Secret Ambleside - Lake District Riding - Full Itinerary
The Mountain Biking - Introduction
The UNESCO world heritage site of the Lake District is well known for its rugged mountain tops and ancient high level passes, but its’ valleys and foot hills also have so much to offer for the mountain biker.
If you have explored the many MTB trail centres scattered all over the UK and fancy something a little different, then this centre based, long weekend break is for you. With a superb network of bridleways the area surrounding Ambleside, in the heart of the lake district, makes for some truly amazing riding and our guides know how to link them together making for unforgettable days out.
Having a local guide allows you to ride all the classic descents, take in the epic view points and you will always have the security of their handy bike repair skills if the trail bites. If you have tackled some red graded trail centre routes and want to test your skills on some ‘proper’ terrain, then look no further, this is the tour for you. If you are looking at booking an Alps, or further afield MTB holiday and want to brush up on your natural riding then the Lake District is ideal, with its combination of steady climbs and descents requiring your full concentration.
Usual daily distances: 40 to 50km
Days of cycling: 3
Terrain: The ancient rights of way network, known as bridleways, allows us access to an exceptional variety of remote tracks and trails. Often rocky, mostly flowing and sometimes accessed by sections of quiet country backroads, there is real diversity on this trip.
Tour staff: 1 Mountain bike guide, qualified, local to The Lakes and an expert on all of the trails, their variations and their challenges