This is something special for those of us who love our food combined with a gentle pedal, as it justifies the many gourmet opportunities en route. Set in the 'Garden of England' where farm shops and orchards appear around many corners, the tour takes you to the coast with its famous Whitstable oysters and to the hop country at Faversham where you will find England's oldest brewery. Enjoy the Michelin starred inn The Sportsman - which was recently crowned the UK's Best Restaurant - several iconic tea rooms, a farmers market and a local cheesemaker. If you have any appetite left, fill your panniers with Mount Ephraim cherries, strawberries, plums, pears, apples and cobnuts. The cycling's not bad either!



Holiday details

Price

Classic

from £440 per person
Weekend and peak season supplements may apply

Luxury

from £610 per person
Weekend and peak season supplements may apply

Based on two people sharing a room

What’s included?

There are no extras, however you’ll love what’s included as standard

Duration

2 nights

Start & Finish

Starts daily from Canterbury and is circular

Hotels

Classic

Centrally located small hotel and an old inn

Luxury

4 star hotel and a restaurant with rooms

Holiday type

Self-guided

This tour is priced without a guide and you are free to explore on your own.  If you would like a guide for part or all of your trip, we are happy to provide a knowledgeable, local guide

Activity level

Gentle cycling (2) More info...

Electric bikes

Available

Mileage

2 days of cycling 14 -17 miles (22 - 27 km) per day

Terrain

Flat with an occasional slope on Day 3

Traffic-free

Very largely

Options

Additional nights in Canterbury or Faversham




Itinerary day-by-day


Classic & Luxury

  1. 1. Day one

    Arrive Canterbury

    Arrive in Canterbury and check into your hotel in the heart of the city. There's so much to explore in this astounding heritage city with its magnificent cathedral and wonderful farmers market and food hall.We will deliver your cycling equipment to your hotel and your host will meet you to run through your itinerary and to familiarize you with the route. We recommend an iconic tea room with 40 teas on offer and dinner at The Goods Shed with its locally sourced produce.

  2. 2. Day two

    Canterbury to Faversham

    This is a fascinating ride that sets out along the old Crab and Winkle railway line to Whitstable, built to transfer seafood from the coast to London. Enjoy the harbour there and lunch on the famous oysters before dipping into a craft shop or two. Then follow the old Saxon shore with its often remote atmosphere and rich maritime history, past the Michelin starred seaside inn where you should book your dinner. Your overnight stay is in the outstanding market town of Faversham with its barge lined creek and historic brewery. The town is elegantly Georgian with your inn for the night in one of the oldest streets.

    17 miles (27 km) or more

  3. 3. Day three

    Faversham to Canterbury

    Head inland through pretty villages and valleys dotted with orchards and classic views. Take in the gardens and family run tea shop at Mount Ephraim and stock up on their orchard produce. Enjoy the cosy pubs before heading back to Canterbury. Perhaps there's just a little more to explore there - the luxurious 1930's inspired tea room? before you return your bikes to our base.

    14 miles (22 km)