Valentine's cycling trips for two
Posted - February 13, 2017
Are you looking for a two-wheeled Valentine's Day trip? We've made a list of 6 of the UK's finest spots on the National Cycle Network to make the perfect Valentine's trip for you and your partner.
A magical castle ride
The Taff Trail is one of the UK's most beautiful trails running for 55 miles in full from Brecon to Cardiff, following the National Cycle Network Route 8. The Cardiff to Castell Coch section takes you to a stunning 19th-century hillside castle. It's turrets extending high above the surrounding woodland give it a look straight out of a fairytale.
A romantic weekend away for two
Equal parts epic and romantic, the Devon Coast to Coast route is a well worn section of the National Cycle Network. Spanning Ilfracombe to Plymouth, the near-100 mile journey takes in the coastlines, beaches, estuaries and valleys of Cornwall on a largely traffic free and flat route.
An afternoon of 2-Wheeled sightseeing
With its iconic skyline, London is a perfect getaway this Valentines and there's no better way to take in all the sights of the city than by cycling the Tower Bridge to Greenwich route. Linking two of London's busiest tourist spots the route takes you through a number of the more popular sightseeing destinations as well as historic alleyways with London's hidden buildings and open parklands.
A relaxing stop at a country pub
If your idea of a romantic trip is more about sitting back with a drink in front of a roaring fire then this is the trip for you. The Cotswold Line between Worcester and Oxford is a showcase of the of the tranquil Cotswold scenery. The area is dotted with traditional pubs along the cycling route but the Wild Rabbit pub in Kingholm is a favourite with cyclists.
A Highland adventure
Callander to Killin is a bucket list route if you and your partner enjoy more challenging terrain. Starting at 'the gateway to the Highlands' the route takes you on steep climbs through the forest of Strathyre, sharp descents and rough terrain. A challenge for even the most confident of riders through the 24 mile route. The rewards are, however, spectacular. Ancient forests, waterfalls, and the shores of Loch Lubnaig make every ounce of effort worth it.
A sunset to remember
24 miles of mainly quiet roads through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Burgh by Sands to Solway Coast route has everything you need in a romantic cycling trip. The route, part of the Hadrians Wall route encapsulates Solway Coast, where if you time your trip right you can watch the sun set behind the adjacent Scottish Headland.