Gravel Ride Swaledale

Dales Bike Centre, the hub of adventure cycling in the
Yorkshire Dales National Park  

The Yorkshire Dales and particularly Swaledale is a mecca for Gravel and Adventure cycling.  The intricate and extensive network of gravel tracks, rough roads and lanes allow the most stunning routes to be explored and experienced.

Explore and adventure from here at Dales Bike Centre.  Park up, grab a brew and peruse the bike shop before heading out to ride some gravel. 

Looking for ideas? We've route downloads in .gpx file further down this page. Simply download, transfer to your Garmin or device and enjoy the ride...

We have a modest size car park, there's no gate to lock you in our out.   You are welcome to park and ride, there's no charge for parking but we think it's reasonable for you to spend a few pounds in the cafe/bike shop to help keep us all in work. Our opening times are 9-5pm, you'll probably find us floating around before and after, quite possibly heading out on a ride!

Gravel Riding Routes

Below we have a few Gravel route .gpx files to download, check out and RIDE!

Fore Gill & Great Pinseat 30km
The classic 2 Dales gravel ride, taking in the moonscape of Great Pinseat.  Some tough climbing but rewarded with stunning views and descents.

Download route .gpx file

Castle Bolton Round 35km
A stunning ride... Not much warm up before tackling 'Height of Greets' climb. Drop into Castle Bolton in Wensleydale and onto the steep ramp back into Swaledale!

Download route .gpx file

Swale Trail & Tan Hill Inn 56km
Gravel bike friendly way marked Swale Trail with a tough detour up to the famous Tan Hill Inn for a swifty;-) Mixed road/off road route, stunning scenery and a few tough climbs beware of the  plentiful number of pubs en route to tempt the weak!

Download route .gpx file

Looking for somewhere to stay?

You must have spotted we have that too!
Accommodation designed specifically with Gravel and Adventure cyclists in mind. We've a very good bike wash, bike storage, drying room, laundry and 24 hour cake access!

14 bed bunk accommodation is clean and very cosy, your comfy bunk is made up with fresh linen, 2 pillows and quilt, includes breakfast
Check out our Bunk Rooms page

Gravel Social Ride
Join our not-so regular Social Gravel ride heading our from here at Dales Bike Centre.  Expect 3-4 hours of mixed road and off road riding, there'll be climbs! Oh yes!
Dates for the next Social Ride:
10th May 2020

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