The Lakeland "All Mountain" Epic Full Itinerary
The Mountain Biking - Introduction
The Lake District is England’s largest national park and home to some of the most spectacular biking, not only in the UK but anywhere. The sport of mountain biking grew up here – Lester Noble, owner and founder of Orange mountain bikes, lives a stone’s throw away from our Lake District offices and the Orange connection with this region and Halifax in Yorkshire spans some incredible trails.
If your UK mountain biking never gets much beyond trail centres, this trip will show you a whole other world: a world of high summits with jaw-dropping views, massive, gnarly, rocky descents that last for miles yet have not one other rider on them (except the rest of your group, of course), where you come off the trail and almost directly into the garden of a local pub, serving fresh Cumbrian food and locally brewed beers to help you through the afternoon… If this sounds appetising, then maybe it’s time for a change from UK trail centres or foreign holidays? Maybe it’s time for an epic, all-mountain adventure through the most awe-inspiring, technique challenging, physically demanding, big and beautiful trails that The Lake District, the UK, maybe even the World has to offer. This is THE trip for anyone who wants to sample UK all mountain biking at its absolute best.
Usual daily distances: 40 to 50km
Days of cycling: 5
Terrain: The ancient rights of way network, known as bridleways, allows us access to an exceptional variety of remote tracks and trails. Often rocky, often technically demanding and sometimes accessed by sections of quiet country backroads, there is real diversity on this trip.
Support vehicle: there is no allocated support vehicle for this tour as your bags will be moved from guesthouse to guesthouse on routes that do not connect with our rides. However there is a great network of café’s and bike shops, for any on-the-go pit stops, plus our guides are experts at trail fixes, to keep you on the move.
Tour staff: 1 Mountain bike guide, qualified, local to The Lakes and an expert on all of the trails, their variations and their challenges.