CYCLING

HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE – YORKSHIRE DALES

Ribblesdale Pods is perfectly positioned to all cycle routes in the Yorkshire Dales. Whether you simply want to take in the fresh air and breathtaking scenic views, or you are looking to get adventurous and take your journey off-road, there is a cycle route for everyone, right on our doorstep.

We have picked a handful cycling routes, suited for various levels of rider, but there are many more to be found within the Yorkshire Dales – for additional routes, just simply ask us during your arrival!

Explore some of the best Yorkshire Dales cycle routes below now and get ready to stay at the number one luxury glamping accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales – Ribblesdale Pods.

MALHAM TARN

This is a short and fairly level introductory cycle route which goes around the spectacular Malham Tarn.

It is half on good stone tracks with the other half following very quiet tarmac roads, making it a good starter route for all levels of rider.

Distance 7km

Elevation Gain 70m

Ride Type mountain bike

Difficulty green – easy

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MALHAM TARN

This is a short and fairly level introductory cycle route which goes around the spectacular Malham Tarn.

It is half on good stone tracks with the other half following very quiet tarmac roads, making it a good starter route for all levels of rider.

Distance 7km

Elevation Gain 70m

Ride Type mountain bike

Difficulty green – easy

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GARGRAVE SHORT CIRCUIT

This is a relatively short route with no big climbs, which takes you from the small town of Gargrave up into the southern Yorkshire Dales.

The roads have little traffic, and there are great views of Flasby and Barden Moors.

Distance 14km

Elevation Gain 176m

Ride Type road

Difficulty green – easy

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GARGRAVE SHORT CIRCUIT

This is a relatively short route with no big climbs, which takes you from the small town of Gargrave up into the southern Yorkshire Dales.

The roads have little traffic, and there are great views of Flasby and Barden Moors.

Distance 14km

Elevation Gain 176m

Ride Type road

Difficulty green – easy

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ILKLEY TO BOLTON ABBEY

This is one of the most popular cycling roads in the area, following the River Wharfe between the spa town of Ilkley and the popular attraction of Bolton Abbey.

There are plenty of cafes and facilities, with opportunities to the explore the historic ruins too.

Distance 10km

Elevation Gain 109m

Ride Type road

Difficulty green – easy

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ILKLEY TO BOLTON ABBEY

This is one of the most popular cycling roads in the area, following the River Wharfe between the spa town of Ilkley and the popular attraction of Bolton Abbey.

There are plenty of cafes and facilities, with opportunities to the explore the historic ruins too.

Distance 10km

Elevation Gain 109m

Ride Type road

Difficulty green – easy

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CLAPHAM TUNNELS & BRIDGES

This mountain bike route really does have a bit of everything that is best about Dales mountain biking.

With walled lanes, stone tracks, grassy tracks, rock slabs, fords and old clapper bridges, it is a great introduction to mountain biking.

Distance 20km

Elevation Gain 485m

Ride Type mountain bike

Difficulty blue – moderate

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CLAPHAM TUNNELS & BRIDGES

This mountain bike route really does have a bit of everything that is best about Dales mountain biking.

With walled lanes, stone tracks, grassy tracks, rock slabs, fords and old clapper bridges, it is a great introduction to mountain biking.

Distance 20km

Elevation Gain 485m

Ride Type mountain bike

Difficulty blue – moderate

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LOWER WHARFEDALE

This route explores the delights of lower Wharfedale, following the valley between Grassington and Bolton Abbey using the roads on either side of the valley .

There are plenty of places to stop for refreshment on the route and stunning views throughout.

Distance 30km

Elevation Gain 555m

Ride Type road

Difficulty blue – moderate

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LOWER WHARFEDALE

This route explores the delights of lower Wharfedale, following the valley between Grassington and Bolton Abbey using the roads on either side of the valley .

There are plenty of places to stop for refreshment on the route and stunning views throughout.

Distance 30km

Elevation Gain 555m

Ride Type road

Difficulty blue – moderate

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INTO DENTDALE

This beautiful ride explores Dentdale – one of the most beautiful valleys in the Yorkshire Dales.

Starting in Sedbergh the route follows very quiet back roads to reach Dent with its cobbled streets, café and shop.

Distance 30km

Elevation Gain 498m

Ride Type road

Difficulty blue – moderate

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INTO DENTDALE

This beautiful ride explores Dentdale – one of the most beautiful valleys in the Yorkshire Dales.

Starting in Sedbergh the route follows very quiet back roads to reach Dent with its cobbled streets, café and shop.

Distance 30km

Elevation Gain 498m

Ride Type road

Difficulty blue – moderate

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HORTON – TOUR OF PEN-Y-GHENT

The tour of Pen-y-Ghent is a well known classic for good reason. A short road warm up is followed by a climb up a track on to the shoulder of Pen-y-Ghent.

The best aspect of this ride is that the Tour of Pen-y-Ghent starts right on our doorstep.

Distance 27km

Elevation Gain 548m

Ride Type mountain bike

Difficulty red – difficult

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HORTON – TOUR OF PEN-Y-GHENT

The tour of Pen-y-Ghent is a well known classic for good reason. A short road warm up is followed by a climb up a track on to the shoulder of Pen-y-Ghent.

The best aspect of this ride is that the Tour of Pen-y-Ghent starts right on our doorstep.

Distance 27km

Elevation Gain 548m

Ride Type mountain bike

Difficulty red – difficult

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THE HOWGILLS

A challenging ride through a quiet corner of the Dales, taking you along the side of the Howgills.

This short route contains a few challenging climbs but the reward is the fantastic view of the Howgills and Lune Valley.

Distance 23km

Elevation Gain 521m

Ride Type road

Difficulty red – difficult

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THE HOWGILLS

A challenging ride through a quiet corner of the Dales, taking you along the side of the Howgills.

This short route contains a few challenging climbs but the reward is the fantastic view of the Howgills and Lune Valley.

Distance 23km

Elevation Gain 521m

Ride Type road

Difficulty red – difficult

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HORTON – OVER THE STAKE

This is a long mountain bike route which takes you on a big circuit of the central Yorkshire Dales so be sure to pack some food.

The best aspect of this ride is that the Tour of Pen-y-Ghent starts right on our doorstep.

Distance 60km

Elevation Gain 1178m

Ride Type mountain bike

Difficulty black – severe

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HORTON – OVER THE STAKE

This is a long mountain bike route which takes you on a big circuit of the central Yorkshire Dales so be sure to pack some food.

The best aspect of this ride is that the Tour of Pen-y-Ghent starts right on our doorstep.

Distance 60km

Elevation Gain 1178m

Ride Type mountain bike

Difficulty black – severe

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ETAPE DU DALES

The Etape du Dales is one of the best known cyclosportives in the country.

This is a major undertaking taking in 110 miles of riding over seven major climbs, but if you are looking for a challenge this could be it.

Distance 176km

Elevation Gain 3165m

Ride Type road

Difficulty black – severe

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ETAPE DU DALES

The Etape du Dales is one of the best known cyclosportives in the country.

This is a major undertaking taking in 110 miles of riding over seven major climbs, but if you are looking for a challenge this could be it.

Distance 176km

Elevation Gain 3165m

Ride Type road

Difficulty black – severe

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