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Summary:

Spend a weekend in the second most visited National Park in the world! Staying in a country house hotel in stunning countryside you’ll be exploring the many cycle paths such as the Tissington and Manifold trails. Across gentle rolling dales, around lakes, and through pretty villages, we’ll discover the local gems and attractions.

Distance: 30 & 20 miles.

Terrain: Gentle rolling countryside

Path/Road: Cycle paths along disused railways and quiet country roads.

Physical difficulty: Moderate, 3 hours cycling each day at a medium pace. Everyone will be assisted but you must be competent on a bike.

Duration: Friday night to Sunday evening.

Accommodation:

3* Country House hotel in the heart of the White Peaks. A perfect place to unwind in a warm welcoming atmosphere.

Cost: £180pp, based on 2 people sharing a twin room (£50 single supplement).

Itinerary:

Friday:

Check in to the hotel and head to the bar for meet, greet and socialise.

Saturday:

Feast on the cooked breakfast and pedal over to Carsington Water. There is a lakeside path through the wildlife reserve that affords fine views across the water. Continue to Middleton Top Countryside Centre, with it’s outdoor cafe, panoramic views and restored steam engine house. Pick up the High Peak trail, on the site of the former Cromford and High Peak railway, now part of the National Cycle Network. Heading back home through secluded villages we’ll stop in Parwich at the local community pub on the village green.

Returning to the hotel you can enjoy a soak in the bath before dinner.

Sunday:

To burn off today’s bacon and eggs it’s over to the Manifold valley to another disused railway path. Nice and flat, with a little diversion by foot up to see the views from Thor’s Cave. After stopping for snacks in the historic village of Hartington we’ll enjoy the easy cycling of the Tissington Trail, back through the gorgeous village of Tissington.

Arriving back at the hotel, invigorated and with a story to tell, it’s time to say goodbye until the next one..

Bike hire:

We can arrange – £30 for the weekend.

Included:

2 nights accommodation.

2 breakfasts.

1 dinner.

2 days fully guided cycling.

Basic tool kit carried to undertake minor repairs.

Accident insurance cover.

Trained first aider.

Refund policy:

Contact us to cancel 2 weeks before event 100% refund, 1 week 50%, 2 days 25%, < 2 days 0%.