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Yorkshire Bike Tour

The Lake District & Yorkshire Dales to the Coast

Experience six spectacular days of riding through England’s literary landscapes on this point to point ride through Yorkshire. Your journey will take you from Penrith to York, weaving through three national parks, out to the coast, and to the picturesque old fishing village of Robin’s Hood Bay. In a region steeped in history, you'll enjoy English cream teas as you ride along peaceful country roads through the heart of wild hills and purple-heather moors. While cycling past verdant pastures speckled with flocks of sheep, soak in the timeless charm of traditional pubs in small towns along the way, and learn why this special region has long been the inspiration for so much classic literature and poetry. Ride, relax, and simply enjoy our enchanting Yorkshire bike tour. Book your trip with confidence »

$4699 Per Person
6 Days & 5 Nights
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Trip Wows
Ride across northern England, through three national parks - Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, and North Yorks Moors National Park
Discover the thrill of cycling in Yorkshire, which hosted the 2019 UCI World Championships and the first two stages of the Tour de France in 2014
Experience English culture, from cream teas to frothy ales and much more!
Enjoy a tour and tasting at our favorite local brewery and a scenic cruise on Ullswater, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Lake District
Get to know the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, on the east coast of Yorkshire, the former stomping grounds of Norman conquerors and eighteenth-century smugglers
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Yorkshire Bike Tour
Yorkshire is "God's own country" - The northern English county really is a true garden of eden with its abundance of national parks. The Dales, famous for their rugged, rolling terrain; hardy sheep; and a good cup of tea round every corner. The North York Moors is my favourite place in the whole world to ride in summer, the heather blooming deep purple, the sounds and smell of wildlife all around. Growing up, I would cycle deep into the national parks, sometimes getting hopelessly lost but I would always find my way home on a new, exciting, twisty road. Yorkshire has so much to offer, the folk are some of the most friendly on earth and they can cook pretty well, too! I fell in love the day I was born but for you, your love affair is only just beginning.
-Ewan Shepherd, Trek Travel European Logistics Coordinator

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Welcome to England! Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Penrith Railway Station at 11:00 AM. We will transfer 30 minutes to the shore of Ullswater, one of the most beautiful of the English lakes where you'll get on a boat and enjoy a cruise, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains as your guides introduce you to the region, then stepping off at the tiny village of Howtown where the bikes are waiting for you. After a brief introduction to your new travel companions and the rules of the road, you'll be fitted to your Trek bike. You'll then ride along the lakeside enjoying the mountain views all around. A short climb brings you onto the moors where you'll ride on peaceful country roads, taking you out of Lake District National Park and into the adjacent Yorkshire Dales National Park. Our route travels through a succession of pretty villages, such as Brampton, Shap, and Great Asby, each with their own church and country pub! Rolling terrain is a feature of the day’s ride which finishes with a fast descent, ending your beautiful ride at your lodging for the night in one of our favourite country inns. This evening you'll join the group for a chat over pre-dinner cocktails to learn more about the week ahead before heading to dinner at the lovely hotel restaurant to dine on a selection of regional specialties.

Today's Ride:

Howton to Ravenstonedale
Approximately 34 mi | 54 km and 2,700 ft | 822 m

Short Option:

Howtown to Great Asby
Approximately 25 mi | 40 km and 1,400 ft | 426 m

Avid Option:

Howton to Ravenstonedale with Common Climb
Approximately 40 mi | 64 km and 3,400 ft | 1,036 m


The Black Swan

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

On this classic day of riding, you'll traverse the northern reaches of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, riding through the stunning Swaledale Valley with its archetypal Yorkshire Dales countryside. After a few miles to warm up the legs, take on a 1,000 foot climb out of the valley up onto Birkdale Common where you will enjoy quiet roads and wide-open vistas over the heather-clad moors. Your effort is rewarded as the next 20 miles are mainly downhill, passing through classic Yorkshire scenery of drystone walls, beautiful villages, and the ubiquitous fields full of sheep! At the village of Keld, you will reach the River Swale where you will ride through the emblematic Swaledale Valley. You'll enjoy hearing the distinct Yorkshire accent as we stop in the tiny village of Muker (less than 300 people call this place home!) for a traditional cream tea at our favorite local tea room, where you can have a "cuppa" and a scone while taking in the ambiance of northern village life as your guides share with you their local stories. For those choosing the avid route today, you will have a chance to take on Buttertubs Pass, a climb which was featured in the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart. You'll then make your way to your next hotel located in the small market town of Masham, known for its annual sheep fair, family-run microbreweries, and a thriving arts and crafts community. Tonight we will enjoy dinner together as a group at the hotel's celebrated restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Ravenstonedale to Masham
Approximately 45 mi | 72 km and 3,700 ft | 1,127 m

Short Option:

Ravenstonedale to Reeth
Approximately 25 mi | 40 km and 2,600 ft | 792 m

Avid Option:

Ravenstonedale to Masham with Buttertubs Climb
Approximately 60 mi | 96 km and 5,600 ft | 1,706m


The White Bear Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

After enjoying a hearty English breakfast, you’ll enjoy more superb terrain as you continue riding through the Yorkshire Dales National Park and its many historic villages. It’s a tale of three dales as we ride through the stunning valleys (or dales) of Coverdale, Wharfedale, and Nidderdale on a memorable loop through the National Park. There are some longer climbs today with a few testing ramps but each brings its own reward, not the least of which is the fast, fun descent into the next dale! We first ride through Coverdale, a valley which is notable for the ‘shake holes’ which dot the land on both sides. These are conical pits dissolved into limestone over a long time by the action of the rain and it creates a very unique geological landscape. Enjoy sweeping views as you roll from valley to valley, with a steep descent into Wharfedale, a supremely scenic spot with rocky hillsides catching your eye at either side. You'll pass the Gouthwaite Reservoir, a particularly good location for bird-watching, before your final climb of the day onto High Ash Head Moor and a last few fast miles to end the day's magnificent ride. Back at Masham, we'll visit one of our favorite local breweries, the Black Sheep Brewery Bar, for a freshly poured pint and then you'll head out for a free evening in the village.

Today's Ride:

The Nidderdale Loop
Approximately 57 mi | 91 km and 5,200 ft | 1,584 m

Short Option:

Masham to Grassington
Approximately 26 mi | 41 km and 1,700 ft | 518 m

Today's Activity:

Brewery tour


The White Bear Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today offers an easier day of riding as we head east, positioning ourselves for our ride to the coast the following day. You'll leave Masham today following a relaxed morning and a delicious breakfast. You'll cross the flatlands to reach the traditional market town of Thirsk, made famous for being the home of the veterinary surgeon and author, James Herriot, who created entertaining stories recounting his nearly 50 years of practicing veterinarian medicine for the surrounding villages. These stories have since been transformed into a highly popular British television series, "All Creatures Great and Small." With Thirsk's medieval cobbled market square, original frontage shops, and historic coaching inns, you’ll appreciate having some free time to explore and have lunch on your own in town. Leaving town, you'll ride into North York Moors National Park. After passing through the village of Boltby, a short but sharp climb will take you onto the escarpment with elevated views of the surrounding countryside. A glorious descent takes you past the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, one of England's most powerful Cistercian monasteries until it was seized under the infamous King Henry VIII in 1538, then into the town of Helmsley, where you'll finish your ride beneath the flanks of Helmsley Castle. Your hotel for tonight in the charming village of Helmsley, where we will convene for a dinner of local specialties. Also be sure to try some of the delicious local county cheeses that Yorkshire has become known for.

Today's Ride:

Masham to Helmsley
Approximately 33 mi | 53 km and 2,200 ft | 670 m

Short Option:

Masham to Boltby
Approximately 23 mi | 37 km and 1,200 ft | 365 m

Avid Option:

Hawnby to Laskill Loop
Approximately 37 mi | 59 km and 2,800 ft | 853 m


Feathers Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

On your last full day of riding, you'll start with a dramatic climb up onto the high moors and into the heart of the North York Moors National Park. With 44,000 hectares of heather moorland designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this park has a vast heathland habitat and an array of breeding birds, such as red grouse, curlew, and golden plover. You'll pass the 16th century Lion Inn which is located on the highest point of the moors at 1,325 feet above sea level, although perhaps a little early to enjoy a pint, before winding down the Eskdale Valley - think peaceful roads, wonderful scenery, and a few sharp climbs! - as our route makes its way west. Passing the village of Ugglebarnby, you will taste the salty sea air as you crest the final rise before dropping down toward the coast. The sight of the North Sea on the horizon means that our journey is almost over...and when you arrive at the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, you'll know you’ve made it! Dipping our toes into the lapping waves makes it official, so then it’s time to go celebrate the achievement! The twisty cobbled alleyways of this village used to be the stomping grounds of Norman conquerors and eighteenth-century smugglers. Now they hide many great pubs - perfect for a celebratory drink and more tales shared by your guides! Afterwards, we'll transfer back to the hotel for our final night dinner together, enjoying fresh treats from the sea as we recount a great week of riding.

Today's Ride:

Helmsley to Robin Hood’s Bay
Approximately 45 mi | 72 km and 4,000 ft | 1,219 m

Avid Option:

Westerdale Moor loop
Approximately 48 mi | 77 km and 4,800 ft | 1,463 m


Feathers Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

After a relaxed breakfast, there is time for a final short ride, taking in a circuit of the River Rye as it winds its way through the farmlands which surround the town. Alternatively, spend some time in Helmsley, perhaps visiting the medieval castle, which dates back to the 12th century. Or, simply rise at your own pace and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before taking the one-hour transfer to the historic cathedral city of York. You'll say farewell to your guides at 12:00 PM in the centre of York. Please do not schedule a train to your next destination before 1:00 PM on the last day to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.

Today's Ride:

Rydale Circuit from Helmsley
Approximately 16 mi | 25 km and 550 ft | 167 m

Short Option:

Rydale Circuit Shortened
Approximately 12 mi | 19 km and 400 ft | 121 m

Avid Option:

Rydale Circuit Extended
Approximately 26 mi | 41 km and 800 ft | 243 m

Included Meals:



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The Black Swan Hotel

Ravenstonedale, England

Explorer Accommodation | The Black Swan is nestled between the North Yorkshire Moors and The Lake District and has been run by the Dinnes family for 16 years. Enjoy the riverside garden where you can relax after your day on the bike. The en-suite rooms are elegant in each individual design, with traditional wooden furnishings and extra amenities to make your stay comfortable and special in every way.
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The White Bear Hotel

Masham, England

Explorer Accommodation | The White Bear Hotel is situated in the pretty town of Masham, in the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales, and is made up of buildings that were once upon a time part of a brewery. All the bedrooms are full of character, each having their own individual style, and are named after some of the quaint villages in the area. The hotel has a happy team of talented chefs, led by Carlos Leite, who love preparing locally-sourced ingredients and creating delicious dishes.
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Feathers Hotel

Helmsley, England

Explorer Accommodation | This four-star hotel is situated on the market square and offers a delightful mix of historic charm and Yorkshire hospitality. The Inn has an excellent reputation locally for good food and fine ales. Its Pickwick Bar with its low ceilings and open fire boasts a bar which is the longest piece of work created by Robert Thompson, famous for his Mouseman furniture. Helmsley is the only market town in the North Moors National Park and it is the perfect base for exploring the area.

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Trek Domane AL 5 Disc in 2023

Trek’s latest innovation has led to the best aluminium bike on the road—a lightweight, stable, and technologically advanced machine to make every road seem smooth and easy while the disc brakes make stopping safe and secure. Ride confidently and comfortably for as long as you like, in the most beautiful British riding destinations. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Verve+ UK

The Trek Verve+ is the perfect bike for our bike tours in England, Ireland, and Scotland. Featuring the Bosch mid-drive motor, stable 45mm tires, and a lightweight aluminium frame, you will be enjoying the scenery with comfort and a nice consistent boost of power. The suspension seat post will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Shimano disc brakes will stop you perfectly in any weather conditions. You'll love the Verve+! Learn More


  • Five nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane AL 5 road bike or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events


  • Trek Domane AL 5 road bike or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.


Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $240-$300 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip. 
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

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Rider Level: 3/4 - Active/Avid?

56 kilometers / 35 miles
341 kilometers / 212 miles
925 meters / 3,035 feet
5,551 meters / 18,215 feet
The terrain in Yorkshire includes quiet roads with views of heather-clad mountains, testing climbs, and superb descents. Yorkshire is best suited for our Type 3/4 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option—you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Tour of a local brewery with tasting
  • Boat trip on Ullswater
  • Traditional cream tea in a local tea room

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our Today’s Ride options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

Manchester International Airport (MAN)
11:00 AM
Penrith, UK

Say Farewell

Manchester International Airport (MAN)
12:00 PM
York, UK


We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend you fly into Manchester International Airport (MAN) and then take a train to Penrith. Trains depart regularly and take about one and a half hours. You can find more information about the train on https://www.northernrailway.co.uk. Another option is to fly to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is also convenient.

Penrith Railway Station | Penrith, UK

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Penrith Railway Station (Ullswater Road, Penrith) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You’ll then shuttle approximately 30 minutes to Ullswater, one of the most beautiful of the English Lakes and our trip start. We'll get onto a boat and enjoy a cruise down the lake, stepping off at a tiny village where the bikes are ready and waiting for you. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.

If you will be late for the pick-up or will miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, The Black Swan (+44 15396 23204), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi to the first night’s hotel will cost approximately $150.

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York Railway Station | York, UK

You will say farewell to your guides at 12:00 PM at York Railway Station. The shuttle from the hotel departs at 11:00 AM and transfers to the historic cathedral city of York, arriving by 12:00 PM noon. If you continue your journey, you can take a train to Manchester (one and a half hours), London (two hours) or Edinburgh (two and a half hours). Please do not book train tickets for departures prior to 12:30 PM.

For all guests returning to the United States, COVID-19 testing is no longer required for entry however the CDC recommends testing for all air travel. You may wish to travel with an at-home COVID-19 test kit. Testing can also be booked at the end of the trip at a convenient location that allows for proper timing to receive results. Your guides can provide more information on the first day, should you require a test during your trip with us. See our Travel to Europe page for updated information on the latest U.S. re-entry requirements.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

In Yorkshire, June and July are the warmest months of the year, where temperatures average anywhere from 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 29 degrees Celcius) while August and September temperatures can range from the 50 to 70 (10 to 21 degrees Celcius). Always remember that rain is possible daily, at any time of the year. Yorkshire weather is very unpredictable! We recommend you to bring layers, arm and leg warmers, as well as rain gear. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip


Before: Manchester, UK

Manchester is one of the most exciting cities to visit in the UK right now, offering a compelling mix of modern culture, fantastic food, a world-famous music scene set against the backdrop of a rich industrial heritage. It is the nucleus of the largest metropolitan area in the north of England, and it remains an important regional city that was once at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. In many respects it could claim to be the first of the new generation of industrial cities created in the western world during the past 250 years. Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Regarded as one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most important Grade One-listed buildings in England. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel in Manchester:


After: York, UK

This beautifully preserved medieval city is a must-visit for history lovers. Be sure to visit The Shambles, a street of traditional timber-framed buildings dating back to the 14th century. And of course, the magnificent York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Due to the city’s modest size, it’s easy to explore its cobbled streets on foot. This North Yorkshire city is also a centre for shopping, culture, arts, and entertainment. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel in York:

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