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Suffolk Heritage Coast Single Centre

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Single Centre Cycling Holiday

Here’s an encounter with coastal Suffolk that’s a real breath of fresh air. From your comfortable coaching inn by the charming village greens of Westleton, two circular day rides introduce you to some of Suffolk’s inspirational icons and plenty of its secrets too. Visit arty market towns and old fishing villages; mighty medieval churches and cliff top ruins or look up to the House in the Clouds, to Southwold’s lighthouse and its famous fine brewery. From heathland, woodland to smooth rolling countryside, truly unspoilt coastline and curvaceous creeks, it’s a landscape to fall in love with. And if that doesn’t set your heart a flutter, there’s always the east coast’s premier birdwatching spot on your doorstep at Minsmere. 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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With plenty of places to visit, a great balance of truly unspoilt coast and countryside and simply super cycling, this single centre tour makes for a really relaxing break based in a wonderfully ‘Suffolk’ location. What’s more you’ll find freshly caught fish, Adnam’s famed Southwold ales, locally reared pork and acres of tasty farm produce on your short break menu, so this Suffolk tour is without doubt, a treat for the taste buds too.

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


With your bikes delivered early on day two of your tour, it’s up to you which direction your days will take you. The two circular rides both include very special Suffolk coast and countryside, providing an interesting variety of history and landscapes to cycle through along mainly quiet country lanes with some bridleway sections as an option.

Your base on this holiday is The Westleton Crown – a very special historic coaching inn where William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, stayed at the time of their first wedding anniversary.

Day 1 Arrive & explore

Arrive and perhaps take a stroll around the pleasant oh-so-Suffolk village of Westleton with its duck pond, village green and medieval church.

Day 2 Choice of circular rides

Take delivery of your bikes and enjoy your first day in the saddle.

Day 3 Choice of circular rides & depart

The circular rides:

We offer two circular routes, leaving you free to choose which day you wish to do them.

The north route (27-34 miles) heads inland through rolling countryside towards the historic market town of Halesworth before looping coastwards to popular Southwold. After crossing the Blyth estuary to the once thriving port of Walberswick, there’s a chance to enjoy the shady woodland of this Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and cliff top monastic ruins at Dunwich or detour to the marshlands of RSPB Minsmere before returning to Westleton.

The route south (22-24 miles) leads down through pretty villages and relaxing countryside towards the River Alde and the historic fishing village of Aldeburgh where fishermen still sell their catch from huts along the shore and the medieval moot hall sits stranded near the beach. The path between the Edwardian holiday village of Thorpeness and Aldeburgh makes for perfect sea air cycling alongside the shingle stretch.

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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 G PS 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 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 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 at Westleton or in nearby Dunwich.

We are pleased to discuss details on request.

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