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Tips for a cycling break on the Isle of Wight this weekend

This coming weekend is a great cycling event on the Isle of Wight.  Perfect opportunity to get on your bike for the first May Bank Holiday.  Easy as pie… catch the Wightlink ferry over to the Isle of Wight and join around 2,000 cyclists for the annual Randonnee riding around the Island on the 55km or 100km route.  If you need somewhere to stay, just click here and we’ll take you through to our Isle of Wight page.

 

 

Such a fabulous coastline

Such a fabulous coastline

 

Such a great weekend as there’s the choice of two rides, either the full Island circuit of 100km with quite a few hills or the shorter 55km route, you will receive a Rondonnee certificate for all riders completing their circuit of choice and there’ll be refreshments on sale at various places along the route.

A visit to the Isle of Wight starts with the adventure of getting over on the ferry! What a treat to leave Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington and see the land getting smaller and smaller and arrive on the Isle of Wight as quickly as half an hour later.

Planning your trip is fun

Planning your trip is fun

If you make a weekend of it, there’s so much to see.  This magical island takes you back in time – the Isle of Wight has a huge amount of evidence of its fascinating past, which stretches all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs. With miles of beaches that are lovelier than some of the finest on the mainland, the Isle of Wight is a wonderful place for a holiday any time of year.

 

Some of the best beaches in the UK

Some of the best beaches in the UK

Visit romantic medieval castles, Roman villas and historic houses and discover historic landmarks such as the medieval St Catherine’s Oratory ( “The Pepperpot”) and the Megalithic Mottistone Longstone.  Take lovely romantic walks to explore the varied landscapes across the Island when you stay in a holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight.

Getting off the beaten track is easy

Getting off the beaten track is easy

Looking for some adventure while staying in your romantic cottage in the UK? The Isle of Wight offers some of the most exciting outdoor and adventure sports in this country with a backdrop of the most stunning countryside in the UK.

Cowes is a great place to watch the activity

Cowes is a great place to watch the activity

So after your bike ride, there’s lots to keep you busy if you don’t want to put your feet up!  What could be more fun than paragliding over beaches and chalk cliffs where dinosaurs once roamed? Or race across the golden sands in land yachts, or round a purpose built all-weather track in a 270cc go-kart.

The Isle of Wight is filled with a diverse range of outdoor and adventure activities that will entertain old and young alike! One of our romantic cottages on the Isle of Wight will enable you to have adventures and relaxation, perfect for a great break in the UK.

Great areas for walking

Great areas for walking

 

Why not hire bikes and enjoy a ride along quiet country lanes, along old railway tracks or ancient footpaths?  The Isle of Wight has hundreds of cyclepaths and routes, ideal for beginners to experts!

Plenty of places to hire bikes

Some great places to hire bikes

With great pubs and restaurants dotted around the island, you will never go hungry or thirsty!  So much to explore, so get planning a lovely romantic break on this magical island.

 

Here’s some ideas…

Jobsons Dairy

Escape to a working farm

Escape to a working farm

Niton, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4   |   Bedrooms: 2    |   For 2 nights £409.50

Jobsons dairy is an original converted milking parlour, originally part of the adjacent thatched 17th century farmhouse where the owners now live. The holiday let is set in a peaceful location on a small holding with glorious views across the island and towards the historic village of Niton.

Tithe Barn

What a view

What a view

Ryde, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6   |   Bedrooms: 3    |   From £394

There’s plenty of choice on the Isle of Wight, perfect for a wonderful break any time of year but if you prefer click here to see more cottages in the countryside in other places in the UK.

If you’re planning to get away for Bank Holiday weekend with you dog, cat or budgie,  click on our pet friendly cottages. We’ve got a great selection of Holiday Cottages in the UK and if you’re planning a weekend away, just check out our short break cottages – do call our Mulberry Cottages booking team on 01227 464958  if you’d prefer to talk or email us on info@mulberrycottages.com

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