Discover some of the highlights of North Norfolk. Cycle on quiet country lanes from village to village with many places of interest along the way - visit Sandringham and Houghton Hall. Go bird spotting at RSPB Snettisham and seal spotting at Blakeney.
Day 1: Arrive in Kings Lynn Arrive at your hotel, just outside of Kings Lynn.
Day 2: Kings Lynn to East Rudham - 37km/23mi to 56km/35mi After your briefing you can choose your route for the day. All routes go through Castle Rising where you'll pass the fortifications which gave the village its name. Then, follow tree-lined avenues through the Sandringham Estate. The routes now split with the choice of going via Snettisham, with an optional extension to RSPB Snettisham, or to the lavendar fields at Heacham and on to the wide sandy beaches of the Wash. The routes then rejoin to pass Houghton Hall, a splendid Palladian house built by Sir Robert Walpole, Great Britain's first Prime Minister before arriving at your overnight stop.
Day 3: East Rudham to Holt - 50km/31mi Today your route takes you on quiet country lanes to the Norfolk Coast AONB. Explore Holkham Hall, an 18th Century Palladian-style mansion and continue through Holkham National Nature Reserve through the dunes to the beach at Wells. Follow the promenade along the estuary to Wells-next-the-Sea, a pretty harbour town with plenty of options for lunch. Follow gravel tracks and lanes to reach the monastic ruins of Binham Priory, founded in 1091 and continue to Holt, a Georgian market town where you will spend the next 2 nights.
Day 4: At Holt - 30km/19mi to 54km/34mi A range of routes are available to you today - Ride to the coast and the villages of Morston and Blakeney from where you can take boat trips to see the seals, or take the North Norfolk Railway steam train (payable locally) to Sheringham, from where you'll cycle on to Cromer. Or head towards the Blickling Estate, with a Jacobean red brick mansion and on to Aylsham from where you have the option of taking the steam train to Wroxham where you can go on a boat trip on the Norfolk Broads.
Day 5: From Holt to Kings Lynn 61km/38.5mi Today cycle through a series of villages on quiet country lanes. Visit the Steam Museum at Thursford, with the world's largest collection of steam engines and organs. Cycle on through Little Walsingham, a place of religious pilgrimage with the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham just outside the village. Cycle back through the Sandringham Estate to the hotel.
Day 6: Depart after breakfast
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Knights Hill Hotel Spa (4 star) 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.
The Crown Inn (4 star) Standing at the head of the Village Green, The Crown Inn combines traditional period features with modern-day comfort. It is a traditional yet contemporary Inn and gastro pub with 6 warm and comfortable rooms.
The Feathers Hotel (3 star) 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.
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