Scotland & England Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,899 - $6,399 /person

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Scotland & England Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jul-Sep 2025: May-Sep

From $5,899 - $6,399 /person

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Edinburgh to Yorkshire Dales

Where Scotland and England meet, a cycling paradise awaits. Ride some of the National Cycling Network routes in stunning Northumberland, renowned for its natural beauty, historic sites and serene coastal atmosphere. Wonder at the lush green meadows and moorland landscapes of the Nidderdale. Unwind in rich country estates. Celebrate with a pint or a taste of local gin. Along the border and just beyond, you'll find everything you need in this inspiring corner of the United Kingdom.

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Highlights

  • Explore two countries and cultures on one biking adventure with lovely moors, river valleys, verdant hills and historic towns
  • Luxuriate in atmospheric castle-hotels and spas and savor the region's traditional and modern culinary delights
  • Listen to ancient folk music from one of the best bagpipe players in Scotland (who handcrafts his own instruments!)
  • Experience the fantastic cycling culture of the Yorkshire Dales, the 2014 starting point of the legendary Tour de France
Scotland & England Bike Tour map

Scotland & England

Start Edinburgh

End York

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Begin your journey in the dreamy gateway city of Edinburgh • Pedal through rolling farmland along the River Tweed • Marvel at ancient castles and fortifications, the result of Viking and Roman invasions • Cycle across the border between Scotland and England on peaceful country roads through rolling farmland • Discover Melrose Abbey and the charming town of Melrose, renowned for its ties to rugby • Unwind in a luxurious castle-hotel with a lovely spa and stunning views of the tranquil Borders country • Experience a traditional musical demonstration by our local friend, whose family has handcrafted bagpipes for generations.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

SCHLOSS Roxburghe Hotel
Kelso
Premiere Hotel

A luxurious country estate nestled in the peaceful surroundings of the Scottish Borders, featuring elegant rooms with traditional décor and outstanding service. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Explore Howick Hall Gardens, a must-see gem and one-time home of Earl Grey tea's namesake • From Scotland, cross into beautiful Northumberland, a lesser traveled part of England and known for its castle ruins • Ride serene coastal roads and National Cycle Network routes • Relax in our luxurious historic hotel and spa retreat.

Accommodations
Matfen Hall

(1 night)

Night 3

Matfen Hall
Northumberland
Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by 300 acres of unique parkland in the heart of Northumberland, this exquisite family-run inn is an atmospheric getaway dating back to the 17th century. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Embark on a two-wheeled journey through the river valleys and charming towns of Yorkshire Dales National Park, Britain's mecca for cyclists • Continue through looming green dales into the Nidderdale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty • Hop off the saddle and explore the quaint shops in the picturesque market town of Pateley Bridge • Savor local fare in a rustic pub—a classic experience • Enjoy celebratory afternoon tea • Learn the ancient art of falconry from an expert • Extend your vacation in Edinburgh or London, our fascinating gateway cities.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Swinton Park Country Club & Spa
Masham
Premiere Hotel

This historic award-winning castle-turned-hotel boasts ornate ceilings and priceless art, as well as locally sourced fare and indoor, outdoor and hydrotherapy pools. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

SCHLOSS Roxburghe Hotel
Kelso

Premiere Hotel

A luxurious country estate nestled in the peaceful surroundings of the Scottish Borders, featuring elegant rooms with traditional décor and outstanding service. (spa)

Night 3

Matfen Hall
Northumberland

Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by 300 acres of unique parkland in the heart of Northumberland, this exquisite family-run inn is an atmospheric getaway dating back to the 17th century. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Swinton Park Country Club & Spa
Masham

Premiere Hotel

This historic award-winning castle-turned-hotel boasts ornate ceilings and priceless art, as well as locally sourced fare and indoor, outdoor and hydrotherapy pools. (pool, spa)

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

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