Lakes and Dales Loop Bike Ride 

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    Duration 3 - 4 Days
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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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    Skills Grade - A
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Skills Grade
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    Navigation - Self Guided
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    Fitness Grade - 2 - 4
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Fitness Grade
2 - 4
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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.

£275.00 - £365.00

Price (per person)

£100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
Trip Dates below - keep scrolling   calendar

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Hybrid bike rental: £90 - £120 
Electric bike rental: £135 - £180
(inc. Kit bag with pump, inner tubes and multi-tool.)
Helmet rental: is £5
Single room Guarantee: £90 - £120
Extra night at the end:
£95 Double / twin room (2 people)
£75 Single occupancy in a double / twin room
£55 Single room
GPX files for your GPS: (Free on request)
There is no supplement for single travellers who are willing to share 
4 or 5 days 
The biking:
3 - 4 days, place-to-place
Tour group size 8 - 30
Fitness grade 2/4
(Trip grades explained)
What's included:
3 - 4 nights guesthouse accommodation
All breakfasts
Mapping of the route
Luggage transfers
CycleActive water bottle
Torq Fitness complimentary item
 What we provide is:
  • Carefully selected B&B accommodation
  • Luggage transfers each day, so you need only cycle with your daily snacks and toolkit
  • Pre-tour and on-tour advice and information
  • Ordnance Survey Map of the route
  • Emergency breakdown support
Price (per person):
3 Day - £275
4 Day - £365

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Trip Dates:
4 Day ride £365pp
Buy Now small roll over
£100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
50 miles per day average
48 miles - ride 1
48 miles - ride 2
50 miles - ride 3
50 miles - ride 4
Wednesday evening to Sunday evening
13 - 17 May 
17 - 21 June
09 - 13 September
Fitness grade 2/3

3 Day ride £275pp
Buy Now small roll over
£100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
65 miles per day average
65 miles - ride 1

67 miles - ride 2

64 miles - ride 3
Thursday evening to Sunday evening
14 - 17 May 
18 - 21 June
10 - 13 September
Fitness grade 3



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