A couple cycling in the countryside

Cyclists Welcome

At YHA you’ll find unique and historic buildings perfectly positioned for some of the best cycling trails and tracks all over England and Wales. You’ll find somewhere to wash the mud off your bike (and yourself) and somewhere safe to store it. With thousands of miles of cycle routes, it has never been easier to explore England and Wales on two wheels.

Because of our locations and facilities, many of our hostels have been awarded the Cyclists Welcome badge by Visit England. This recognises our commitment to providing you with somewhere great to stay while cycling.

The UK-wide Cyclists Welcome scheme gives cyclists confidence that they’re booking quality accommodation that meets their needs. This includes our fantastic facilities which we are continuing to invest in, our food provisions where you can choose from freshly prepared meals or self-cater, and our well informed staff – if you want to know details of cycle hire, recommended routes or the weather forecast, all you have to do is ask.

YHA is proud to have been awarded the Cyclists Welcome badge by VisitEngland for many of our hostels. The scheme means that you can rest assured that our hostels provide cyclists with good quality accommodation and facilities that meet their particular needs. Download the Cyclists Welcome guide to discover more.(1.13MB)

A person cycling on the road

Road Cycling

For the Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendletons of this world, we have cycling hostels that offer some seriously challenging routes. We’re also pleased to welcome long-distance cyclists that are looking for just a one night stop-over. We’ve selected a few hostels that we recommend for the serious road cyclists.

A person mountain biking

Mountain Biking

Does a mud treatment for you mean blazing downhill through dirt tracks and slush? We’ve got just the right places for you to visit on your next mountain biking break. These cycling hostels have got enough clay and gravel on the doorstep to keep you entertained, whilst offering a spa treatment for your bike at the end of a day’s hard work.

A family cycling in the countryside

Family Cycling

Perhaps one of best ways to bring the entire family into nature and enjoy the scenic landscape is on two wheels. Flat tracks and traffic-free zones are what set these hostels apart, offering a relaxing but active holiday for cyclists of all abilities and ages. Forgotten to pack your bike? We’ve got you covered, as we can organise hire bikes for you via our local partners.