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Contrasts of Norfolk Cycling

Contrasts of Norfolk Cycling

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • From £1099per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2021  
  • Departures
    Sundays from 7 Mar '21 to 24 Oct '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, swimming opportunities, coastal routes

United Kingdom: Norfolk

Contrasts of Norfolk Cycling

  • North Norfolk Coast - An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - visit RSPB Titchwell and the seals at Blakeney
  • Beautiful villages with traditional flint, stone and pebble buildings, typical to the area
  • Visit Sandringham, the country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen
  • Stunning gardens at historical manor houses including Holkham Hall and Houghton Hall

Beautiful country and coastal scenery, grand country Estates, fabulous wildlife and a timeless charm - this 7-night holiday in North Norfolk has so much to see and do you'll you'll be spoilt for choice.

You'll cycle through charming villages, where the buildings are made with flint, stone and pebbles, and along country lanes and coastal trails. Ride along the tree-lines avenues of the Sandringham Estate, the country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen and visit a wealth of other Estates including Blickling Hall, a Jacobean red brick mansion. Head to the coast with wide sandy stretches, sand dunes and the seaside resorts of Sheringham and Cromer. Take boat trips to discover a different aspect of the natural wonders of the region and spot seals. We have included 3 nights at Holt, a Georgian market town as it is a good base from which to explore the coast and reach the Norfolk Broads.

Accommodation is in a range of 3 and 4 star hotels, with on-site restaurants or a choice of places to eat locally.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199 (9am - 5pm), or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Arrive in Kings Lynn

Arrive at your hotel, just outside of Kings Lynn.
Stay overnight at Knights Hill Hotel & Spa

Day 2: Kings Lynn to Old Hunstanton - 34km/21.5mi

After your briefing you'll set out on the quiet country lanes of Norfolk. Just before arriving in the first village of the day, Castle Rising, you'll pass the fortifications the village is named for. Continue on, along tree-lined avenues, through the Sandringham Estate, before cycling on country lanes through farmland and the villages of Sherborne and Fring on your way to the coast. Discover the lavendar fields at Heacham and then cycle along the promenade with the wide sandy beaches of the Wash beside you to your overnight stop at Old Hunstanton.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at Le Strange Arms Hotel

Day 3: Old Hunstanton to Great Bircham - 42km/26.5mi

Today your route follows gently undulating country lanes towards Burnham Market, a traditional North Norfolk village,with a detour on route to Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve where you can spot bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers in the reedbeds. Before arriving at your overnight stop at Great Bircham you'll pass Bircham windmill which looks much as it did 100 years ago and is one of the best remaining.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at The Kings Head Country Hotel

Day 4: Great Bircham to Holt - 52km/32.5mi

Heading back towards the Norfolk Coast AONB stop at Holkham Hall, an 18th Century Country House where you can visit the Hall before continuing through Holkham National Nature Reserve to the sea where you can enjoy a picnic on the beach at Wells. Follow the estuary along to Wells-next-the-Sea, a pretty harbour town. Cycling along gravel tracks and lanes reach the monastic ruins of Binham Priory. The Benedictine priory was founded in 1091, the nave of which, with its 13th century west front and Norman arches, is now the parish church. Continue to Holt, an historic Georgian market town where you will spend the next 3 nights.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at The Feathers Hotel

Day 5: At Holt - 30km/19mi or 35km/22mi

You have a choice of routes today, both of which will take you to the coast. Ride to the villages of Morston and Blakeney from where you can take boat trips to see the seals. Cycle on to Cley and Cley Marshes Visitor Centre. Alternatively take the North Norfolk Railway steam train (payable locally) to Sheringham, from where you'll cycle on to Cromer, known as 'The Gem of the Norfolk Coast' which found fame as a traditional seaside resort in Victorian times. Follow in part the Weavers' Way and skirt the Felbrigg Estate and ride through the village of Gresham back to Holt.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at The Feathers Hotel

Day 6: At Holt - 48km/30mi or 54km/34mi

A choice of routes again today, both routes take you to Aylsham from where you have the option of going on the Bure Valley steam railway to Wroxham where you can go on a boat trip of the Norfolk Broads.
Option 1 takes you via Mannington Hall, a moated medieval country house and the Blickling Estate, a National Trust property before returning from Aylsham along the Marriott's Way, which follows a disused railway line. Continuing back towards Holt visit the village of Heydon, a charming cul-de-sac village in a Conservation Area.
The second option takes you on the North Norfolk Railway steam train (payable locally) to Sheringham and over the 'Norfolk Alps' to the Blickling Estate and then follows the same route.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at The Feathers Hotel

Day 7: From Holt to Kings Lynn 61km/38.5mi

Today you will cycle mainly on quiet country lanes, through a series of villages. Of note is Little Walsingham, which has a long history of religious pilgrimage. Visit Houghton Hall and Gardens, built in the 1720s for Great Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole it is one of England's finest Palladian houses. Cycle back through the Sandringham Estate to the hotel.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at Knights Hill Hotel & Spa

Day 8: Depart after breakfast


Depart after breakfast

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £ per adult per day and £ per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 5pm today) or email sales@headwater.com


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Knights Hill Hotel & Spa, Kings Lynn

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Situated on the outskirts of Kings Lynn, in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside, Knights Hill Hotel & Spa offers comfortable rooms combined with stylish elegance.
A choice of restaurants is available, the Garden Brasserie and Bar and the Farmers Arms Inn. There is also a spa, gym and indoor pool.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Le Strange Arms Hotel, Old Hunstanton

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Le Strange Arms Hotel is just a stone’s throw from the sea, with lawns leading down to a sandy beach at Old Hunstanton.
It is possible to dine in either the Le Strange Brasserie, or in the adjoining pub, The Ancient Mariner.


Find out more on the hotel website.
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The Kings Head Country Hotel, Great Bircham

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The Edwardian King’s Head Hotel combines all the traditional warmth and comfort of a long established country house hotel with sleek contemporary facilities.
A cosy bar and AA Rosette restaurant using the best of the area’s produce are available to guests.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

The Feathers Hotel, Holt

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The Feathers Hotel is located in the centre of Holt, an elegant Georgian town. There are 14 rooms which are cosy and comfortable and there are a restaurant and bar on site.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 5pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Standard travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail

Tour only

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Holiday extras

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges directly through their website - or call us on 01606 720199 for further details of all the services on offer. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

RideWithGPS navigation app

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open until 5pm today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open until 5pm today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Singles
From £245 single suplement

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Sundays from 7th Mar 2021 to 24th Oct 2021, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £80 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open until 5pm today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open until 5pm today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

Please note: The prices and travel options shown are provided for customers based in, and travelling from/to, the UK. We are happy to arrange holidays for non-UK customers however, if you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we recommend that you contact your local agent as they can provide appropriate transport options and advice.



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