Lakes and Dales Loop Bike Ride 

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Duration
2 - 5 Days
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    Duration - 2 - 5 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
2 - 4
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    Fitness Grade - 2 - 4
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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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    Navigation - 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

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196 mile circular road bike tour - North West England
 
2, 3, 4 or 5 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 20 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 anything from 2 to 5 days – this lets us cater for everyone from expert level road riders seeking a big challenge, to leisure cyclists who want to combine backroad cycling with 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 makes 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.

£225.00 - £435.00

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: £60 - £150 
Electric bike rental: £45 - £225
(inc. Kit bag with pump, inner tubes and multi-tool.)
Helmet rental: is £5
Single room Guarantee: £60 - £150
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 
   
 
Duration:
3, 4, 5 or 6 days 
 
The biking:
2 - 5 days, place-to-place
Self-guided
Tour group size 8 - 30
Fitness grade 2/4
(Trip grades explained)
 
What's included:
2 - 5 nights guesthouse accommodation
All breakfasts
Mapping of the route
Luggage transfers

 
 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):
 
2 Day - £225
3 Day - £275
4 Day - £365
5 Day - £435

1 Day - Contact us
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Itinerary
 

 
Trip Dates:
5 Day ride £435pp
  
Buy Now small roll over
 
£100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
   
40 miles per day average
37 miles - ride 1
56 miles - ride 2
39 miles - ride 3
29 miles - ride 4
35 miles - ride 5
 
Tuesday evening to Sunday evening
 
2019
02 – 07 April
09 – 14 April
23 – 28 April
07 – 12 May
14 – 19 May
28 May – 02 June
11 – 16 June - Now Full
18 – 23 June
25 – 30 June
02 – 07 July
09 – 14 July
16 – 21 July
25 – 28 July
06 – 11 August
13 – 18 August
03 – 08 September
10 – 15 September
17 – 22 September
24 – 29 September
01 – 06 October
15 – 20 October
 
Fitness grade 2

 
 
 
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
 
2019
03 – 07 April
10 – 14 April
24 – 28 April
08 – 12 May
15 – 19 May
29 May – 02 June
12 – 16 June - Now Full
19 – 23 June
26 – 30 June
03 – 07 July
10 – 14 July
17 – 21 July
24 – 28 July
07 – 11 August
14 – 18 August
04 – 08 September
11 – 15 September
18 – 22 September
25 – 29 September
02 – 06 October
16 – 20 October
 
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
 
2019
04 – 07 April
11 – 14 April
25 – 28 April
09 – 12 May
16 – 19 May
30 May – 02 June
13 – 16 June - Now Full
20 – 23 June
27 – 30 June
04 – 07 July
11 – 14 July
18 – 21 July
25 – 28 July
08 – 11 August
15 – 18 August
05 – 08 September
12 – 15 September
19 – 22 September
26 – 29 September
03 – 06 October
17 – 20 October
 
Fitness grade 3

 
2 Day ride £225pp
  
 Buy Now small roll over
  
£100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
 
100 miles per day average
101 miles - ride 1
 95 miles - ride 2
 
 
 
 
Friday evening to Sunday evening  
 
2019
05 – 07 April
12 – 14 April
26 – 28 April
10 – 12 May
17 – 19 May
31 May – 02 June
14 – 16 June - Now Full
21 – 23 June
28 – 30 June
05 – 07 July
12 – 14 July
19 – 21 July
26 – 28 July
09 – 11 August
16 – 18 August
06 – 08 September
13 – 15 September
20 – 22 September
27 – 29 September
04 – 06 October
18 – 20 October
 
Fitness grade 4

 

 


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