Yorkshire Dales Cycleway

The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway (YDCW) is a superb but challenging 251km (156 mile) circular route visiting most of the major dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The stunning scenery, breath taking landscapes and quiet roads make this a 'must do' cycle tour.  Overnight stays in quintessential Dales villages give the oportunity to sample great food and drink.  Start your adventure from here at Dales Bike Centre, why not book your first night stay so you're well rested and ready for the journey ahead.  Get some last minute advice from a friendly face in the bikeshop and pickup that last little thing you forgot to pack.  On your journeys end be sure to call in and sign the visitor book and even rest up for another night stay before moving on.  The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway is ideal for a leisurely six day tour or for those seeking more of a challenge 4 or 5 day programs are good viable options.


Looking for somewhere to park up to start the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, leave your car and collect on your journeys end.  Parking available here for £3 per day.

Bike outfitters

No need to cart your bike half way across the country or even the world, let us take the strain for you.  Hire one or our  top quality Trek Emonda road bikes or Trek hybrid E-bike and have the peace of mind your riding the right bike in perfect working order.  We can provide a bike rack and panniers, locks, helmets and spares packs in fact all you need to enjoy your cycling adventure.

Trek UM3+ is the latest in electric pedal assist hybrid bike and the perfect ride to explore the quiet scenic roads of the Yorkshire Dales. The added help of the powerful Bosch pedal assist motor it makes even the toughest of road climbs a breeze, there's no finer way to head uphill and down'Dale.  Powerful enough to tackle every uphill challenge of the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway with plenty in the battery to last your day of riding. Simply recharge when you reach your destination, charger is supplied. Hire rate £50 first day then £35 each consecutive day

For details of our bike hire and hire rates - bike hire information.


The whole route is printed on one brilliant map!  Harveys Maps - Yorkshire Dales Cyceway is available in our bike shop at just £5.50

The route

Check out CycletheDales.org.uk for route information.

Download .gpx file of the route here

Where to stay

Start and finish your adventure touring the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway right here at Dales Bike Centre. We're on route with accommodation, parking, bikeshop, bike hire and workshop on site we can easily sort any last minute bike adjustments or repairs. Pick up a map and some last minute advice before heading off on your adventure.

To carry or not to carry!

Your bags and luggage that is.  Some folks prefer to go for the self supported option with loaded pannier bags and minimal packing which is great.  Then again some folks prefer to cycle light, our friends at Brigantes Bag Movers offer very reliable baggage transfer service and accommodation bookers. Be sure to mention Dales Bike Centre when you get in touch.

The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway route is signposted - simply follow the Ram.


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