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Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle

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About the Challenge

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the furthest possible distance in the British Isles, is a classic challenge that many dream of. Starting at Land’s End on the south-westerly tip of England, we pedal our way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, skirting the Lake District into Scotland, via lochs and the Highlands to the North Coast and John O’Groats.

In all we will cover almost 1000 miles, passing through some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the British Isles. This is a tough challenge but a fabulous way to see the country, and one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!

The exact route, distances and night-stops are subject to change based on accommodation restrictions, and will be confirmed closer to departure; the daily descriptions shown are very typical.

Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle

  • Stunningly situated on the southwestern-most tip of England, Land’s End’s rocky cliffs and pounding seas make a fabulous backdrop for the obligatory photos before we start! We head towards Penzance on winding Cornish roads, passing St Michael’s Mount. The terrain is mainly undulating but there are a few longer climbs and some short steep ones! Inland again, we take winding back-roads before joining a quiet main road to Truro and St Austell, and on towards Liskeard. Night hotel.
    (Breakfast not included)
    Cycle approx. 74 miles

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  • Today we cross Dartmoor, one of the most challenging sections of our ride. We cycle over rolling hills into Devon and through Tavistock, where we have a steep climb onto Dartmoor itself, towards the village of Two Bridges. The views are fabulous if it’s a clear day, though it can often be foggy in this wild part of southwest England. There is a great descent into Postbridge, with its well-known stone Clapper Bridge, and then we climb again. By the time we reach the small town of Moretonhampstead the hardest climbs are behind us. The road winds its way to the edge of Dartmoor, where it’s downhill all the way to Exeter; we then follow a quiet road north to Taunton. Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 87 miles

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  • Now in Somerset, we cycle mainly on quiet, rural roads, enjoying the typically English rural scenery as we head towards Cheddar. A few short hills warm us up before the day's highlight - climbing the steep, stunning road that winds up through Cheddar Gorge itself. We near the Severn estuary as we approach the outskirts of Bristol, and take the Avon Gorge cycle path through Avonmouth to the Severn Bridge. We cross the bridge on the cycle path and celebrate our arrival in Wales! Our hotel is only a short distance away.
    Cycle approx. 74 miles

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  • We enjoy one of the most scenic parts of our route as we follow the rolling road through the forested Wye Valley, passing the beautiful ruin of Tintern Abbey. We follow the Wye River to Monmouth and cross back into England, over long, fairly gentle hills towards Hereford. Here we see the Wye for the last time, and ride through the cathedral city with its red sandstone buildings. Quiet, undulating country lanes take us through small villages into Shropshire and through the lovely scenery of the Hope Valley. We re-join the main road just south of Shrewsbury, where we have a short run-in to our hotel. Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 94 miles

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  • Our morning starts with a gentle cycle through the medieval town of Shrewsbury, with its historic black and white timbered buildings, and we cross the River Severn – much smaller than when we crossed it two days ago! We head north, turning onto a quiet country road and passing through the small market towns of Wem and Whitchurch. Our route is mainly flat and the miles pass quickly. We head through a quiet corner of Cheshire on main roads into the most built-up area of our journey, by-passing busy Warrington and Wigan as we cycle on fast flat roads into Lancashire and on to our hotel just below Preston. Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 85 miles

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  • Our last day on English soil! We cross Preston early, avoiding the morning traffic, and take quiet roads through Garstang and alongside the impressive Bowland Forest. The roads are primarily flat as we ride through historic Lancaster, cross into Cumbria, and pedal on through Kendal, renowned for its energy-boosting mint cake! The hills of the Lake District rise to our left as we head towards Shap Fell; at over 1000ft our most notable climb since Dartmoor. It’s a long climb, but not steep. A fabulous long, twisting descent takes us almost to Penrith, where we cycle past the castle and on to Carlisle. Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 94 miles

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  • We head north to the border with Scotland, and pass the famous blacksmith’s forge at Gretna Green, elopement capital of the world. We then ride mainly rolling, quiet back-roads west, bypassing the pretty town of Dumfries. The morning’s ride is very picturesque with the lush green hills of the Southern Uplands to each side as we cycle northeast through small towns and villages. There are some long but fairly gentle climbs and descents as we cycle through this beautiful countryside. We pass through the small town of Sanquar, home to Britain’s oldest post-office, and a great old toll booth; look out for memorials and plaques in this region commemorating the Covenanters who rebelled against the religious dictates of the Stuart Kings in the late 1600s. Nearing Kilmarnock, the roads grow busier but our hotel lies close by. Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 94 miles

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  • We turn onto quieter roads as we head west to the Firth of Clyde. Following the coast road via the pretty waterside town of Largs, we enjoy fabulous views across the water to the Isles of Arran and Bute. The road continues to climb and descend as we cycle along the coast to Gourock, where we take the ferry across the short strait to Dunoon. We cycle north through beautiful forest and along the shores of Loch Eck. This section is mainly flat, until we reach the shores of Loch Fyne, where we have a stiff but scenic climb to the top of the loch. Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 71 miles

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  • Rounding the end of the loch, we pass the world-renowned oyster-beds of Loch Fyne and come to Inverary, where our long climb starts; here we start to feel as though we are really in the Highlands! Coming to Loch Awe, we admire the ruins of Castle Kilchurn as we ride around the head of the loch. Heading west to the coast again, we cross the iron bridge at Connell, with great views of Loch Etive to our right and the Isle of Mull across the sea on our left. Our route now is beautiful, as we follow the coast road with views of stunning desolate beaches, and hilly islands and peninsulas across the water. Inland, the higher peaks are visible in good weather. Skirting the forests of Appin, we head north again, still following the coast, to Ballachulish – where the road splits off to the famous Glencoe. We continue straight on, crossing Loch Leven, and cycle along the banks of Loch Linnhe, enjoying a much-deserved flat run into Fort William. In clear weather we may get good views of Ben Nevis and the surrounding high peaks. We climb out of the town towards Spean Bridge and the impressive Commando Memorial, and finish our day’s ride on an undulating route alongside Loch Lochy. Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 104 miles

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  • Another day of beautiful Highland scenery awaits us as we head further north. We are nearing our destination now, taking the hills in our stride and our legs feel great! We follow the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus, with its impressive ladder of canal locks, and come to the foot of Loch Ness, which will be our companion for many miles. We pass Invermoriston and then the ancient Urquhart Castle, very picturesque against the backdrop of the loch. At Drumnadrochit we leave Loch Ness and head north again, uphill to Beauly, skirting the end of the Moray Firth, and on to Dingwall. Our hotel lies a few miles further north, in the small town of Evanton. Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 57 miles

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  • Our last full day of cycling – and it’s a long one! The terrain is not easy, the moorland scenery is beautifully bleak, and the roads are almost deserted … if we had a Queen stage, this would be it! With plenty of miles in your legs now, you should be feeling up for the challenge – and the end is in sight! Starting with a climb through moorland, we are treated to a great early morning view above Dornoch Forth, and a fantastic descent to Bonar Bridge. Then our road goes up again, as we climb for over 30 miles through the moors. There are a few flat stretches which help to break up the terrain and it’s not too steep; it can be quite exposed, but very beautiful. The landscape is bleaker here than in the Highlands, with rich peaty moorland and clear rivers. We will encounter very few vehicles on this road. Look out for herds of red deer and birds of prey such as osprey or even the elusive golden eagle. We pass several small lochs and some forested areas, and can simply enjoy the scenery. From the top of the climb it’s a lovely descent to the North Coast, where we head east, enjoying glimpses of beautiful, deserted golden beaches. Our roads are flatter now but this short section can feel very tough in strong winds. We pass the power station at Dounreay and approach Thurso. This small town comes as a slight culture shock after all the miles we have cycled on near-deserted roads in the last two days. Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 107 miles

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  • From Thurso we pick up mileage signs for John O’Groats; the distance remaining, compared to how far you have come, is negligible! A few miles from Thurso we pass through the high sand-dunes of Dunnet Bay, with its beautiful white-sand beach and renowned birdlife. We take a short detour onto Dunnet Head, cycling the narrow road to Scotland’s most northerly point, and enjoy claiming that achievement too! We then return and pedal the remaining miles along a fairly flat road to John O’Groats and our Finish Line! After time to celebrate and sign the official End to End book, we load up the bikes and head south to Inverness, where we celebrate our achievements! Night hotel.
    Cycle approx. 29 miles

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  • After breakfast we say our farewells and go our separate ways; there are good onward transport links from Inverness.

Prices may vary depending on date.

  • Available pricing options

    This challenge requires a minimum of 20 participants
    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £349 Fundraising target £3,000 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
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    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure


    • Full vehicle support en-route
    • All meals except where specified and accommodation
    • Discover Adventure leader, mechanic and driver(s)
    • Maps and route information
    • Transfer from John O' Groats 


    • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary 
    • Travel insurance (optional)
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Optional night's accommodation in Cornwall (before Day 1)
    • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles 
    • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions


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Detailed Information

  • Accommodation is usually on a twin-share basis in hotels or camp. Occasionally we may use hostel-style accommodation. Please tell us if you know somebody else on the trip that you would like to share with and we will try our best to accommodate your request. If you don't know anyone else in the group don't worry, we always pair you up with someone of the same gender, and a similar age where possible. We do not charge a single supplement if you are a solo traveller in a shared room.

  • We usually stay in hotels or lodges of a 2-3* standard or equivalent. Standards may vary between the hotels but they are generally comfortable and convenient for our route. Hotels are often on the outskirts of towns to minimise unnecessary extra mileage and avoid traffic.

  • We like to support local businesses and will source food locally. Lunches will be in restaurants along the route and dinners are usually eaten at the hotel. Do make sure you eat enough to give you the energy for your exertions. Being vegetarian or having other dietary requirements is not usually a problem provided you let us know well in advance. If you know there are plenty of foods you cannot eat you may wish to bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply.
  • Your trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders and support crew, including mechanics. Our leaders are selected for their knowledge and experience, friendliness and approachability, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises; they are also trained in first aid. The crew will have mobile phones and/or radios where appropriate, medical kit and other safety apparatus where necessary.

    The number of crew and support vehicles looking after you will depend on the final size of your group, but the team will be looking after every aspect of your trip whether that’s transporting your luggage, making you lunch and sorting out any mechanical problems. Support vehicles are with the group all of the time, and carry all luggage and spares.

    The route will be supplied as a GPX and TCX files and therefore there will be no route marking by way of orange arrows (helping us to reduce our carbon footprint). You will also have access to the the route via Google Maps which will show where your position is relative to the route - therefore helping you get back on track if you go off course. This will also show you the location of upcoming climbs and water-stops.
  • Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.

  • Your booking is part of a group challenge, and the tour costs and fundraising targets listed on our website are based on a minimum number of participants which is shown on the challenge  Our typical groups run with approximately 20-30 participants; however you may find your group is smaller or larger than this.

    We will confirm at least 12 weeks prior to departure that your challenge is guaranteed to run. Occasionally it may be possible to still run the challenge with less than the minimum numbers, subject to a small group supplement.  If we think a small group supplement may be necessary, we will discuss this with you as soon as possible, usually 5 months before your departure date. 

    Minimum numbers and groups sizes may vary on Bespoke Charity challenges.  If you are booked onto a bespoke challenge please contact your charity for full details.

  • In the unfortunate circumstance that you need to cancel your booking, we would ask that you notify us in writing either by post or email.  Your cancellation will be considered effective from the date the notice is received. Registration fees, amendment fees and insurance premiums are non refundable and, depending on your payment option and how close it is to your challenge departure date, you may be liable for a cancellation charge.

    Full details of all cancellation charges may be found in the Terms and Conditions of booking.

Preparing for the Challenge

  • We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.

  • This is designed to be a challenge, and it is vital that you train sufficiently for it. We will supply you with a thorough training guide once you have registered. We expect all participants to train hard in advance, but we respect everyone’s limits and do not expect everyone to maintain the same pace. Inadequate training is likely to have an impact not just on your chances of completing the challenge, but enjoying it too - and we want you to have the time of your life!

    Our challenges attract people of all levels of experience, fitness and ability as well as all ages and backgrounds. We design our challenges so that everyone can go at their own pace: this is not a race. If you have concerns about your fitness or if you have reduced mobility please do contact us for a confidential chat about whether this challenge is appropriate for you.

    For logistical and safety reasons we sometimes need to re-group, so the front-runners may find themselves waiting for the slower ones. Please relax, and remember that this is a team effort that enables people to achieve their personal goals and earn sponsorship.

  • Travel insurance for UK weekends and one-day events is not compulsory but you might like to consider taking out cover in case of cancellation or loss of belongings.

    You can obtain a quote with Insure to Travel from our website here, or you may choose to take out your own travel insurance.


Steven - June 2019

The team made this challenge very enjoyable by attending to all of our needs. I would highly recommend DA to anyone who is thinking of taking up a challenge.

Denis - June 2019

At 76 years of age, this was testing but the practical and team fellowship support was excellent as was the support from the office staff. Really couldn't fault the whole operation - run by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts is how I would put it.

Nick - June 2019

I can heartily recommend Discover Adventure's Lands End to John O'Groats bike ride. From the week-by-week training guide, to the kit-lists, to the arrival arrangements to the final few yards and the celebratory dinner afterwards, the support was superb. You do the
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Julia - October 2018

I won the trip and it has certainly put me back in touch with DA as my last one was 11 yrs ago, London to Paris Cycle. The organisation and support were excellent during the w/e and encouragement was always there. The campsite was very good and the food excellent...3
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course dinners plus honesty bar! We were never hungry, even tea and homemade cakes on offer at the end of each day. Many, many thanks!
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Becca - October 2018

The crew were amazing really made the trip so much more amazing! I loved the group we had and found that I challenged myself every day with new challenges. I was fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust and managed to smash the target of £5000 with the help of Maddy too!
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Maddy - October 2018

I felt so well supported by DA the whole 970 miles between Land's End and John O'Groats- with masses of energy bars, crystal clear route information, mechanical backup and a shed load of encouragement so thank you very very much!

Stephen - October 2018

Matt, Ed and Larsson were fantastic! They each made the experience a whole lot easier i.e. ensured we knew exactly what to expect each day, kept us well fed and gave us all the support and encouragement we needed. Great job!

John - October 2018

I would recommend DA to anyone wanting to take on a personal challenge. The support throughout is excellent.

Linda - October 2018

An emotional, exciting, fun, experience. I wouldn't have changed a thing, not even the rain. Thank you for making my fundraising a life-changing experience!

Kat - August 2018

Brilliant support from all DA crew all the time.

James - August 2018

Superb support from the DA team from start to finish. We had such a laugh at water and lunch stops. They sorted any bike issues out and picked up the required spares from shops when required. You really felt they had your back and wanted you to get the most out of the
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George - July 2018

Discover Adventure provided truly excellent customer service throughout the whole of this challenge, from my initial contact about the challenge through to the final goodbye from the DA team! Their communication and information covered everything that was needed -
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timings, routes, potential issues, detailed information etc. The hotels/lodgings were perfect for the challenge and provided good food and amenities throughout the trip. During the cycling days themselves the DA team provided great water and lunch stops to allow us to regroup and refuel - at no time did I feel I needed any more support. Overall the LEJOG June 2018 Challenge was a fantastic trip and the DA support allowed me to focus completely on dealing with the challenge - along a stunning route from beginning to end.
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James - July 2018

A fantastic challenge made all the better by the superb support and organisation provided by Discover Adventure. The support team were experienced, friendly and knowledgeable and provided top notch food and logistical support to the group. Highly recommended!

Jake - October 2017

Great Leaders, Great People, Great organisation = Excellent Challenge. Achieve dreams by using DA.

Jake - October 2017

Great Leaders, Great People, Great organisation = Excellent Challenge. Achieve dreams by using DA.

Stuart - October 2017

I would like to thank DA on the make-up of this trip from when I first booked it until the last day of the trip. The support crew were brilliant, the hotel accommodation and meals etc. were excellent. To tell you the truth I have no negative thoughts at all about the
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whole experience. Well done Discover Adventure!
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Nancy - October 2017

Friendly; supportive and everything DA say the challenge is!!

Keith - October 2017

I absolutely couldn't fault anything. The support and guidance offered by the crew was phenomenal. They kept me on the road when my bike failed, they looked after each and every one of us through everything and made the experience what it was. Lots of laughs, fun and
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encouragement. Fantastic from start to finish. Fabulous hotels and food at all stops! Thank you for everything!
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Anna-Rose - October 2017

Ed, Matt, Andy and Larson were AWESOME.  Such lovely lovely guys, serious five stars all round! Couldn't have done it without them! Props to Matt for his sweet nature and incredible bike fixing skills, props to Larson for his ability to make me smile every time I
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was a crying mess (most of the time!) props to Andy for his dry sense of humour and motivational speeches and MEGA props to Ed for telling me to "go for it" on the second day, it's exactly what I needed to hear. Five stars to the lads!
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Zona - October 2017

I was nervous about signing up to the challenge as I had never taken on a multiple day challenge before and this was playing on my mind. However, the level of support that I had from the outset was amazing – training guides, kit lists and detailed itineraries were all
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supplied. This put my mind at ease and reminded me that I was in good hands. The level of communication and support was fantastic! The team on the trip (Matt, Andy, Lachen and Ed) were also fantastic and helped make the trip that much more enjoyable. They were approachable and by the end we all called them friends, a really great bunch! And the event itself was so well organised which made the focus purely on the cycling and the scenery. FANTASTIC!
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Adriano - October 2017

I absolutely couldn't fault anything, it was fantastic from start to finish! I think I can say on behalf of myself and the other 26 riders that Discover Adventure made our challenge possible. We had very clear information every day, and the support and guidance offered
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by the crew was phenomenal. Team leaders, Matt Warland and Andy Canning worked extremely hard and helped us on and off the bike (they kept me on the road when my own bike failed!) and looked after each and every one of us and made the experience what it was. The hotels were fabulous and there was plenty of good food for breakfast, on water stops, lunch and dinner. I even managed to put 1 kilo! Ed Jones and Lahcen Imzilen looked after us extremely well. Lots of laughs, fun and encouragement. Thank you for everything! If anyone out there is thinking about to take on a similar challenge, I cannot stress just how you should do it with Discover. 11 out of 10!
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Jeremy - October 2017

My experience with Discover Adventure was fantastic. The challenge was always going to be tough but it was made as seamless as possible by the great forward planning from the office to the incredible staff that travelled with us and looked after our every need. The team
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were excellent as was the varying accommodation and lunch stops. All really well conceived. A truly great trip that in the wrong hands could so easily be made very miserable! Thank you once again.
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Nigel - October 2017

The DA team were all great. Very supportive, friendly and helpful. Couldn't have done more for everyone to make their personal experience the best it could be.

Jake - October 2017

Great Leaders, Great People, Great organisation = Excellent Challenge. Achieve dreams by using DA.

Zona - September 2017

This was an incredible trip all round, and the team support made the whole event that much more enjoyable! I wouldn’t think twice about taking it on again! The level of care that Discover Adventure gave was fantastic; any questions I had before I set off on the
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journey were answered quickly and efficiently, and whilst on the challenge the team were always there for support and guidance. Fantastic organisation, can’t praise them enough!
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Adriano - September 2017

Simply amazing and an unforgettable trip! I had the time of my life, met some amazing people, cycled 966 miles and saw some beautiful places in the UK. We had amazing support from Discover Adventure, both on and off the bike, excellent food and accommodation. These are
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just great people that love what they do! 11 out of 10.
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Nigel - September 2017

The route and scenery was very varied and physically quite tough, but overall great fun. The Discover Adventure support crew were brilliant at keeping morale high, helping and encouraging the riders and sorting the multitude of problems that cropped up with the bikes
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along the way. They could not have done more to make everyone’s experience the best it could be!
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Geoff - July 2017

Rated: 5* A great challenge with great support from Discover Adventure!

Matt - June 2017

Big thanks to Discover Adventure for the trip, the whole thing was remarkably well organised and all the crew were lovely, helpful & fun to be around.

Steve - June 2017

I had a great time and loved the challenge! The balance between the adventure of the cycling with the comfort of the accommodation and good food was perfect for me! And the Discover Adventure team were great sports and always ready to help!

Linda - November 2016

It was an adventure and a challenge, it was hard work as expected made harder by the weather - and although prepared for rain it was still tough to manage! but the team leading us were brilliant , supportive and clearly enjoyed their work. as for me I loved it all from
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start to finish, and will be looking to complete another challange next year with DA.
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Steve - November 2016

The support in the run up to the event and throughout was excellent the team on the event it's self ensured everyone was fed well for the Challange and always had a smile on their face and words of encouragement a very well liked team.

James - November 2016

Fab set-up, fab crew who adapted to the needs of the team and to ensure everyone got through went the extra mile to help. They were always in control but still had the flexibility to make it fun. Our safety was always top of their list the skill is to make it fun too
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and they did that. Can't say enough good things about the service I received well done and thank you.
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Janice and Randy - November 2016

We have only good things to say about our Challenge experience. Discover Adventures a great company to help you achieve your goals!

Trevor - November 2016

We train, ride and rest, DA are the best......

Andrew - November 2016

Superb from start to finish, certainly was an adventure and made so many discoveries along the way! One of the best things I've ever done and great satisfaction. The accommodation was far better than I ever originally expected. The team injected humour and friendship
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through the challenge and I could not praise it enough.
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Stephen - November 2016

I travelled from Canada to do this challenge and wasn't sure what to expect having never done anything like this before. I was very pleased with every aspect including logistics, accommodation, support and food.

Thomas - November 2016

A great challenge, made even better by the DA team, who could not do enough and always seemed to be there no matter where we were.

Gerard - November 2016

If you're limited on time available to complete a challenge and/or a setback would prevent your efforts to complete on time then the DA option will make your likelihood of achievement much more likely.

Amin - November 2016

Fantastic team and support helping me to raise money for my chosen charity, reach a personal goal and have a fantastic holiday.

Francis - November 2016

The feelings of shared task and togetherness it inspired in everyone.

Veron - November 2016

The way we all pulled as a team. The banter. The helping each other out when necessary. The stunning views. The opportunity to see the UK from end to end. The friends made. The support of the crew. Everything, basically - I had a blast!


Trips are graded Yellow, Orange or Red, in increasing level of challenge. This trip lies within the ORANGE range.

Orange colour

The grade is determined by factors such as terrain, distance, climate, altitude, etc. Each colour grade has a spectrum which reflects the difficulty of these factors; trip duration, accommodation and living conditions (see icon) are also taken into account. 

Trip grading explained


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