Cycling in Upper Wharfedale

Visitors exploring the Yorkshire Dales by mountain bike

On your next visit to Upper Wharfedale why not bring your bike and sample the lanes and bridleways of this dale, check the local weather report and start your pedalling adventure soon.

Getting the wheels in motion

Whether you want an energetic cycle ride to get the blood pumping or a gentle social ride with friends and family, we have routes and inspiring countryside to suit your style of cycling.


If it is cycling events you are looking for then look out for our ranger organised cycling activities in the summer. And as the days get longer there will be the chance to book onto a ranger-led ride taking in the inspiring landscapes of Upper Wharfedale and beyond.

Cycle routes

For those of you wishing to extend your choice of routes for mountain biking in the area, our first route is ready for you to download and try below.

And don't forget that the Tour de France came right through Upper Wharfedale in 2014, so have a go at cycling part of the route and maybe even trying the first main hill climb up 'Cote de Cray'!

Free cuppa!

Remember to treat yourself to a free cuppa. Yes, where there is a National Trust cafe, arrive by bike and be part of our cycling friendly offer in Yorkshire and the North East.