About Byways Breaks

Cycling and Walking Holidays in the UK

Byways Breaks is based in the north of England. Our office is in Liverpool and our bike base is near Delamere Forest, not far from Chester. We started arranging UK cycling and walking holidays in 1996 and while we have grown steadily, we remain a small company that specialises in Wales, the border area and the north west of England.

Byways Breaks Walking and Cycling Holidays cycle and walk ourselves and know the area well. It's our local knowledge and attention to detail that helps to ensure your cycling or walking holiday runs smoothly and is thoroughly enjoyable.  We know the best places to stay, and our cycling and walking routes are carefully planned to explore the most beautiful countryside, visit places of interest and stop at the best pubs and tea shops. We spend a lot of time selecting the places to stay in the UK and they are all places we would be happy to stay in ourselves. We have excellent relationships with the hotels and B & Bs we use.

We have visitors from all over the world as well as from all parts of the UK. We have a large number of repeat bookings for our UK walking and cycling holidays, as well as many customer recommendations.  We have many people who have now done three or more cycling and walking holidays with us.

In 2008 Byways Breaks Walking and Cycling Holidays were proud to have been awarded 'Best Tourism Experience' by Visit Chester and Cheshire.

best tourism experience award

Accommodation Booking
and Luggage Service

A flexible service for walkers on long distance walks including Offa's Dyke, Pembrokeshire Coast Path and more.

What Others Say...

"My friend and I decided, at short notice, to walk Offa's Dyke Path. I contacted four organisations to see if they could help with arrangements: two claimed that they had insufficient notice to arrange accommodation. Carolyn, from Byways Breaks, responded to say she could help and gave us a competitive indicative budget. Within the space of a week she had made 'last minute' bookings of 11 night's accommodation and provided us with a detailed itinerary and luggage tags to enable our main packs to be transferred daily. Each of the B&Bs, pubs and farmhouses in which we stayed was superb and either provided an evening meal or recommended good places to eat. They also offered packed lunches, each of which was excellent. The luggage transfer worked without a hitch and when we finally picked up our main packs in Prestatyn we were very pleased that we had entrusted the organisation of our walk to Carolyn. I have made my own arrangements on previous long distance walks but would have no hesitation in using Byways Breaks again as it allowed us better to enjoy the tremendous countryside knowing that we had a decent meal and a comfortable bed at the end of each day and did not have to further damage our ageing knees by carrying a heavy pack for 180 miles! "

Richard G

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Few days on Southern section of Offa's Dyke

Lovely few days in the Llanthony/Monmouth area

Date Posted: 18/04/16