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The Carter Company
Website:
www.the-carter-company.com
Contact Number:
International +44 (0)1296 631671
Address:
The Red House
Aston Clinton Buckinghamshire HP22 5EZ
United Kingdom
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The Carter Company

The Carter Company

Authentic Travels By Bike And On Foot

They offer a fantastic selection of cycling holidays in the UK and Europe. From day tours to short breaks and longer holidays of 13 nights or more, from gentle to not-so-gentle distances, and self-led or guided options, there is something to suit all appetites.

"What sets us apart from other tour operators is our attention to detail and insider knowledge. With over 25 years of experience, we have personally cycled or walked every one of our trips. Our routes are unique to us and are thoughtfully designed to show you not just the headline attractions but also the hidden gems of the area you are visiting. We take the time to find routes along little-known back roads and quiet lanes that minimise the traffic and the slopes, and maximise the time you have to soak up the local culture and atmosphere. Since many of our trips are gentle and we use a lot of traffic-free paths, they are a great choice for family holidays."

"Accommodation is hand-picked and boutique – most tours offer a choice of either classic inns or luxury hotels. We also design tailor-made holidays."
Their Tours

The Highlands coast to coast

8 Days Easy-Moderate
The Highlands of Scotland are known for their stunning scenery and sparse population and conjure a romantic image which doesn't disappoint on closer inspection. From the sandy shores of the Moray Firth east of Inverness to the dramatic and rocky west coast, south of Fort William, this tour ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

A Highland fling

5 Days Easy
The awesome landscapes and fascinating history of the Highlands in Scotland are unique and unparalleled. On this gentle self-guided cycling tour, discover for yourself the details that make this region so beloved by locals and visitors alike. There’s a wonderful variety of scenery, from cultural ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

A jolly around Connemara

7 Days Easy
Connemara is often described as the 'western wonderland of Europe', and when you come here you'll see why: it's where rugged mountains soar above breathtaking wild Atlantic beaches. Your route will take you both inland and along the coast, giving you the chance to soak up the region's dramatic ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

A Welsh adventure

9 Days Easy-Moderate
Wales: famous for its rugged coastline, three mountainous National Parks, distinctive language and Celtic culture. But it offers so much more than that, as you will discover on this small group guided cycling tour. Aimed at the leisure cyclist, much of the cycling on this holiday is traffic ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

The awesome Algarve

8 Days Easy-Moderate
The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its year round sunshine and wonderful coastline along which beaches are strung out embellished with coves, caves, dramatic cliffs and sea-carved archways and offshore sand strips are reachable by boat. Perhaps lesser known are the many ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

A Grand Tour of the Southern Netherlands

10 Days Easy-Moderate
A stunning nine day cycling tour from Amsterdam to Maastricht that takes in the beautiful and varied landscape of the Southern Netherlands, its medieval architecture, farmlands, forests, canals and the Dutch Golden Age, staying at beautifully located handpicked hotels, a tour that sweeps you ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

Highlights of Holland

7 Days Easy
Of all countries, Holland offers the most fabulous gentle cycling for it is wonderfully flat and has an astonishing network of well signed tarmacked bike paths with traffic lights for cyclists. It also has a stunning mix of heritage rich towns, beautiful coastline, picture postcard countryside ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

Dutch craft Flemish art

8 Days Easy
What could be more Dutch than to live aboard a traditional barge and tootle about on a bike through the lowlands where everything's an art form? Freewheel through the fields and polders immortalised in the works of the Dutch masters en route to Antwerp, the city of Rubens. Windmills appear as ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

The Curonian lagoon

8 Days Easy
This is a truly fascinating trip that explores the World Heritage listed Curonian Spit in Lithuania. Blessed with stunning sandy beaches, remarkable dunes and a timeless landscape of pine forests and traditional fishing villages, this unique area also includes the first official cycle route in ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

Easy Tuscany ~ Pisa to Florence

8 Days Easy-Moderate
This is a leisurely ride through the magic of Tuscany - through a wonderful landscape of vineyards and olive groves, charming villages and cypress tree lined lanes. Along the way lie the unique centres of Pisa, Lucca and Florence - 'art cities' which have shaped the history of Italy from the ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

Provence and the wild Camargue

7 Days Easy-Moderate
This gentle bicycle tour weaves its way through the picturesque Van Gogh landscapes of Provence and into the wild heart of the Camargue. Pedal at your own pace along quiet backroads through sweeping plains, olive groves and vineyards, and discover the towns of Avignon, Saint Rémy, Arles - the ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

Brittany's emerald coast

9 Days Easy
This gentle cycling holiday includes all that we love about Brittany and more. A dramatic and rocky coast with wide sandy beaches, medieval streets, a rural landscape sometimes wild and always beautiful, seafood in abundance, small towns that charm and hotels with character - not to mention ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

The medieval heart of Spain

8 Days Easy-Moderate
This tour enables you to discover the real Spain and its cultural and medieval heart. Blessed with natural beauty, great wines and good food, the area abounds in history. From the World Heritage city of Segovia with its Roman aqueduct to the medieval villages and hill top towns and castles, you ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

Majorca coast to coast

8 Days Easy
A wonderfully gentle ride takes you from the turquoise waters of the south to the north coast giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy the many unspoilt delights of Majorca this tour unearths and the beaches along the way. We have chosen lovely boutique hotels each with a pool and a relaxed and ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

Land of the Spanish conquistadors

7 Days Easy-Moderate
This tour covers the land of the Spanish Conquistadors that grew in wealth from the conquest of South America and as a result boasts a string of outstanding settlements rich in history and architecture. Starting from the old castle of Oropesa in West Spain, the tour leads along the south side of ...
Updated by CTG on 8 Jan 2018

Windsor and Hampton Court

4 Days Easy
Here is a celebration of royal history. Monarchs built their palaces and planted their gardens along the banks of the River Thames at Richmond, Kew, Hampton Court and Windsor. They hunted on the vast tracts of land surrounding these palaces which remain today as unspoilt royal parks. This tour ...
Updated by CTG on 5 Jan 2018

Whistle-stop Thames and Chilterns

3 Days Easy
This 2 night break embraces the best of the beautiful area where the river Thames and the rolling Chiltern Hills meet. There are two flat river focused routes contrasting with a ride up into the hills on the third day. With a string of riverside villages and elegant towns to explore, the ...
Updated by CTG on 5 Jan 2018

Whistle-stop Devon

3 Days Easy
This tour has all the delights of Devon with idyllic flat, traffic free pedalling. Smell the sea air, taste the cream teas, see the green hills, touch the gentle way of life and almost hear the sound of trains as you ride along the disused railway tracks. Both days on this 2 night break allow as ...
Updated by CTG on 5 Jan 2018

Whistle-stop Cotswolds

3 Days Easy
Enjoy a wonderful array of our favourite sights in the rolling Cotswolds with this whistle-stop tour. It may be short and it can be as laid back as the moment requires, but it encapsulates all that is so appealing in this much loved area. Pedal through a string of pretty hamlets and along ...
Updated by CTG on 5 Jan 2018

Valleys of the Cotswolds

7 Days Easy
Imagine Cotswold valleys at their most beautiful and chocolate box villages at their most glorious and you have this tour in a nutshell. Add a touch of Roman influence - at Cirencester and relaxing two night stays in the heart of both Burford and Bibury - and you know you've hit a winner ...
Updated by CTG on 20 Dec 2017

The Thames royal palaces

5 Days Easy
Revel in the very heart of London and enjoy whatever takes your fancy for a day in the capital. Then step from your overnight accommodation onto a river boat and follow the Thames as it threads its way serenely through the history of England. Monarchs built their palaces and planted their ...
Updated by CTG on 20 Dec 2017

The really rather special tour

6 Days Easy
For our Really Rather Special Tour, we have combined our most stunning and interesting cycling routes in the Cotswolds with what we think are absolutely outstanding and characterful hotels. All are country houses in beautiful settings with tip top service. All have excellent restaurants and a ...
Updated by CTG on 20 Dec 2017

The New Forest to the Isle of Wight

6 Days Easy
The New Forest National Park lies at the heart of this trip with its vast forests, heaths and pasture-land where deer, ponies, and pigs have the right to roam. Tucked into the peaceful landscape are pretty villages and charming estuaries where maritime history abounds. And just off the coast ...
Updated by CTG on 20 Dec 2017

The New Forest and Stonehenge

6 Days Easy
This is an inspiring holiday of contrasts offering some fabulous cycling in the New Forest National Park coupled with a visit to the World Heritage site of Stonehenge with your own tour guide and time to enjoy the historic city of Salisbury From your New Forest inn, you freewheel down to the ...
Updated by CTG on 20 Dec 2017

The Grand Tour

14 Days Moderate
We created this grand tour of England taking in many of its historic sights, to celebrate the 2012 Olympics. Like the games, the trip has been a resounding success. Starting and finishing in Oxford, it includes the World Heritage sites of Stonehenge, Bath and Blenheim Palace, the iconic River ...
Updated by CTG on 20 Dec 2017

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