Cycling Holidays

The Yorkshire Wolds offer plenty of choice for short cycling breaks or longer holidays, staying in one place and maybe enjoying some off the bike activities as well. Our See and Do page includes walks, places to visit and other ideas

The gently sloping eastern side of the Wolds, running into flat Holderness, offers the easiest cycling. Historic Beverley and Driffield market town are the main centres, with seaside Bridlington offering some traffic-free cycling along its promenades.

The northern and western escarpments are steeper, and even offer some short but challenging hill climbs. Pocklington market town makes a good centre, with the added option of some easy cycling across the Vale of York, and you can cycle there from York on National Route 66 (part of Way of the Roses).

Malton market town also gives you access to the Howardian Hills AONB and the Vale of Pickering, and even the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park. From Hunmanby village you can cycle onto the Wolds, down the coast to Flamborough Head Heritage Coast, and up the coast to Filey and Scarborough.

Beverley, Bridlington, Driffield, Humanby and Malton can all be reached by train.