English Pub to Pub Cycling or hiking Tour
12 days  .  July 11 - 22, 2016  .  $3,950*
8 days  .  July 15 - 22, 2016  .  $2,950*


OVERVIEW OF THE TOUR

A wonderful opportunity to experience the very best of Britain.   Choose either the cycling or hiking option and prepare to be amazed by the beauty of the countryside from the quaint thatched roof villages of Oxfordshire, through to the rolling hills and market towns of Northamptonshire and finally the dramatic scenery of the Peak District National Park.  We stay at old fashioned country inns and traditional pubs, visit castles, palaces and ancient churches, sample the best of British cuisine (award winning gastro-pubs, traditional pies, English cheeses, puddings, pasties and of course fish and chips) and enjoy delicious picnic lunches overlooking the most beautiful views you can hope for.  This trip is simply awesome!



What's Excluded

Airfare and travel to Heathrow International Airport
Some lunches are on your own, so you have maximum flexibility in your day (however we usually stock the support van with lots of delicious treats and the breakfasts are substantial!)
Some evening dinners on off nights
Bikes (bike rental can be easily arranged though – please contact us for details)
Personal incidentals, telephone, hotel minibar charges, etc.
Travel insurance (we highly recommend taking out a travel insurance package – please contact us for details)

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE AND TERRAIN

Rides range from 30-50 miles daily, over a mixed terrain of rolling hills, cycle paths and steeper climbs.  The routes are designed that you can do a shorter or a longer option on the safest and most enjoyable cycling routes while seeing the beauty of the English countryside.

Hikes might be a City or Cultural tour through to country walks in gently rolling countryside or some more challenging hikes in the Peak District.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Lodging in carefully selected historic country inns and old fashioned pubs
Substantial breakfasts every day
6 evening dinners
3 picnic lunches
Pre tour: you get a copy of the CCSD guide to the areas we travel through, their history and the main attractions
Melton Mowbray Pie Shoppe tour and tasting
Melton Cheeseboard tasting
Brewery tour and tasting with drinks and meat and cheese platter to follow.
Entry to Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Winston Churchill)
Entry to Althorp House (resting place and childhood home of Princess Diana)
Entry to Chatsworth House (home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire)
Bakewell Pudding tasting
On the road professional support and follow car for cyclists
Professional coaching and on-the-road clinics
Daily GPS files and maps for cyclists and hikers
Snacks, drinks and all sports nutrition on the ride each day
Light mechanical support
All transportation and luggage handling

FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS
Please contact us before booking your flights.  We will advise of the best arrival time to match our arranged pick up and transfer times.  Arrival outside of scheduled times may incur an additional charge.

REGISTRATION

Places are limited on this trip as country inns and pubs tend to be small, with a limited number of rooms.  We therefore advise early registration to hold your place. Places can be reserved with just a $500 deposit / person. 

* Single supplement payable $599 / $450

Please see HERE for our tour policies / cancellation policy etc. 

For more information, contact jo@ccsd.com  (917) 355 1317

WEATHER

July is one of the best months for weather in the UK, with temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees.  It’s the UK so we can’t promise sun every day but July is usually a nice month for cycling and we generally have many beautiful days to enjoy.  And, if the weather does happen to be bad for a day, what better excuse do you need to spend the day sitting next to the fire in the local pub with a pint of ale, a sloe gin or a glass of red wine.