Britain's Best Bike Rides is designed for people who want an active vacation, one that allows them to escape the congested tourist areas and get out on their own. This guide shows how to power your own way through the rolling English and Scottish countryside -- stopping off at picturesque villages and historic abbeys, or pedaling around beautiful national parks and nature reserves. The 46 carefully selected and researched rides in this book are for all ages and ability levels, and some rides will even work for the whole family. These day trips take riders into the countryside, but never far from attractions, lodging, and places to find pub grub and down a pint of English ale. Britain's Best Bike Rides makes it easy to design your vacation and see the best of Britain on two wheels according to your own interests and timetable.
Each ride gives precise instructions -- where to turn, landmarks to look for, and historic and architectural sights along the way. Every route is illustrated with a full-color, easy-to-read map with the route clearly plotted and all steep hills and difficult or off-road sections highlighted. And it's accompanied by wonderful full-color photos