The Carter Company, a luxury cycling company, has just launched its fall program that takes travelers through Britain. Routes include stays in boutique or luxury hotels, luggage transfer, and a local host.
The eight-night journey from Loch Lomond to Edinburgh showcases the best of the autumn season. Travelers will ride past The Trossachs, through the forested Rob Roy Way offering views of the Loch Tay and the Ben Lawers mountain range, and take in the Falls of Dochar below the village bridge. The route ends in Edinburgh where the city’s Royal Botanic Gardens provide a variety of autumnal hues.
Prices start from $3,299 per person based on double occupancy and include hybrid bikes and accessories, accommodation with breakfasts, local hosts providing on-call support.
While many head to the New Forests for the redwood, oak, beech, yew and holly trees in their fall colors, another notable attraction is the more than 2,000 types of fungi that appear for fall, and witnessing the practice of pannage, when hundreds of domestic pigs are released into the forest to feast on fallen acorns and chestnuts. The tour goes from the towns of Brockenhurst to Beauly and Lymington and popping over to the Isle of Wight, before returning to follow Dorset’s Jurassic coast.
Prices start from $2,799 per person double occupancy and include breakfast every day, a return ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight, bike hire and accessories, with a local host providing emergency support.
Perfect for those looking to escape from London for a short time, this tour explores the red and yellow leaves that make up Chilterns Hills. Beginning and ending in the small Hertfordshire town of Tring, the four night tour follows the Fall Colors route on the 5,000 acre Ashridge Estate and explores the hills to Henley overlooking the River Thames.
Prices start from $729 per person for based on occupancy. Bike hire is not included but is available. Luggage transfer between accommodations is included.