Self-Guided Lake District Motorcycle Tour

A beautiful short break through some of the finest scenery

3 days
Duration
400 approx
Miles
All rider abilities
Skill level
Yes
Pillions?

LAKE DISTRICT AND CUMBRIA
MOTORCYCLE TOUR


The Lake District, Cumbria, is a stunning area. Experience the tranquillity of the lakes and the beauty of the mountains. Flowing through lakeside roads and cruising through breathtaking mountain passes you will experience some of the most incredible views Britain has to offer all in a relaxed pace with plenty of time to step off the bike and have a good nose around

You will ride some of the most amazing mountain passes and alongside some stunning lakes in all of Britain.

Honister Pass, Whinlatter Pass, Hardknott Pass, Newlands Pass, Wrynose Pass, and you will be in awe at the scenic sights that is on offer as you ride alongside Lake Coniston, Lake Windermere and Lake Ullswater.

Staying in comfortable hotel accommodation along with ample facilities, there will be plenty of time to rest in the evening.

See some truly awesome sights

Duration 3 nights, 4 days
Suitable for  Riders and Rider & Pillion
Distance  Approx 700 miles
Hotel standards 3* accommodation with breakfast
Average ride time 4 – 5 hours per day
Included Hotel /B&B, GPS Maps, Itinerary, Virtual Tour Guide
Date You choose your own dates

 

 

The tour takes in some of the most beautiful locations in all of the Lake District, which, has now been nominated as a World Heritage Site.

Aside the fact you will riding through some of Britain’s best biking roads, you’ll also be introduced to the magnificent scenery and lake side landscapes. The tour is casual and unhurried, allowing you to take a more relaxed pace and ride with less urgency, giving you far more time to stop frequently and appreciate the magnificent views and quaint villages and towns

Highlights of the tour

  • Honister Pass
  • Whinlatter Pass
  • Hardknott Pass
  • Newlands Pass
  • Wrynose Pass,
  • Lake Coniston
  • Lake Windermere
  • Lake Ullswater
  • Keswick 
  • Windermere 

You will be staying in the same hotel for the duration and venture off each day following the route provided, simply open the preloaded days route on the sat nav and follow the track created for you.

Coffee and lunch stops are not designated, as everyone rides at different paces, therefore it is difficult to pinpoint exact locations for refreshment and food stops. However, there are an abundance of coffee shops and restaurants, pubs etc along the route

Cost for Self-Guided Lake District Tour 

3* accommodation in either a B&B or Hotel with breakfast

Solo rider with single room £460.00
Rider & Pillion with own room £560.00
Two riders sharing a twin room £560.00
Gpx Route Maps Only £99.00

Lake District National Park

The Lake District National Park is England’s largest and covers:

  • 2362 square kilometres
  • 912 square miles
  • 583,747 acres or
  • 236,234 hectares

Width (west to east): 58 km or 36 miles

Width (north to south): 64 km or 40 miles

Find out about the land ownership in the Lake District.

Ten highest mountains

  1. Scafell Pike at 978 metres (3210 feet)
  2. Scafell at 964 metres (3162 feet)
  3. Helvellyn at 950 metres (3114 feet)
  4. Skiddaw at 931 metres(3053 feet)
  5. Great End at 910 metres (2986 feet)
  6. Bowfell at 902 metres (2940 feet)
  7. Great Gable at 899 metres (2960 feet)
  8. Pillar at 892 metres (2926 feet)
  9. Nethermost Pike at 891 metres (2923 feet)
  10. Catstycam (2917 feet)

There are at least 200 fell tops. The writer Alfred Wainwright wrote about 214. Check out the List of Wainwrights(opens in new window)

Sixteen largest lakes

  1. Windermere – 14.8 square kilometres
  2. Ullswater – 8.9 square kilometres
  3. Derwentwater – 5.5 square kilometres
  4. Bassenthwaite Lake – 5.3 square kilometres
  5. Coniston Water – 4.0 square kilometres
  6. Haweswater – 3.9 square kilometres
  7. Thirlmere – 3.3  square kilometres
  8. Ennerdale Water – 3 square kilometres
  9. Wastwater – 2.9  square kilometres
  10. Crummock Water – 2.5 square kilometres
  11. Esthwaite Water – 1 square kilometre
  12. Buttermere – 0.9 square kilometres
  13. Grasmere – 0.6 square kilometres
  14. Loweswater – 0.6 square kilometres
  15. Rydal Water – 0.3 square kilometres
  16. Brotherswater – 0.2 square kilometres

Tarns

Tarn comes from the Old Norse word for ‘pool’. It usually refers to a small mountain lake or pool. However as some tarns are larger than lakes, it’s not an exact science! Here are some of the larger ones:

  • Blea Tarn
  • Little Langdale Tarn
  • Overwater Tarn
  • Stickle Tarn
  • Tarn Hows
  • Watendlath Tarn
  • Yew Tree Tarn

Facts about lakes and coastline

  • The deepest lake in England is Wastwater at 74 metres (243 feet)
  • England’s longest lake is Windermere which is 10.5 miles long
  • There is only one official lake – Bassenthwaite Lake. All the others are ‘meres’ or ‘waters’
  • The National Park includes 26 miles of coastline and estuaries
  • In the heavy rains of November 2009, Windermere lake rose 157cm. Over the week, that translates into an extra 35,700,000,000 litres. 22,100,000,000 litres of those were added in just 36 hours!

Key dates

When’s the Best Time to Visit the Lake District?

The Lakes is one of those places whose natural beauty is not overly dependent on decent weather. People will tell you that the best time to visit the Lake District is in spring or summer. And yes, it’s hard to beat a ramble across the fells in the sun, when clear skies maximise the far-reaching views; but there’s also something uniquely special about a cold, blustery day in the Lakes, with craggy hills towering above you, and the promise of a roaring fire at journey’s end.

There’s a good reason writers, artists, poets and walkers have always flocked here to find inspiration.

The peak season runs from April to October, so consider a break outside this period if you want to see fewer people on your travels. July and August are beautiful but busy (busier, anyway), and you’re likely to encounter a little traffic on the roads as well as the walking trails. The springtime landscape is dotted with daffodils and the autumn colours are spectacular. Crisp winter days can provide a revitalising retreat.

Bear in mind that the temperature drops one degree for every 150 metres you ascend so if you’re hiking the hills, pack accordingly. The weather can change dramatically between December and April so before heading out consult the Lake District’s dedicated forecast service called Weatherline, which records conditions from the top of Helvellyn.

Spring: See Wordsworth’s golden daffodils and swathes of bluebells colour the landscape on a spring escape. You’re likely to find a bargain in March before the Lakes peak season (April to October) kicks in. May is historically one of the driest months in Cumbria and it falls nicely between the Easter rush and the summer crowds.

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