It's a region that is crisscrossed with national cycleways that follow old railway tracks, custom built paths and quiet leafy lanes. And the trails across the dales and moors offer endless cycling possibilities for both novices and the adventurous alike.
Cycling is a lovely way to explore the area whilst you're on holiday. You get to see more and feel more in touch with the countryside around you and you can be sure that wherever you stay there will be some great cycling routes close at hand. From the more gentle routes in the valleys to some challenging climbs over expansive moorland and from the wild and remote northern dales to the rolling farmland in the east, the cycling is always memorable for its fantastic scenery and beautiful villages.
And if you can't find room for your bike don't worry; in many cases you can hire your bicycles locally. Click on the link to the right to search for cottagesclose to great cycling areas. Or read about individual cycling routes below