The myriad of little lanes around the villages of Eden are wonderful for cycling and the variety of off road routes is endless.
A Guide to Cycling in the Upper Eden Valley ia available free of charge from the Tourist Information Centre (tel 017683 71199).
Mountain Bike Skills Courses and Guided Rides
New for 2009 www.mountainbikeskills.co.uk is extending its programme to include skills days at a more leisurely pace! If you are a group of friends on holiday, a family or couple and want to enjoy the best mountain bike trails around the Howgills without the hassle, then these days out are for you.
The Guided Rides are more about enjoying the trails and a great day out. We take in the best bridleways around the Eden Valley with picnics and great scenery all thrown in.
Your professional mountain bike instructor will look after the navigation and bike maintenance while you enjoy the views and fresh air. Rides can be tailored to your level and fitness providing the perfect day out.
You will benefit from:
· The pick of the best ride guides & trails in the area
· Ride advice from a professional instructor
· No need to worry about punctures and maintenance
· Picnics and family fun
· Learn basic skills techniques
· Tailored mountain bike instruction
· Bike hire possible on request
· Half days and full days available
Guided rides are available on request all year round. Contact Mike on 01539 623520 or 07971275184 to book or to discuss your groups requirements, fitness levels and what you want to get out of the day.
That way, we can tailor make your day out for the best experience possible.
Coast to Coast Cycles
017683 71776 or 07582792997
Stonetrail Mountain Bike Hire
Enjoy the freedom of exploring our great outdoors under your own steam with one of our Trek quality mountain bikes. Situated near Ravenstonedale we have a fantastic selection of mountain bike routes for all abilities in a spectacular, quiet setting and are just a few minutes ride from the Pennine Bridleway, England's latest long distance trail, built specifically for cyclists and horse riders..The Pennine Bridleway connects us to an extensive network of trails in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales, offering some of the best routes in the UK. You need not worry about route planning, as we have created our won free route maps, plus our extensive knowledge of these fells and dales mean we can offer as much extra help and advice as you wish. Our mountain bikes are available to hire on a daily basis with parking available. To help you enjoy your active day, we can also advise you on the best picnic spots, local pubs, cafes and shops, within cycling range.
Hire prices - Full day hire £25, half day £20
Contact: Colin Muir
Stonetrail Cycle Hire
Tel. 015396 23444