• Enjoy a Cycling Stay with the Women's Tour

Enjoy a Cycling Stay with the Women's Tour

The final stage of the Women's Tour is coming to The Suffolk Coast on 9 October 2021. Make the most of your visit and enjoy a cycling break or stay along the route.

Suffolk will be hosting the final stage of the Women’s Tour between Haverhill and Felixstowe - the first time the county has hosted the final stage of the race since 2014.

The final stage, which was set to be a part of last year’s Women’s Tour prior to its postponement due to Covid 19, was initially unveiled at the Port of Felixstowe in January 2020. Haverhill is new to the Women’s Tour, while Felixstowe – which appeared in the inaugural edition of the race seven years ago – will host its first stage finish.

To celebrate the final stage, Felixstowe is offering an exciting programme of events at Felix-Fest, which takes place from 8-10 October. To help you make the most of your visit to The Suffolk Coast for the Women's Tour, we've put together this handy guide on where to watch, things to do, places to stay, places to eat and cycling trails along the route.

You can find the Stage 6 timetable here which details all of the locations along the route.

Where to Watch & Stay Along the Route

Wickham Market

Towns & Villages - Wickham Market

The charming village of Wickham Market is home to an array of independent shops selling everything from general hardware, home furnishings to food, giftware and clothing. After you've watched the bikes whizz by, you can enjoy a bite to eat in one of the cafes or head to nearby Easton Farm Park, Framlingham Castle and Orford Castle for a day out. 

Click here for places to eat in Wickham Market

Click here for places to stay in Wickham Market


Towns & Villages - Woodbridge

One of the ‘gems’ in Suffolk’s crown, Woodbridge combines excellent shops with superb pubs and restaurants and numerous activities both indoors and out. On the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, pay a visit to the historic Woodbridge Tide Mill, one of The Suffolk Coast's iconic buildings which has stood on the banks of the River Deben for over 800 years, or head to the nearby National Trust Sutton Hoo - to learn about the fascinating story of 'The Dig' and the site of a once thriving hub in the time of Anglo-Saxon warrior kings.

Click here for places to eat in Woodbridge.

Click here for places to stay in Woodbridge.


Towns & Villages - Felixstowe - Beach Street

The finishing line of the Tour, Felixstowe is nestled between the Rivers Orwell and Deben and boasts a vibrant town centre, a wonderful mix of attractions, glorious beach and an array of great eateries and cafes.

Across the weekend, there's an exciting programme of events taking place including Outdoor Cinema, a 10km bike ride, children’s races, and lots of demonstration activities to join in with. There will also be a Tour Village with stalls providing information and activities and a Pump Track, so you can put yourself through your paces!

On Sunday 10 October, an open water triathlon will be taking place, with a sprint and super sprint open to all!

Make the most of your visit and head to Landguard Point to watch the big ships coming into the harbour, discover the town's fascinating history at Languard Fort and Felixstowe Museum, enjoy traditional seaside entertainment at Manning's Amusements, sit and watch the world go by in the peaceful surroundings of the Seafront Gardens. Buy unique Felixstowe souvenirs at Beach Street or catch a show at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion.

Click here for places to eat in Felixstowe.

Click here for places to stay in Felixstowe.

Cycling in & around the Women's Tour Route

TTDA - Cycling - Tunstall Forest

Why not follow The Women's Tour route on your bike, or divert and discover some of the Suffolk Coast's stunning cycle trails and routes.

Woodbridge and Waldringfield

Takes you along the banks of the River Deben and through the pretty villages of Hemley and Waldringfield.

Click here for the route: 


Rendlesham Forest & Shingle Street

If off road cycling is more your style, then a visit to Rendlesham Forest is a must. This trail takes you from the forest to the Suffolk Punch Trust and on to Shingle Street and Bawdsey.

Click here for the route: 

Felixstowe Town Cycling Map

Set off on two wheels to explore the charming seaside town, with routes for all ages and abilities:

Click here for the map: 

Find out more about cycling on the Suffolk coast with our guide here!