Borders Break

Cycling Holidays in the UK

Price from: £265

Nights: 2 or 3

Difficulty: Easy, Moderate

Borders Break

Holiday Details

  • Pretty lakes and Colemere Country Park
  • Whittington Castle and tea shop
  • Hawkestone Park and Follies
  • Pretty market town of Ellesmere

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 country house hotel.

North Shropshire is undiscovered, so not busy with tourists or cars! Cycle the peaceful lanes to Colemere Country Park, Whittington Castle and many of the small lakes in the area including Colemere and Hanmer Mere. Explore the small town of Ellesmere pleasantly situated with the Shropshire Union canal on one side and the Mere (a small lake) on the other side.

This one centre cycling holiday makes an ideal longer weekend break and can be extended with a visit to the market town of Shrewsbury.

Cycling distances – 20 – 25 miles or 10 – 15 miles a day, or selection of rides of different distances. We also have some strenuous options.

You might also like the Tarporley and Delamere one centre cycling holiday

Itinerary for Borders Break

First Day – Arrive at accommodation from lunchtime. We meet you when you arrive to deliver bikes and adjust them to make sure they are comfortable. Gentle cying route for that afternoon.

Day 2 and /or 3 – Circular cycling route choices

Last Day – Check out of your room. You can leave your car and then circular bike ride for that day. We will meet you back at the accommodation at an agreed time to collect the bikes.

Some circular cycle route options from Ellesmere

  • Hanmer village and mere and Whixhall Moss. Lunch stop at the Hanmer Arms – moderate
  • Whittington Castle and quiet countryside south of Ellesmere – moderate
  • Along canal to Colemere country park, and then quiet lanes to village of Loppington – gentle
  • Market town of Wem, quiet country lanes to past Merrington Green nature reserve to Burlton. – moderate

Some circular cycle route options from Wem

  • Whixhall Moss – gentle
  • Whittington Castle and quiet countryside south of Ellesmere – moderate
  • Loppington, Burlton and on to the small market town of Ellesmere with lake and canal wharf – moderate
  • Hawkstone Park and Hodnet – moderate



Farmhouse on outskirts Ellesmere, or quiet country hotel in Wem.


Prices shown are per person

Number of Nights Farmhouse B&B Country House Hotel
2 £265 £290
3 £365 £385
Single supp/night £10 – 25 £35 – 60

Discounts & Offers

Child Discounts – (Children sharing with 2 adults)

Under 2 – free
Under 4 – 80%
Under 12 – 50%
12 to 16 – 25%

Group Discounts – 10% for groups of 4 or more adults

Discount for using own bikes –  £10 per day

What's Included?

This cycling holiday includes –

  • Overnight B & B accommodation
  • Detailed routes, maps, background information
  • Quality bikes (discount available of you prefer to bring your own)
  • Helmets and tool kit, puncture resistant tyres
  • Luggage transfer & full support and back-up should you need help
  • Car parking or transfer to and from nearest station

Nearest station – Wem


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