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Lakes and Dales Loop - 196 Miles Around Two National Parks

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The lakes and Dales Loop is a spectacular 196 miles (315 km) circular cycling route around Cumbria's fantastic countryside. The route, and our options, let you explore at your own pace the enchanting charm and beauty of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe Bay, the Eden Valley and West Cumbria. While circling the Lake District, this tour provides amazing views of the national park's most iconic and well known landmarks including Blencathra and Skiddaw.

We have options ranging from two to six days, giving the you the control of how much you want to cycle per day. We are flexible with our packages - let us know what your plan is and we'll adapt ours to fit yours - extra days at the beginning, in between and the end are easily accommodated. Our tour dates are open, let us know when you want to ride and we'll work around your dates. Regarding transfers, please enquire about any transfers needed to and from the start finish point.



As it's a circular tour, it's possible to start anywhere., however our two recommended start points are Penrith and Grange-Over-Sands, both are accessible by train. Included in the price, if needed, is a transfer to a nearby transport hub like Lancaster or Carlisle. A stunning ride on minor roads discovering some of the national parks' hidden gems, which also include its country pubs, cosy tea rooms, delightful restaurants, historical buildings and ancient sites as well as its magical countryside.


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Self-Guided Tours

DAYS / NIGHTS AVG DAILY DISTANCE COST COST
2/1 98 miles £295 £245
3/2 66 miles £355 £295
4/3 49 miles £435 £345
5/4 39 miles £495 £395
6/5 32.5 miles £555 £445


An accessible route for all cycling abilities in a countryside surrounded by mountains. All prices include B&B, baggage transfer, maps and itinerary, with transfer to Lancaster or Carlisle at the end of tour also included, if needed.


Tour Notes and Set 2 - 6 Day Tour Options

Lakes and Dales Loop - Two Day Tour

DAY 1 Penrith - Newby Bridge 101 miles / 163 km
DAY 2 Newby Bridge - Penrith 95 miles / 153 km

101 miles the first day, 95 miles the second only for the experienced. Long days expected (for me anyway!)




* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £295
- £245

Holiday Duration: Two Days Cycling One nights B&B

Start point: Penrith

Challenge Rating: 5/5

Distance: 196 miles / 315 km

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Lakes and Dales Loop - Three Day Tour

DAY 1 Penrith - Gosforth 65 miles / 104 km
DAY 2 Gosforth - Kirby Lonsdale 68 miles / 109 km
DAY 3 Kirby Lonsdale - Penrith 64 miles / 103 km

Averaging around 65 miles a day, a challenging tour but very achievable for the cycle fit among us.




* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £355
- £295

Holiday Duration: Three Days Cycling Two nights B&B

Start point: Penrith

Challenge Rating: 4/5

Distance: 196 miles / 315 km

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Lakes and Dales Loop - Four Day Tour

DAY 1 Penrith - Cockermouth 37 miles / 60 km
DAY 2 Cockermouth - Broughton 47 miles / 76 km
DAY 3 Broughton - Sedbergh 63 miles / 101 km
DAY 4 Sedbergh - Penrith 49 miles / 79 km

A lovely challenge and adventure to take on, eased into it with a 37 mile first day and a challenging 63 miles on day 3.



* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £435
- £345

Holiday Duration: Four Days Cycling Three nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 196 miles / 315 km

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Lakes and Dales Loop - Five Day Tour

DAY 1 Penrith - Cockermouth 37 miles / 60 km
DAY 2 Cockermouth - Broughton 47 miles / 76 km
DAY 3 Broughton - Kirby Lonsdale 48 miles / 77 km
DAY 4 Kirby Lonsdale - Orton 29 miles / 47 km
DAY 5 Orton - Penrith 35 miles / 56 km

A Lakes and Dales adventure, days to take it easy and a couple of challenging days on this tour around Northern England's National parks.


* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £495
- £395

Holiday Duration: Five Days Cycling Four nights B&B

Start point: Penrith

Challenge Rating: 2.5/5

Distance: 196 miles / 315 km

Phone: +447421095838

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Lakes and Dales Loop - Six Day Tour

DAY 1 Penrith - Cockermouth 37 miles / 60 km
DAY 2 Cockermouth - Eskdale Green 33 miles / 53 km
DAY 3 Eskdale Green - Cartmel 36 miles / 58 km
DAY 4 Cartmel - Kirby Lonsdale 36 miles / 58 km
DAY 5 Kirby Lonsdale - Orton 29 miles / 47 km
DAY 6 Orton - Penrith 35 miles / 56 km

The lake and Dales tour, six day exploring this beautiful part of the world with time every day to do what you want to do on this six day adventure.

* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £555
- £445

Holiday Duration: Six Days Cycling Five nights B&B

Start point: Penrith

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 196 miles / 315 km

Phone +447421095838

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River Eden near Langwathby

INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Two/Three/Four/Five+ nights B&B in carefully chosen cycling friendly accommodation
Daily luggage transfers
Return transfer to start of the tour for you and your bikes*
Detailed Maps and GPX Map
Meet and greet briefing, trip itinerary and ideas
Emergency contact details.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement (£25 extra per night)
24 Speed Hybrid Bike & Equipment (£50)
Child Tag-Along or Trailer (£75)
Electric Bike
Extra Night(s) at the beginning and end of your stay (Please enquire)
Commemorative t-shirt (£20)

*to nearest transport hub for circular tours, please enquire

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