Discover the amazing Peak District
Explore the Peak District by bike
The Peak District is one of the most popular areas for Mountain Biking in the UK. Mountain bikers have been coming to the Peak for a long time for its unique and challenging trails.
The best routes to explore
With every bike hire, we can talk you through a suitable route for your requirements. And give you a map to take, so you can get straight to the best trails. From a leisurely spin around Ladybower Reservoir to a trail high up on the moors there is something for everyone. Below are a couple of examples of some of our favourite route’s. See our trailer for 10 years of hire video.
A short route packing in a great mix of singletrack, fast descents and great views. Perfect for a bike demo or warm up.
This ride is a perfect sample of the Peak District and the variety of trails it offers, from the old railway lines of the Thornhill Trail to the rocky technical descents of The Beast.
A good medium distance route with two significant climbs and descents looping around the beautiful scenery of the Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs.
This is a slightly more challenging ride that offers four brilliant descents ranging from wide grass routes to tight, exciting singletrack.
This route using a real mixture of old packhorse routes, roads and lanes. Stanage Edge, Lady Cannings flow trail.
Traffic free loop ranging from only a couple of miles up to a longer ride your choice. Starting on the Thornhill trail, heading up to and round Ladybower/Derwent and Howden Reservoir.
A longer ride taking in some classic dark peak climbs and descents with breathtaking views throughout. Hope Cross and descending down Jaggers Clough before climbing up to Mam Tor.
This is a different type of ride involving a short 20 minute train journey for 2+ hours of riding, taking in the highest point in the peak district and a good portion of the peak district all weather route.
Local trail news
The latest updates about the trails in the local area.
Up next Peaty’s in Wharncliffe woods, one of the oldest trails in the woods. Rocky with a mixture of tight turns and rock gardens. Splitting off the original line onto a new link section onto the lower section of Truffle Shuffle.
Mam Tor is the second-highest hill in the Peak District and the bridleway goes around the hilltop and leads onto a fast, rutted trail down the ridge to Hollins Cross. Before dropping down Back Tor into Edale. With big views across the Hope Valley and of Kinder in the background.
Our premium electric mountain bikes help you to go further and faster so you experience even more of the Peak District’s amazing local trails in one session.
Trek Rail ebikes give variable levels of electrical assistance to the rider’s pedalling to aid with climbing uphill. With their high-performance full suspension, they’re more than ready to tackle the most rugged of descents. Our bike hire customers typically get 25 to 55 miles in one ride. With the Trek Rail from Bike Garage you’re free to ride further and explore more!
Following on from our last video on devils elbow
Piper House Gate is a similarly rocky descent that forks off the same bridleway and makes for a great second way down. With some different trail features to Devils. Riding this one again with Billy from Cafe Adventure
Blacka Moor is a Nature reserve on the west side of Sheffield, sitting on the boundary of the Peak District.
Devils Elbow is one of a number of short technical descents that cross the reserve. They are very similar to much of the other Peak District trails in that they are rocky. They can be ridden as part of a mini loop or by joining into a longer ride taking in Lady Cannings, Houndkirk and Big Moor.
60 Seconds of Muddy Wharncliffe Trails, post Christmas dinner we headed out into the woods on a very misty dank afternoon.
Wharncliffe has become a regular riding spot for us over the winter.
Best places to eat
Cafe Adventure Hope
Is located on Edale Road, in the village of Hope, in the Peak District, Derbyshire.
We have an eat-in and takeaway menu, catering for breakfast, hot and cold lunches, hot and cold drinks and a selection of homemade cakes, scones and tray bakes. Here at Cafe Adventure, we have a passion for making good home cooked food using seasonally and locally sourced produce.
We are a friendly, welcoming and cosy little cafe. Please call in for a visit whether you are looking for a rest and refuel stop after a long day hiking or biking (muddy boots and paws very welcome!), an afternoon coffee and cake treat, or to just browse around our little retail space.
Penny Pot Edale
Under new enthusiastic ownership since March 2019 you can be sure of a warm welcome. Open all year round you can treat yourself to some simple home cooked food, a piece of cake or if you just need a water bottle refill they are more than happy to oblige. If it’s a cold day you can relax by the log burner and on the warmer days take a break on the terrace before you set off fully recharged for the rest of your ride.
Are you a bicycle friendly pub, cafe or restaurant in the Peak District? We’d love to recommend you to our customers, please contact us 🙂
Through passion, dedication and experience, our very experienced team of British Cycling qualified, professional mountain bike leaders and coaches will take your mountain biking to a new and exciting level across the Peak District National park and the UK.
Our aim is simple – to provide everything you need, to explore and discover the thousands of miles of ancient bridleways and MTB trails that make the UK the premier destination for mountain biking. The team of MTB guides are ready to lead you and your friends around the Dark and White Peak and of course any of the UK’s national parks and remote wilderness areas.
Whether it’s a 1-2-1 guided ride, weekend MTB break, corporate team building day, hen or stag party, then look no further than Marmalade MTB to provide a tailored mountain biking experience for all ages, fitness levels and technical abilities. Our professional leaders and MTB coaches can also assist you and your friends with training inspiration, guidance and experience to ensure you hit your goals and aspirations for the mountain biking challenges, races and events you have signed up for.
Pure Outdoor is lucky enough to be on the doorstep of some of the best Mountain Biking terrain in the UK. The Peak District is the perfect area to teach riders all they need to know to become confident independent off roaders. Our team have been Mountain Biking in the Peak District for many years and can not only teach you essential skills that will improve the quality and safety of your riding, but show you some of the best quality trails around.
Best places to stay
Are you a bicycle friendly accommodation provider in the Peak District? We’d love to recommend you to our customers, please contact us 🙂
Manor Farn bnb
Graham and Christine offer cyclist friendly Bed and Breakfast at Manor Farm with secure lock up and wash down facilities in the heart of the Peak District. We are situated within easy reach of great on and off-road cycling in the White and Dark Peak.