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Eight of the best places to stay around the UK that are cycle friendly

Cycling is a popular activity in the UK, with over 2.5 million people cycling regularly. It is a great way to get exercise, explore the countryside, and reduce your carbon footprint.

There are many great places to cycle in the UK. The National Cycle Network is a network of over 14,000 miles of cycle paths and trails, which criss-cross the country. There are also many dedicated cycle lanes in towns and cities, and many roads are now ‘quiet lanes’, where cyclists have priority over motor vehicles.

Making cycling is a great way to see the UK. You can cycle through rolling countryside, along picturesque coastlines, and through historic towns and cities.

To celebrate this we have listed 8 of the best places to stay around the UK that are cycle friendly and located close to the best trails around. 

Crieff Hydro Hotel – Perthshire, Scotland

Whether it’s a pleasant peddle or the full-on rush of the MTB tracks. You’ll find them all, and everything in between, within their 900 acres at Crieff Hydro and the surrounding countryside. You can hire bikes or store your own. The hotel is just a short ride away from Comrie Croft Bikes, which holds camps for kids and has award-winning mountain bike tracks for all levels.

The hotel also has a spa, equestrian centre, and a number of restaurants and bars. And if that’s not enough, you can also take a short ride to the Glenturret Distillery for a tour of the oldest whisky distillery in Scotland, and dinner at the one Michelin-star restaurant La Lique.

The Bike & Boot Inn Scarborough –  Yorkshire Coast, England

This laid-back luxury hotel in Scarborough is located on the North Yorkshire coast and is a great base for exploring the region’s many cycling trails.

It has a secure bike storage area, and maintenance station complimentary for all guests.  They also have a wide range of free amenities including hot drinks and bottled water for you to take with you on your adventures.  

The hotel also has a restaurant and bar, in addition to a number of activities and amenities for guests of all ages, and their pets alike.

The Devonshire Fell at Burnsall – Yorkshire Dales, England

This historic inn in the Yorkshire Dales is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a traditional English experience. Amongst the unspoilt beauty and understated grandeur of the Yorkshire Dales is an escape unlike anywhere else.

Their website gives a number of recommendations on trails and the hotel boasts a 2 rosette award-winning restaurant, perfect for dining after a long ride in the countryside. 

They are part of the Devonshire Hotel group which offers a number of luxury hotels throughout England which are all very cyclist friendly.

Loch Ness Country House Hotel – Highlands, Scotland

If you are looking for the perfect location to base your stay to search for Nessie along your ride this is the place for you. Only about 4 miles from Loch Ness and similar distance from Inverness this luxury hotel in the Highlands of Scotland offers stunning views of the loch and the surrounding mountains. 

With an award-winning restaurant and large rooms, it’s the perfect place to recharge and rest after a long Nessie cycling ride.

The FlodigarryHotel – Isle of Skye, Scotland

At the foot of the Quiraing overlooking the ocean lies Isle of Skye’s vibrant Flodigarry Estate, a sleeping and dining oasis. Set in a magnificent Victorian house, The Flodigarry is an experience as enigmatic as it is intimate. And there are few places more gorgeous than the Isle of Skye. Whether you want to road cycle the main highway loop, or mountain bike the many glens, the views are extraordinary. 

Located on the northeast coast of Skye, and close to the Quiraing, this luxury hotel is a fantastic base to ride out from each morning, and relax each evening after exploring with a delectable dinner, and comfortable Bed. 

Molesworth Arms – Cornwall, England

If you are keen on south England coastal riding, Cornwall is the place. Sitting in the middle of one of the most popular biking trails in Cornwall (the Camel trail) is the Molesworth Arms in Wadebridge.

A respected townhouse hotel, it’s Wadebridge’s oldest, finest watering hole, famous for its superb food and relaxed atmosphere. They have been serving locals and travelers alike since the 16th century.

This one is particularly great if you are traveling with a group, or family, as they have family rooms with plenty of space for all.  No matter who you’re traveling with, whether you are riding inland or toward the coast, you’ll have a good meal, and a soft bed when you get back.  

Shrigley Hall Hotel and Spa – Cheshire, England

Right between the lanes of Cheshire and the hills of the Peak district lies the Shrigley Hall Hotel & Spa. The most cyclist friendly hotel on the list, they offer everything you might need, from secure storage of bicycles & drying room in the Lodge,  to packed lunches, and even bike repair kits and first aid kits along with a whole host of other cycling amenities. With the services and the location, this is definitely an ideal spot to base your cycling adventure.

Tackle the hills, and come back to a hearty meal, a treatment in the spa for those sore muscles and a deep sleep dreaming of your next adventure.

Clandeboye Lodge – Bangor, Northern Ireland

Just a short way outside of Belfast lies a vast amount of beauty. From glens and forests to coastal trails, County Down has it all. With a contemporary design and a cosy atmosphere, Clandeboye Lodge is just 5 minutes’ drive from Bangor. There are beautiful landscaped sculpture gardens and the stylish rooms have free Wi-Fi.

Set in extensive grounds, with manicured lawns and designer sculptures, Clandeboye Lodge also features the Coq & Bull brasserie. It has oak floors, iroko tables and stylish design. The contemporary menu includes seasonal, locally sourced produce and an eclectic wine list. You can dine al fresco on the large patio in the summer, or by the open fire in winter.

With its proximity to trails with perfect terrain for off-road biking, Clandeboye is a fantastic base camp for seeing the county by bike. Relax in their roomy suites, and enjoy “good, honest food” as they say

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