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Our Cycle Routes

Curated by our resident High Priest of Cycling, Ollie Nuthall, each starts and ends at Cafe Allez! Belvoir Castle. You can pick up the routes at any point as part of your ride, or load the bike in your car and park for free with us while you enjoy your ride. We bring you the greatest roads and sights that the Vale of Belvoir has to offer, including some that could surprise even seasoned locals!

Have a browse through the routes and if you find one you like the look of you can simply hit the download button to get the .gpx file to load onto your Garmin or similar device or alternatively you can download the PDF commentary which gives you a great background to the ride with visual pointers.

Our Walking Routes

Here at Cafe Allez!, we welcome dogs and muddy walking boots as much as we welcome tight fitting lycra and cycling shoes. So we've had two friends of the Cafe (and Jim their dog) design some walking routes so you can enjoy even more of the beautiful Vale of Belvoir.

We begin with two walks of fairly short duration, one being 2.5 miles and the 2nd, a 4 mile loop. Help yourself to a copy which we have available to pickup for free in the cafe. Don't forget to share your pictures with us afterwards, as we're always keen to see how it went!

Longer routes are in the pipeline...

The Vale and the Whale

The Blast To The Mast 100km / 1km

65 miles Challenging 4 hrs 20 min 1000m

Our most challenging ride, this undulating course offers spectacular scenery, over 100km of riding and exactly 1km of climbing. It will take even the strongest riders over 3 hours to complete but the rewards are great. The mast in question is the Waltham Transmitter and to put things in perspective, you’ll be ascending more than x3 the height of this structure today!

The Vale and the Whale

The Vale And The Whale

40 miles Moderate 2 hrs 50 min 480m

This includes some climbs but is not too daunting. It takes in some of Ollie's favourite roads. Why 'The Whale'? - well, a key feature is the climb on the fabulously named 'Whalebone Lane'. And to reward you, we include a suggested mid-ride cafe stop.

The Velo Verde Thirty

The Velo Verde Thirty

30 miles Easy 2 hrs 8 min 308m

This ride offers spectacular and varied scenery, nothing too stretching in terms of climbing, and a chance to explore some of the lesser-known cycling highlights of the Vale. Not to mention coffee and cake at the cycling-friendly Caffe Velo Verde at Screveton.

The Vale Hills and Thrills

The Vale Hills & Thrills

19 miles Hard 1 hrs 27 min 395m

Ollie sets you a challenge here, packing plenty of climbing into this short route. The rewards: some of the best scenery in the Vale of Belvoir and one of the official Top 100 Climbs in the UK on your cycling CV.

The Vale and the Whale

Reeded Cottage Loop

2.5 miles Easy 1 hr 10 min

This short but scenic route offers some fantastic Vale of Belvoir scenery and is ideal if your time with us is limited. The full route, including OS mapping, is available for free at Cafe Allez! Belvoir Castle.

The Velo Verde Thirty

Castle View & Woolsthorpe Loop

4 miles Moderate 1 hr 50 min

This route takes you down to and through the beautiful village of Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, where a pub stop could also be easily included! Whilst the route circles back on itself, the view is very different in each direction: sweeping vistas across the Vale and down into the village on the way out, with the best views available of the Castle (other than paying to enter the grounds) on your return. The full route, including OS mapping, is available for free at Cafe Allez! Belvoir Castle.

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The Visitor Car Park
Belvoir Castle, Belvoir
Nr. Grantham NG32 1PE