Mountain biking holidays in the Peak District

The sport of mountain biking is extremely popular in the Peak District, especially around Edale and the Hope Valley.

Traversing the hillsides on a bike is an exhilarating (and often exhausting and dirty) experience and it is possible to cover considerable distances over unlikely looking terrain. You can find large groups of riders around these areas most weekends.

Mountain biking in the Peak District

The main centres for mountain biking are around the Hope Valley and the Upper Derwent valley, though good routes also start from Hayfield, Peak Forest, Eyam and Tideswell - just to give a few examples. Located at the start of the Pennines, with Kinder Scout and Mam Tor looking on, the Dark Peak is prime mountain biking country.

Riding is varied with singletrack, open heather moors, tough climbs and rewarding descents. The famed technical Jacob’s Ladder awaits, as do the Lord’s Seat and the magnificent trails around the Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs.

Our current Peak District trips

Jacobs Ladder one-day epic mountain bike ride JACOBS LADDER
Lying between Sheffield and Manchester and just south of Kinder Scout this is challenging mountain biking country in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Parts of the area are remote and exposed. Weather conditions can change rapidly; so be prepared.
The route isphysically demanding with difficult sections and is not recommended for beginners.


Get down and dirty at the best purpose-built mountain bike centre in Wales.

Glentress Forest is fast becoming the place to go mountain biking in southern Scotland.

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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