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A Cycling for Softies tour is about three things: wine, food and cycling. Gliding along stunning coastal paths and rolling through a seemingly endl...Read more
Minimum route distance 47 miles (76 km)
Take yourself to the seaside for a short break combining some great leisure cycling routes with some of the best accommodation, restaurants, and spa facilities in Sussex. Situated just a short walk from some of the south coast's finest beaches, your base for the trip in Climping is perfect for exploring the coastal portion of West Sussex, and visiting places like the South Downs, Arundel castle and Tinwood Wine Estate. All of this is accessible within an easy 90-minute train journey from central London, making for the perfect weekend getaway.
Photo opportunities at the spectacular historical site of Arundel Castle. Wine tastings at the scenic Tinwood Wine Estate, the producer of world-class sparkling English wines.
Day 1 | Arrive at Climping
Check into your room. Explore the grounds of your stunning hotel, perhaps indulging in a spa treatment or a walk along the beach before dinner.
Day 2 | Optional Round Trip: Arundel Castle and Littlehampton - Distance: 19 mi/30km
Our destination mangers will call by after breakfast to handover your bikes and talk you through the details of your cycling tour. After this, it is time to get in the saddle and set off to explore. Our first recommended ride takes you to the spectacular village of Arundel, home to one of England’s most photogenic castles that overlooks the meandering River Arun. Lock up your bikes and spend a few hours wandering through the beautiful gardens and the castle itself, with room after room offering a glimpse into its rich history, perhaps topped off with an afternoon tea. When it is time to return to the coast, you’ll pass through the seaside resort town of Littlehampton, another spot to stop for a break and maybe even a dip in the sea, before cruising along the final few kilometres back to the hotel.
Day 3 | Optional Round Trip: Tinwood Wine Estate & Chichester - Distance: 28 mi/46km
For those staying with us for three nights, we have another great ride for you to enjoy today. Set off from your hotel and head towards the beauty of the South Downs National Park to pay a visit to the Tinwood Wine Estate, famed for its excellent Sussex Sparkling. Tours and tastings are available on request, but must be pre-booked. Afterwards, you have the choice of returning along the same route for an afternoon at leisure in the hotel or on the beach, or you can continue on to pay a visit to Chichester cathedral and some more of the region's beaches if you’d prefer. The choice is yours.
What not to Miss
A contender for our favourite beach hotel in Europe. Bailiffscourt is made up of 39 luxurious bedrooms spread across a handful of houses and cottages just a stone's throw from Climping beach. Enjoy relaxing spa treatments, fine dining in the candlelit restaurant and a dip in the pool, all in the most relaxing of settings.
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Based on a midweek stay. A supplement may be charged for bookings on weekends.
Tinwood Wine Estate Tour & Tasting - £20 per person, must be pre-booked & subject to availability.
*Where tour pricing is displayed in your local currency, please note this is for indicative purposes and your final holiday will be confirmed and transacted at the time of booking with our team in Pound Sterling.
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