Mountain biking holidays in the Lake District

Wonderfully healthy, great fun and safely removed from the perils of traffic, cycling and mountain biking in the Lake District combine the joys of sightseeing in a stunning part of the country with as much or as little challenge as you want!

"The Lake District has been the venue of more epic mountain bike riding adventures than any other area of the British Isles , and for good reason. Its stunning blend of imposing mountains, crystal clear waters and tailor-made trails has long made it a Mecca for adventure-seeking mountain bikers. From the arduous climb over High Street, to the sublime singletrack beside Ullswater, or the technical challenge of Dunnerdale, to the forests of Grizedale and Whinlatter, there will always be a trail waiting to be shred."
Danny Milner, Features Editor - Mountain Bike Rider magazine

Mountain biking in the Lake District

Although a relatively new sport, mountain biking has taken the Lake District by storm. Come rain or shine, you will find mountain bikers enjoying themselves out on the hills - and often covering surprising distances. Keswick, Windermere and Ambleside are the main locations and also offer bike hire and equipment.

For all sorts of cyclists, from beginners to experts, there's an amazing choice of options, with routes ranging from woodland tracks in Grizedale and Whinlatter Forests to challenging climbs and descents, with the summit of Skiddaw being the longest - and not for the faint hearted! You will also find plenty of cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels on hand to replenish your energy levels.

Our current Lake District trips

Grizedale Forest one-day beginners course GRIZEDALE FOREST ONE-DAY BEGINNERS COURSE
Top mountain biking in one of the most scenic areas of the British Isles. Wonderfully healthy, great fun and safely removed from the perils of traffic, cycling and mountain biking in the Lake District combine the joys of sightseeing in a stunning part of the country with as much or as little challenge as you want!
 
The Nan Bield Pass one-day epic mountain bike ride THE NAN BIELD PASS ONE-DAY EPIC
This one is a high mountain adventure, with the toughest and longest carrying section of any of our routes. For the hardy minority who like to push their limits, the rewards include some of the best descents and scenery in the lakes.
 
Tour of Coniston one-day epic mountain bike ride TOUR OF CONISTON ONE-DAY EPIC
33 miles around the 'Old Man' taking in Walna Scar, Grizedale Forest and the Dunnerdale Fells. On a clear day there's no more beautiful place in the UK than the Lake District, and no more a rewarding route than this one!

 

COED Y BRENIN WEEKEND MOUNTAIN BIKING HOLIDAY
Get down and dirty at the best purpose-built mountain bike centre in Wales.

GLENTRESS WEEKEND MOUNTAIN BIKING HOLIDAY
Glentress Forest is fast becoming the place to go mountain biking in southern Scotland.

MACHYNLLETH WEEKEND MOUNTAIN BIKING HOLIDAY
Once the capital of Wales, Machynlleth is now the British capital of alternative technology with a thriving Bohemian community.


Beginners mountain bike courses

Beginners mountain bike courses
Our beginner's weekends and one-day events have been specifically designed for those just starting out in mountain biking. These easy-going rides offer advice and instruction on riding techniques across a wide variety of carefully chosen trails... read more »

One-day epic mountain bike rides

One-day epic mountain bike rides
Calling all trail centre riders! Get yourselves out of the trailhead cafe and head for the real mountains on one of our guided epics. We visit some of the top mountain biking regions and show you life after groomed singletrack...
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Weekend mountain bike holidays

Weekend mountain bike holidays
Fancy a dirty weekend? Our prices typically include two night's accommodation bed and breakfast, a two-course evening meal on the Saturday night plus route maps and all the guidance and instruction you might need...
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