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Our road cycling tours are for keen road cyclists of all abilities and we offer circular routes staying in different locations each evening as well as tours and day events based in our home town of Ilkley.


'Weekend In Wensleydale'

4 Days / 3 Nights

For groups of 2+ riders.

£331per person shared double/twinIlkley & Hawes £410per person single roomIlkley & Hawes Price per person for groups of 4+ £298pp/£369pp


A short tour, ideal for a weekend visit, for keen cyclists taking you right into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales through valleys, beautiful villages and the wonderful hills that Yorkshire is now famous for. Three days cycling and three nights accommodation staying in majestic Wensleydale, with a ride over Buttertubs Pass to Tan Hill, the highest pub in Britain.

Typical Itinerary

Day 1


Arrive in Ilkley, check to the hotel with the opportunity to enjoy an evening in the town. Overnight stay in Ilkley.

Day 275 Kilometers
Can be extended

Ilkley and Hawes

This ride takes you up the Wharfe Valley past Bolton Abbey and over to Malham Cove famous for its ‘limestone pavements’. You will climb the famous Cove Road and cycle near the ‘3 peaks’, passing the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct before descending to the small town of Hawes, renowned for its Wensleydale cheese factory.

Overnight stay in Hawes, choice of dinner options and locals pubs.

The cars remain in Ilkley in an off street car park.

Day 370 Kilometers

Circular loop taking in Buttertubs pass, Tan Hill and the Cote de Grinton Moor

This ride shows off the beauty of Wensleydale and Swaledale and follows much of the 2014 Tour de France day 1 route, including Buttertubs Pass and the glorious view (pic) looking down towards Swaledale. The lunch stop will be at the Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in Britain! Return to Hawes via barren Grinton Moor passing the impressive Castle Bolton and Aysgarth waterfalls on the way.

Overnight stay in Hawes.

Day 463 Kilometers
Can be extended

Hawes to Ilkley via Fleet Moss and the Wharfe Valley

A morning ride returning to Ilkley via the renowned Fleet Moss climb (pic) and then following the Wharfe Valley from the source of the river all the way back down to Ilkley, via Kettlewell, Burnsall and Appletreewick.

Depart mid afternoon to allow time for the travel home

'It was a great tour, a view held by the whole group, as one of us said “this trip was a special one”'
Gijs Botman from Amsterdam, October 2017

What's Included?

Day/Night 3 days Riding
3 nights B&B accommodation (bathroom and shower en suite) in carefully selected small hotels of character
Support Meet & Greet from member of the Yorkshire Velo Tours Team
Luggage Transfer between overnight stops
Info DirectionsQuality weather proof route map
NavigationGPX/TCX files of the routes for SatNav devices
Extras Local Ride Guide
Support Vehicle and Mechanic

What's Not Included?

Insurance We do not provide any insurance for you or your cycle, so we advise you take out suitable cover Lunch & Dinner You will have oppportunity for dinner in Ilkey/Hawes

Food and drink at the cafe stop/s
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