UK Lake District – Lakeland Epic

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    Duration - 6 Days
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6 Days
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    Suitable Bike - Mountain Bike
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Suitable Bike
Mountain Bike
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    Fitness Grade - 3
Fitness Grade
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    Skills Grade - C
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    Navigation - Fully Guided
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Fully Guided


jaw-dropping views, massive, gnarly, rocky descents

Lakeland Epic

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Locally brewed beers

Cumbrian food

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British Cycling & MBLA instructors

Expert local guide

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Truly Epic

England’s wildest places

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Fast, flowing, mid-altitude tracks

Central lakes

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UK Lake District – Lakeland Epic

Mountain Bike Holiday

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. Over the years we have made many adaptations and reacted to developments along the way to keep things flowing. This is THE trip for anyone who wants to sample UK all mountain biking at its absolute best.



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

Tour Highlights:

  • Superb terrain in real mountains
  • Expert local guide/instructor
  • Comfortable guesthouse accommodation
  • Bags moved on so you just ride with a day-pack
  • A route planned by local experts
  • This trip takes us into some of England’s wildest places, and onto some of its wildest terrain, so be prepared for a truly Epic adventure!
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Epic 6 day Package holiday



per person

£300 deposit with the final balance due 30 days before the tour date



6 days Sunday evening to Friday

The biking

Professional UK cycle guide
Fitness grade 3
Skill grade C
Tour Group size 4 - 8

  1. 5 nights accommodation
  2. 5 Lake District biking days
  3. All breakfasts
  4. All bag transfers from point to point
  5. Professional UK MTB guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Payments & COVID19

Travel Insurance - £26.50

With extensive COVID-19 cover


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Epic Dates
Trip Dates 2023

All dates have availability (Unless stated)


16 - 21 April

02 - 07 July

17 - 22 September



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Post Code: CA11 7YB


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Train Station: Penrith

Walk 0.3 miles (6 mins)

Lake District Epic Options & hire bike


6 days Sunday evening to Friday
(5 days of riding)

The biking

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


Single Room Guarantee

5 nights - £210
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

Full suspension bike rental

5 days - £275
Trek Fuel EX7
(Or similar)

Electric bike rental

Private Groups

Bespoke dates can be added on request for group bookings

To find out more about our Lake District Epic mountain bike holiday please contact our tour designers and chat through your questions in person.