Contrasts of Norfolk Cycling

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This self-guided 7-night cycling tour takes in some of the best Norfolk has to offer, cycling on coastal routes and quiet country lanes between charming villages and to places of interest including Sandringham and Holkham Hall. Enjoy the natural surroundings with the possibility of bird spotting and seal spotting.

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  • Activity Level Easy plus
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All about the Contrasts of Norfolk Cycling.

Beautiful country and coastal scenery, grand country Estates, fabulous wildlife and a timeless charm – this 7-night holiday in North Norfolk has so much to see and do you’ll you’ll be spoilt for choice. You’ll cycle through charming villages, where the buildings are made with flint, stone and pebbles, and along country lanes and coastal trails. Ride along the tree-lines avenues of the Sandringham Estate, the country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen and visit a wealth of other Estates including Blickling Hall, a Jacobean red brick mansion. Head to the coast with wide sandy stretches, sand dunes and the seaside resorts of Sheringham and Cromer. Take boat trips to discover a different aspect of the natural wonders of the region and spot seals. We have included 3 nights at Holt, a Georgian market town as it is a good base from which to explore the coast and reach the Norfolk Broads. Accommodation is in a range of 3 and 4 star hotels, with on-site restaurants or a choice of places to eat locally.

  1. Day 1 Day 1: Arrive in Kings Lynn

    Arrive at your hotel, just outside of Kings Lynn.

  2. Day 2 Day 2: Kings Lynn to Old Hunstanton - 34km/21.5mi

    After your briefing you’ll set out on the quiet country lanes of Norfolk. Just before arriving in the first village of the day, Castle Rising, you’ll pass the fortifications the village is named for. Continue on, along tree-lined avenues, through the Sandringham Estate, before cycling on country lanes through farmland and the villages of Sherborne and Fring on your way to the coast. Discover the lavendar fields at Heacham and then cycle along the promenade with the wide sandy beaches of the Wash beside you to your overnight stop at Old Hunstanton.

  3. Day 3 Day 3: Old Hunstanton to Great Bircham - 42km/26.5mi

    Today your route follows gently undulating country lanes towards Burnham Market, a traditional North Norfolk village,with a detour on route to Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve where you can spot bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers in the reedbeds. Before arriving at your overnight stop at Great Bircham you’ll pass Bircham windmill which looks much as it did 100 years ago and is one of the best remaining.

  4. Day 4 Day 4: Great Bircham to Holt - 52km/32.5mi

    Heading back towards the Norfolk Coast AONB stop at Holkham Hall, an 18th Century Country House where you can visit the Hall before continuing through Holkham National Nature Reserve to the sea where you can enjoy a picnic on the beach at Wells. Follow the estuary along to Wells-next-the-Sea, a pretty harbour town. Cycling along gravel tracks and lanes reach the monastic ruins of Binham Priory. The Benedictine priory was founded in 1091, the nave of which, with its 13th century west front and Norman arches, is now the parish church. Continue to Holt, an historic Georgian market town where you will spend the next 3 nights.

  5. Day 5 Day 5: At Holt - 30km/19mi or 35km/22mi

    You have a choice of routes today, both of which will take you to the coast. Ride to the villages of Morston and Blakeney from where you can take boat trips to see the seals. Cycle on to Cley and Cley Marshes Visitor Centre. Alternatively take the North Norfolk Railway steam train (payable locally) to Sheringham, from where you’ll cycle on to Cromer, known as ‘The Gem of the Norfolk Coast’ which found fame as a traditional seaside resort in Victorian times. Follow in part the Weavers’ Way and skirt the Felbrigg Estate and ride through the village of Gresham back to Holt.

  6. Day 6 Day 6: At Holt - 48km/30mi or 54km/34mi

    A choice of routes again today, both routes take you to Aylsham from where you have the option of going on the Bure Valley steam railway to Wroxham where you can go on a boat trip of the Norfolk Broads. Option 1 takes you via Mannington Hall, a moated medieval country house and the Blickling Estate, a National Trust property before returning from Aylsham along the Marriott’s Way, which follows a disused railway line. Continuing back towards Holt visit the village of Heydon, a charming cul-de-sac village in a Conservation Area. The second option takes you on the North Norfolk Railway steam train (payable locally) to Sheringham and over the ‘Norfolk Alps’ to the Blickling Estate and then follows the same route.

  7. Day 7 Day 7: From Holt to Kings Lynn 61km/38.5mi

    Today you will cycle mainly on quiet country lanes, through a series of villages. Of note is Little Walsingham, which has a long history of religious pilgrimage. Visit Houghton Hall and Gardens, built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole it is one of England’s finest Palladian houses. Cycle back through the Sandringham Estate to the hotel.

  8. Day 8 Day 8: Depart after breakfast
Where you stay
Knights Hill Hotel Spa
Situated on the outskirts of Kings Lynn, in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside, Knights Hill Hotel Spa offers comfortable rooms combined with stylish elegance. A choice of restaurants is available, the Garden Brasserie and Bar and the Farmers Arms Inn. There is also a spa, gym and indoor pool.
Le Strange Arms Hotel
Le Strange Arms Hotel is just a stones throw from the sea, with lawns leading down to a sandy beach at Old Hunstanton. It is possible to dine in either the Le Strange Brasserie, or in the adjoining pub, The Ancient Mariner.
The Kings Head Country Hotel
The Edwardian Kings Head Hotel combines all the traditional warmth and comfort of a long established country house hotel with sleek contemporary facilities. A cosy bar and AA Rosette restaurant using the best of the areas produce are available to guests.
The Feathers Hotel
The Feathers Hotel is located in the centre of Holt, an elegant Georgian town. There are 14 rooms which are cosy and comfortable and there are a restaurant and bar on site.
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