Undeniably one of the loveliest counties in England, Dorset has it all: fabulous beaches, magnificent cliffs, historic towns, unspoiled villages and wildlife-rich nature reserves. Captivated by its unique charm and outstanding natural beauty, Dorset has long been an attraction for artists, photographers, writers and film-makers, and its stunning coast was the awe-inspired setting for ITV's award-winning drama, 'Broadchurch'.
On this 5-night holiday, the cycling alternates between traffic-free bridleways and undulating country lanes - don't worry, you can opt for an electric bike if you're nervous about tackling the hillier sections! For much of the time you'll be pedaling close to the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast, a 185-million-year-old shoreline of fossil-filled caves and stunning beaches and England's first Natural World Heritage Site. And, as the cycling distances are quite short, you'll have plenty of time to relax on the beaches, go swimming, enjoy leisurely lunches at the numerous seaside cafes where the freshest of seafood comes straight off the boats. You'll enjoy exploring inland too where, set back from the sea and nestled among low fertile hills, lies an equally contrasting and colorful landscape: from historic market towns to centuries-old fishing villages to super-rich Sandbanks where you'll find some of the most expensive real estate in Britain!
The range of places you'll be staying in are among the best in the region, including a lovely old old Georgian townhouse in the centre of historic Dorchester a family-run inn in Wareham and a luxurious hotel with panoramic sea views near Sandbanks. Breakfasts are included everywhere, and, with so many fine restaurants, tempting tea-rooms and great pubs on your doorstep, we've left other meals up to you.
|Tour Starts||Transfers included from Weymouth train station at any time and on return you will need to get a taxi/bus back to Poole station payable locally.|
|Tour Ends||On return you will need to get a taxi/bus back to Poole station payable locally.|
|Rail Options||Inquire for schedules.|
|Rail Supplement||Inquire for prices.|
|Singles||Add $73 per night. Solo traveler supplement an additional $78 per night.|
|Other details||Please note all transfers prices are based on 2 people travelling therefore for single travellers supplements may apply. Electric bikes: inquire for details and prices.|
|Hotels||**** (2 nights), *** (1 night), AAA (3 nights)|