APPROX. 1.5 HOURS
This is a great introduction to the excitement of trike touring.
Heading out of Melton Mowbray we take a cruise through the grounds of the magnificent Stapleford Park and Country Club followed by a blast through the rolling Leicestershire countryside before heading up the North shore of England’s largest man-made reservoir.
A brief photo stop is then followed by riding out onto the Hambleton peninsular, passing some of the country’s finest and most exclusive properties!
Touring back through the market town of Oakham we then cruise past a few more of the county’s hidden gems before hitting a rolling stretch of our own “TT Tour” to blow the cobwebs away on the return journey.
APPROX 1.5 HOURS
This tour is a brilliant introduction to trike touring and gives our guests a real taste of experiencing a trike out on the open road. It’s a great way to start your trike touring, getting used to buzzing down country lanes on our Boom trike and taking in the wonderful sights of the Vale of Belvoir at the same time.
We will head North out of Melton Mowbray into the delightful Vale of Belvoir and pass through the home of the World-famous Stilton Cheese with its many dairies and farms. We’ll regularly cross the Grantham canal and will take in the picturesque Vale before doing a circuit around the majestic Belvoir Castle and its grounds (photo opportunities a plenty!).
APPROX 2.5 HOURS
On this trike adventure we head out of Melton Mowbray into the rolling countryside of Leicestershire and take a tour round the world famous Stapleford Park (where the rich and famous holiday and often get married!). Moving onto the rolling hills of Rutland we pass by Wymondham windmill, which is currently being restored to its former glory, and take in the traditional stone buildings of the area (you may spot one of the many hunts out across the fields that operate in this county).
Then heading up the West shore of Rutland Water you get to experience the sheer size of this man-made reservoir. A near full circuit of the water is broken with a comfort break for drinks and cake!
Then onto the historic yet cosmopolitan town of Oakham which leads us straight onto the parklands and grounds of one of Rutland’s hidden gems – Launde Abbey. The abbey sits amongst stunning scenery and is well worth a visit in its own right. From here we tour back to Melton Mowbray through the beautiful Rutland countryside.
APPROX 2.5 HOURS
This is a lovely little trike tour experience. As with the Belvoir tour we will head north out of Melton Mowbray into the delightful Vale of Belvoir. Taking in all the sights of the home of the World-famous Stilton cheese with its many Dairy farms, cheese producers and rolling countryside.
We’ll then make the short hop over the river Trent (don’t worry, there’s a bridge) where we’ll find ourselves in the home of the famous Bramley Apple – Southwell.
Passing the imposing Southwell Minster on our journey, a comfort stop for tea and cake along side the Trent sets us up for the return leg through the picturesque Vale of Belvoir. We’ll make a circuit around the majestic Belvoir Castle and its grounds (photo opportunities aplenty!) before returning to Melton.
APPROX 2.5 HOURS
Our Charnwood tour sees us leave Melton Mowbray to follow the Wreake valley until we reach the delightful borough of Charnwood. Having toured around the second highest peak in Leicestershire – the imposing Beacon Hill – our tour then takes you through the many exclusive and sought after villages that lay in and around the famous Bradgate park. Famed for its rolling parkland, being the birth place of Lady Grey and as the home of the Leicestershire symbol – the tower of Old John.
We’ll take a break from the thrill of the trike tour to stop at the Great Central Tearooms for a well earned cuppa and cake! Then we’ll head back into Leicestershire for plenty of photo opportunities and a relaxed tour around one of the country’s finest counties.
HALF DAY TOUR
We start your Tour and Taste Experience from the famous Ferneley’s Dairy Barn, situated just 10 minutes out of Melton Mowbray on the Rutland Leicestershire border and famed for their Award-Winning Ice Creams!
The Dairy Barn Cafe offers breakfasts, light lunches and of course their incredible ice cream selection. With ample seating inside or out this is the perfect place to be booked in for you gastronomic treat.
From here we start your Trike Tour around the Vale of Belvoir, passing by local cheese factories in the area (this is the home of Stilton after all). A great way to start your trike tour – getting used to buzzing down country lanes on our Boom trike whilst taking in the wonderful sites of the Vale of Belvoir.
Enjoy the splendour and grandeur of the fine buildings and countryside (including the majestic site of Belvoir Castle) in the Vale through to the Eastern side of Nottinghamshire before returning back to our start point at Ferneley’s Dairy Barn Cafe.
Tour includes a £20 (per tour) voucher towards all food and drink.
Ferneley’s Dairy Barn
As well as serving breakfasts, light lunches and snacks, you can of course sample the farm’s very own Ferneley’s Dairy Ice Cream, made on site in the dedicated ice cream kitchen. A visit to the farm café is a really unique experience with the addition of a viewing window where you can see exactly how they make their artisan ice cream.
There is seasonal outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Leicestershire Countryside where you can wind down and tuck in following your trike experience.
APPROX 3.5 – 4 HOURS
Want to experience the thrill of the world famous motorcycle TT?
Well, it’s not common knowledge, but Rutland has its very own TT circuit devised and used regularly by bike manufacturers and motoring journalists to put machines through their paces. This is a trip round some of the country’s best biking roads and scenery from the comfort and luxury of a chauffeur driven trike.
The near 100 mile route takes in some incredible sights in and around Rutland and gives you a full-on open road triking experience. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Midshire Trike Tour without a couple of well-earned refreshment breaks along the way. Feel like you’re flying around England’s smallest county – this is freedom!
APPROX 3.5 – 4 HOURS
Why not experience both the delights of the county of Rutland and the Vale of Belvoir in a full on half-day tour?
This is our flagship half-day tour which allows you to experience our two most popular tours back-to-back from the comfort of our incredible trike. We’ve combined the Vale of Belvoir and Rutland tours to create a truly memorable trike touring experience.
You won’t miss a thing by settling in for a half-day on board the Boom Trike buzzing through the beautiful countryside of the Midshires and taking in sights such as Belvoir Castle, Rutland Water and Launde Abbey to name just a few.
And don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for pit stops. Half a day is a full-on tour as we mentioned so we’ve planned in a couple of “comfort” breaks en route where local refreshments will also be available. An absolutely stunning experience.
As of the beginning of June we are starting back up with our short tours. Longer tours above 2 hours are currently limited by the lack of comfort stops available, but when cafes etc. are open again we can offer these longer tours.
We have a full detail of handling, disinfecting, distancing and operating which we will be adhering to for the safety of our trike riders and of course ourselves.
Please see the FAQ page for more details.
What better way to enjoy this fantastic area and the weather we are experiencing than on the back of a powerful Boom trike!
As always, your safety and enjoyment are our main priorities….