Slow Tour of Yorkshire

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Enjoy a great cycling day out in Yorkshire… at your own pace!

Are you inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire? If so, why not try Sustrans’ version – the Slow Tour of Yorkshire. The Slow Tour is a guide to 21 of the best cycle routes across Yorkshire on the National Cycle Network.

And the best bit is, routes are suitable for most abilities. They are between 10 and 20 miles (2 - 3 hours of slow cycling), on traffic-free or quiet lanes, mainly flat (apart from our ‘starter’ hills in two Yorkshire Dales routes), reached by public transport, with bike hire available near the start.

Whether you are a family, new to cycling or a regular cyclist, you too can do your very own Tour of Yorkshire. Just click on the map list below, have a look at the route, get your bike out (or hire one at the start of the route) and start exploring! 

You can plan your journey to the routes by public transport on the Traveline website

Slow Tour highlights

Relax on a Greenway

Visit a castle, historic house or ruined abbey

Cycle a canal

Check out a nature reserve

Try a Yorkshire Dales ‘starter’ hill

Breathe in sea air

Enjoy great Bridge views

Detailed maps

Each route has a map which provides further information about: tourist attractions and heritage sites, cafes and picnic spots, play areas for children, public artwork and bike hire.  

The Slow Tour of Yorkshire was funded by Public Health Teams across Yorkshire and the Humber and part of the Cycle Yorkshire Tour de France Legacy Strategy.