Self-guided Cycling Holidays

Our cycling holidays here at Open Road Open Skies are designed to meet the needs of all cycling levels, from newbies looking for a gentle wander through the countryside to those wanting to power through the rolling hills and national parks. All our cycling tours come with several options for you to choose from, with each one given a challenge rating. The tours are carefully chosen for their natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Our holidays are perfect for families, groups of friends, or couples looking for their own special type of romantic getaway, and what can be better than taking in the dramatic countryside on show in all of tours.

OROS takes pride in selecting accommodation on each tour that is both inviting and charming, while also being welcoming to cyclists. For a more in-depth view of our tours click on the individual tours below.

Coast and Castles Cycling Holidays

Self-guided cycling holidays along the Northumberland coast to Edinburgh


Coast and Castles, a 200 mile self-guided journey from Newcastle to Edinburgh, one of the classic bike routes in the UK, a stunning ride that is accessible to all. Travelling on the National Cycle Network Route 1 the tour begins in Newcastle where you follow the River Tyne through Newcastle to Tynemouth and the North Sea. From here you follow the coast up to the Berwick, past the many castles and exquisite coast line, and into the Scottish Borders. After crossing into Scotland you cycle along the glorious Scottish Borders to the town of Melrose and home of Rugby Sevens!. The final leg heads north towards the Scottish capital, through the lovely Moorfoot Hills where you get our first wonderful view of Edinburgh.

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C2C Cycling Holidays

Hartside Cafe
Crummock Water

C2C - 140 mile coast to coast cycling holiday across Northern England

C2C Cycling Holiday

One of the first and still the classic coast to coast cycle route across Northern England. Starting in Whitehaven on the Irish Sea and finishing in Tynemouth on the North Sea, crossing 140 miles of beautiful northern scenery while riding on quiet country roads or traffic free off-road paths. Our advertised map shows the original and most popular route on the C2C, there are loops and side roads that can be added, including Wiggo's Way, which we can of course facilitate. There is also the option of finishing in Sunderland.

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Way of the Roses Cycling Holidays

Way Of The Roses Cycling Holidays
Way of the Roses Cycling Holidays

Coast to coast cycling holiday across Lancashire and Yorkshire

Way of the Roses Cycling Holiday
Heading out of Seattle on the Way of the Roses

The Way of the Roses cycling tour takes place in the two historic rose counties of England, the red rose county of Lancashire and the white rose county Yorkshire. These two counties, who's biggest rivalry today is possibly cricket, are full of outstanding scenery in places like the Yorkshire Dales and the Lune Valley as well as historic towns and charming villages like York, Lancaster, Settle and Pateley Bridge. It's challenging enough for all cyclists, especially as our choice of cycling days allows you to complete your adventure in your own time.

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Hadrian's Cycleway Cycling Holidays

Newcastle Waterfront
Hadrian's Cycleway Cycling Holidays - Ravenglass

Bike tours across the ancient Roman frontier.

Bowness Signpost

Cycling across Hadrian's wall is a holiday with a difference, it's a tour dotted with history across a UNESCO heritage site thats sits on an area both beautiful and wild. Hadrian's wall, the ancient defensive fortification that marked the edge of the Roman empire, is our compass as you follow it from the Irish Sea, east across the north of England scattered with castles, Roman forts, the Wall itself and museums with welcoming cities and towns all waiting to be discovered by you on your bike.

The Hadrian's Wall cycling tour takes you through some of the most scenic parts of England: Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. All with their own reasons to visit, full of culture, stunning scenery, and mountains of history.

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Lakes and Dales Loop Cycling Holidays

Yorkshire Dales

Lakes and Dales Loop - 196 Miles Around Two National Parks

Road out of Grange

The lakes and Dales Loop is a spectacular 196 mile circular cycling route around Cumbria's fantastic countryside. The route, and our options, let you explore at your own pace the enchanting charm and beauty of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe Bay, the Eden Valley and West Cumbria. While circling the Lake District, this tour provides amazing views of the national park's most iconic and well known landmarks including Blencathra and Skiddaw.

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Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way

Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way - 130 Mile Circular Cycling Challenge

Highland cattle above Settle

The Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way is a 130 mile challenging circular route which takes in all the major dales in the national park, providing a stunning route around the beautiful national park that is the Yorkshire Dales. A route signed throughout, which follows minor roads and passes through some of the most charming and picturesque towns and villages in the ‘Dales’ - places which are great to stop off for a brew or a nice cake.

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