The Lakes and Dales Loop
See the best of Cumbria by bike
The Lakes and Dales Loop is a brand new waymarked cycle route in Cumbria and, believe us, it’s a special one! The 196-mile circuit takes in the beautiful Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, Morecambe Bay, Lune Valley, the Orton Fells and Eden Valley and offers cyclists a huge range of landscapes including picturesque rivers, wild coastline and views of England’s highest mountains. This is the best way to experience the fabulous natural scenery, culture and food in the most beautiful corner of the UK and the route is certain to rival the Coast to Coast and other long distances routes in the UK.
The Loop officially starts and finishes in Penrith and is entirely on quiet lanes, passing through the hospitable towns of Cockermouth, Broughton-in-Furness, Grange-Over-Sands, Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh, as well as countless idyllic villages and hamlets nestled in the valleys.
Lakes and Dales Loop Terrain
The Loop takes a tour around the high ground of the Lake District, so there are no long, drawn out climbs to compare with the infamous Hardknott, Wrynose and Honister passes, but there is a total of around 5000 metres of climbing to tackle. The route does undulate and there are lots of short and occasionally steep climbs mixed in with some more gentle gradients, as well as rewarding downhill sections. The highest point on the route at 343m is located between Greystoke and Hesket Newmarket.
Finding your way
The route is well signed at every junction and we provide you with detailed maps and route notes. We can also provide you with the digital navigation files for use on your mobile or GPS device. Your baggage is transferred between your accommodation each day so you can ride as light as possible, taking just your daily essentials.
So there you go – the Lakes and Dales Loop has it all! Come and be one of the first to cycle one of the finest signposted routes in the UK.
We offer scheduled trips of varying durations on the dates below or tailor-made trips for you or your group. Whatever your requirement, we can organize a package tailored for you with as much or as little support as you want.
We can organize Lakes & Dales cycling trips for private groups of any size and for any duration.
The prices below are for self-guided, unsupported trips. Contact us if you would like a supported trip organizing.
|All prices are per person, based on twin-share B&B accommodation and include luggage transfers, maps and route notes.|
|3 days||4 days||5 days|
|2 to 10 cyclists||£245.00||£325.00||£375.00|
|Electric Bike Hire||£85.00||£110.00||£135.00|
|Pannier bag hire: £5.00 per bag for the duration of your trip.|
|For individuals or groups of more than 10 cyclists, or for trips of different durations, please contact us for a specific price.|