Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Cycling and Walking Holidays 2017

Explorers Country House Cycle Escape

Country house cycle holiday - Wheely Wonderful Cycling

A relaxing cycling holiday following the River Teme. This country house is situated just on the border of Shropshire & Wales. Once the home of Sir Wilfred Thesiger the explorer (Emperor Haile Selassie also stayed here). Now a family run hotel with an informal atmosphere, but with high standards of comfort & excellent food (AA rosette award for its restaurant). There is a croquet lawn with herbaceous & wildlife garden leading down to the River Teme.

Easy cycling along the River Teme. Total 46 miles (min) - 78 miles (max), opportunities for longer rides each day.

Day 1. Petchfield Farm to Milebrook. 14 miles (22 km). Cycle to Milebrook following the River Teme on an idyllic lane. Visit a roman village for lunch; stop for tea, books, and to admire the grand yew hedges of Brampton Bryan or just picnic by the river & we guarantee you will see kingfishers. Alternative route along the River Redlake and across Offas Dyke, total 24 miles

Day 2. Explore the River Teme and the Welsh borders. Choice of routes 12 - 34 miles (19 - 55 km). As you cycle upstream, the idyllic lanes lead you past ruined castles, ancient churches, Offa’s Dyke and remote inns. The routes take you to unspoilt border towns like Clun, Knighton or Llangunllo. The market town of Knighton has an excellent Offa’s Dyke Visitor Centre and you can even follow the picturesque Heart of Wales railway into the heart of the welsh hills. Or head for one of the great inns in the valley for a leisurely lunch.

Day 3. Milebrook to Petchfield Farm. 14 - 20 miles (22 - 32 km). A gentle ride down the River Teme to Hopton Castle (short detour for a 1930s traditional tearoom), then stop at the unique Sun Inn parlour pub. Finishing any time in the afternoon, back at Petchfield Farm.

If you would like to include evening meals with your holiday (recommended), please let us know at the time of booking.

Wheely Wonderful Cycling

This holiday includes:

Three day cycle tour with two nights b&b accommodation

• All 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

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Short Break: 3 days, 2 nights
Grade: Easy
Start: Any day
Mileage: Total 46 or 78 miles
Contact: 01568 770755

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