It is almost as if the Lake District was designed with cyclists in mind. Well known for its stunning scenery, keen cyclists will also find that it is a great place for cycling breaks of all types - and with both standard bike and electric bike hire available throughout the region, there's no need to worry if transporting your bicycle is an issue.
Road cyclists will enjoy routes through the Eden Valley with its quiet rural and village lanes, while the peaks and valley around Windermere are great for those who prefer a good mountain biking route. If you're seeking more of an adventure, the off road north face trail at Grizedale Forest may be more up your street, while many visit the Lake District to conquer the Altura Trail: the area's longest purpose-built trail for mountain bikes.
The area is also great for family cycling holidays, with a range of fantastic routes for all ages and abilities, including the 4km Western Shore Cycle Trail, which also passes Wray Castle - well worth a visit.
For a great cycling friendly hotel, Windermere based the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House is ideal. In addition to its luxury rooms, you'll find plenty of facilities designed with cyclists in mind: a secure bike shed in which to stored your prized possession, as well as a boot room and cyclist-friendly catering in the form of flask top ups and packed lunch provision.
There's no denying that Windermere is a great place for cyclists of all abilities to get out, get fit and see the beauty of the Lake District at their own pace.
Posted by Hawksmoor Admin