Explore the fabulous outdoors of the Peak District on our four day cycling holiday. From Matlock to Glossop and back to Buxton, taking in castles, reservoirs, tors, valleys, trails, mines, caves and old market towns and villages – all ridden on local roads and trails (apart from Snake pass) with a couple of passes thrown in, a glorious Peak District cycling holiday and adventure.
From south to north and east to west and back south again this four day Peak District cycling holiday covers lots the oldest national park in the UK. Starting in Matlock and spending nights in the picturesque Bakewell, the old gritstone village of Hathersage and the market town of Glossop. The bike tour also circles around Mam Tor, goes round Ladybower Reservoir and over Snake pass, taking in some of the most spectacular sights, roads and trails in the Peak District on this cycling holiday. There is an option of an extra nights stay in Buxton. (As Snake Pass is a single lane A road, care is needed and is only for those with experience and confidence in cycling on such roads. It is open at the top of the pass so it can get windy and cold, therefore appropiate clothing is needed)
* All prices per person based on two people sharing.
|DAY 1||Matlock - Bakewell||28 miles|
|DAY 2||Bakewell - Hathersage||30 miles|
|DAY 3||Hathersage - Glossop||30 miles|
|DAY 4||Glossop - Buxton||25 miles|
Day one begins in Matlockon the east of the Peak District and crosses the centre of the peaks via the High Peak Trail and the Monsal Trail. The first day begins with a climb up to Carsington Water before joining up with the marvellous high peak trail, leading you north towards Monyashbefore turning east towards Bakewell. Take advantage of the opportunity to try one of their famous tarts with a cup of tea (or something stronger!)
Day twoleaves Bakewell via the newly built Monsal trail to Millers Dale. At Millers Dale you turn north through open peak countryside towards Hope, where you again turn west. This then takes you past Peveril Castle and the Blue John Cavern – both well worth a visit – below the impressive Mam Tor before going north, looping around Mam Tor through Edale and onto Hathersagewhere you spend the second night in the middle of the Peak District.
After a good nights rest, day threeheads north after a lovely little loop around the Hathersage area and towards the wonderful Ladybower resevoir.After cycling around parts of the resevoir you then jump onto the aptly named Snake road for the superb ride up and over to Glossop(please note that Snake Rd is a single lane A road so care is needed and is only for those with experience and confidence in cycling on such roads. It is open at the top of the pass so it can get windy and cold, therefore appropiate clothing is needed), checking into your accommodation and enjoying some refreshments and the charming market town that is Glossop.
Day fourtakes you back down the western fringe of the Peak District, through some of the old mill towns, including New Millsand Whaley Bridge,you then follow the old road to Buxton, before turning off and heading for Dove Holes, Peak Daleand Buxton. On the last leg of the tour it is olso possible to finish in Macclesfield, by taking road from Whaley Bridge through Lyme Park and then picking up Middlewood Way Cycle Path into Macclesfield. For those looking for a longer last day, there is always the option of continuing to Bakewell (+13 miles!) or Matlock (=20miles!!). After which you can enjoy a nice rest before we take you back to the starting point. There is also an option of an extra night B&B at the end of your tour* All prices per person based on two people sharing.
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