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The Three Summits
The Lake District - England

 

  
Mountain Bike Holiday

UK Lake District – The Three Summits

 

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Take in three of England’s most impressive summits in three days of incredible mountain biking. The riding is challenging – both physically and technically – but the rewards are immense. This is a long weekend of real “All Mountain” adventure for bikers who want to experience epic rides in the wild open spaces of Britain.


Tour Highlights:

  • Big mountain rides with awesome views
  • Rocky, technical and physical terrain
  • Expert leader and small groups
  • Premium guesthouse (AA 5 star)

Overview

The summits of Helvellyn (950m), Skiddaw (931m) and High Street (828m) are three of the most dramatic biking destinations in the UK, criss-crossed by trails that offer a range of incredible mountain bike rides. Being based in The Lake District we know all of the route options inside out, and we’re the experts when it comes to guiding people safely through them.

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Each mountain has its own character, and these will unfold as the weekend progresses. From the long ridge that defines High Street to the rounded giant of Skiddaw and the rock-strewn summit of Helvellyn – every mountain has its mixture of breathtaking views and mtb challenges. The three days of mountain biking will be adapted to suit the weather conditions and group ability, but you must be prepared for steep climbs with some hiking sections, narrow ridge rides and exposed summits and descents.

Our weekend base will be the 5-star Brooklands guesthouse, located in the north-eastern Lake District gateway town of Penrith. This has been a favourite for our clients since 2001 and is the only guesthouse in the area to boast a listing in the Michelin guide, alongside its five stars and AA breakfast award.


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Holiday Facts

Price (per person):
£285

Duration:
4 days
Thursday evening to Sunday evening

The biking:
3 days, centre based
Fully guided
Fitness grade 3-4
Skill grade C
Tour group size 4-8

(Trip grades explained)

What's included:
3 nights guesthouse accommodation
En-suite rooms
All breakfasts
Professional mtb guide

Note that transport is not included: each day we have a 15-20 minute drive to get to the start of the ride, which you can either do in your own car or by car-pooling with others in the group. The guide can transport bikes in our van if needed.

Trip dates:

2015

11 - 14 June  
9 - 12 July  
6 - 9 August
3 - 6 September  

Optional extras:
Single room guarantee £85
Bike rental £120
(premium bikes only)