Perfect UK Cycling Holidays with Darwin Escapes
Are you looking for UK cycling holidays? Then take a look at what we have to offer here at Darwin Escapes.
We have 15 holiday parks across the UK, many of which are ideally situated near scenic and challenging cycling routes in beautiful parts of the country. Take in the scenery, local wildlife and natural wonders along your way.
Browse through our selection of Holiday parks and find the perfect location for your next cycling holiday.
Cycling Holidays in the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is a great location for cycling holidays, with the whole island being a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We have two luxury resorts called Woodside Coastal Retreat and Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat which are based near Cowes. This is where the stunning Red Squirrel Trail begins. This scenic cycling route is mostly made up of disused railway lines and will take you past countless wildlife habitats including woodlands and farming countryside. As the name of the trail suggests, you should also look out for red squirrels which can regularly be seen in the woodland areas.
Another popular cycling route on the Isle of Wight is the Sunshine Trail which at 12 miles in length is suitable for a variety of skill levels. This route has a total ascent of 171m and maximum elevation of 111m, passing through New Church, Horringford, Godshill, Shanklin and Sandtown allowing you to really get in touch with the culture of the area.
Isle Of Wight Accommodation
Talacre Beach Resort
Our Talacre Beach Resort is a great place to stay if you are looking for family cycling holidays in North Wales.
This five star rated resort is located right next to the start point of a 34 mile dedicated cycle path which runs from Talacre to Penmaenmawr and is called the North Wales Coast Cycle Route, so there is no need for a car journey. The route takes you through Prestatyn, Rhyl, Kinmel Bay, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Conwy along the way and offers stunning coastal views.
Alternatively, if you are willing to take the short trip down to Connah’s Quay in your car, you can then take advantage of the River Dee Path which runs through to the historic city of Chester. Go through the North Wales countryside and cross the border into one of England’s most classy city’s with its famous Roman walls and top quality eateries.
Talacre Beach Accommodation
Thanet Well Lodge Retreat
You can also enjoy cycling holidays in the Lake District from our Thanet Well Lodge Retreat which is located on the edge of Cumbria near Greystoke Forest.
Of course The Lake District National Park is a popular destination for cycling enthusiasts, with bike hire options available from Coniston boating centre. Mountain bikers can head for Whinlatter Forest or Grizedale Forest here, both of which offer a variety of cycling routes depending on your overall skill levels.
There is also a 15 mile trail to be enjoyed right on the doorstep of the park which runs from Greystoke to Penrith passing through Stainton and Rheged along the way where you can stock up on supplies. There are no huge hills to tackle along this route, this is designed to allow you to soak up the glorious Lake District scenery.
Our UK Cycling Holidays
This is just a short sample of the UK holiday resorts in the Darwin Escapes portfolio which offer our customers the chance to enjoy quality cycling holidays.
Take a look at the other destinations we have available across the country, we are sure to have a park which best meets your needs as cyclists as well as where you are currently situated in the country, thanks to Darwin Escapes’ large portfolio. All of the below destinations would be ideal for cycling holidays.
Talacre Beach Resort - North Wales
Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park is right on the doorstep of a fantastic cycling route, the North Wales Coastal Cycle Route. A 34 mile cycle route flowing through a plethora of Welsh Coastal towns, some of which include Conwy, home to Conwy Castle, Rhyl, and Prestatyn.
Thanet Well Lodge Retreat - Lake District
With so many cycling routes nearby suitable for a range of skill sets, Thanet Well Lodge Retreat makes the perfect spot to base yourself during your cycling adventures. Also, for those new to cycling holidays, bike hire is available from local vendors closeby.
Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat - Isle of Wight
Looking to see beautiful scenery and wildlife during your cycling holiday? Stay at Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat, the Red Squirrel Trail starts in Cowes, ideally located near the Retreat. Consisting of disused railway lines and woodlands it is a safe route perfect for families. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the red squirrels!
Woodside Coastal Retreat - Isle of Wight
Adventure across the Sunshine Trail cycle route in the Isle of Wight, offering a variety of terrain for different capabilities, then return to your luxury lodge at Woodside Coastal Retreat for some much-needed relaxation and down time.