Self Guided Cycling Holidays in UK

Byways Breaks have been arranging self-led cycling holidays and cycle tours in the UK for more than 20 years. We know the best places to stay, and our cycling routes are carefully planned so you explore the most beautiful countryside, visit places of interest and stop at the best pubs and tea shops.

An independent cycling holiday allows you to go at your own pace and stop when and where you want. We take care of all the details of your holiday including booking carefully chosen, quality accommodation and moving your luggage each day. Detailed routes and maps are provided along with background information so you get the most out of your cycling holiday. We provide quality hybrid bikes, or if you prefer you can bring your own. We also provide back up should you have any problems, so you have a relaxing and stress-free holiday.

Choose one of our cycling holidays and tours in Shropshire, Cheshire or Anglesey. They are all lovely areas for leisurely cycling holidays, not too hilly, more undulating – with quiet lanes and not much traffic. South Shropshire is more hilly so if you are looking for a challenge, then the Marches Meander cycling holiday takes you over the Shropshire Hills and Wenlock Edge with wonderful views.

Cycling holidays in UK - near Acton Bridge

Self-guided cycling holidays and cycle tours in Shropshire, Cheshire and Anglesey.

  • Flexible, graded cycling routes for all abilities
  • Stay in the nicest hotels, country inns and B & B’s.
  • Quality hybrid bikes and full support including luggage transferred each day
  • Start on any day of the week
  • Detailed cycling routes and maps with background information about places to visit and the best pubs and cafes along the routes

We will also tailor cycling holidays and cycle tours if you do not find exactly what you are looking for. Contact us with your requirements and we will try and tailor a holiday to suit you. For general information about our cycling and walking holidays go to our about our holidays page or contact us.


Our Cycling Holidays

Canals, Castles and Chester

The Canals, Castles and Chester cycling holiday starts near the Roman city of Chester, and meanders through rolling farmland, past pretty villages, canals, castles and an Ice Cream Farm. There's plenty to do including the Cheshire Cheese and Ice Cream Farm, Beeston Castle,...

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Shropshire Lakes and Hidden Highways

The Shropshire Lakes and Hidden Highways cycling break explores the gently rolling Shropshire Plain. North Shropshire has many small beautiful glacial lakes, mosses, rare plants and wildlife. The cycling is exceptionally quiet with small lanes and few cars making it an...

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Tarporley and Delamere One Centre

This easy one centre cycling holiday is based near Tarporley and Delamere Forest, close to the Peckforton Hills. Tarporley has a pretty High Street with good shops for browsing and choice of pubs and tea shops. Circular rides along quiet lanes and through pretty villages...

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Borders Break

The one centre Borders Break cycling holiday explores the canals, rivers, meres and mosses of North Shropshire. Stay in a comfortable farmhouse on the edge of the small pretty market town of Ellesmere, on the Llangollen canal, or the Shropshire market town of Wem in a...

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Delamere to Ellesmere

This Delamere to Ellesmere cycling holiday is a more strenuous short cycling break and starts near Delamere Forest. From here head south through quiet parts of west Cheshire to Nantwich, the canalside villages of Audlem and Wrenbury, then along the welsh border into the...

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Cheshire and Shropshire Lakes

The Cheshire and Shropshre Lakes cycling holiday explores the many small lakes in this pretty unspoilt area. Start near the Peckforton Hills with a gentle afternoon ride to the Candle Workshops and lovely Pheasant Inn at Upper Burwardsley. Wind through quiet countryside to...

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Peckforton Hills and Country Pubs

This country pub cycling holiday explores the pretty Cheshire countryside while visiting some of the best pubs, tea shops and farm shops in the area. Taste some of Cheshire's finest produce with many award winners! Start from the Alvanley Arms with its Shire Horse Centre...

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Black and White Villages

This cycling holiday in Cheshire is a leisurely cycle tour of some of Cheshire's finest black and white villages and the lovely Tudor market town of Nantwich. Starting near Chester, explore Delamere Forest or Little Budworth Common, then to Tarporley and the tudor market...

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Castle and Meres

The Castles and Meres cycling holiday starting from Chester, meanders through the quiet countryside of south Cheshire, crossing canals and circling the Peckforton Hills (dotted with castles). From head to Shropshire's Lakeland to explore the lovely small lakes that dot the...

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Anglesey Challenge

A challenging cycling holiday around the island of Anglesey in Wales, for more experienced cyclists. Explore the inland areas as well as the varied coast, from high cliffs at South Stack to wonderful estuaries, beautiful Menai Strait, and long sandy beaches like Newborough...

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Isle of Anglesey Cycling Tour

This relaxed Anglesey cycling holiday explores the inland areas and coast, much of it an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. See the high cliffs at South Stack and RSPB nature reserve, beautiful Menai Strait, and many sandy beaches like Newborough and Red Wharf Bay. Visit...

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Marches Meander

The Marches Meander cycling holiday explores the quiet countryside and history of Shropshire. With varied scenery this cycling holiday starts gently on the Shropshire Plain, then heads to the foothills of the south Shropshire hills. Visit Moreton Corbet Castle, Attingham...

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Nantwich, Waterways and Meres

The Nantwich, Waterways and Meres cycling holiday is a tour of the quiet parts of West Cheshire and North Shropshire. Explore Delamere Forest the Tudor market town of Nantwich, then criss-cross the canals, through villages of Audlem and Wrenbury before heading to Shropshire...

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Cheshire and Shropshire Tour

The Cheshire and Shropshire cycle tour is a longer, circular cycling holiday around the counties of Cheshire and Shropshire. It is ideal for experienced cyclists looking for longer daily distances. Starting in Chester, explore Delamere Forest and circle the Peckforton Hills...

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