UK Cycling & Walking Tours
Cycling & Walking Holidays in the Peak District
The Peak District offers numerous historic hamlets, villages and dales most easily accessed by bike, however there are many fantastic trails, quiet streams, great ridges and so on which can only be discovered by taking to 2 feet.
By combining walking & cycling you cover a good distance whilst also accessing some of the best scenery only revealed to the walker.
You can choose to travel light & have your luggage transported for you between overnights stops or alternatively, carry your luggage with you in the panniers provided, which are mounted on a rear rack.
All tours are self led which allows you to travel at your own pace & stop when you wish. You are provided with bikes & equipment (panniers, bar bags, helmets etc), maps, local information & history, detailed route notes & an emergency back up number in the unlikely event that you require assistance.
All prices are per person based on 2 people sharing either a twin or double room. If you would like to book a single supplement please state this on the booking form & we will contact you to discuss prices & availablity.
There are 5 different tours to choose from or you can call us on 01457 851462 or 07961 052 590 if you would like an alternative tour arranging.
White Peak Rivers & Tissington Trail
Based in the unspoilt village of Hartington this gentle tour visits some of the White Peaks most perfect villages set amongst magnificent scenery. A gentle but moderate walk takes you alongside the River Manifold where you will criss cross open green fields to the village of Longnor, where the TV series ‘Peak Practice’ was filmed. You have far reaching farmland views on the return to your B&B. You have a few options on which route you take for your cycle, each route takes you along the traffic free Tissington Trail as well as a number of quiet country lanes and through quiet White Peak hamlets.
Villages & Dales
Lying on the edge of the Dark & White Peak areas of the Peak District, Hathersage is perfectly placed to explore the best of the National Park. The village was named Morton by Charlotte Bronte in her Novel 'Jayne Eyre' & is also the resting place of Little John from Robin Hood. Your journey South takes you through numerous limestone villages with many traditional country pubs on offer. A fine walk to Castleton offers superb views & attractive woodlands whilst the return walk takes you along 'The Great Ridge' providing simply stunning scenery. Castleton lies beneath the Norman Peveral Castle & this superb location is also home to a number of interesting caves & show caverns. The Upper Derwent Reservoirs ride provides a distinctly alpine feel & the gently undulating route has a more rugged feel than the limestone villages of the White Peak.
Pure Peak District
This innovative tour takes you from the attractive Spa town of Buxton South along the Pennine Bridleway past the ‘Stonehenge of the Peak’ Arbor Low to Bakewell. Walks through picture postcard Monsal Dale, Millers Dale & the delightfully named Water-cum-Jolly-Dale take to ‘Cathedral of the Peak’ Tideswell. Back on 2 wheels you continue to Castleton via the forested banks of the Derwent & Ladybower reservoirs. An unforgettable walk over Jacobs Ladder past Kinder Scout takes you to the attractive village of Hayfield before your final cycle back to Buxton.
Stanage Edge, Ladybower & Castleton
Quiet country lanes take you through the Hope Valley to the Upper Derwent Valley reservoirs. Situated amongst forested banks of pine beneath the surrounding high moorland this enjoyable ride has a distinctive alpine feel.The reservoirs blend in perfectly with the surrounding landscape and the gently undulating route offers a more rugged surrounding landscape than the limestone countryside to the South. Fine ridge walks offer fantastic views throughout your walk and the historic town of Hathersage is a perfect base for your time in the Peak.
Buxton And Wye Valley
This innovative tour takes you from the attractive Spa town of Buxton South along the Pennine Bridleway past the ‘Stonehenge of the Peak’ Arbor Low to the charming village of Youlgrave. A choice of 2 routes takes you through Bakewell or the Chatsworth estate before arriving at picture postcard Monsal Head. This small, peaceful hamlet is well known for the fantastic views over The Wye valley. Your walk takes you along the River Wye & through memorable scenery consisting of limestone gorges, dramatic cliffs & rolling green fields. Another fine ride takes you back through a number of attractive villages to arrive back in Buxton for onward travel or an extra night if you prefer.
Chatsworth House & Millers Dale
Your tour starts from the tiny hamlet at Monsal Head which sits above the Wye Valley & offers spectacular views & a number of fine country pubs nearby. Your day in the saddle will take you through a number of pretty limestone villages before arriving at Chatsworth House, arguably the finest manor house in England. You will continue through the ancient town of Bakewell with a chance to sample the delicious pudding. Taking to 2 feet your second day will take you along the banks of the river Wye through the picture postcard scenery at St Peters Dale, Litton, Cressbrook and Millers Dale.
Peak District Explorer
This comprehensive tour takes from the rugged surroundings of Hathersage to Edale via the spectacular Ladybower, Derwent and Howden reservoirs. A scenic walk over to Castleton allows time to visit one of the show caverns & take in the 11th century Norman castle. Your second day in the saddle takes you through numerous picture postcard limestone villages including 'Cathedral of the Peak' Tideswell & Bakewell, famous for the delicious pudding. Youlgrave makes a fine base for 2 days allowing time to explore the lovely gorge at Lathkil Dale before returning to Hathersage via the Chatsworth Estate.