Cycling holidays in the Lake District

Our cycling holiday in the Lake District is one we are so thrilled to share. The electrifying beauty of the area has earned it world wide acclaim with its magnificent mountains, breath taking stretches of open water and beautiful villages. Yet there is a huge challenge in finding gentle cycling routes that don’t involve too many hills or much traffic and stay true to our slow travel mantra and delight of hidden gems. The Electric Lakes tour ticks all these boxes and by using an electric bike you will cruise along not only the lanes and tracks we have found for you but also on lakes by boat and by steam railway at the end of the tour. You will pedal at the foot of giant Skiddaw and Helvellyn mountains, cycle waterside along lake shores, speed past crags and fells, explore farms, houses and villages loved by artists and writers and spy landscapes that inspired Wainwright’s many walks. The full variety of Lake District landscapes is brilliantly covered in this tour.

We have picked boutique hotels and characterful village inns and houses for overnight locations; there is an excellent choice of locally sourced foods to be found in the cafés and restaurants and an arts and crafts heritage, unique gardens and a ruined castle to enjoy.

Our Lake District highlights

Ullswater Steamer

These wonderful steamboats have been ferrying passengers around Ullswater for over 150 years with one believed to be the world’s oldest working passenger vessel.

Included in our Electric Lakes holiday

Dove Cottage

Wordsworth’s home in Grasmere from 1799 - he called it - ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’ - enough said!

Included in our Electric Lakes holiday

Snow Capped Peaks

The majesty of a snow capped Mountain such as this view of Skiddaw with Derwentwater in the foreground is what the Lake District is all about!

Included in our Electric Lakes holiday

Three Shires Inn

Set in the beautiful Little Langdale Valley, this traditional stone inn is definitely worth a stop as you pass through the valley with its river, tarns and quarries.

Included in our Electric Lakes holiday

Sailing on Lake Windermere

Taking the ferry home or watching the sunset from the shore on Lake Windermere has got to be the perfect way to end any day.

Included in our Electric Lakes holiday

Brantwood House

The Lake District has provided inspiration for many artists and writers including John Ruskin the influential Victorian thinker who spent his last years at Brantwood.

Included in our Electric Lakes holiday

Our Lake District Cycling holidays