Mountain and road biking

Swaledale and the surrounding dales offer a good mix of both mountain and road biking. The forth coming 12 mile Swale Trail, due to open around Easter 2018, will also mean there is a more gentle route up the Dale avoiding traffic too. We have done both road and mountain biking in the dale and really enjoyed it, but neither of us are serious cyclists. Here are a few of our favourite routes, which might seem tame to some, but are a good starting point. The Dales Bike Centre in Reeth not only has a phenomenal cafe, with show stopper cakes, it also hires bikes and knows the best routes for all abilities. Check them out, they are a great source of knowledge.

Dales Bike Centre

Disclaimer: the information provided here is advice only and is given assuming the reader is an experienced cyclist with a clear understanding of the health and safety issues related to road or mountain biking. If you are not experienced, you should seek advice before using this information.