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The Lake District North to South - Self Guided

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    Duration -  4 Riding Days
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Duration
4 Riding Days
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    Fitness Grade - 2 - 3
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    Suitable Bike - Hybrid / Touring
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Suitable Bike
Hybrid / Touring / Gravel Bike
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Fitness Grade
2 - 3
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    Skills Grade - A
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Skills Grade
A
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Self Guided

The English Lake District

Detailed route knowledge

Touring ~ Hybrid ~ Gravel Bike

Various route options

Coast to coast Cycle

Torq product and Water Bottle

Included - For Every Rider

At your own pace

UNESCO world heritage status

A friendly crowd

The Locals

146 miles over 4 days

An ancient history to explore

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Lakeland Cycling Holiday - North England

146 miles (235km) over 4 days

 With its UNESCO world heritage status, the English Lake District National Park, is a truly stunning place to explore and what better way to do so than from the saddle, at your own pace.
 
This tour takes you on a journey from the north to the south, taking in many of the ‘must see’ locations, along the way, using a combination of back roads and gravel cycleways. With CycleActive being based on the doorstep to the Lakes, we know the area extremely well and our itinerary will enable you to make the most out of your time in the park.
 
One of the key benefits to self-guided tours is with so much to see along the route you can choose how to spend your time, selecting your highlights from our detailed tour notes.
 
 
If you are happy to travel light and pack all you need for the 5 days into your panniers, then this tour is ideal. However, if you want a bag transferred between guest houses then we also offer this additional service. This tour doesn’t have a minimum number, so whatever your group size we can cater for it.

This 235km (146mile) tour is designed to take in many of the quiet backroads and traffic free, gravel cycleways, that makes cycling in the national park world class. Hybrid, touring, gravel or e-bikes, are ideal and there are plenty of local bike shops along the route to help with any issues. Once you have completed the ride you can either jump on a train, returning to your car in Penrith, or start your onward journey. With Penrith being on the West coast mainline it is very easy to access the tour without a car from the likes of London or Manchester Airport.

Bronze

  1. 5 nights Hostel accommodation

  2. All breakfasts
  3. 15 years worth of route knowledge from living in the National park
  4. Detailed picture tour notes, gps files and laminated route mapping.
  5. Return train journey for you and your bike (Kendal – Penrith, if required.)
  6. CycleActive water bottle with Torq Fitness energy product
  7. Lunch options / Pre travel packs
  8. Available on the scheduled dates
  9. Full Payment required upon booking

£

295

Per Person

Silver

£

395

Per Person

  1. 5 nights B&B accommodation

  2. All breakfasts
  3. 15 years worth of route knowledge from living in the National park
  4. Detailed picture tour notes, gps files and laminated route mapping.
  5. Return train journey for you and your bike (Kendal – Penrith, if required.)
  6. CycleActive water bottle with Torq Fitness energy product
  7. Lunch options / Pre travel packs
  8. Available on the scheduled dates
  9. £100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date

Gold

£

795

Per Person

  1. 5 nights Lakeland Hotels

  2. All breakfasts
  3. 15 years worth of route knowledge from living in the National park
  4. Detailed picture tour notes, gps files and laminated route mapping.
  5. Return train journey for you and your bike (Kendal – Penrith, if required.)
  6. CycleActive water bottle with Torq Fitness energy product
  7. Lunch options / Pre travel packs
  8. Available on the scheduled dates
  9. £300 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
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Bronze

295

£

Per Person

  1. 5 nights Hostel accommodation

  2. All breakfasts
  3. 15 years worth of route knowledge from living in the National park
  4. Detailed picture tour notes, gps files and laminated route mapping.
  5. Return train journey for you and your bike (Kendal – Penrith, if required.)
  6. CycleActive water bottle with Torq Fitness energy product
  7. Lunch options / Pre travel packs
  8. Available on the scheduled dates
  9. Full Payment required upon booking

Silver

£

395

Per Person

  1. 5 nights B&B accommodation

  2. All breakfasts
  3. 15 years worth of route knowledge from living in the National park
  4. Detailed picture tour notes, gps files and laminated route mapping.
  5. Return train journey for you and your bike (Kendal – Penrith, if required.)
  6. CycleActive water bottle with Torq Fitness energy product
  7. Lunch options / Pre travel packs
  8. Available on the scheduled dates
  9. £100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date

Gold

£

795

Per Person

  1. 5 nights Lakeland Hotels

  2. All breakfasts
  3. 15 years worth of route knowledge from living in the National park
  4. Detailed picture tour notes, gps files and laminated route mapping.
  5. Return train journey for you and your bike (Kendal – Penrith, if required.)
  6. CycleActive water bottle with Torq Fitness energy product
  7. Lunch options / Pre travel packs
  8. Available on the scheduled dates
  9. £300 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
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Coast to coast Cycle route Itinerary        

Read the full itinerary

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Penrith

Car

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Post Code: CA11 7YB

Train

Train Station: Penrith

Walk 0.3 miles (6 mins)

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Trip Dates

Any Sunday – Friday

Excluding Christmas period

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Trip Dates

Any Sunday – Friday

Excluding Christmas period

Penrith

Car

Click Here for directions

Post Code: CA11 7YB

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Train

Train Station: Penrith

Walk 0.3 miles (6 mins)

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Duration

6 days - Sunday late afternoon to Friday evening

The biking

4 days, place-to-place with route options
Self-guided with detailed trip notes, and maps
Tour group size 1+
Skill grade A
Fitness grade 2/3

Extras

Helmet rental: £5
Luggage transfers - £165 per booking (not per person)
Airport transfer Manchester,
1 way - £235
Airport / Ferry transfer Newcastle,
1 way - £220


GPX files for your GPS: Included
GPS unit rental: £40 (not an imposed requirement, as paper maps are supplied)

Single Room Guarantee

Hostel - N/a
B&B Guest House - £150
Lakeland Hotels - £440

Extra night at the end (Penrith)

£95 Double / twin room (2 people)
£75 Single occupancy in a double / twin room
£55 Single room

Hire Bikes

Includes - Bike rack and 2x panniers, kit bag with pump, inner tubes and multi-tool

Hybrid bike rental

£120
2020 Trek FX2 Disc (Or similar)

Hybrid bike rental

Electric bike rental

£180
2020 Trek Powerfly 5 (Or similar)
Running on semi slick tyres

Electric bike rental

To find out more about our North to South Lake District cycling holiday please read the full itinerary, or call our tour designers and chat through your questions in person.

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Duration

6 days - Sunday late afternoon to Friday evening

The biking

4 days, place-to-place with route options
Self-guided with detailed trip notes, and maps
Tour group size 1+
Skill grade A
Fitness grade 2/3

Extras

Helmet rental: £5
Luggage transfers - £165 per booking (not per person)
Airport transfer Manchester, 1 way - £235
Airport / Ferry transfer Newcastle, 1 way - £220


GPX files for your GPS: Included
GPS unit rental: £40 (not an imposed requirement, as paper maps are supplied)

Single Room Guarantee

Hostel - N/a
B&B Guest House - £150
Lakeland Hotels - £440

Extra night at the end (Penrith)

£95 Double / twin room (2 people)
£75 Single occupancy in a double / twin room
£55 Single room

Hire Bikes

Includes - Bike rack and 2x panniers, kit bag with pump, inner tubes and multi-tool

Hybrid bike rental

£120

2020 Trek FX2 Disc
(Or similar)

Hybrid bike rental

Electric bike rental

£180

Running on semi slick tyres

2020 Trek Powerfly 5
(Or similar)

Electric bike rental

To find out more about our North to South Lake District cycling holiday please read the full itinerary, or call our tour designers and chat through your questions in person.

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