Cycle tourism

Cycling is a healthy, fun, outdoor activity open to all and reduces the cars on our roads.  Lots of visitors already enjoy cycling in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and the number is growing.  

We  have many cycle friendly cafes, pubs and accommodation in and around the Dales which welcome cyclists, and we even want more.  Investing in the business opportunities around cycling makes good economic sense and will help support a stronger, more vibrant rural economy. There’s some great resources you can tap into to help  you attract the cycling market and  identify cyclists’ needs.


Cycle Tourism Toolkit

Download your copy of the Cycle Tourism Toolkit to find out how you can benefit from the huge increase in cycling.

Social Media

The Peak District Cycling Facebook group is a free resource for you to use to promote your offering and connect with cycling customers and each other.

Free advertising

You can list your cycle friendly establishment for free on Cyclists Welcome UK    The Peak District is a featured location. 


Cycle routes

Enjoy the spectacular countryside of the Derbyshire Dales by bicycle on quiet lanes and traffic-free trails.  Pretty villages, superb views, interesting history, fascinating wildlife and geology - its all here for you to enjoy on these 'journeys by bicycle'.  Complete with OS maps and helpful advice, these carefully researched routes offer the very best of the Derbyshire Dales on two wheels. 

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Tissington Trail Loop (9 miles, easy)

Manifold Valley, Hills and Dales (21 miles, hard)

Trails Triangle  (28 miles, moderate)

Ashbourne and Villages (15 miles, hard)

The Carsington Loop (17 miles, moderate)

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Chatsworth Loop (18 miles, hard)

The Monsal Trail (18 miles, easy)

A Limestone Loop (18 miles, hard)

Hassop to Monsal Head (7 miles, easy)

Wheston and Tideswell Loop (20 miles, hard)

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Abney and Eyam Loop (14 miles, moderate)

White Edge Loop  (3 miles, easy)

Hope Valley to Great Hucklow (17.5 miles, hard)

Hope Valley and Stanage Edge (13 miles, hard)

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The Carsington Loop  (7.5 miles, easy)

High Peak Trail, Hills and Dales (9 miles, hard)

Stanton Moor Circular (14 miles, hard)

Along the Derwent Valley (5 miles, easy)

Up Hill and Down Dale (15 miles, hard)

Ashbourne cycle guide

Bakewell cycle guide

Hope Valley cycle guide

Matlock cycle guide