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Lakes and Dales Loop Bike Ride 

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    Duration 3 - 4 Days
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Duration
3 - 4 Days
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    Suitable Bike - Road / Hybrid Bike
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Suitable Bike
Road / Hybrid Bike
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    Fitness Grade - 3
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Fitness Grade
3
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    Skills Grade - A
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Skills Grade
A
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    Navigation - Self Guided
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Self Guided

196 miles over 2 - 5 days

The Lakes and Dales Loop

With great accommodation

2 National Parks

Cycle light weight

Luggage transfers each day

Coast to coast Cycle

Torq product and Water Bottle

Included - For Every Rider

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196 mile circular road bike tour - North West England

3 or 4 days

Cycling holidays in England do not get any better than this. A cycle route that loops around our most beautiful national parks, skirting the foothills of our mightiest mountains, meandering along the Eden Valley with its picture-perfect stone-built villages: It is no wonder that The Telegraph newspaper described this journey as “Britain's most beautiful bike route.”

This fabulous cycle ride was designed collaboratively by local and national groups, intent on showcasing the very best cycling, most welcoming towns and villages, and stunning natural scenery that abound in The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. At CycleActive we know this region, and this route, inside out – it’s been our home for over 23 years and our HQ is in Penrith, the official start point for this cycle tour.
 
Our organised tours of the Lakes and Dales loop can be enjoyed over 3 or 4 days of riding.  With a combination of backroad cycling and a great experiences of Lakes and Dales life, culture, food and scenery along the way.
 
This is a self-guided tour, so you do need to be fairly self-sufficient during the daily rides. The route is signed on the road, we provide you with a fully marked up map, and can give you digital downloads of the route for your phone or GPS device to make things run smoothly. We organise great accommodation in hand-picked hotels and guesthouses, vehicle support for emergencies (so breaking down doesn’t mean the end of the ride), and move your bags from point to point so you can cycle with just what you need during the day.

The quiet roads make this ride perfect for road bikes as its 100% tarmac. Hybrid bikes, e-bikes and mountain bikes are also welcome. You can also choose to hire a bike and helmet from CycleActive, which gives you greater flexibility if arriving by train. The Lake District is only three and a half hours from London Euston train station.
   

Bronze

  1. Daily baggage transfers
  2. Available on the scheduled dates
  3. Phone support
  4. Full payment required

Per Person

Wanting to book your own accommodation? Then this is the package for you.
Contact us for details

Silver

275

110

155

320

425

365

Per Person

  1. 3 / 4 nights B&B Accommodation
  2. Daily baggage transfers
  3. OS map and GPX file of the route
  4. Emergency mechanical breakdown support
  5. CycleActive water bottle with Torq Fitness energy product
  6. Lunch options / Pre travel packs
  7. Scheduled dates below
  8. £100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
  1. 3 nights B&B
  1. 3 nights B&B
  1. 4 nights B&B
  1. 4 nights B&B

Gold

Per Person

  1. Torq Fitness Energy pack - 15 / 20 items
  2. CycleActive water bottles - 2 items
  3. (Thursday), Friday, Saturday and Sunday pre-paid car parking, in Penrith.
  4. 3 / 4 nights B&B Accommodation
  5. OS map and GPX file of the route
  6. Daily baggage transfers
  7. Emergency mechanical breakdown support
  8. Lunch options / Pre travel packs
  9. Scheduled dates below
  10. £100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date

3 Day

3 Day

3 Day

4 Day

4 Day

4 Day

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£

£

£

£

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Bronze

3 Day

4 Day

110

155

£

£

Per Person

  1. Daily baggage transfers
  2. Phone support
  3. Available on the scheduled dates
  4. Full payment required

Wanting to book your own accommodation? Then this is the package for you.
Contact us for details

Silver

3 Day

4 Day

275

365

£

£

Per Person

  1. Daily baggage transfers
  2. Emergency mechanical breakdown support
  3. CycleActive water bottle with Torq Fitness energy product
  4. OS map and GPX file of the route
  5. Lunch options / Pre travel packs
  6. Available on the scheduled dates
  7. £100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
  1. 3 nights B&B
  1. 4 nights B&B

Gold

3 Day

4 Day

320

425

£

£

Per Person

  1. Torq Fitness Energy pack - 15 / 20 items
  2. CycleActive water bottles - 2 items
  3. (Thursday), Friday, Saturday and Sunday pre-paid car parking, in Penrith.
  4. OS map and GPX file of the route
  5. Daily baggage transfers
  6. Emergency mechanical breakdown support
  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
  1. 3 nights B&B
  1. 4 nights B&B
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Coast to coast Cycle route Itinerary        

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Trip Dates

 2020 - 3 Day

 

14 - 17 May

18 - 21 June - Confirmed

03 - 06 September

Ride 1 - Friday
Cycling 67miles - 108km
Ascent 5590ft - 1704m
Descent 5826ft - 1776m

Ride 2 - Friday
Cycling 49miles - 79km
Ascent 5830ft - 1777m
Descent 6220ft - 1896m

Ride 1 - Thursday
Cycling 46miles - 74km
Ascent 3628ft - 1106m
Descent 3572ft - 1098m

Ride 2 - Saturday
Cycling 65miles - 105km
Ascent 6902ft - 2104m
Descent 6916ft - 2108m

Ride 3 - Saturday
Cycling 51miles - 83km
Ascent 4655ft - 1419m
Descent 64294ft - 1309m

Ride 3 - Sunday
Cycling 64miles - 103km
Ascent 5984ft - 1824m
Descent 5734ft - 1748m

Ride 4 - Sunday
Cycling 50miles - 80km
Ascent 4340ft - 1323m
Descent 4337ft - 1322m

Thursday evening to
Sunday evening

Wednesday evening to
Sunday evening

 2020 - 4 Day

 

13 - 17 May

17 - 21 June - Confirmed

02 - 06 September

Michelin Restaurants
Mountain Walking
Lake Ferry Journeys
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Scenic Waterside Walks
Beer Festivals
Spa Hotels

Extend Your Holiday

Fringe Festival tour dates

Penrith

The Lake District

Car

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Post Code: CA11 7YB

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Train

Train Station: Penrith

Walk 0.3 miles (6 mins)

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Trip Dates

Thursday evening to Sunday evening

Wednesday evening to Sunday evening

 2020 - 3 Day

14 - 17 May

18 - 21 June - Confirmed

03 - 06 September

 2020 - 4 Day

13 - 17 May

17 - 21 June - Confirmed

02 - 06 September

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Penrith

Car

Click Here for directions

Post Code: CA11 7YB

Train

Train Station: Penrith

Walk 0.3 miles (6 mins)

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Duration

4 day - Thursday evening to Sunday
(3 days of riding)
5 days - Wednesday evening to Sunday
(4 days of riding)

The biking

3 or 4 days, place-to-place
Self-guided
Tour group size 8 - 30
Fitness grade 3/4 - (3 day)
Fitness grade 3 - (4 day)

Extras

Helmet rental: £5
GPX files for your GPS: Included

Single Room Guarantee

3 nights - £90
4 nights - £120
There is no supplement for single travellers who are willing to share

Extra night at the end

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

Hire Bikes

Includes - Kit bag with pump, inner tube and multi-tool

Hybrid bike rental

3 days - £90
4 days - £120
2020 Trek FX2 Disc (Or similar)

Hybrid bike rental

Electric bike rental

3 days - £135
4 days - £180
Running on semi slick tyres
2020 Trek Powerfly 5 (Or similar)

Electric bike rental

Private Groups

Bespoke dates can be added on request for group bookings

To find out more about our Lakes and Dale Loop cycling holiday please read the full itinerary, or call our tour designers and chat through your questions in person.

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Duration

4 day - Thursday evening to Sunday (3 days of riding)
5 days - Wednesday evening to Sunday (4 days of riding)

The biking

3 or 4 days, place-to-place
Self-guided
Tour group size 8 - 30
Fitness grade 3/4 - (3 day)
Fitness grade 3 - (4 day)

Extras

Helmet rental: £5
GPX files for your GPS: Included

Single Room Guarantee

3 nights - £90
4 nights - £120
There is no supplement for single travellers who are willing to share

Extra night at the end

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

Hire Bikes

Includes - Kit bag with pump, inner tube and multi-tool

Hybrid bike rental

3 days - £90
4 days - £120

2020 Trek FX2 Disc
(Or similar)

2020 Trek Powerfly 5 (Or similar)

Hybrid bike rental

Electric bike rental

3 days - £135
4 days - £180
Running on semi slick tyres

Electric bike rental

Private Groups

Bespoke dates can be added on request for group bookings

To find out more about our Lakes and Dale Loop cycling holiday please read the full itinerary, or call our tour designers and chat through your questions in person.

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