Road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park. There are country lanes, permitted cycleways and bridleways with some fantastic views!
And if you want to go on a touring holiday, an increasing number of hotels and B and Bs cater for those travelling light. Check out Go Lakes (opens in new window).
You can hire bikes across the Lake District. For bikes, electric bikes, tagalongs and bike trailers try Bike hire at Coniston Boating Centre (opens in new window)
The Cumbria Cycling Map page 1 (low-quality PDF) and Cumbria Cycling Map page 2 (low-quality PDF) shows family-friendly traffic free routes,suggested rides on quieter roads, the National Cycle Network and the best areas for mountain biking including Forestry Commission woodlands. There are also details of bike shop and hire facilities, and cycle publications.
If you're heading for Gatesgarth Pass, check out the information on the Gatesgarth Pass - Green Road Driving page.
Learn new skills while being supervised by some of Britain's top instructors. Bikes and helmets are provided. Suitable for all ages. Find out dates and details for Improve Your Biking Skills.
Celebrate the start of a fantastic summer of cycling. Have a go on an electric bike, explore Windermere's secret shore on a free guided Skyride, make your own bike powered smoothie, try out the cycle skills course and much more. Find out more at www.golakes.co.uk (opens in new window).
Starts at 10am Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere
Public transport to start point available
Explore the hidden tracks and back roads of Windermere's west shore with a local cycling guide. And enjoy a sail on the unique Bike Boat. Accompanied children welcome. Full details and online booking at www.goskyride.com/lakes (opens in new window)
Start at Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere
Price: Free. Public transport to start point available
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We've cosy holiday cottages, quirky boutique hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels!
Our commission goes towards keeping the National Park special: Browse and book accommodation online here
Visit Golakes (opens in new window), the official website of the tourist board for The Lake District and Cumbria.