King Alfred's Way 3.5 day Self-Guided Supported Ride
Immerse yourself in 10,000 years of history by riding this 350km loop around historic Wessex, the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Alfred the Great. The route starts and ends in Winchester where Alfred is buried, and connects iconic monuments including Stonehenge, Avebury stone circle, Iron Age hill forts, Farnham Castle, and Winchester and Salisbury Cathedrals. If riding this iconic route with some of the hassle taken out of it appeals to you then join us for this supported, self-guided riding adventure.
We will meet riders each morning and check all is well before transporting your bags onto the evenings destination for you. We will also provide you with a daily route to follow and GPX files. Should you need any assistance during the day we will be a phone call away and happy to help facilitate where we can giving you the peace of mind to relax and fully enjoy this epic riding experience.
Day 1 Winchester to Devizes (100km)
Day 2 - Devizes to Reading (104km)
Day 3 - Reading to Petersfield (105km)
Day 4 - Petersfield to Winchester (65km)
What we do: Before the event we offer advice and guidance, gpx files, daily route description with route profile and refreshment stops. Each day we meet you for a daily briefing, providing useful information and advice, take your luggage (on to the next hotel) and provide mechanical (and emotional) assistance along the way.
Twice daily we will meet you with refreshments along the way, offering water top-ups, tea & coffee, amazing homemade cakes and flapjack plus savoury snacks and sweets. Support vehicles will also stock a selection of spare parts and a spare bike, and if needed, we will source rarer and specific parts to the best of our ability, giving you peace of mind to relax and enjoy the ride, and the confidence that you will be able to complete this epic ride. Or a ride in the van if all else fails.
We have reserved accommodation for the ride where possible although you will be responsible for booking and paying separately for it. Once you have purchased a ticket we will send you information about the accommodation so that you can do this. To get an idea of the of the cost of accommodation please budget for £38 per person per night based on two people sharing and including breakfast. Single occupancy would be on average £60 per night. If you have any questions before you purchase your ticket, please call us on 01189 010371 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer them.
Summary of things included on the King Alfreds Way supported, self-guided rides:
- Daily briefings with tips and advice for the day ahead
- Daily bag transfer to the hotel
- GPX file of the route
- 2 Checkpoints each day with refreshments
- Support vehicle with spare parts & tools
- Booking information for reserved hotel rooms