Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Cycling and Walking Holidays 2017

Cycling and Canoeing Holiday

Cycling and canoeing holiday - Wheely Wonderful Cycling

An action packed cycling holiday. Combining a two day cycle tour through the Black & White Villages of Herefordshire (all the usual equipment and back up service) with a wonderful Canadian canoe trip down the River Wye on the third day. Paddle to Hay on Wye for lunch, then float downstream to The Boat Inn at Whitney on Wye, where you’ll be collected and returned to the canoe base.

Easy cycling - mainly following river valleys. Total 36 miles, with options for longer rides up to 63 miles. Easy canoeing 5 -10 miles. Canadian canoes take 2-3 people.

Day 1. Petchfield Farm to Presteigne. 15 -29 miles (24 -46 km). Two short sections of off road cycling through nature reserves, one short hill section, the rest of the route following river valleys. Idyllic countryside with lots of water mills, picnic places & great views. You cycle into Wales to stay at Presteigne, the historic county town of Old Radnorshire. Extra cycling, explore the Walton Valley, standing stones and 5000 year old tree (extra 14 miles)

Day 2. Presteigne to Petchfield Farm. 21 - 34 miles (34 -50 km). Return to Petchfield via the water meadows of the River Arrow, cycling through a string of picturesque half-timbered villages. At Pembridge visit the market hall, grand bell tower, Dunkerton’s cider farm, the water gardens and of course the New Inn (only 600 years old) and don’t forget the medieval dovecots at Eardisland. You can make a short detour to visit the National Trust properties of Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. Return, with your car, to your accommodation for your second nights stay.

Day 3. Canoeing down the River Wye. 5 or 10 miles (8 -16 km). You drive to the canoe base for briefing & kitting out with your Canadian canoes. You paddle downstream to Hay on Wye (5 miles/8km) for lunch then canoe down the Wye to the famous toll bridge & Boat Inn (10 miles/16km). You can finish your canoeing at either point (the longer trip takes all day, finishing about 4pm) and you will be collected & returned to the canoe base.

Canoe Safety: Canadian canoes take 2 people (or 2 adults/1 child). Children welcome from 6 years upward, must be accompanied on a ratio of one adult to one child. Must be confident on water & previous canoeing experience is recommended, if you are taking children with you. Canoe trips are run from May to September, outside of this season, river levels are too high. Individual travellers canoeing is for half a day & includes a guide.

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This holiday includes:

• Two day cycle tour, and one days canoeing

• Two nights b&b accommodation

• Quality bikes and equipment

• Luggage transportation

• Special route guides and maps

• Comprehensive holiday information pack

• Full emergency back up service

• Safe parking at Petchfield Farm

• Equipment & Canadian canoes

• Return transport to the canoe base

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Short Break: 3 days, 2 nights
Grade: Easy/moderate
Start: Any day
Mileage: Total 36 - 63 miles
Contact: 01568 770755

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Price per
person ()

Guest house
Farmhouse

Hotel
Inn

Adult

265

285

Single room
supplement p/n

20

25

Child under
16 years

195 or 135

215 or 145

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