The Lake District of UK is home to some legendary climbs and cycling routes that attract adventure enthusiast and tourists alike. The cycle routes are as varied as they are hard, however, they are worth every shot for the amazing scenery and beautiful landscapes they provide. Also, when you are along that route, there is some best accommodation available along the way for taking a break or get rest along with some food and refreshments. So, if you are excited to go cycling along the Lake District, here is your chance to explore the routes and pick the ones you feel most intriguing.

Borrowdale – 10.2 Miles

Enjoy a ride full of twists and turns around the valley with views that are to die for. Move around the fells and Derwentwater. You will have to start from Keswick with the route alleviating as it is entering the valley. The road will twist and turn along through the fells and the valley with amazing views of the lake and Borrowdale. The riad back from the route and towards Keswick is comparatively flat and you can maintain your pace here. It is usually a short day ride and makes for an excellent recreation activity for family.

You will find ample refreshment places along the Keswick route like Grange tea rooms. If you are in for some carrot cake, High Lodore Farm on the far side of the lake is an ideal choice.

Kendal Eight – 21 Miles

Mostly quieter, this ride will take you along the edge of the Lake District with great views and rolling climbs.

Feel free to explore the wedge of land that falls between the Dales and Lakes and mostly referred to as the quiet backwater is a cyclists’ paradise for its quiet and calm disposal. “Best kept secret” of nature, this route has proposed extensions to National Parks. The route has stayed overlooked by many over the years and for your sake, you must wish they continue to do so.

You will likely have the entire route with narrow country lanes, all by yourself. From a motorist’s point of view, the starting point is the Oxenholme station so the route is well approachable by rail. Also, there are so many refreshment joints along the route that you will be spoilt for choice.

Newlands & Honister – 17.5 Miles

Known as the classic routes in and around the National Park, this route takes both Newlands Pass and Honister Pass. Get your legs pumping with two good 800 meters pull which is also a part of the incidental loop on the Fred Whitton Challenge. Even though the physical challenge this route poses, this cycle tour will take you through some of the best scenic beauties this country has in store for its visitors.

When it comes to refreshments, Buttermore has some good pubs alongside Grange Bridge Cottage Café, and has all the options to satisfy your hunger pangs.


Windermere Loop – 38.5 Miles

Take a ride along the picturesque rolling route of the Lakeland area. Push your boundaries a few miles more till you find yourself in Coniston.

It is a magnificent loop and also a great introduction to Lakeland riding area. It is also a great place to start with if you are not into contour crunching slopes or steeper passes. The road is an anticlockwise circuit around the Windermere, taking you to the damson groves of Lyth Valley along with the woods of Graythwaite.

Whether you are in love with the steeper slopes or a family person who loves long rides with the family, Lake District has everything for you topped with scenic beauty and lakes.