Cycling with all the luxuries in the Dale
Grand Depart Yorkshire, tour de France. great holidays around these fantastic routes.
The Grand Depart of the Tour de France is in Yorkshire on 5th and 6th July 2014. These holidays are focussed on the routes of Stage 1 and Stage 2 and the wonderful countryside they will pass through.
Good bikes, luggage transfer, comfortable accommodation and well sorted routes come with all our holidays. You just need to choose which one suits you.
This holiday is designed for the budding Froomes, Wiggins and Pendletons who are not yet up to the speeds they aspire to. Mum and Dad can guide them at a more family pace to the places where Le Tour will depart from on Stage 2. We will point out safe routes where the little ones can build up their speed off road and stretch their imaginations. In the Scoot yellow jerseys you will all look the part! When the little legs are tired there is plenty to see in York without bikes. For those of you able to take on more of a challenge, there is the option of a couple of longer trips out of York. The team can set off in the direction that Stage 2 of Le Tour will go. With the single centre, the group can split so that the keen ones can take on the greater challenge whilst the less enthusiastic can find something that suits them better such as a more gentle ride, one of the many attractions or a climb to the top of the Minster tower. There is something to suit all ages and plenty to choose from.
We suggest 4 days starting on a Friday or 5 days starting on a Monday. Single base in York.
4 days £400 per adult or £1,280 for a family of four (based on two adults and two children aged 3-12).
5 days £450 per adult or £1,440 for a family of four (based on two adults and two children aged 3-12).
On this tour you will put on your Scoot yellow jersey and start off from the Stage 2 starting point in the direction taken at the beginning of that day. You will spend the first night near the end of Stage 1.
The next morning you will set off into the Yorkshire Dales to spend two nights in Pateley Bridge. From here you will experience two more sections of the route before arriving for the fourth night in Ripon. You have rather more time than the competitors to enjoy this wonderful town before you are off the following morning to York for the final two nights.
York has a wealth of cycling to offer as well as being a perfect destination in itself. With a full day to enjoy what York has to offer you can take your pick from History of Romans to chocolate, from tales of Vikings to villains or explore the huge variety of engines and trains at the National Railway Museum
7 days touring £725 per person. Start day Thursday
Upgrade to spend last two nights in a luxury hotel for just £100 per person.