Highlights & Typical Itinerary for 2024 - 5 Nights
Heading west on Cycle Route 30 you cycle quiet lanes through farmland and pine woods to reach Thetford after 21 miles. (Regarded by many as the home of Boudicca's Palace). After Thetford head North directly through the magnificent Forest and ancient Arboretum at Lynford and then on to Oxborough Hall and Swaffham. Overnight stay will be in the market place at Swaffham or a few miles further North in the stunning historic village of Castle Acre with it's Castle and Priory.
Start by following the famous Peddars Way before you turn West through gently undulating countryside towards the old Hanseatic Port of Kings Lynn. (England's busiest Port in the 14C !). Leaving historic Kings Lynn you head North through Sandringham and on to the Coast at the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton. Overnight stay will be very close to the Norfolk Coast in one of the pretty villages of Thornham, Titchwell or Burnham Market
Start by cycling through the stunning private estate of Holkham Hall and then on to the lovely fishing Port of Wells-Next-The-Sea.. You then turn inland to visit the pilgrimage village of Walsingham before arriving in the Georgian town of Holt with it's historic town centre, heritage railway and wonderful Cafes and Shops. Overnight stay on the edge of Sheringham which offers wonderful coastal views and a lively seaside town centre.
First we cycle through the grounds of Felbrigg Hall then head South passing through several of Norfolk's prettiest villages. Next you can explore the 5000 acres of parkland at Blickling Hall - possibly the best preserved Jacobean House in the UK. Perhaps a brief stop in the market town of Aylsham for lunch before following the Bure Valley railway path to the Norfolk Broads at Wroxham. Finally we meander into Norwich via Ranworth Broad Nature Reserve, Overnight in the historic centre of Norwich near the Cathedral. A luxury Hotel treat for the final night !
A shorter ride of approx 26 miles today to return to the starting point of Diss. You soon pass the old Roman City of Caister St Edmund with it's well preserved walls and earthworks. It's then a fairy easy 22 miles back to the historic market town of Diss following the route of the River Tas and passing numerous quaint villages
Options to vary start location, add extra days or do a shorter section
A suggested start location on our Rebellion Way ride is the historic and pretty Market Town of Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Free safe parking is available at several nearby Hotels. If you prefer to arrive by train we can collect you from Diss Station.