Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales is a lovely way to explore the area either as part of a visit or a touring holiday. You get to see more and feel more in touch with the countryside around you, and you can be fully justified in stopping for a slab of cake or a pint of locally brewed beer.

The whole area provides fabulous cycling opportunities from gentle routes in the valleys to some challenging climbs over the moorland that separates them.

 
Swale Trail
Swale Trail

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All Creatures Great and Small Watersplash
All Creatures Great and Small Watersplash

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The Swale Trail is aimed at aspiring young mountain bikers and families who want to ride together. It is a unique facility in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – a valley bottom route 20km (12 miles) in length, of which 70% is on unsurfaced tracks. The Trail runs between Reeth and Keld in Swaledale and is easy to follow. You can do different sections or the whole route and there is bike hire, cafes and places to stop along the way.

Bike hire can be arranged through the Dales Bike Centre at Fremington near Reeth,  or from Stage1 Cycles at nearby Hawes.

We can offer limited (2 bikes max) overnight secure bike storage, and there is secluded space outside for more.