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Cycling and Walking Holidays 2017

Wye Valley Cycle Tour

Wye valley cycle tour - Wheely Wonderful Cycling

We’ve been cycling a route across the Welsh hills and down to the Wye Valley to Hay on Wye & returning through the Black and White villages for several years now...We thought it was great...but were not too sure whether Wheely Wonderful Cyclists might not find the short stretch across the hill at Glascwm a bit too hard. This route has now been tried and tested by lots of holiday cyclists - everyone has really enjoyed it. This is a great route to explore the Black and White villages and the Wye Valley. Staying at Presteigne, Hay on Wye and Kingsland.

Out of the four days cycling only the second day is stretching - 40 miles (64 km) and that hill at Glascwm, ending up at Hay on Wye. However, there is an alternative easy route of 25 miles (40 km). The rest of the time you are cycling in river valleys, and there are plenty of teashops to fuel you on your way. Total 92 miles (148 km). Opportunities for longer rides each day

Day 1. Petchfield Farm to Presteigne.15 miles (24 km) Cycle on idyllic country lanes and cross the River Lugg to cycle into Wales. Presteigne is home to the unique Judges Lodging museum & to many arts events; Sheep Music - a world music festival in July, and a classical music festival in August. Alternative route via Knighton (32 miles).

Day 2. Presteigne to Hay on Wye. 40 miles (64 km). Two routes - an easier route via Brilley Mountain and down to the River Wye (25 miles/40km). Or a more demanding route...through the Welsh hills & Offa’s Dyke. Once you crest the hill at Glascwm, its downhill to the River Wye and the welcome sight of the Old Station at Erwood for afternoon tea (40 miles/64km). Hay on Wye is a lovely town, famed for its bookshops, castle and literary festival.

Day 3. Hay on Wye to Kingsland. 25 miles (40 km). Plenty of time to explore Hay and all those bookshops before you start. Cross the Wye at the toll bridge (cyclists toll is 10p) & cycle through the Black and White villages of North Herefordshire.

Day 4. Kingsland Petchfield Farm. 12 -15 miles (19 - 24 km). On your last cycling day there are two grand National Trust houses to visit; Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. And if you have time, visit Richards Castle (one of the first four Norman castles built in this country....before 1066), the perfect place for a picnic. Finishing any time in the afternoon, back at Petchfield Farm.

* Don’t forget you can add a day’s canoeing to this holiday. See canoeing holidays.

Wheely Wonderful Cycling

This holiday includes:

Four day cycle tour with three 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: 4 days, 3 nights
Grade: Moderate/difficult
Start: Any day
Mileage: Total 92 miles
Contact: 01568 770755

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