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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 cycling holiday for all or, combine with other routes to make a longer vacation.

Whether you want a supported or self-guided tour or, are an independent traveller, we have a range of cycle friendly accommodation providers, refreshment stops, bicycle shops and return transport and baggage transfer services ready to welcome you. Click here to use the interactive route map , or to buy the map, guidebook, T-shirt or panniers - 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 to pass on to others. Keep updated with the Latest Route News about closures and diversions - also found on our Facebook page.

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