At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
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.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
See why Brits love this region
Brits tend to stick close to home for the holidays – and as you soak in the fab coastal views and dramatic National Parks, you’ll understand why. Feast at Rick Stein’s famous resto and find the Lost Gardens of Heligan beautifully restored.
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Day by Day
Today’s walk explores the Camel Estuary—a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty—and the dramatic cliffs at Stepper Point. In the quaint village of Padstow, we lunch at Rick Stein’s famous restaurant.
We take a ferry ride across the Carrick Roads Estuary from St. Mawes to Falmouth and walk south along the coast to the Helford River. There, we’ll park ourselves at a beachside pub for lunch.
Cruise from St. Mawes to St. Anthony to the start of our walk, linking up with Cornwall’s spectacular South West Coast Path. Visit one of Britain's finest 19thC gardens before an evening on your own.
This morning's route follows the reservoir to Black-a-Tor copse, one of the finest examples of a high-altitude oakwood forest in Britain. After a picnic lunch, we head to our final hotel, just in time for afternoon tea and cakes.
From our hotel, we walk through its magical water gardens up onto the moor, passing the Scorhill stone circle and Kestor Rock. To bring it all to life, we’ll be joined by a local expert who was born and raised on the moors.
After a scrumptious English breakfast at Gidleigh Park, you’ll be driven to Exeter Station for your departure. Cheerio!
Not what you’d expect.
Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford
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.
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.
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 walk 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 5 to 16 km (3 to 10 mi) and options for shorter or longer walks are available on all days.
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 water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- GPS routes, provided via RideWithGPS (app available for Apple or Android)
Walking Poles & Backpack
Included with all walking trips are telescoping walking poles and custom-made 13L backpacks to comfortably conceal your essentials within lockable zippers. The walking poles get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller. The backpack, however, is yours to keep at trip’s end and folds up for easy packing. See Equipment Details
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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