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Open Road Open Skies is a family-run company based in northwest England specialising in cycling and walking holidays across the UK, Ireland and Spain. The company offers self-guided, supported and guided cycling holidays on all routes, and can accommodate groups of all sizes whether your group has twenty or two. All routes and accommodations can be adapted to suit your preferences. Simply provide your group size and preferences and Open Road Open Skies will be happy to provide a highly competitive quote.

Good to know

  • Risk free: all deposits and payments protected with Financial Failure Protection Insurance.
  • Tailor-made itineraries and accommodation for all budgets.
  • Top-rated UK cycling & walking specialist.

Key information

Destinations Destinations The United Kingdom
Activity Activity Active, Biking
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Group tour, Private tour

Testimonials

What people are saying about Open Road Open Skies

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scotchtastic2016
01/09/2019

Not our first tour with OROS. This challenging 200 mile loop around the Lake District was brilliantly organised by Shane and Kay. I have no hesitation in recommending the company: you will not be disappointed.

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Ian
02/06/2020

Hi both, Just a quick note to say thanks again for another great trip. We did approach the Outer Hebrides with some trepidation about the weather and we did have some rain. However, your ability to predict when certain members of the party (sometimes all of the party) wanted to get out of the weather and on to somewhere warm and dry was outstanding. All in all it was another wonderful trip. We will be turning our attention to trip 4 soon! All the best Ian

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Mike
01/06/2020

Shane & Kay organised our accommodation and baggage transfers for the Way of the Roses. This is a brilliant route, really well designed to avoid main roads, and through outstanding scenery. Shane & Kay provided excellent advice while we were planning the route. The accommodation they booked was good, and the baggage transfer worked perfectly. Thoroughly recommended.

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Sue J
06/10/2019

Brilliant holiday - Shane, owner of Open Road Open Skies, put together a great bespoke trip for our group of 19 cyclists of mixed experience and abilities who wanted to cycle from the furthest South to the furthest North of Ireland over 9 days. Shane is always calm and good humoured and nothing too much trouble. Shane runs a really genuine hands on outfit that can tailor make your trip within your budget guidelines, including bookings, logistics and roadside support and really cares that you enjoy your holiday and that you achieve your goals. Would definitely use Open Road Open Skies again.

Open Road Open Skies tours

Coast and Castles

Self-guided bike tour of the north-east

2 days From £270 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Scotland, England
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Biking
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Way of the Roses by Bike

Coast to coast across Lancashire and Yorkshire

2 days From £245 Customisable
Destinations Destinations England
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Biking
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Coast To Coast by Bike

Cycle across Northern England

2 days From £245 Customisable
Destinations Destinations England
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Biking
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Hadrian's Cycleway

A bike journey along the ancient Roman frontier

2 days From £245 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Cumbria, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Biking
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What's included

All trips with Open Road Open Skies include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Included Accommodation

All nights in hotels and B&Bs that are carefully researched and chosen for their outstanding welcome, comfort, charm and cycle-friendliness. Most of our accommodation is three or four star B&Bs or guesthouses. They come with breakfast included and some will provide packed lunches on request. If you are looking for extra luxury please let us know at time of booking.

Included Ground transfers

Daily door to door luggage transfers included on all tours. On supported tours, a support van (and driver) is included with food, water, hot drinks and spare parts.

Included Breakfast

All breakfasts included.

Included Bike rental

Fully serviced, 24 speed hybrid bikes plus panniers are included. Also included are all necessary safety equipment (helmet, lock, repair kit, pump, lights, spare inner-tube, allen keys and hi-viz vest. Our panniers are either waterproof or come with a waterproof raincover.)

Route maps, OS maps of accommodation in relation to the route and a GPX (Electronic map of route -created by a person who has previously cycled the same route, which can be viewed on your tablet/mobile phone).

Emergency call out service for any faults which can't be reasonably fixed by a competent cyclist.

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