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UK Cycling Tour

There is arguably no better way to appreciate the vast beauty of the Lake District than on this "heart of the lakes" cycle tour.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Starts in: South Lakes
  • Ends in: South Lakes
  • Total Distance: 60 Miles / 97 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: Hybrid bike included
  • E-bike: Available to rent
  • Minimum 4 participants

Highlights

  • 4 riding days
  • Hybrid e-bike rental with accessories
  • Detailed daily route maps
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Tasty breakfasts
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Van and mechanic support

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

4 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 4 participants
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Accommodation

The accommodation is a combination of hotels, guest houses, and traditional pubs. The tour starts and finishes at a hotel in the South Lakes, between Kendal and Windermere.

Program

The four-day cycle route covers an average daily distance of 30 miles, with options for reducing or increasing the mileage. The route is carefully designed to follow the quieter country lanes along scenic valleys and over breathtaking fells and mountain passes. Guests will receive detailed route maps, GPX files, route briefings before departure each day, and luggage transfer and mechanical support backup for the whole tour duration.

With E-Bike Safaris Ltd's comfortable electric bikes, this tour is suitable for all levels of fitness provided you are a reasonably confident rider. With the relaxed pace, there is ample time to visit attractions, walk on the fells, and have leisurely lunch breaks. The tour starts and finishes at a hotel in the South Lakes, between Kendal and Windermere. For the tour to be fully supported, they require a minimum of four guests. The route can be adjusted daily.

  • Total distance: 97 kilometers / 60 miles
  • Average daily distance: 49 kilometers / 30 miles

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Stay the first night at a comfortable hotel in the heart of South Lakeland, with great cuisine and comfortable facilities, overlooking gardens and picturesque Lakeland Fells.

Day 2

Cycle through South Lakeland, crossing Lake Windermere on the cable ferry, passing Hill Top House, where Beatrix Potter was inspired when writing the Tales of Peter Rabbit, and on to the pretty market village of Hawkshead in time for lunch at a choice of cafes and restaurants. The afternoon route passes through the historical slate mining village of Coniston, along the shores of Coniston Water, and on through the rolling countryside to Broughton-in Furness, with its Georgian architecture and cobbled square.

Day 3

Cycle the tranquil Duddon Valley, over the stunning Wrynose Pass, down the Langdale Valley, and through the heart of the Lake District via the villages of Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge with their wide range of cafes, pubs, and restaurants for lunch. The afternoon ride offers a choice of routes around Rydal Water and Grasmere, with the option of visiting the tourist center and market town of Ambleside.

Late afternoon, they organize a vehicle transfer to your accommodation for two nights near the market town of Keswick. This avoids cycling on the busy A-road connecting the central and north Lakes and provides more time for exploring the beautiful northern region.

Day 4

Another day of amazing beauty in the least visited and spectacular landscape of the North Lakes. The circular route around the Skiddaw and Blencathra mountain range takes in Heart of the Lakes 2024 - E-Bike Safaris Ltd incredible scenery along lovely quiet fell lanes (cycling paradise) through the tranquil villages of Caldbeck and Mungrisdale, returning to your accommodation below Blencathra.

Day 5

Cycle through the craggy outcrops on Matterdale Common, over to Ullswater Lake which is one of the most gorgeous spots in the Lake District. From here, the route takes you over the famous Kirkstone Pass, where the views of Lake Windermere and beyond are spectacular, followed by a descent to the idyllic village of Troutbeck. Then enjoy the country lanes back to your hotel and tour start point for a relaxing treat.

Day 6

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before departure.

Touring hybrid e-bikes

The hybrid touring e-bikes provided by E-Bike Safaris are suitable for all cyclists (age 14 years and more) irrespective of their fitness. E-Bike Safaris Ltd has carefully chosen them for their comfortable riding position suited to leisure riding across various terrains. If you can ride a bike, then you can ride an e-bike. The Bosch PowerTube batteries provided on touring bikes enable rides of up to 100 miles per charge, depending on the level of pedal assistance desired. Batteries can be removed from the bike for ease of charging overnight. The bike sizes below are approximate size guides only.

  • Small: Riders under 5 feet and 6 inches / 170 centimeters tall
  • Medium: Riders between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 11 inches / 168 and 178 centimeters tall
  • Large: Riders over 5 feet 10 inches / 178 centimeters tall

Inclusive

  • Convenience: Delivery and collection of e-bikes to your accommodation.
  • Support: Full orientation of the equipment during handover, along with proposed cycle routes capturing scenic cycle trails, local attractions, walks, other leisure activities, cafés, shops, and restaurants.
  • Included accessories: Provision of an extensive range of accessories for your convenience, including a strong integrated rear bike rack, panniers, bike locks, bike lights, high vis straps, and phone mounts on handlebars for navigation. They also have helmets available if you do not bring your own. They request everyone to wear a helmet when riding.
  • Sustainable approach: They are committed to promoting a cleaner and greener future through the promotion of cycling. E-bikes emit no exhaust fumes and create no noise. If you choose to arrive on public transport, E-Bike Safaris can help organize all your transfer needs.

Location

The tour will take place in Cumbria, England, United Kingdom.

Food

You will be served daily tasty breakfast along the route included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Additional days of bike hire
  • Extra optional activities
  • Sundries

What's included

  • Cycling tour
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 days of hybrid e-bike rental with accessories
  • Detailed daily route maps
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Van and mechanic support
  • Helmets

What's not included

  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Train, bus, and airport transfers
  • Café or pub stops
  • Bar bills, telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.
  • Fees to enter local attractions and other optional activities
  • Additional days of bike hire
  • Additional nights accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Sundries

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

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