Mountain Journeys

Gravel Biking in the Lake District

Gravel Biking in the Lake District

The Lake District offers some of the most amazing off-road routes in England, with world class scenery as standard.

But just like the Road Cycling, off-roading in the Lake District doesn’t come easy and knowing where to start and what the routes hold in store can be tricky to work out for the visiting cyclist.

We know loads of great routes throughout the district and to suit all abilities and expectations. This makes us well placed to advise on route choice and match this to your requirements and help make your stay here amazing.

What equipment to bring:

  • Bicycle in good working order
  • Helmet
  • Spare tubes
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Multi-tool
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Snacks/energy gels
  • Plenty of fluids
  • Card/cash for café stops

From March – November

We will gladly offer assistance in the event of a breakdown/puncture, but we are not qualified mechanics.

We are based in Ambleside and offer routes throughout the Lake District

Gravel Biking

What we can offer

Due to the hilly nature of the terrain here, having regular fuel stops is important. We will always include planned stops at great cycle friendly cafes. For a morning ride we would aim for one stop and if out on longer rides we’d be aiming for two sit down stops as a minimum. If covering more remote terrain it may be necessary to bring a packed lunch, we can advise on this at time of booking.

For your peace of mind, we only use British Cycling qualified leaders who are local to and familiar with the area.

Great if you already have a route in mind, just let us know. Or if preferred we can plan a route based on the type of riding you want and how far you want to go.


Prices for half day rides

Up to 2 participants = £50pp
Up to 4 participants = £35pp
Up to 8 participants = £30pp

Prices for full day rides

Up to 2 participants = £90pp
Up to 4 participants = £55pp
Up to 8 participants = £35pp

Gravel Biking

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I agree to the following payment terms:

  • Deposit of 50% of total cost upon booking and final balance payable prior to commencing course.
  • Total value of course is due if booking less than 30 days before the route / activity begins.

Payment details will be provided by email following receipt of this form.

In consideration of Mountain Journeys allowing me to take part in and engage in any adventure activity, I hereby acknowledge and declare as follows:

  1. I confirm that I am over the age of 18 (if under 18 you must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times and they sign below on any child’s behalf).
  2. I agree to be bound by and obey these terms and conditions and all other rules, regulations and conditions of Mountain Journeys and its officials, including those rules, regulations or conditions contained in this Disclaimer and any other applicable safety rules.
  3. I acknowledge that I owe a duty to myself and others whilst engaging in any activity provided by Mountain Journeys to ensure that I do not take any action or step to do or fail to do anything as to endanger my safety and/or the safety of others.
  4. I confirm that I will not attempt to repair, modify or tamper with any equipment provided to me for any purpose whilst engaging in any activity and will comply with all instructions in relation to the safe and proper use of such equipment.
  5. I will not, whilst engaging in any activity provided by Mountain Journeys, use any equipment other than those provided to me by Mountain Journeys without the consent of a representative of Mountain Journeys.
  6. I acknowledge that engaging in an activity provided by Mountain Journeys can be physically and mentally demanding and confirm that I am in good health and know of no reason, physical or mental why I could be unable to engage in such activity.
  7. I agree to pay to Mountain Journeys a sum equivalent to the new value of the item plus an administration charge of £50 if I fail to return to Mountain Journeys any equipment provided to me for the purpose of engaging in any activity.
  8. Cancellations will be subject to a minimum cancellation charge of £50 per day. Cancellations made within 7 days of the activity date will be subject to the full rate agreed for activities and no refund can be given.At our discretion we may offer an alternative date at no additional charge.
  9. I acknowledge that engaging in the activity provided by Mountain Journeys may be dangerous. I therefore recognise that engaging in any activity is at my own risk. I confirm that Mountain Journeys is entitled at any time for whatever reason to deny me access and/or engagement in any activity. I will not hold Mountain Journeys or any of its representatives responsible for any illness, loss, injury or death sustained before, during or after participation in an activity provided by Mountain Journeys unless due to our negligence.
  10. I confirm that I understand the necessity to take out insurance for the activity.
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