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Summary:

Spend 2 night and days in the fabulous district of Canterbury. Experience a wealth of historic sites in the city centre, beautiful coastline including the popular resort of Whitstable, and quaint countryside villages. A perfect blend for a fantastic weekend in the heart of Kent.

Distances: 26 miles Saturday & 24 miles Sunday

Terrain: Mainly flat with occasional countryside hill.

Path/Road: An even split between off-road cycle paths and quiet roads. All bikes are suitable.

Physical difficulty: Moderate Saturday and Sunday. Cycling at a manageable pace for 3 hours Saturday & 2.5 hours Sunday. Everyone will be assisted but you must be competent on a bike.

Duration: Friday night to Sunday evening.

Accommodation:

Staying in a 3* hotel 10 minutes walk from the centre of Canterbury.

Cost: £180pp, based on 2 people sharing a twin room (£50 single supplement).

Itinerary:

Friday:

Check in to the hotel and head to a nearby pub for meet, greet and socialise.

Saturday:

Jump on the bikes for a short ride to the centre of Canterbury. Stroll down the High St and see the famous Cathedral.

Pick up a parkland cycle path to Fordwich, the smallest town in the country, and once the site of a medieval dockyard. Continue on through Stodmarsh Nature Reserve and enjoy elevenses on the banks of the River Stour.

Head through a number of picturesque villages to lunch in a 16th century pub. After some more countryside cycling, and a cycle path along the river Stour, you’ll arrive back at your hotel.

Dinner and drinks in the hotel Brasserie.

Sunday:

Cycle the Crab and Winkle line, once the oldest passenger railway in the world, and now the route of a cycle path all the way to Whitstable. Explore this fantastic coastal town, famous for oysters and lively art scene. Walk around the harbour, along the promenade past converted fisherman huts, and up Harbour St with its range of diverse independent shops.

Back on the bikes and whizz along the sea front to Herne Bay, another popular seaside resort. Lunch here before heading back through the countryside to the hotel.

Bike hire:

We can arrange – £30 for the weekend.

Included:

2 nights accommodation.

2 breakfasts.

1 dinner.

2 days fully guided cycling.

Basic tool kit carried to undertake minor repairs.

Accident insurance cover.

Trained first aider.

Refund policy:

Contact us to cancel 2 weeks before event 100% refund, 1 week 50%, 2 days 25%, < 2 days 0%.