Capital Sport has introduced a range of luxury self-guided tours in the New Forest and Dorset.
The company will arrange routes, bikes and hotels, and all baggage is transferred separately each day. The five new tours start from Burley, near Brockenhurst, and take cyclists down quiet and relatively flat country lanes.
“This is gentle cycling for people who essentially want to see, hear, feel and smell the atmosphere of the place,” said Wendy Carter, owner of Capital Sport. “The forests are magical and there’s so much variety and detail within short distances – woodland, islands, coast, historic houses, sand, panoramic views, maritime history, unspoilt and charming rural Dorset, pretty villages, cosy pubs and woodmen’s cottages. You’ll also usually meet locals going about their business.”
Attractions along the way include the National Motor Museum and a Michelin-starred restaurant at Beaulieu, the picturesque village of Buckler’s Hard and the maritime town of Lymington. Some tours also cross to the Isle of Wight, while others take in Dorset, the beaches of Studland or venture further north to Stonehenge.
Overnight stops are at boutique hotels and manor houses in historic towns and villages. See more from this independant holiday company here