Cycling Holidays

Quiet lanes, ancient villages and gently-rolling landscapes make Suffolk a prime spot for cycling, whether you’re a lycra-clad competitive type or more of an intermittent pedal-pusher.

Artists have long been inspired by Suffolk’s scenery, and you’ll be captivated by it too as you take to The Painter’s Trail, a 69-mile route with various shortcuts that explores locations made famous by artists such as Constable, Munnings and Gainsborough. Three routes that each can be completed as a relaxed day cycle begin and end at local railway stations for those who’d like a completely car-free experience.  

There are also traffic-free trails from Thetford Forest’s High Lodge Visitor Centre with two loops of 6.5 miles and another of eight miles one-way. All-ability cycle hire is available here courtesy of Bike Art, a centre that, in summer, also offers guided rides. Another forest, Rendlesham, offers two cycle routes – a six-mile short trail has a short cut allowing you to halve its distance, while the second trail is 10 miles long.

Suffolk's Alton Water Park is the setting for a scenic cycle around the county’s largest expanse of open water. With stunning views of the Anglian Water reservoir, you have the choice of a four-mile ride on surfaced tracks or a more challenging cross-country route of eight miles, and there’s a hire shop here too. 

See more man-made wonders with the first of a UK-wide series of cycle routes linking magnificent cathedrals with some of the remarkable parish churches surrounding them: the Towers and Spires tour will take you from the impressive St Edmundsbury Cathedral at the heart of historic Bury St Edmunds, out into open country. There are plenty of pubs and cafés en route, and you’ll pass 10 of Suffolk’s most beautiful churches as you work up that thirst. 

In the north of the county, explore the Waveney Valley on the Marshes and Lanes loop or the 24-mile Godric Way which begins at Bungay's ancient Butter Cross. Or, close to the border with Cambridgeshire, how about having a go at The Newmarket Rides? The town might be best-known for its racing heritage, but there are three circular routes than can be enjoyed on two wheels as well as on horseback between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, a landscape of rolling chalk valleys, pockets of ancient woodland and clusters of thatched cottages. 

Did you know? The perfect way to ease aching muscles post-ride, hot tubs can be hired for use at some of our self-catering properties or a visiting spa company could even tailor a luxurious pamper treatment package to suit your exact requirements… take a look at our Holiday Extras for details. 



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Beccles, Waveney Valley

BECC

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£436 - £591
per week
From £246 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Nestled in the heart of the popular market town of Beccles lies No 1. A cosy cottage ideal for any couple looking to enjoy all Suffolk has to offer.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Mallards

MAL

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

TLHO

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£646 - £846
per week
From £494 for a 3-night stay
  • Are you longing for a luxury, one-of-a-kind retreat in the centre of Orford? A break from the fast-paced life of the city? Then we prescribe a stay at The Little House.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Melton, Woodbridge and Orford

ARTM

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£406 - £616
per week
From £314 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A truly captivating space, situated next door to the beautiful village church, The Coach House is a wonderful retreat for two looking to rest and re-charge in the delightful county of Suffolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Hessett, Bury and the Wool Towns

STMB

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£476 - £746
per week
From £366 for a 3-night stay
  • A beautiful retreat set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 37 miles
  • Pub 1.4 miles

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

BUA2

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£686 - £1001
per week
From £524 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A thoughtfully designed 1 bedroom apartment with beautiful views over Butley River, Woodbridge at Butley Mill is the ultimate couples retreat.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.6 miles

The Granary

EVFG

Framlingham, Heart of Suffolk

SFMHF

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£396 - £611
per week
From £306 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A completely refurbished former village forge, this stunning ground floor holiday cottage sits on the edge of a field, with breathtaking views. Suitable for 2.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 18.3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Woodbridge, Woodbridge and Orford

10SL

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£406 - £681
per week
From £314 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerEnjoy a romantic NYE in this cosy retreat with 10% off from the 31st Dec to the 7th of Jan 2020
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 10.4 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Laxfield, Heart of Suffolk

3CHV

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£371 - £641
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • Set in the heart of Laxfield, 3 Church Villas boasts striking views of the impressive church. With pubs and a shop on your doorstep you can truly relax and take in your beautiful Suffolk surroundings.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 13.7 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Angel Apartment

74AA

The Annexe

HHA

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