popular village of Osmotherley, a regular stop off for walkers on the Cleveland Way or the Lykewake Walk (DISTANCE TODAY - 56km)

Day 7: . Osmotherley to Blakey Ridge
Head out of Osmotherley on mile after mile of open moorland roads before dropping into rich and fertile farmland passing close to Great Ayton, the birthplace of Captain Cook and the famous land mark of Roseberry Topping. Farmland changes again to more open rolling moorland climbing up to Blakey Ridge and passing Ralphs Cross the symbol of The North York Moors National Park for a stop at one of the highest pubs in England (DISTANCE TODAY - 44km)

Day 8: Blakey Ridge to Pickering
A shorter day takes you back around Rosedale with a view down the beautiful valley, once the scene of mining, furnaces and a railway serving the ironstone industry. Once more head through Rosedale Abbey and onto Cropton with a chance for a brewery tour before the tree-lined route opens out for the descent towards the Vale of Pickering and the chance to finish exploring and maybe a relaxing trip on a steam train (DISTANCE TODAY - 29km)

Get in touch today and we can put together a route for you! Price per person for groups of 4+ £630pp sharing / £805pp single occupancy.


Bike Hire (inc helmet & lock)Comfort Cruiser E-bike £175
City Commuter E-bike £275
Road bike £150
Hybrid £150

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