Classic & Luxury itinerary day-by-day

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  1. 1. Day one

    Burley

    Arrive in Burley and check into your hotel in this cosy forest village. At a time to suit you make your way to our base a few minutes walk away, which is open from 09.00 to 17.30, to pick up your cycling equipment.

  2. 2. Day two

    Burley to Salisbury

    Your host will meet you first thing to run through your itinerary and to familiarize you with the route. You then begin your ride by freewheeling downhill from Burley to the River Avon. As you pedal the valley floor, a string of pretty villages unfolds, increasingly peaceful and always characterful. Crossing fords and the occasional wooded hill, there are some great views through this charming rural area, which has a different feel to that of the New Forest. You slip into historic Salisbury along a back road and suddenly arrive in the heart of this fascinating town beside the cathedral. Your overnight stay for the next 2 nights is close by.

    20 miles (32 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Salisbury to Stonehenge and back

    Today's ride leaves Salisbury on a traffic- free route and leads to Amesbury, still following the picturesque villages and hamlets that line the banks of the Avon river. Nearby is the stunning World Heritage sight of Stonehenge with all its mysteries and drama. We have arranged for a guide to meet you in Amesbury and this ensures you get the best Stonehenge experience which does not include cycling there! Back in the saddle, you return to Salisbury along quiet roads passing one or two ancient historic sites en route you may wish to view.

    20 miles (32 km)

  4. 4. Day four

    Salisbury to a New Forest village

    This morning is your opportunity to fully explore Salisbury with its rich history around every corner. Enjoy the cathedral and its surrounding extensive close, the Avon and its back waters which thread through the city and discover the beamed interiors of historic buildings. After lunch retrace some of your route before riding up into the northern fringes of the New Forest where charm lurks round every bend and wooded enclaves dice with unexpected views. You will stay the night in a delightful forest inn.

    10 miles (16 km)

  5. 5. Day five

    A New Forest village to Burley

    Riding in the New Forest all day, you will see the full variety this National Park has to offer. There are grand views across heathlands, cosy wooded villages, awesome gravel tracks, wide open roads, trees to inspire, brooks to cross and wandering animals to engage with. And this sums up the tour - so many different experiences within one inspirational ride. Return to Burley for a final night.

    20 miles (32 km)

  6. 6. Day six

    Depart Burley

    Return your bikes to our base and depart at your leisure.