The 6 days (5 nights) slow food bike tour in England is an Easy/Moderate ride. This Shropshire cycling holiday in UK takes in breweries, vineyards and the best food.
A unique slow food bike tour in England through the Shropshire hills, visiting small local breweries, a vineyard and experiencing the very best of local food. Fantastic scenery and brilliant cycling in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You stay at Lion Hotel on the River Teme, two nights at The Castle Hotel in Bishop’s Castle and two nights at The Charlton Arms, Ludlow.
Easy cycling (moderate if you choose the longer routes). Total 77 or up to 131 miles.
If you are looking for a Shropshire cycling holiday in UK, then you’ve come to the right place. Our award winning cycling holidays are fully supported with excellent accommodation, luggage transported, detailed route guides and a full back up service. This area of the UK offers some of the best cycling holidays in Europe, river valleys cutting through spectacular hills, dominated by ruined castles…and best of all …hardly any cars. Hope to see you soon.
Itinerary for Shropshire cycling holiday in UK
Day 1. Petchfield Farm to Leintwardine
A wonderful route along idyllic valley lanes past a string of picturesque villages including the historic Brampton Bryan with its grand yew hedge & castle. Stop at The Sun Inn, a unique parlour pub for local beer & cider from Hobson's brewery. Stay at The Lion Hotel. Total 5 to 28 miles
Day 2. Leintwardine to Bishops Castle
Cycle via Clun, along one of our favourite routes, following the Rivers Teme and Redlake, gradually leading you up through the hills. Clun is a great place for lunch, stop at The White Horse Brewery, eat at a teashop or picnic in the castle grounds. After lunch follow the River Unk, to the Kerry Ridgeway. Fabulous views across Wales to Cader Idris on the Welsh Coast. Then freewheel downhill into the border market town of Bishops Castle. Stay at The Castle Hotel. Total 25 miles.
Day 3. Explore from Bishops Castle
Bishops Castle is home to many special festivals during the year, two breweries; The Three Tuns and 6 Bells and a Real Ale Festival in July. There are great cycle rides to the Georgian town of Montgomery, visit the Kerry Vale Vineyard, and the Monty Brewery, or take a picnic and explore the Onny Valley. Stay at The Castle Hotel. Choice of routes 12 or 24 miles
Day 4. Bishops Castle to Ludlow
Cycle past two of Clive of India’s former homes today; Walcot Hall with its grand Arboretum (the other is Oakly Park), Hopton Castle and a 1930s traditional tearoom. Lunch at a riverside inn, then follow the River Teme through country estates to the Ludlow Farm Shop to watch local artisan food producers. Explore Bromfield church with its painted ceiling, then cycle off road through Oakly Park to Ludlow. Stay at The Charlton Arms. Total 24 miles
Ludlow is a medieval, fortified town dominated by its Norman castle, with lots of really good places to eat and drink. Make the most of Ludlow's delicatessens, bakers and Farmer's market to pack up a stylish picnic. Look out for the Local to Ludlow signs for truly local food & drink. There is plenty to do from guided walks, an outstanding church, swimming pool & assembly room (films & live theatre) and don't forget to take a tour at Ludlow Brewery or visit the new parlour pubs.
Day 5. Explore from Ludlow
Cycle through the Corvedale to discover the idyllic Heath Chapel and remote village inns. Visit Stokesay Castle - a classic fortified manor house, with its new tearoom. You can even cycle to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm to see traditional food production methods. Stay at The Charlton Arms. Choice of cycle routes 14 to 22 miles.
Day 6. Ludlow to Petchfield Farm
Visit the lovely market town of Tenbury Wells with its old-fashioned teashops & recently restored Victorian Spa buildings. Known as the "town in the orchard", it is surrounded by orchard & hop-fields. Source of local beer and cider for Hobson's Brewery.
You can also visit Berrington Hall or Croft Castle (National Trust) if you are feeling energetic. Finishing he Slow food bike tour in England any time in the afternoon, back at Petchfield Farm. Total 14 to 23 miles