Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in the Peak District, England

The Peak District is without doubt one of the finest areas of England in which to go Mountain Biking. Choose from a number of rides which take you off road away from the crowds to some of the greatest down hills & single track around.

The Northern areas of the Dark Peak offer the most challenging routes & will take you through alpine woodland & exposed moorland to reveal outstanding scenery & fantastic descents. The White Peak is characterised by rolling fields & dales, hidden villages & fine country pubs but there are also a number of fantastic routes available to the discerning off-roader.

If you would like a gentle introduction to Mountain Biking why not try our Introduction to Mountain Biking tour?

Tours 1 to 6 of 6

Introduction to Mountain Biking - B&B

cycling tour
Tour Length: 2 days, 2 nights
Grade: Easy/Moderate

This gentle tour takes in some of the White Peaks most spectacular scenery. Your 1st days ride is along quiet country lanes & flat, off road bridleways visiting a number of picturesque villages & hamlets allowing time to get a feel for the bike. Your 2nd day on the saddle takes your northwards via Youlgrave & Longdale where you will try a few more challenging off road tracks providing an excellent introduction to this exhilarating sport.

£149 no luggage transfer required

Introduction to Mountain Biking - YHA

cycling tour
Tour Length: 2 days, 2 nights
Grade: Easy/Moderate

This gentle tour takes in some of the White Peaks most spectacular scenery. Your 1st days ride is along quiet country lanes & flat, off road bridleways visiting a number of picturesque villages & hamlets allowing time to get a feel for the bike. Your 2nd day on the saddle takes your northwards via Youlgrave & Longdale where you will try a few more challenging off road tracks providing an excellent introduction to this exhilarating sport.

£129 no luggage transfer required

Intermediate Mountain Biking - B&B

cycling tour
Tour Length: 2 days, 2 nights
Grade: Moderate

This fantastic 2 day tour will take you along some of the best trails in both the White Peak & High Peak areas of the Peak District. Your base at Castleton or Edale lies at a geological point where underlying limestone meets gritstone rock creating a superb landscape of gorges, valleys & high moorland vistas. Each day is manageable for those who have done some mountain biking before and have a reasonable level of fitness. The route has been carefully planned so that you descend on the best trails & climb on the road sections. On each days route you will have a couple of great country pubs to choose from for lunch.

£165 no luggage transfer required

Intermediate Mountain Biking - YHA

cycling tour
Tour Length: 2 days, 2 nights
Grade: Moderate

This fantastic 2 day tour will take you along some of the best trails in both the White Peak & High Peak areas of the Peak District. Your base at Castleton or Edale lies at a geological point where underlying limestone meets gritstone rock creating a superb landscape of gorges, valleys & high moorland vistas. Each day is manageable for those who have done some mountain biking before and have a reasonable level of fitness. The route has been carefully planned so that you descend on the best trails & climb on the road sections. On each days route you will have a couple of great country pubs to choose from for lunch.

£135 no luggage transfer required

Dark Peak Explorer - B&B

cycling tour
Tour Length: 3 days, 3 nights
Grade: Moderate/Hard

This comprehensive tour takes in the best mountain biking trails the Peak District has to offer. Traversing the Upper Derwent Valley, Edale Valley & Hope Valley you will then take the Pennine Bridleway to Peak Forest & Hayfield. Jacobs ladder, The Pennine Way & Abney moor are all superb off road trails that contribute to this fantastic tour. The route has been carefully planned so that you descend on the best trails & climb on the road sections. Each day is manageable for those who have done some mountain biking before and have a reasonable level of fitness.

With luggage transfer: £245 and without: £195

Dark Peak Explorer - YHA

cycling tour
Tour Length: 3 days, 3 nights
Grade: Moderate/Hard

This comprehensive tour takes in the best mountain biking trails the Peak District has to offer. Traversing the Upper Derwent Valley, Edale Valley & Hope Valley you will then take the Pennine Bridleway to Peak Forest & Hayfield. Jacobs ladder, The Pennine Way & Abney moor are all superb off road trails that contribute to this fantastic tour. The route has been carefully planned so that you descend on the best trails & climb on the road sections. Each day is manageable for those who have done some mountain biking before and have a reasonable level of fitness.

With luggage transfer: £225 and without: £145
Tours 1 to 6 of 6

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What our customers say

Food was amazing as was general hospitality. Cups of tea & hot cross buns & cakes were very much appreciated when we returned from our rides.

The routes were enjoyable & varied - enjoyed that they took in may of the surrounding villages while keeping to quiet roads/off road trails. We would definately recommend the tour & staying at Parsons House!

Richard & Tessa, Introduction to Mountain Biking April 2010

Excellent is not rated high enough! Best accommodation I have ever stayed at.

EM, Introduction to Mountain Biking tour Sept 2009

Great tour overall, excellent challenge. Lovely B&B keepers – you could not ask for nicer places in lovely villages. My husband and I (68yrs and 72yrs) believe we have qualified for our Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award!

Margaret Wood, June 2014

We’d definitely go on another tour. The cycle routes and walks went through some lovely landscapes and the B&Bs were great to stay at. Collecting the bikes and luggage went smoothly. Thanks very much.

Phil Ramsay, June 2014

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Michele Christensen, May 2014

Wonderful accommodation and thanks to Stan for his wonderful service. Would seriously consider a similar tour next year.

Grahan & Elizabeth Jones, May 2014

Overall, an excellent tour. Couldn’t fault it and will be recommending it to friends for sure. Thank you!

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