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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

History and legend in Kent

5 Days Easy
On this unique journey from the south coast of Kent at Dover to Canterbury, the rich history of England unravels before you Maritime history abounds so there are old ports, smuggling, and castles with beaches and oysters also featuring. Churches and settlements established by the early ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

Highlands and Hebrides

9 Days Easy
The Scottish Highlands are world renowned for their stunning scenery and the west coast where this tour begins includes peaceful and idyllic lochs, dramatic mountains and passes and a coastline dotted with a myriad of islands. Among these, the Outer Hebrides are some of the most remote.which ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

Dorset beaches and the New Forest

8 Days Easy
Starting in the New Forest, this tour combines forest life at its best with the stunning Dorset coast. With several days of optional cycling, the itinerary is very relaxed and provides plenty of time to discover the many pleasures of this diverse holiday area. The tour leads through a variety ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

Devon Coast to Coast

7 Days Moderate
This spectacular journey takes you from the beaches and estuaries in north Devon to the stunning south coast of Devon at Plymouth. Ride beside the sea, through lush green valleys, touch the edge of Dartmoor National Park and enjoy gorgeous scenery and grand views. Pedal along former railway ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

Cotswold villages and Oxford

6 Days Easy
This tour wanders through the classic hills and valleys of Cotswold country with its picturesque honey coloured villages and peaceful streams and is a shortened version of our Shakespeare country and the Cotswolds trip The graceful contours of Cotswolds lanes and bridleways provide the route ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

Cotswold gardens

7 Days Easy
As the Cotswolds are home to numerous stunning English gardens, we have created this tour to include many of the most renowned. To these we have added the gardens we love and know others find inspirational. Collectively they show a wide range of styles and we are sure you will leave ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

Coastal adventures in Devon and Cornwall

8 Days Moderate
This stunning ride takes you from the north coast of both Cornwall and Devon to their respective southern shores. Riding from Ilfracombe to Plymouth across Devon and from Bude to Port Wrinkle in Cornwall's Whitsand Bay, much of this spectacular route is on disused railway track taking you ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

A riverside ride from Oxford

5 Days Easy
Oxfordshire boasts an idyllic and peaceful rural landscape. Quaint and pretty villages, the unspoilt Chiltern Hills, the charming meadows of the Upper Thames and the historic towns of Oxford and Henley, to name but a few. On this tour you will enjoy all these and discover a great deal more. The ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

A Kent seaside jolly

7 Days Easy
This leisurely tour is ideal for families or those wanting to enjoy the wonderful beaches and fascinating history of this unspoilt area. There is glorious cycling right beside the sea, castles and medieval towns to explore and a rich maritime history of old ports, shipwrecks and smuggling to ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

A jaunt around Oxford

3 Days Easy
On this tour you will explore the different landscapes surrounding Oxford - the river Thames, the rolling Cotswold Hills and the Oxford Canal. On day one, there is a flat river focused route exploring a string of riverside villages and the elegant town of Abingdon before returning leisurely ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

A jaunt around Dorset

5 Days Easy
This is unspoilt Dorset at its most delightful - expansive sandy beaches at Studland, tiny back lanes and bridleways linking fords, hamlets and woodland, pretty towns full of history at Wareham and Dorchester and a landscape so evocative that great men from Hardy to Lawrence of Arabia were ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

A Cotswold ride to Bath

10 Days Easy
This romantic and relaxed journey between Oxford and Bath, two of England's finest cities, leads you through many of the Cotswolds' best loved villages and valleys. As if that were not enough, the ride embraces a rich history. From Cirencester and Bath's Roman heritage, to Oxford's historic ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

A Chiltern Challenge

5 Days Moderate
Following much of the 170 mile Chiltern Cycleway, this tour covers the entire Chiltern Hills area: from the Thames at Henley in the south west, to Hitchin in Hertfordshire in the north east. The chalk hills are a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, known for their red kites, beech ...
Updated by CTG on 14 Dec 2017

A jolly around Corfu

8 Days Easy
This is a very relaxed wander by bike around one of the greenest of the Greek islands through pretty seaside villages and traditional inland hamlets. The rather sleepy ambiance of Corfu all adds to the charm along with old Corfu town itself - a World Heritage listed centre. This gentle journey ...
Updated by CTG on 6 Aug 2015

London East to Greenwich and The Barrier

1 Days Easy
Ride east on this fascinating tour of 7 or 15 miles and unravel the layers of history that have built up beside the Thames. Discover the unexpected, a tiny museum and a farm. Soak up the maritime treasures at Greenwich and if you want to explore further, cycle on to the Barrier. There's a ...
Updated by CTG on 4 Feb 2014

London's Heart

1 Days Easy
Ideal for a half day, this 13.5 mile route is virtually traffic free. It explores famous London landmarks as well as the quirky and unexpected. The banks of the Thames and many of London's spacious parks define the route for this ride. Take in tiny mews and Kensington Palace, a street market and ...
Updated by CTG on 4 Feb 2014

London West to Kew and Richmond

1 Days Easy
This gentle ride of 18 miles takes you under many of the London bridges you may know and to riverside surprises you don't know. Then there's Kew to enjoy and Richmond to explore with its many waterside retreats, fine houses and park. Relax at the end of the day with bikes aboard a leisurely boat ...
Updated by CTG on 4 Feb 2014

A day in Oxford

1 Days Easy
Our classic city tour embraces many of the famous and beautiful university colleges and buildings including the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library. But it also includes the hidden backwaters of the Thames and Isis rivers, glorious meadows, the colourful Oxford Canal and some infamous ...
Updated by CTG on 4 Feb 2014

A day in Oxford and Blenheim

1 Days Easy
Our guided tour of Oxford and Blenheim Palace runs daily in the summer months at 10am .This is the best way to see Oxford and its surrounding countryside and stunning palace. Saddle up with your guide and pedal traffic free around the highlights of the city. Enjoy the Thames and its locks and ...
Updated by CTG on 4 Feb 2014

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, hotels with character and wonderful local food ...
Updated by CTG on 4 Feb 2014

Chateau living in the Loir

7 Days Easy-Moderate
Nowhere in France will you find as many 'chateaux' and manor houses as in the Loir Valley. This is the Loir without an 'e'. The castles along this river may not be quite as majestic as those of its famous 'sister' valley, the Loire, but they are certainly equally beautiful. Here you cycle along ...
Updated by CTG on 4 Feb 2014

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 4 Feb 2014

Easy Tuscany ~ Pisa to Florence

7 Days Easy
This is a very 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 ...
Updated by CTG on 4 Feb 2014

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 4 Feb 2014

Kent for art lovers

3 Days Easy
Whitstable - charming, vintage and boutique is the base for this arty tour. From your home on the beach, famed for its oysters, there is wonderful gentle pedalling adjacent to the sea and along the coast. Enjoy The Turner Contemporary at Margate, the mysterious shell grotto and several step back ...
Updated by CTG on 4 Feb 2014

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