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 to get straight to the best trails. From a leisurely spin around Ladybower Reservoir to a path high up on the moors there is something for everyone. Below are a couple of examples of some of our favourite routes. See our 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.
This is a demanding loop with six significant climbs followed by six brilliant descents. There is a mix of every trail here from the fast flowing open grass descents of Win Hill to very technical boulder fields of Cavedale.
Local trail news
The latest updates about the trails in the local area.
Climbing Mt Snowden in Wales going up the Llanberis pass and returning down the Ranger path. A proper big mountain adventure with a 1000m + downhill.
Dropping into Cavedale as the sunset, after the long climb up Pindale and Dirtlow rake. 36 riders on a Wednesday evening ride what could go wrong?Great group ride made up of CABG collective joined by the Rother Valley Riders 👌
I feel very lucky to have lived in the Peak District for most of my life. I’ve been cycling in these hills since the first mountain bikes were introduced.
If you want to experience an unforgettable adventure on the best trails, come to our workshop. We have a hire fleet and local knowledge to help you hit the trails with stunning views and iconic trails that cater to everyone.
The newly reopened Alec and Thora trail is a revamp of the old Pillar of Salt track. Adding much more flow and more features to this classic trail in Deepcar, Wharncliffe woods. We have started to build quite the collection of videos from trails within Wharncliffe
It’s just before Christmas and the Peaks are covered in a layer of snow. After their uplift gets cancelled due to the weather. The team decided to head out on the bikes on a snowy ride.
Stanage Plantation is a Gritstone flagstone-based track that drops down through Stanage edge. We decided to see if it was possible to ride up the route before dropping back down. It was very wet in the middle section of the route with water flowing over the Gritstone flagstones that make up this historical bridleway. Thanks to Eddie and Billy for their help with this one.
Best places to eat
The Wild Kettle Cafe
Is our on site cafe serving Speciality Tea & Coffee, Freshly Prepared Food and Homemade Cakes.
Its a great option for something to eat or drink before or after a ride. Or as a lunch stop between loops.
It is where the team gets its lunch every day!
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.
Mountain Biking in the Peak District with Will4Adventure
That shiny new mountain bike stood in your hallway is designed for one thing and one thing only – bombing down rocky trails and effortlessly getting you back to the top for the next one! Let us help you to get the most from your time mountain biking in the Peak District on a guided ride or one of our mountain biking skills courses …
Will has also put together this handy guide to some local routes.
Peak & Moor MTB GUIDING
At Peak & Moor MTB Guiding we specialise exclusively in mountain bike adventures in the Peak district and beyond.
Highly experienced professional British Cycling L3 guide, operating with small groups to ensure an amazing day on fantastic trails.
Do you have the dream ride in mind ? then get in touch……. We will make it happen.
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 🙂
Thorndene Bed & Breakfast
In the heart of the Peak District National Park, Thorndene B & B is welcoming, stylish and clean. Located in the beautiful Hope Valley, the boundary between ‘White Peak’ and ‘Dark Peak’ it offers 3 stylish and comfortable furnished, en-suite, double rooms. Thorndene B & B is approximately 1 km outside Hope village on the A6187 and the same distance from Bradwell (B6049).