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Trough of Bowland

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Trough of Bowland - 83 Mile Tour

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In the middle of the Forest of Bowland, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the beautiful, scenic and challenging Trough of Bowland. This 83 miles (134 km) loop, the place where Sir Bradley Wiggins used to prepare for his 2012 Tour de France victory, is an iconic cycle route in the home of the hen harrier. A cracking tour, shorter than the coast to coast tours, but full of picturesque villages, heritage cities, stunning vistas, river valleys, pristine castles and cathedrals, challenging hills, country pubs and fantastic restaurants.

A great two-day cycling holiday for the experienced rider or you could take your time and take four days to cycle through the Trough and around the Forest of Bowland at around 20 miles per day. With our two, three and four day options there is something for everyone. The starting point is either Lancaster or Clitheroe, both accessible by train.


All tours include Bed & Breakfast, baggage transfer, maps and itinerary, and transfers if applicable. Our tours are flexible, so let us know what your plans are and we'll adapt ours to meet yours.

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Self-Guided Tours

DAYS / NIGHTS AVG DAILY DISTANCE COST COST
2/1 41.5 miles £295 £245
3/2 28 miles £355 £295
4/3 21 miles £435 £345


Tour notes & Set 2 - 4 Day Tour Options

Trough of Bowland - Two Day Tour

DAY 1 Lancaster - Slaidburn 45 miles / 72 km
DAY 2 Slaidburn - Lancaster 38 miles / 61 km

Two day ride loop around the Forest.




* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £295
- £245

Holiday Duration: Two Days Cycling One nights B&B

Start point: Lancaster/Clitheroe

Challenge Rating: 3.5/5

Distance: 83 miles / 133 km

Phone +441524840072

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Trough of Bowland - Three Day Tour

DAY 1 Lancaster - Hornby 29 miles / 47 km
DAY 2 Hornby - Clitheroe 28 miles / 45 km
DAY 3 Clitheroe - Lancaster 25 miles / 40 km

Three days cycling round the Forest of Bowland, giving you loads of time to explore the towns, villages and scenery you come across.


* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £355
- £295

Holiday Duration: Three Days Cycling Two nights B&B

Start point: Lancaster/Clitheroe

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 83 miles / 133 km

Phone +441524840072

Email us today


Trough of Bowland - Four Day Tour

DAY 1 Lancaster – Burton in Lonsdale 24 miles / 39 km
DAY 2 Burton in Lonsdale - Slaidburn 22 miles / 35 km
DAY 3 Slaidburn – Dunsop Bridge 18 miles / 29 km
DAY 4 Dunsop Bridge - Lancaster 16 miles / 26 km

A ‘relaxing’ four day ride around the Forest of Bowland, giving you loads of time to explore all the area has to offer.



* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £435
- £345

Holiday Duration: Four Days Cycling Three nights B&B

Start point: Lancaster/Clitheroe

Challenge Rating: 2/5

Distance: 83 miles / 133 km

Phone: +447421095838

Email us today



Cyclist climbing up the Trough of Bowland

INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Two/Three/Four/Five+ nights B&B in carefully chosen cycling friendly accommodation
Daily luggage transfers
Return transfer to start of the tour for you and your bikes*
Detailed Maps and GPX Map
Meet and greet briefing, trip itinerary and ideas
Emergency contact details.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement (£25 extra per night)
24 Speed Hybrid Bike & Equipment (£50)
Child Tag-Along or Trailer (£75)
Electric Bike
Extra Night(s) at the beginning and end of your stay (Please enquire)
Commemorative t-shirt (£20)
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