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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. For 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington, this highly popular route passes through historic cities York and Lancaster, and lesser known gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.
From coast to coast, you'll cycle across beautiful, varied landscape including the Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Wolds and use traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads. It's a challenge but rewarding cycling adventure for all. Combine with other routes to make a longer cycle touring holiday.
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.