Full Circle the Lakes
Lake District Cycle Tour
This classic tour navigates you all the way around the Lake District at a relaxed pace, covering an average distance of 30 miles per day. Designed for you to fully absorb the Lake District’s most beautiful scenery, including many of the lesser visited areas of outstanding natural beauty. The route is carefully designed to follow the quieter country lanes along scenic valleys and over breathtaking fells. Guests will receive detailed route maps, GPX files and route briefings prior to departure each day, along with luggage transfer and mechanical support back up for the whole tour duration.
With our 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, take a walk on the fells or add on extra miles to explore some lesser visited scenic gems on route.
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. For the tour to be fully supported we require a minimum of 4 guests.
Day 1: Stay the 1st 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: You start with a leisurely cycle through South Lakeland, crossing Lake Windermere on the cable ferry. You then pass 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 pubs. 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: Setting off along the beautiful Duddon Valley, you then traverse the gorgeous Birker Fell over to the idyllic village of Eskdale Green. You then continue north, skirting the western Lake District fells on the right and views of the sea to the left, including the Isle of Man on a clear day. You will have the option of a detour up the side of Wast Water, surrounded by the Scafell Mountain range. The day is completed with a gentle ride along the quiet lanes passing Ennerdale Water.
Day 4: Today is a gorgeous ride through the lesser visited North West Lakes, traversing around Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere lakes, before the amazing scenery over Newlands Pass, with a well-deserved rest at Moss Force Waterfall. With the optional detour to the visitor centre of Keswik, the day ends at a traditional Pub /Guesthouse in the foothills of Blencathra mountain, where you are based for 2 nights.
Day 5: 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 incredible scenery along lovely quiet fell lanes (cycling paradise) via the tranquil villages of Caldbeck and Mungrisdale, returning to your accommodation below Blencathra.
Day 6: 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 7: Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departure.
Route Summary Map
5 Days Cycling (route can be adjusted on a daily basis).
£1,069 per person with £240 single supplement.
What is Included:
6 nights accommodation with breakfast (shared twin / double rooms)
5 days Hybrid E-Bike Rental with accessories
Detailed daily route maps
Daily luggage transfer
Van and mechanic support
Helmets can be provided (we encourage you to bring your own)
What is Not Included:
Lunches and evening meals
Trains, bus and airport transfers (if required - can be organised by E-Bike Safaris)
Café / pub stops
Bar bills, telephone calls, souvenirs etc
Fees to enter local attractions and other optional activities
Additional days bike hire
Additional nights’ accommodation
The tour price quoted above includes the rental of a Touring Hybrid E-Bike.
If you would like to bring your own bike, please do contact Phil on email@example.com for a revised quotation.
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