If you’re mountain biking in the Lake District, why not book a spa suite with hot tub in Windermere. With spa suites that have their own parking and even private gardens, you can keep your bicycle safely locked up. Not only that but after a gruelling ride across the fells and hills, you will certainly feel the benefits of a hot tub!
Where to go Mountain Biking in the Lake District?
Here we take a look at 5 of the best routes for mountain biking in the Lake District.
- Claife Heights in Windermere
- Walner Scar
- Borrowdale Bash
- Silver Crag and Birk Fell
- Windermere to Wray Castle
Claife Heights in Windermere
Starting near our spa suites in Windermere and the wonderful Claife Heights overlooking the Lake itself. Heading from Sawrey, the cycle route crosses through Claife Heights towards Hawkshead before venturing into Grizedale Forest.
This one starts at nearby Coniston and provides a workout popular among those already used to mountain biking in the Lake District. Although if you’re staying in Cumbria on a package break in the Lake District, there’s no reason why you can’t challenge yourself. As well as embracing the scenery, this route has it all. There’s an uphill climb and both road cycling and off-road sections, before reaching the downhill descent of Walner Scar road.
There are plenty more downhills as part of Borrowdale Bash, although these are offset against the number of uphill climbs too! Starting in Keswick, this 18 mile route covers Derwent Water, Cat Bells and Borrowdale Valley. As well as some famous Lake District attractions and locations, such as Honiston Slate Mines.
Silver Crag and Birk Fell
You couldn’t book a package break in the Lake District without exploring the Lakes. While you may well be staying at a spa suite in Windermere, take a half hour drive (with the bike on the roof rack) and top off at Ullswater. This mountain bike trail includes Silver Crag and Birk Fell, along with Silver Point and Boredale Hause. All of which include vantage points that will become familiar names during your holiday.
Windermere to Wray Castle
Even during a cycling holiday in the Lake District, you deserve some time to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Just a short ride from your spa suite in Windermere, this popular route includes a boat ride across the Lake. In fact, the “bike boat” does exactly as the name implies. Then, once on the other side of the water, it’s a scenic ride to one of the Lake Districts most popular attractions.
Spa Package Break in the Lake District
Book a spa package break in the Lake District and you could be keeping fit in the most beautiful countryside in the UK. So get ready to replace the car with two wheels and head off mountain biking in the Lake District, while staying at a Windermere spa suite.