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About Cycling

Cycling is so much more than a fast and eco-friendly way of getting from A to B - in fact, to many it's a way of life. Whether you're committed to life on two wheels, or just like to get out and about with the wind in your hair on a weekend, Britain has a fantastic network of cycle paths running through town, country, coastline and forest, and there are few better ways to enjoy a beautiful view than from the saddle of a bike. If you've never tried a cycling holiday before, you might just find a brand new way to relax!

YHA operates an extensive network of hostels all around the country, many of which have excellent cycle facilities, so your bike will have a safe and secure place to take a rest while you do! The geographical range of our hostels makes it easy to find comfortable and affordable accommodation on or near a number of acclaimed cycle routes - why not check in to YHA Canterbury and take a ride on the scenic Viking Coastal Trail, or enjoy the splendour of the Cornish countryside while staying at YHA Boswinger?

Cycling breaks make a great activity for families, and our hostels are well-equipped to take care of all members of the family from young to old. You can take things as fast or slow as you like - whether you want a pedal-pumping challenge or a relaxing ride, you're sure to find routes nearby that match what you're looking for. Our staff will always be happy to advise guests on UK cycling holidays on the scenic routes right on your doorstep. Some of our hostels also offer cycle hire, so you may not even need to bring your own bikes!

Our Expert View

Make a day of it with a roundtrip along quiet lanes and trail to Mevagissey and the Lost Gardens of Heligan for lunch.

Returning to YHA Boswinger via St Ewe, Polmassick and Caerhays beach. Take a dip in the sea to cool off after a days ride.

The Viking Coastal Way by YHA Canterbury is a great cycling trail in close proximity to Canterbury. Whether you’re an experienced or novice cyclist you'll find loads to enjoy along this route.

Wind your way past sandy beaches and bays, some spectacular chalk cliffs, lively seaside resorts and calm country villages.



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