Cycle the South Downs WayThe South Downs Way is a classic mountain bike trail that provides a challenge for riders of all abilities. On this holiday you will cycle along a chalk ridge from Winchester through the Hampshire and Sussex South Downs to the white cliffs of Eastbourne.
The difficulty of the terrain varies enormously throughout the year. Care should be taken when planning a trip to ensure distances each day are appropriate for the fitness and experience of the group. We can help plan your holiday and provide local support to ensure you have the best possible chance of completing the trail.
Classic & Superior Holidays
Choose from our Classic and Superior holidays packages, which include rooms in the best hotels, country inns and B&Bs, luggage transfers and car parking. Return transfers from Eastbourne back to Winchester can be provided.
Accommodation is provided in quality B&Bs, guest-houses and small country inns.Superior
Upgrade to our Superior holiday and stay in hotels and the best country inns.
Prices are per person for holidays booked before 31 March, based on two people sharing a double or twin room and include all taxes. All holidays are subject to availability. We offer large discounts for groups of three or more, please ask for prices.
If you do not require accommodation in Winchester at the start or an overnight stay in Eastbourne at the end you can save up to £40 per person per night, please ask for more information.
Our holidays include a South Downs Way guide book and Harvey map. If you do not need them we will reduce the total cost of your holiday booking by £20.
If you are travelling on your own there is a single supplement of £25 per night for our Classic holiday and £35 per night for our Superior holiday.
Cycling off-road in the South Downs is a challenge. In dry conditions the effort required to cover a distance is similar to double that on road. For example, cycling 25 miles along the South Downs Way is similar to or perhaps a little more difficult than riding 50 miles on road. In wet conditions it is closer to three times more strenuous.