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Way of the Roses cycle route - one of Britain's best 'coast-to-coast' routes
Welcome to the official online guide to the Way of the Roses cycle route. This highly popular route runs for 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington. It passes through the historic cities of York and Lancaster, and lesser known gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.
On route, you'll be cycling across a beautiful, changing landscape including the Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Wolds; using traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads. It's a challenging but rewarding cycle touring holiday or longer vacation, for all.
Want a supported or self-guided tour? Or are an independent traveller? We have cycle friendly accommodation providers, refreshment stops, bicycle shops and baggage transfer and other services ready to welcome you. To buy the route map or a souvenir T-shirt - please visit the Sustrans Shop.
We aim to make this site as useful as possible for everyone, so do contact us with feedback. Please have a safe, pleasant adventure and let us have photos and stories. Keep updated with the LATEST ROUTE NEWS about closures and diversions - also found on our Facebook page.