Eden Valley Cycle Routes & Resources

The Eden Valley is a superb cycling destination, with a lattice of quiet country lanes surrounded by amazing rural scenery. Wherever you’re starting from you can be sure that there’ll be a wide variety of rides right from your doorstep.

If you hire a bike from us we’ll supply you with maps and ideas to help you see the best of the area, but if you’re just looking for general cycling information then this page will give you lots of inspiration.

The routes below are links to routes put together by Cumbria Tourism and local councils and are available on the GoLakes website. Click on the links below to open pdfs of the routes (opens in a new window).

Long Distance Routes

Several long distance cycling routes also cross parts of the Eden Valley, including the Coast to Coast, Pennine Cycleway, Walney to Wear and the Lakes and Dales Loop.

Cycling From Penrith

Cycle Route Distance
Edge of Lakeland 31 miles / 50km
Greystoke and back 15 miles / 24km
Eden Valley 29 miles / 46.5km
Lowther Valley 26 miles / 42km
Lyvennet Valley 30.5 miles / 49km

Cycling From Appleby & Kirkby Stephen

Cycle Route Distance
Villages & Viaducts Ride 12.5 miles / 20km
Eden Valley Ride 26.5 miles / 42.5km
Orton Fells Ride 27.5 miles / 44km
Eden Rivers Ride 16 miles / 25.5km
Mallerstang & Pendragon Castle Ride 12 miles / 19km