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1. Your Bespoke Cycling Tour 2. Yorkshire Dales Cycleway 3. Dales & Moors 4. Weekend In Wensleydale 5. Introduction to Yorkshire Dales Cycling

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.

GRADE1, 2, 3

'Weekend In Wensleydale'

4 days / 3 nights

Self guided with luggage transportation

£362per personShared twin/double £455per personSingle room
Price per person for groups of 4+ £328pp / £405pp


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.




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


Ride 1.
75 km

Ilkley to 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.


Ride 2.
70 km

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.


Ride 3.
63 km

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

What's Included?


3 days cycling

3 nights B&B accommodation
(bathroom and shower en suite) in carefully selected hotels/guest houses of character


Meet & Greet
from member of the Yorkshire Velo Tours team on day 1

Luggage transfer between overnight stops


Quality weather proof route map & GPX files for SatNav devices

Tour notes
Outline of each days ride, including great cafes to stop at on route

Emergency contact number


Custom Length
You can change the number of riding days to suit your requirements

Bike Hire
Road, hybrid and e-bikes available for hire from local specialist

What's Not Included?


We do not provide any insurance for you or your cycle, so we advise you take out suitable cover

Meals & Snacks

Lunch and dinner are not included