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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Pedal England's southwest peninsula
Pedal through the foodie heaven of Padstow – England’s Hamptons – and experience the splendour of the English Riveira. Bike old rail lines to charming coastal cities and stunning hotels. 2-Michelin star Gidleigh Park? You’ll be Gidleigh with delight.
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Day by Day
After our rendezvous in Exeter, we'll lunch in the historic village of Lydford before a bike ride along the stunning Granite Trail. Dinner tonight will be at the hotel’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant.
We cycle through Dartmoor National Park amid a landscape of open moors and river valleys with Neolithic tombs. We'll pause in the market town of Moretonhampstead before lunch in Bovey Tracey.
Today’s ride is along the magnificent Camel Trail. Starting at Wenford Bridge, we'll follow the Camel Estuary into the foodie haven of Padstow for an unforgettable lunch at Rick Stein’s restaurant.
A ferry brings us from St. Mawes to St. Anthony for our ride along a spectacular coastal route to the 12thC fishing village of Mevagissey. After lunch, we’ll head back inland to the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
A scenic train ride rolls us into St. Ives; a town celebrated for its art-inspiring light. For our final night, enjoy a seaside dinner on the terrace of Hotel Tresanton.
After a final breakfast at Hotel Tresanton, it’s a 30-minute drive to the Truro Railway Station for your onward travels. Cheerio!
Gidleigh Park, Dartmoor
Gidleigh Park is the premier hotel in Devon, nestled right in the heart of Dartmoor. With a 2-starred Michelin restaurant on site, the culinary experience is unrivalled and complemented by beautifully appointed rooms. The property is surrounded by over a hundred acres of stunning grounds and boasts facilities such as croquet grounds, tennis courts, and a putting course. View hotel website »
Hotel Tresanton, St. Mawes
Located in one of the most charming fishing villages in Cornwall, St Mawes, the Tresanton offers a relaxed atmosphere with great views of the sea and Sir Anthony’s Lighthouse. Their fabulous onsite restaurant features a large terrace overlooking the sea and offers regional produce and traditional foods, often grown organically or foraged. View hotel website »
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— George Butterfield
I don’t know how B&R does it – the quality of their trips is so consistently high! Just when we think they couldn’t do anything as good as our last trip, they do! Another fantastic experience with B&R.— Carolyn Zaslaw
This trip is appropriate for travelers who enjoy going for a good ride and can handle an incline or two. The terrain we cover is varied. We’ll enjoy some gently rolling hills, with wonderful downhills and a few climbs which will be a bit more demanding. Rewarding views are guaranteed. Daily distances range from 20 to 100 km (12.5 to 62 mi.) and options for shorter or longer rides are available on all days.
“I bike about once a week at home.”
Gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All accommodation
- All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- Services of a professional local guide
- All baggage transportation
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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