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UK - Lake District - Derwent Water - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Tailor your trip by choosing from a range of routes on offer on arrival
  • Stay at Derwent Bank, Keswick – a comfortable HF Country House sitting directly on the banks of Derwent Water
  • Admire the vista across the lake to Skiddaw and Blencathra
  • Spin your legs gently along old railway lines or challenge them as you climb up towards some Lakeland fells
  • Treat yourself to delicious cake pit-stops in charming local cafés
  • Let the lovely Lakeland landscapes inspire your daily cycling

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival into Keswick     D  
2 Buttermere Challenge 20 Miles / 32 Kms Approx 900m B L D  
3 Derwent Water Discoverer 10.5 Miles / 17 Kms Approx 400m B L D  
4 Departure from Keswick     B  
4 * Castle Rigg Stone Circle 8 Miles / 13 Kms Approx.   B L D  
5 * Departure from Keswick     B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

With its dramatic contrast between mighty mountains and still water, Derwent Water is surely the highlight of the Northern Lake District and this trip gives you the perfect opportunity to explore this stunning area by bike. Based at Derwent Bank you will find the perfect mix of relaxation and challenge, as you tackle the rolling roads of the Lakes, before returning to the comfort and views of the lake and mountains, where you can relax with your choice of tipple on the sun terrace or sheltering from the elements in the conservatory. 
Over the course of your trip, you will have the opportunity to explore mostly quiet country lanes, rolling fells and pretty lakeside roads. The area is also rich in heritage, from the ancient stone circle at Castlerigg to signs of the more recent small-scale mining industry.
This holiday is available as a 3 or 4 night break, giving you 2 or 3 days to explore the area on your bike. For the 4 night break, pick the optional 4 night supplement. If you would like to extend your stay beyond 4 nights, please just give us a call.
For most of the season, 3 night breaks begin on Fridays and 4 night breaks begin on Mondays.

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Departure Dates:

Duration: 4 days
Return: 04/01/2050

Prices From:

£265 p.p.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
4 days
Prices From:
£265

Optional

4 Nights:
£75
4 Nights:
£75
3 Night Single Room Supplement
£60
4 Night Single Room Supplement
£80
Insurance - UK 5 Day:
£18
Insurance - UK 5 Day:
£18
Sustrans Donation:
£1
Sustrans Donation:
£1
Sustrans Donation:
£5
Sustrans Donation:
£5
Sustrans Donation:
£10
Sustrans Donation:
£10
Sustrans Donation:
£20
Sustrans Donation:
£20

Holiday Details

Centre-based

3 or 4 nights

2 or 3 days riding

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Self-guided

Ask about private departures and group bookings

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