The route starts in the busy market town of Skipton, the `Gateway to the Dales'and takes you through villages and towns such as Malham, Ingleton, Hawes, Grinton, Kettlewell and finally back to Skipton totaling 130 miles. The hill and moorland scenery is what attracts most people to the area so it is not surprising that the cycling is not always flat but of course any hill climb is always rewarded with fantastic views of the Dales landscape.