Two day tours (tours can start/finish on any day)
The Peak District is only an hour from Manchester and 2.5 hours from London. If you would like a short break away from the routine why not try a 2 day break?
All tours are based in the same location for both days which means that you don't have to unpack/pack each day & the luggage transfer option isn't required.
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.
Some tours offer 2 days walking, 2 days cycling or a days walk & a days ride. There are 5 tours to choose from or you can call us on 01457 851462 or 07961 052 590 if you would like an alternative tour arranging.
Historic Villages & Alpine Trails
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. This tour comprises two contrasting rides which take you around the banks of the Upper Derwent reservoirs to the north which has a much more rugged feel. Your journey south takes you through numerous limestone villages with the chance to sample some great food at the many country pubs on offer.
Rivers and Gorges of the White Peak
This gentle tour is based in the lovely village of Hartington. Set amongst the rolling green fields of Derbyshire's White Peak you will cycle along numerous traffic free bridleways & quiet country lanes to discover a number of unspoilt Peak District villages. Each days route has a number of alternatives if you wish to extend your ride & navigation is easy. This tour is suitable for anyone with limited cycling experience or anyone that would like a leisurely tour in some of the Peak Districts most scenic country.
Based in the unspoilt village of Hartington this gentle tour visits some of the White Peak's most perfect villages set amongst magnificent scenery. Travelling alongside the River Manifold you will criss-cross open green fields to the village of Longnor, where the TV series ‘Peak Practice’ was filmed. Following the River Dove southwards you will pass through the stunning gorge at Wolfcotes Dale to arrive at the pretty hamlet at Milldale. You will climb to Alstonefield which makes a great place to stop for lunch before returning to Hartington via a quiet trail with a number of spectacular views. Hartington has a number of excellent B&B’s and two great country pubs.
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.
Rivers & Ridges
The historic village of Hathersage is surrounded by spectacular ridges and tors such as Higger Tor and the Iron Age fort at Carl Wark. Charlotte Bronte stayed at Hathersage vicarage in 1845, and the village itself appears as ‘Morton’ in her novel Jane Eyre. You will pass through North Lees Hall, built by Robert Eyre & walk along the most famous ridge in the Peak District at Stanage Edge. Another fine walk through the Longshaw Estate and along a series of ridges takes you to the river Derwent which has a number of attractive villages each with its own country pub.
Pride & Prejudice Country
This easy tour takes you to some of the grandest manor houses in the country. Your walk through the Chatsworth Estate offers superb scenery & Chatsworth House is unrivalled as a showcase for art masterpieces & treasures. Your base at Bakewell, known for its delicious tart (or pudding as it is known locally) is an ideal place to stay to visit not only Chatsworth but also Haddon Hall - said to be the finest example of a medieval manor house in England.
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.
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.