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LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) – Guided 14 Day Cycle

May, Aug £2995 pp

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LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) – Guided 14 Day Cycle

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About this Adventure

Cycle the length of the UK from the far southwest point, at Land’s End, to the remote northeast tip at John O’Groats. The route was first ridden by Alfred Nixon in 1882, and since then has become an iconic long-distance cycling challenge that is on every cyclist’s bucket list!

Quick Facts

  • 14 days’ cycling
  • 15 nights’ accommodation
  • 930 mile (1496km) trip with 45,350ft of climbing (13,822m)
  • Average daily distances of 72 miles (116km)
  • Professional cycle guiding during the event
  • Support vehicle to provide luggage transfers and assistance along the route
  • Admire the changing landscapes and many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty along your way
  • Enjoy some of the best roads in the UK
  • Ride through the three countries of England, Wales and Scotland
  • GPX files provided

About & Details

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats is the classic British cycling challenge, and many cyclists aspire to complete the ‘End-to-End’ trip at least once in their lifetime. There is no official route to follow, so we have created an ‘optimal’ route sticking to quieter roads and taking in some fantastic scenery. Cycle the rolling hills of Cornwall, through quintessential English countryside, all the way to the remote Highlands of Scotland. Your Maximum Adventure cycle guide(s) will take care of navigation and logistics along the route, allowing you to focus on enjoying the cycling, and the wonderful scenery the UK has to offer. Our support vehicle will travel with the group along the route, providing luggage transfers, mechanic support and much needed snacks & drinks! With daily averages of 72 miles, this is an achievable challenge for any keen cyclist looking to tick off this epic trip.

We can also run this as a self-guided event, we take all the hassle out of route planning and booking accommodation, just turn up at Land’s End and ride. For a self-guided LEJOG trip, get in touch with our team to help plan your adventure.

Inclusions

  • 15 nights’ accommodation in B&Bs or hotels with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • 14 days’ cycling
  • Qualified and experienced cycle leader(s)
  • Support vehicle to provide luggage transfers and mechanical support
  • Professional event organisation
  • Preparation advice on fitness/gear before your ride
  • 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
Exclusions
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Bike and bike equipment. Please contact us for bike hire details.
  • Transport to and from Land’s End / John O’Groats

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £75 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Extra night in Land’s End prior to start (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night in Land’s End prior to start (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night in John O’Groats at end of event (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night in John O’Groats at end of event (single room) £145 per person

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Departures

We run our Guided Land’s End to John O’Groats 14 Day Cycle as an open event.  For bookings of 10 people or more, we run this as an exclusive event on the dates of your choosing.

To book any number of participants on to an event, simply select the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure.  You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Land's End

    Arrive at your accommodation and meet the rest of the Maximum Adventure team for a pre-ride briefing.

  • Day 2 - Land's End to Fowey

    Your cycling trip begins by climbing out of Land’s End towards St Buryan and descending into Penzance. Continuing inland, you tackle some ascents and descents and cycle along quiet Cornish lanes before reaching the King Harry Ferry to cross the River Fal.  Once over the river, cycle through St Austell and finish your first day in the town of Fowey.

    65 miles (105km)

  • Day 3 - Fowey to Crediton

    Start the day by crossing the River Fowey on the Bodinnick Ferry and cycling inland to the beautiful, historic town of Liskeard.  Join ‘The Granite Way’ for a while before descending into the Exe Valley and the lively market town of Crediton.

    65 miles (105km)

  • Day 4 - Crediton to Clevedon

    This is a day of two halves!  The day starts with cycling the last of the hills in Devon to the historic Somerset town of Taunton, and finishing with the Somerset Levels where the cycling is much flatter.  End the day in the town of Clevedon.

    86 miles (138km)

  • Day 5 - Clevedon to Worcester

    Cycling along the Severn Estuary and the Severn Valley, the riding continues to be level and passes through the cathedral city of Gloucester and on to the pretty city of Worcester.

    91 miles (146km)

  • Day 6 - Worcester to Nantwich

    Leaving Worcester behind, we carry on cycling along the basin district of the River Severn towards Kidderminster.  We continue through the quintessential English countryside into Cheshire and the market town of Nantwich.

    83 miles (133km)

  • Day 7 - Nantwich to Garstang

    Winding around the large industrial cities of Liverpool and Manchester, fuelled by the best pies in the land, we pass Wigan and Preston and eventually reach the Lancashire town of Garstang.

    85 miles (137 km)

  • Day 8 - Garstang to Penrith

    Heading back into the countryside we cycle through the picturesque towns of Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh before riding the notorious climb over Shap Fell.  Once over Shap summit we continue down through Askham and ending the day in the small town of Penrith.

    70 miles (113km)

  • Day 9 - Penrith to Moffat

    We start the day with a gentle climb out of Penrith before some easy riding into Carlisle. Cycling across the Scottish border, we slowly climb up and on to the spa town of Moffat.

    70 miles (113km)

  • Day 10 - Moffat to South Queensferry

    Cycling along quiet roads west of the Pentland Hills, passing remote villages and farms we head to South Queensferry on the shore of the Firth of Forth and beside the Forth Bridges.

    64 miles (103km)

  • Day 11 - South Queensferry to Pitlochry

    Today we cross the Forth Bridge to continue cycling through Dunfermline and the rolling Cleish Hills. We head for the lovely town of Dunkeld and follow the River Tay to reach Pitlochry, here you can treat yourself and sample whisky from the local distillery.

    66 miles (106km)

  • Day 12 - Pitlochry to Aviemore

    This morning we leave Pitlochry and head towards Blair Atholl to make the climb up the Pass of Drumochter. Once over the pass the riding is predominantly downhill through Kingussie and into the mountain town of Aviemore.

    60 miles (97km)

  • Day 13 - Aviemore to Alness

    Today we continue through the Cairngorms heading towards the city of Inverness. After navigating around the city, following the Cromarty Firth we finish the day in Alness.

    64 miles (103km)

  • Day 14 - Alness to Tongue

    Today you will cycle through the stunning Highlands of Scotland. Enjoy views of remote lochs and mountains before heading up to the wild north coast and the village of Tongue.

    66 miles (106km)

  • Day 15 - Tongue to John O'Groats

    Your final day of riding!  We will follow the rugged northern coastline of Scotland, cycling alongside towering cliffs, sandy beaches, and small fishing villages; enjoying fine coastal views as you cycle the last few miles into John O’Groats and the end of your epic journey.  Celebrate your achievement and enjoy your last night’s accommodation.

    64 miles (103km)

Notes

Please note: This is a typical itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, and weather conditions or for any other reason.  Mileage and timings are approximate.

Charity Information

How to take part for Charity

To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.

Self-Funding

Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance due 10-weeks before departure. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge

Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance. This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee. With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

More Information

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

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