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Suffolk Coast & CountrySingle Centre

Tour: 3GU
Single Centre Cycling Holiday

Here’s a great little getaway - gentle Suffolk countryside, the inspiring heritage coast close by and a hotel set in its own parkland with all the leisure facility trimmings you can dream of including a championship golf course. It’s simply perfect if you fancy a cycle-as-you-please and chill-out-when-you-wish approach to a short break away in the country; it’s also absolutely ideal for those who want to try a spot of cycling for the first time. Our selection of 4 carefully prepared cycle tours leads to some of Suffolk’s finest castles and best-loved coastal spots, around beautiful estuaries, through woodlands and strings of lovely little villages. What a gift! Read More



Start Day

Any Day

Board Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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3 Days, 2 Nights


Feb - Nov

Tour Grade

Grade 1 (Very Easy)

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Whether you choose to pedal out along country lanes towards Suffolk’s coast and castles, relax by the pool , play the fairways or just sit and drink in the lovely views of the Deben Valley from your comfortable hotel, this single centre break is both a treat and charming retreat at any time of year.

Tour Code:
Single Centre Cycling Holiday
3 Days, 2 Nights
Board Basis:
Bed & Breakfast
Feb - Nov


There are 4 excellent circular rides to explore at your own pace from your hotel base at Ufford Park near Woodbridge. Your bikes will be delivered early on day two, then it’s totally up to you which direction your days will take you.

Choose from routes to the shingle coast, outings along beautiful estuaries and tours which take in impressive castles and timeless villages. The Suffolk countryside in which you cycle and stay is gentle and relaxing and we’ll be pointing out plenty of local places to stop and enjoy along the way.

Day 1 Arrive & relax

Arrive and set about mellowing into a gentler pace of life. Take some time to enjoy the facilities of the hotel or stroll in the parklands.

Day 2 Choice of circular rides

Take delivery of bikes. Choice of circular rides.

Mileage: Min 14 Max 35

Day 3 Choice of circular rides & depart

Choice of circular rides & depart

Mileage: Min 14 Max 35

Which direction will your short break take you?
As well as heading into the bustling market town of Woodbridge with its tide mill, boatyards and marina on the River Deben, you’ll want to be seeking out some sea air perhaps, getting a taste for a local vineyard or letting some of Suffolk’s finest castles make a big impression.

Our selection of carefully planned routes cover distances from 14 to 35 miles to cater for first timers and experienced cyclists alike. We pride ourselves on ensuring that you get to enjoy the best the area and that you travel the distances which are most comfortable for you.

Head out inland to the north to visit the massive curtain wall castle with its charming mere at Framlingham, a delightful market town that is brimful of history. The longest crinkle-crankle wall in Europe is just down the road in the charming estate village of Easton, then there’s a bright white post mill on the green at Saxtead and a tempting selection of local wines to try at nearby Shawsgate.

Venture south to the Edwardian resort of Felixstowe and its cavernous Napoleonic fort at Landguard point before ferrying across the Deben and heading back up along the estuary through quaint villages to the fascinating ship burial site of warrior kings at Sutton Hoo just outside Woodbridge.

Quiet lanes lead up to the River Alde to snake down from Snape Maltings, the home of the famous Aldeburgh Music Festivals, to the historic harbour of Orford. Climb the castle keep for wonderful views of the haunting shingle spit of Orford Ness and the town’s winding creeks and oyster beds. It’s a great place for a short boat trip, or to savour the wonderful offerings of the local smokehouses at its delightful pubs and restaurants.

Still on paved roads, there’s a chance to edge out towards the coast along a wooded route through forests which have UFO tales to tell as you head for a hauntingly remote, but truly unforgettable coastal spot called Shingle Street. The clue’s in the name and it’s a breathtaking sort of place, but there are fascinating stories here of strange lines of shells, Martello towers and attempted World War II landings.

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Ensuite accommodation as described with full English breakfast (prices based on two adults sharing)

Hire of hybrid bicycle and ancillary equipment (single pannier and handlebar bag or map holder, pump, basic tools, spare inner tube & puncture repair equipment, helmet if required)

Delivery & collection of bicycles with a full briefing

Local assistance on call (we will attend for puncture repair in Suffolk)

Detailed itinerary with meticulously planned and researched routes following quiet country lanes with a choice of routes available each day (usually recommended, long and short)

Route notes, descriptions and use of good OS mapping (maps available on arrival). We pride ourselves on our detailed level of documentation which includes plenty of top tips for places to visit or for relaxing and sampling the local fare along the way. We send electronic versions of these documents by email approximately two weeks before your stay so you can plan ahead and look forward to your gentle cycling adventure

We have now switched the default navigation system to GPS – in our opinion this is now the most convenient method as it eliminates the need for frequent stops to check the map

  • We provide you with access to a premium GPS smartphone navigation app (IOS or Android) and send you links so that you can download all  of  the route options  before you leave home.  We will  provide a  handlebar bracket for your phone if required;  it is also recommended that you bring a spare battery/powerbank to make sure that your phone lasts the day
  • We can also provide GPS tracks in whatever format if you prefer to load them into your own GPS Unit
  • Finally, we can provide a limited number of GPS  units with the routes preloaded – this is on a first come first served basis – please let us know as soon as you can if  you would like to use one
  • We will also provide OS 1:50,000 mapping on arrival as additional support to allow for any impromptu route changes
  • Traditional map-based navigation (using marked OS maps) is still available as an alternative at extra cost upon request (at least two weeks in advance)
Please note that the price EXCLUDES

Costs of getting to and from the start point

Accommodation Options

A selected 3 star hotel with pool, spa facilities, driving range and 18 hole golf course near Woodbridge.

We are pleased to discuss details on request.

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