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Be at the heart of the Tour de France 2014 action

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales at the Malham Tarn Estate © Ben Selway

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales at the Malham Tarn Estate © Ben Selway


The Tour De France 2014 comes to Yorkshire and we have wonderful holiday cottages that will ensure that you are within easy reach of all of the action on both days as the riders face the dramatic climbs and descents through Wensleydale, Swaledale and across Oxenhope Moor to gruelling Cragg Vale.

The first stage will start on Saturday 5th July 2014 in front of Leeds Town Hall and will cover 190 km (120 miles) through the Yorkshire countryside, especially the splendid Yorkshire Dales National Park in the Pennines. The first stage will pass close to the National Trust cottages at Fountains Abbey near Ripon, eleven of them including  Lark Cottage and Wren Cottage. Later in the stage it will pass close to Skipton where we have Scar House, Darnbrook Cottage and The Old Smithy in the surrounding dales. 

Sunday 6th July 2014 the riders will leave from the historic city of York for Sheffield on a very tricky 200-km (125 miles) stage including  the formidable Holme Moss to climb. Our apartments at the heart of York including, Goodramgate will put you close to the starting line. The stage later passe through the walkers paradise, Hebden Bridge and within a short drive of The Lodge and Widdop Gate Barn

Whether following the live stages or if you want to test your skills by riding the route, after the event, many of our cottages will put you within easy reach so book your holiday cottage accommodation early.