Duration: 1 or 2 nights

Price point: Mid-range

Self-guided, two-wheeled adventures in the Peak District

  • Discover the beautiful Peak District National Park and escape the crowds.

  • Cycling routes are custom designed to suit your group's abilities and needs. 

  • Hassle free. Bike, luggage and kit hire is included. Just turn up with a sleeping bag and enthusiasm!

  • No need to rough it - overnight accommodation in bell tents included. 

  • Thorough briefing conducted at the start of the trip and support service on hand throughout

At a glance

  • Location: Hope Valley, Derbyshire

  • Group sizes: 2 - 8 people.

  • Trip type: Private, bespoke, self-guided trips. Guided trips also available.

  • Season: Can operate custom trips all year round but main season is May to September.

  • Grading/difficulty: There is a wide range of cycling options for all abilities in the Peak District but an ability to ride a bike is a must! A general level of fitness and appreciation of the outdoors is also necessary.

  • Getting there: Car or train to Hope (via Manchester or Sheffield). 

  • Pick-ups: From Hope train station or Manchester airport.

  • Parking: Available for two vehicles per group.  

  • Age restrictions: No age restrictions, but if using suppliers bikes the minimum height is around 5'2"

Riding off with your kit strapped to your bike is one of the truest forms of freedom out there and it creates the perfect getaway from the frantic, hustle and bustle of modern life. These micro cycling adventures focus on the simple joys and the unique connection to the landscape that journeying by bike holds.

Accommodation comprises of cosy bell tents set up in a private woodland location. In true glamping style, the tents come complete with kitchen, wood burning stove (for chillier nights) & comfy beds, a shower tent and ‘loo with a view’!

 

For anyone who may be nervous about self-guiding, privately guided trips led by experienced mountain bike guides can be arranged.

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Sustainability and values

By their very nature these self-guided cycling adventures are eco-friendly. The kit & bikes provided are by local, environmentally aware, UK brand ALPKIT. The camp food included, through partnered brand FIREPOT, is provided in bio-degradable packaging to reduce single-use plastic.

The cycling routes are designed to pass local food producers, cafes and pubs where the supplier has a personal relationship. Clients are encouraged to stop here and are thus contributing to the local community. This supplier is a member of both 'Inspired by the Peak District' and Sheffield's 'Outdoor City' initiatives.

 

If you care about Climate Change, you'll care about carbon emissions from travel
All of the tours offered through Natural Britain have been assessed for the amount of carbon emitted and this is shown against each featured itinerary below. To help make sense of this figure, you can head over to our Carbon Emissions page for useful comparisons with overseas travel etc.​

"Reconnect, refresh, reinvigorate "

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Our story...

Back in 2012, Pete and Alice set out from the Peak District on a ‘honeymoon bike ride’. Two years, 22 countries and 20,000km later they showed up in New Zealand with a fresh perspective on life,

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Cycling adventures in the

Peak District

Bikeglamping micro adventure

  • Bespoke self-guided route for discovering the beautiful Peak District National Park in your own way, at your own pace.

  • Unique & exclusive luxury bell tent woodland camp accommodation.

  • Local produce, Firepot dinner and breakfast hamper included. 

  • Bike, luggage and kit hire is included

This tour runs on a private basis from March to September.  Prices from:

  • Self-Guided:  £220

  • Guided:          £340

  • Under 12s:    Free

There are no set dates for this tour so please select your preferred departure date and we will contact you to discuss requirements. 

Itinerary

Day 1. Set out on two-wheels. Overnight glamping


Arrive at the Hope Valley base where you’ll be kitted out with all the gear you need for your adventure. All you need to bring with you is a sleeping bag, some suitable clothes and a sense of adventure!

You’ll be briefed on your bespoke route of discovery through the Peak District National Park, pointing out interesting local gems and top recommendations for re-fuelling along the way. Along with a route map, you’ll be set up with an easy-to-use bike GPS unit, meaning you’ll always be aware of your next turn. Enjoy the ride through the back lanes, ancient tracks and flowing trails of the ‘White’ and ‘Dark’ Peak. Your route will be tailored to your group’s needs and abilities, taking into account local conditions and winding you past the Adventure Pedlars favourite spots. It’s up to you how fast you travel and how long you stop. This is your own journey of discovery.
At the end of your day’s ride you’ll emerge into the secret, ‘wild’ Glamping spot nestled in a stunning woodland location. You’ll discover a fully set up, private luxury camp comprising of cosy five metre Bell Tents, complete with kitchen, wood burning stove (for chillier nights) & comfy beds. Outside, the camp comes pre-setup with fire-pit seating area, dry wood store, shower tent and a spectacular ‘loo with a view’! You’ll be provided with a luxury local produce hamper containing your night’s dinner and morning’s breakfast (along with a few extra-special camping treats…). Enjoy your evening relaxing and glamping in style away from all the hustle and bustle of normal life, mesmerised by the sparks rising from the campfire into the night sky.




Day 2. Cycle back to base.


After waking up in the glorious peace of the woods, set off in your own time and continue your journey back towards Hope Valley. You’ll now feel truly in the ‘rhythm’ of bike travel with the impression that you’ve perhaps been on the road for days. Watch the stunning Peak District landscapes change as they drift by and discover even more local treasures along the way. As you approach the Hope Valley you have the option of completing the last part of your journey by train as the Hope Valley line stops at several villages en-route (…for those who’d rather spend more time in the café’s and pubs!). Return back to base in the late afternoon and share all of the tales of your adventures over a well earned brew.





The carbon impact of this trip is

CO2e information to follow

The above calculation shows the approximate amount of carbon that will be emitted by taking this trip (this does not include meals or getting to the destination). Details of how this figure is calculated can be found on our
Carbon Emissions page. 
  

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