Cambridge & East Anglia Bike Tour

Seven nights; seven days of cycling on quiet country lanes through East Anglia.


Start: Ely, Poets House, 13:30, day one. Please contact us to arrange an alternate pickup location. Trains to Ely run regularly from London (1 hour and 15 minutes). For rates and schedules visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Finish: Farewell in Cambridge, 10:00, day eight. Trains to London, Heathrow, and elsewhere in the UK can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Day 1


Meet at your hotel and get acquainted with your bikes during an introductory ride. You will have time to visit the cathedral before a delicious supper. D (Meal inclusions shown for guided trips only. Self-guided trips include breakfasts only).
Poets House, Ely

Day 2

62 km

Easy cycling along the Great River Ouse, through Downham Market, and across the fens of Cambridgeshire - a nice introduction to East England. BLD
Congham Hall Hotel, Grimston

Day 3

45 km

A gentle ride to the Norfolk Coast, with a private tour of Sandrigham House & Park (the Queen’s residence). Visit Amner Village (Prince William’s residence), and the villages of the Burnhams for a late lunch. Follow the coast through nature reserves to the village of Holkham, situated right in the middle of its own nature reserve, beside a magnificent beach, and the stately Holkham Hall. BD
The Victoria Inn, Holkham

Day 4

60 km

Today’s ride from Holkham to the Victorian Pier town of Cromer will take you along the North Norfolk Coast cycle route. After exploring Holkham beach, Felbrigg Hall, and Cromer Pier, spend the afternoon riding along quiet country lanes to your Gregorian inn, inspired by Tuscan architecture. BLD
Saracen's Head, Wolterton

Day 5

60 km

Turn inland to ride through the protected Norfolk Broads, you will visit the Blickling Hall Estate, and ride a beautiful winding greenway directly into Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. Following an exploration through cobbled streets and a tour of the Norwich Cathedral, finish the day with a lovely dinner. BD
Maids Head Hotel, Norwich

Day 6

59 km

Leave the broads behind you, and enter the quiet lanes of Suffolk on your way to West Stow. Visit the medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds with its cathedral and its association with the Magna Carta. Tonight your lodging is a hall dating back over five-hundred years to Tudor times. BLD
West Stow Hall, West Stow; or Tuddenham Mill, Newmarket

Day 7

58 km

Today’s ride to Cambridge will pass through the horse racing centre of Newmarket. You will have time to punt on the River Cam, taking in the unique vibe of this famous university town, before a walking tour of Cambridge, the Backs, and Kings College Chapel. Enjoy a final group dinner. BD
Double Tree by Hilton, Cambridge

Day 8


Say goodbyes today after breakfast. Train connections to London make it easy to head to your international flight, or elsewhere in the UK. B


Note about the route:
The route often follows quiet country lanes, back roads, and cycle paths. The route into Norwich includes a short unpaved section on well-packed dirt path, suitable for cycling.

Following the River Cam and important waterways, this bike tour in the countryside north of London presents the large skies of Britain’s sunniest coast. With ancient cathedrals, English hamlets, Victorian buildings, unspoilt beaches, beautiful countryside, and protected forests and heathland it is no wonder that the royal family chooses to vacation here.

East Anglia is conveniently close to London and is an area saturated with interesting history, and beautifully situated in gorgeous countryside. The dining is some of England’s best, and the pretty routes are well-salted with excellent pubs.

You will ride the Norfolk coast, stop to enjoy views over the English Channel from a Victorian pier, visit the queen's residence at Sandrigham Estate, ride through the unique landscape of the Norfolk Broads, stay at the 16th century West Stow Hall, and explore the colleges at Cambridge – the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and a stronghold of intelligentsia. With the oldest arts festival in the country occuring during the spring, and the largest food and drink festival in autumn, there are ample reasons to vist this fascinating part of the world.

Maps & Elevations

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Day # Daily distance
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~45 km
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~59 km
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Learn more

Explore London for a day or two. If you have longer, there is indeed a lot to see and do here. .

Spend some extra time in Cambridge.

Consider linking this trip with our West Coast Bike in Scotland.

Trains from Cambridge to Glasgow are just 5 1/2 hours.


US 3735 C 4295

(per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, 3 wonderful picnic lunches, 7 dinners, luggage handling, guide and vehicle support, maps and route instructions)

US 3215 C 3695

(per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, luggage handling and daily consultation with your driver for lifts, etc, maps and route notes, taxes)

Single Occupancy

US 1025 C 1175

Bicycle Rental

Hybrid: US 235 C 265
Racing: US 345 C 395
Electric Assist Hybrid: US 395 C 455

All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.