Who can cycle?
The Forest of Dean caters to all cycling abilities: from the gentle paved family cycle trail at Pedalabikeaway to the adrenaline fuelled trails at Cannop Cycle Centre, there really is something for all ages and abilities.
For those who may not be as active as they would like and think that cycling is not suitable for them then think again! Places such as Wye Bikes hire out electric bikes to make cycling accessible for all or to just give keen cyclists a boost.
Where can I cycle?
There are a whole host of trails for varying abilities and levels of daring with Pedalabikeaway serving as a great starting point for any adventure. There are several trails which are clearly marked on this map, and range from easy which is suitable for families with young children, right the way through to severe which are only suitable for expert mountain bikers with a high level of fitness. Wye Bikes also has a variety of guides on their website for you to choose from.
Of course, you can also cycle on the road to enjoy the magnificent scenery from another vantage point and make it easier to get to the towns and villages in the area to discover what they have to offer.
Where can I hire a bike?
If you aren’t bringing your own bike with you but you still want to get out on two wheels, then you can hire a range of different types of bike from Pedalabikeaway at Cannop and Dean Forest Cycles at Parkend. If you specifically want to hire an e-bike then we recommend Wye Bikes as they specialise in e-bike hire and have several different types available. You can also hire a trailer for younger children or pets so the whole family can get involved.
What is an e-bike?
E-bikes are fabulous for people who may not be as active as they would like or for those who just want a bit of a boost. When riding an e-bike, or electric bike, the rider still has to pedal but when you need a rest or a little help getting up an incline, you can let the motor assist you. It is like having a
gentle push to help you on your way. Here at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, we are pleased to be partnering with Wye Bikes.
Who are Wye Bikes?
Wye Bikes are a new company operating within the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley offering e-bike hire to tourists and locals alike. Hotel guests can either be collected from the hotel and dropped off at a destination of their choice in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley with their bike, or have the bikes delivered here to the hotel to begin their adventure. Wye Bikes make it very simple to book your bikes, they have guides on their website to help you select the correct size and type. Even small children and pets can join the fun as they have trailers available to attach to the back of the bike.
Do you want to make a day of it?
Start your day off with a locally sourced full English breakfast or Wye Valley Smokery smoked salmon and eggs for a lighter bite before you head out the door and begin exploring. Then for lunch, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel are proud to be able to offer picnics to our guests so that you can make your day of adventures even more special. Our picnics can be tailored to your dietary requirements and you can choose from our sweet or savoury afternoon tea or why not try one of our grazing platters. All our food is freshly prepared by our expert chef using only the finest quality local ingredients.
Bookings are now being taken.
We are taking bookings for leisure stays from 17th May onwards. You can book with complete confidence that should things change then your booking can easily be amended and if we are forced to remain closed or close after reopening then all bookings will be amended free of charge. To read our Covid-19 statement, please click here, and you will be able to see our full booking policy and the changes that we have made to ensure the safety of everyone.