Let’s face it, we all need an escape from time to time. The Rebellion Way is exactly that.
This is a new, exciting and captivating 230 mile cycling holiday circumnavigating most of Norfolk and offers an unforgettable and historical experience along this beautiful and diverse landscape.
Explore Norfolk UK can organise this holiday for you, staying in lovely pubs or hotels and even B&B's where available, and having your luggage transported so you can take your time to enjoy the many wonderful sights along the way.
There are just so many riveting places en route, you won’t have a dull moment! And what’s not to like about cycling around almost the whole of Norfolk!
On The Rebellion Way you’ll discover a hidden gem of the East Coast, packed with:
There’s something about the combination of a cycling holiday with Explore Norfolk UK and following in the steps of historical figures that hopefully will appeal to your spirit!
This trip can be taken all year round, but early Spring to late Autumn would definitely be better.
The Rebellion Way takes its name from 2 Norfolk rebellions; Boudica’s Rebellion in AD60-61 and Kett’s Rebellion in 1549.
Travel is one of the few things in life that not only broadens the mind, but also feeds the soul. Why not escape from real life for a few days and have some time to yourself.
I truly believe this is one of the best ways to see so much of Norfolk in one go.
On this cycling holiday you will:
The Rebellion Way is one of “Cycling UK’s” bikepacking routes. However, this Explore Norfolk UK cycling package is not designed to be a bikepacking holiday (and if you want to see some testimonials from cyclists who really enjoyed their ride booked through us, then click over to the Testimonials page here).
We have aimed this holiday at those who:
It’s devised to be done in luxury! Slow, culture, and food.
It’s a cycling holiday for anyone who wants to experience the thrill of cycling and leave everyday life behind for a while, and is a holiday to be taken with your own personal bikes (although I can organise gravel bikes for hire if you contact me for more information).
You don’t need to be an expert rider or have years of training under your belt to go on this trip, just a willingness to push yourself, keep going and have fun in the process.
Our Rebellion Way cycle trip begins in Norwich before hitting the road for five, six or seven days of cycling adventure, culture and history. (It doesn't have to start in Norwich, it can also start in King's Lynn where there is a train station, or even Diss or Thetford).
This Rebellion Way cycling holiday is designed for adults of all fitness levels. While it can be a little challenging in places (don’t forget that Norfolk is predominantly flat-ish!), you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy this holiday, but you do need to be prepared to work hard and have fun along the way. This trip is open to all cyclists regardless of your skill level or cycling experience, as the majority of the ride is on quiet back lanes.
We welcome solo travellers, couples, and small groups of friends looking for something a bit different. If you haven’t been on a bike for years, you may want to upgrade it (!) but we can also alter the mileage along the way.
The itinerary for The Rebellion Way cycle ride includes five, six or seven days of cycling adventures through the beautiful and varied landscapes of Norfolk. You’ll travel between Norwich, Diss and Thetford, then on to King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea before heading back to Norwich via Aylsham.
Along the way, you’ll cycle through and past so many interesting and fascinating places (a detailed itinerary will let you know exactly what to expect on each day):
Expect to cycle anything from around 43-90km/27-56 miles each day, depending on the option you choose, and you'll get to see the kind of countryside you’d normally only see from the window of a train or car.
You’ll also get to eat some delicious local food and learn about some fascinating Norfolk history along the way, from stopping off to see the capital city of Norfolk in the time of Boudicca in 60AD to the Cromwell Tanks in WWII.
One other thing that you can expect along the trail is luggage transfer. Your luggage gets transported from one place to another so you won’t have to worry loading your bikes down with gear.
And you’ll be staying in hotels and pubs who are prepared for cyclists
We want you to have the best time on this trip, and that means minimizing the risk of injury wherever possible.
Here are a few tips to make sure you come away from this trip with only amazing memories and hopefully no injuries to your body!
This is a cycling holiday with a difference, taking you on an historical adventure through the most beautiful and oft forgotten county of Norfolk.
It’s the perfect trip for you if you're looking for something a bit different, want to challenge yourselves physically while having fun, and want to discover a new part of the country.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your place on The Rebellion Way cycling adventure and prepare to be challenged, inspired and ready for adventure!