Cycling at Malham Tarn can be for all the family © National Trust

Cycling at Malham Tarn can be for all the family

Get pedalling

Whether you want an energetic cycle ride to get the blood pumping, or whether you would prefer a gentle pedal on the flat, we have routes to suit your style here in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Cycling routes

Road cycling at Malham Tarn

We are currently developing a range of cycling routes to suit all abilities and styles for you to download, get your bike out and enjoy. Here's our first two - why not give them a try?

Downloadable cycling routes

Malham Tarn family cycle trail

 © Classlane Media

For a fun family day out, explore the beauty of Malham Tarn by bike, surrounded by some of Britain’s finest limestone scenery.

Chapel Fell and Malham Tarn Mountain Bike Trail

This enclosure, may have been used to house packhorse ponies from the mines © National Trust

Take your time as an experienced mountain biking family, or a quick blast for the seasoned sports off-road rider on this exciting route.

Cycling around Malham Tarn © National Trust

Cycling around Malham Tarn

Cycling events at Malham Tarn

We run a number of cycling events at Malham Tarn, from guided cycle rides, to beginner's courses in mountain biking, to our Dales Track Attack challenge. Is it time to get the bikes out?

What's new?

  • Look out for our Rangers on bikes in the summer
  • More cycling events and downloadable routes
  • Did you know the Tour de France came through the Dales on 5 July? Relive the excitement and watch the videos on our Upper Wharfedale webpages

Cycle-friendly offer

A free cup of tea awaits cyclists at certain properties

When you arrive at one of our places by bike, you're sure of a warm welcome. We can't offer you a free cup of tea, but we do have cycle routes and some puncture repair and tool kits you can borrow.

Other major cycling routes in the Dales

  • National Route 10
  • Route 68 Pennine Cycleway
  • Way of the Roses