King Richard III
King Richard III
EBike Tour 4
On this electric bike holiday you visit the atmospheric Bosworth Battlefield, as well as the new King Richard III Visitor Centre in the centre of Leicester. On August 1485 King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth and his body taken to Leicester, to be put on public display before being buried by the Grey Friars. The exact location of both the battlefield and King Richard's final resting place remained a mystery until the 21st century, when funding was raised to take advantage of modern technology and search for the King's remains. Remarkably, in 2012 the remains of King Richard III were found under a car park in Leicester. Your holiday will take you through beautiful and varied countryside, offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sights of the area. Other highlights of the tour include the National Trust property of Stoneywell, which is a perfect example of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Please note: As this route takes you into the centre of Leicester, some busy traffic is unavoidable. Please ask for more information or if you would like us to suggest an alternative route.
This route uses small independent hotels in Quorn and Market Bosworth.
Bed and breakfast
Electric bike hire, accommodation on a b&b basis, luggage transfer each day, car parking, detailed self-guide route to follow at your own pace, helmets. We're on hand to offer local support when required
Travel to your holiday starting point. Entry to attractions. Single supplement. Dinners. Extra nights. Travel insurance
From £385 per person
Your ebike cycling holiday starts in the small market town of Market Bosworth. Popular with cyclists, you will find a number of pubs and restaurants to choose from. There is also an extremely good cycling clothing shop in the centre of Market Bosworth, which is well worth a visit. Steam engine fans can enjoy a trip on the Battlefield Steam railway, which includes a stop at Market Bosworth.Today we will meet you with your bikes and provide you with a briefing for your cycling route and answer any questions. We can also recommend suitable routes, should you fancy a practice ride this evening.
A short cycle ride this morning will take you to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. Here you will learn about the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Discover how the battle unfolded and learn about the 5 year survey to locate the actual battlefield. From here you will cycle along peaceful lanes and tracks to the centre of Leicester and the King Richard III visitor centre. The centre was opened after the discovery of King Richard's remains under a car park. It offers a fascinating overview of the life of King Richard, his death and the remarkable search for his remains. After your visit you will follow the river to the north of Leicester. Your route takes you past the National Space Museum, containing the UK's largest planetarium and the Mountsorrel and Rothley Heritage Centre. Tonight you will stay in the village of Quorn. Wander down to the railway station and you may see the glorious sight of a steam engine, as Quorn sits on the heritage Great Central Railway line.
This morning we recommend a visit to the National Trust property of Stoneywell, an Arts and Crafts house, tucked into the landscape. This morning, the countryside is more rugged than yesterday and you will pass close to Beacon Hill, one of the highest points in Leicestershire, before dropping down into the farmland of the National Forest. Historic Donington Manoris an interesting stop-off. The manor house was built in the 13th century and then modernised in 1618. Visitors can see how people lived in Elizabethan and early Jacobean times, as well as enjoy the 17th century style gardens and maze.