UK Lake District – The Three Summits

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3 Riding Days
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    Duration - 3 Riding Days
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    Suitable Bike - Mountain Bike
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Mountain Bike
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    Fitness Grade - 3
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    Skills Grade - C/D
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Fully Guided

3 Summits

jaw-dropping views, massive, gnarly, rocky descents

The Three Summits

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Helvellyn (950m), Skiddaw (931m) and High Street (828m)

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Small groups

Expert leader

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narrow ridge rides

Exposed summits

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Be prepared for steep climbs

Hiking sections

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UK Lake District – The Three Summits

Mountain Bike Holiday

Take in three of England’s most impressive summits in three days of incredible mountain biking. The riding is challenging – both physically and technically – but the rewards are immense. This is a long weekend of real “All Mountain” adventure for bikers who want to experience epic rides in the wild open spaces of Britain.

Tour Highlights:

  • Big mountain rides with awesome views
  • Rocky, technical and physical terrain
  • Expert leader and small groups
  • Great guesthouse 


This is a British mountain bike experience to top them all. Our route gives you three days of unparalleled riding, high mountain adventure, thrilling singletrack and wild, rocky descents around England’s largest National Park.


The summits of Helvellyn (950m), Skiddaw (931m) and High Street (828m) are three of the most dramatic biking destinations in the UK, criss-crossed by trails that offer a range of incredible mountain bike rides. Being based in The Lake District we know all of the route options inside out, and we’re the experts when it comes to guiding people safely through them.

Each mountain has its own character, and these will unfold as the weekend progresses. From the long ridge that defines High Street to the rounded giant of Skiddaw and the rock-strewn summit of Helvellyn – every mountain has its mixture of breathtaking views and mtb challenges. The three days of mountain biking will be adapted to suit the weather conditions and group ability, but you must be prepared for steep climbs with hiking sections, narrow ridge rides and exposed summits and descents.

Our weekend base will be a guesthouse, located in the north-eastern Lake District gateway town of Penrith. This has been a favourite area for our clients since 2001.  Penrith has many pubs ands restaurants for you to choose from, you will not go hungry after hard days on the bike.

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Note that transport is not included each day we have a 15-20 minute drive to get to the start of the ride, which you can either do in your own car or by car-pooling with others in the group. The guide can transport bikes in our van if needed

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per person

  1. 3 biking days
  2. Professional UK MtB guide

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



per person

  1. 3 nights B&B guest house accommodation
  2. CycleActive water bottle with Veloforte energy product
  3. 3 biking days
  4. All breakfasts
  5. Professional UK MtB guide
  6. £100 deposit with the final balance due 30 days before the tour date


per person

  1. 3 nights hotel accommodation
  2. Veloforte Energy Pack - 19 items
  3. 7 x All-natural Energy Bars,
  4. 3 x Hydration Electrolyte Mixes
  5. 4 x Natural Energy Gels
  6. 3 x Soft Chews
  7. 2 x Recovery shakes
  8. CycleActive water bottles - 2 items
  9. 3 biking days
  10. All breakfasts
  11. Professional UK MtB guide
  12. £100 deposit with the final balance due 30 days before the tour date

Frequently Asked Questions

Payments & COVID19

Travel Insurance - £19.00

With extensive COVID-19 cover

3 Summits Dates
2023 Trip Dates

All dates have availability (Unless stated)


Bespoke groups only
4 - 8 riders

Email or call us with your preferred dates



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Post Code: CA11 7YB


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Train Station:

Walk 0.3 miles (6 mins)

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Gold Pack

Veloforte Energy Pack - 19 items


In the Pack you get 7 x all-natural Energy Bars, 3 x Real Hydration Electrolyte Mixes, 4 x Natural Energy Gels, 3 x Soft Chews & 2 x brand new & break-through Recovery shakes

CycleActive water bottles - 2 items

3 Summits Options & hire bike


4 days - Thursday evening to Sunday
(3 days of riding)
Friday evening to Monday evening (bank holidays)

The biking

3 days fully guided
Professional UK cycle guide
Fitness grade 3
Skill grade C/D
Tour Group size 4 - 8


Single Room Guarantee

3 nights - £115 (silver), £225 (Gold)
There is no supplement for solo travellers who are willing to share a twin-bedded room with the same gender.
CycleActive will confirm the tour once the second person for the shared room has booked.

Extra night at the end

£100 Double / twin room (2 people)
£90 Single occupancy in a double / twin room

Hire Bikes

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

Hybrid bike rental

3 days - £165
Trek Fuel EX7
(Or similar)

Electric bike rental

Electric bike rental

3 days - £225
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 3 summits mountain bike holiday please contact our tour designers and chat through your questions in person.