Cumbria Cycle Way
260-mile way-marked Lakeland cycle route

The Cumbria Cycle Way is a 260-mile way-marked route around the county offering the visiting cyclist a unique experience. Being circular it can be started anywhere on the route: Carlisle, the Eden and Lune Valleys, Morecambe Bay, the west coast and Solway Firth. Mostly it follows quiet lanes, but takes in all the interesting towns and villages.

Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Carlisle to Garsdale Head (69.8m)
Day 2: Garsdale Head to Ulverston (67.2m)
Day 3: Ulverston to St Bees (73m)
Day 4: St Bees to Carlisle (68m)

 

£810 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£620 per person (based on two sharing)
£560 per person (based on group of 3)
£530 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Carlisle to Appleby (48.2m)
Day 2: Appleby to Arnside (57.3m)
Day 3: Arnside to Broughton in Furness (63.5m)
Day 4: Broughton in Furness to Workington (54m)
Day 5: Workington to Carlisle (56m)

 

£895 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£705 per person (based on two sharing)
£645 per person (based on group of 3)
£615 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Carlisle to Appleby (48.2m)
Day 2: Appleby to Kirkby Lonsdale (43.1m)
Day 3: Kirkby Lonsdale to Ulverston (45.7m)
Day 4: Ulverston to Waberthwaite (54m)
Day 5: Waberthwaite to Maryport (38m)
Day 6: Maryport to Carlisle (49m)

 

£1,050 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£820 per person (based on two sharing)
£745 per person (based on group of 3)
£710 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Carlisle to Appleby (48.2m)
Day 2: Appleby to Sedbergh (31.9m)
Day 3: Sedbergh to Cartmel (42.9m)
Day 4: Cartmel to Grizebeck (41.8m)
Day 5: Grizebeck to Seascale (37.8m)
Day 6: Seascale to Silloth (41m)
Day 7: Silloth to Carlisle (36m)

 

£1,165 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£920 per person (based on two sharing)
£840 per person (based on group of 3)
£800 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Carlisle to Edenhall (33.4m)
Day 2: Edenhall to Garsdale Head (38.4m)
Day 3: Garsdale Head to Arnside (35.7m)
Day 4: Arnside to Bardsea (35.8m)
Day 5: Bardsea to Millom (35.3m)
Day 6: Millom to St Bees (35m)
Day 7: St Bees to Silloth (32m)
Day 8: Silloth to Carlisle (36m)

 

£1,325 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£1,040 per person (based on two sharing)
£945 per person (based on group of 3)
£900 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Carlisle to Little Salkeld (30.6m)
Day 2: Little Salkeld to Nateby (29.4m)
Day 3: Nateby to Kirkby Lonsdale (31.3m)
Day 4: Kirkby Lonsdale to Cartmel (31.7m)
Day 5: Cartmel to Barrow in Furness (30m)
Day 6: Barrow in Furness to Waberthwaite (38m)
Day 7: Waberthwaite to Whitehaven (23m)
Day 8: Whitehaven to Silloth (28m)
Day 9: Silloth to Carlisle (36m)

 

£1,460 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£1,150 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,045 per person (based on group of 3)
£995 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Cycling Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£380 per person (single)
£190 per person (based on two people)
£130 per person (based on group of 3)
£100 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£385 per person (single)
£195 per person (based on two people)
£135 per person (based on group of 3)
£105 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£460 per person (single)
£230 per person (based on two people)
£155 per person (based on group of 3)
£120 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£495 per person (single)
£250 per person (based on two people)
£170 per person (based on group of 3)
£130 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£570 per person (single)
£285 per person (based on two people)
£190 per person (based on group of 3)
£145 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£625 per person (single)
£315 per person (based on two people)
£210 per person (based on group of 3)
£160 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Route Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Route Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £60.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
The Cumbria Cycle Way is a 260-mile way-marked route around the county offering the visiting cyclist a unique experience. Being circular it can be started anywhere on the route: Carlisle, the Eden and Lune Valleys, Morecambe Bay, the west coast and Solway Firth. Mostly it follows quiet lanes, but takes in all the interesting towns and villages.

The Cycle Way is a carefully thought-out route, mostly along minor roads, extending 260 miles in a roughly circular shape. From Carlisle it follows the foot of the escarpment of the northern Pennines to Kirkby Stephen. From there it goes through valleys in the central Pennines as far as Kirkby Lonsdale and then reaches Morecambe Bay at Arnside. After winding around the sheltered recesses of the Bay and the Duddon Estuary it emerges on to the open coast of the Irish Sea. Eventually it reaches the quieter waters and salt marshes of the Solway Firth before returning to Carlisle. Cumbria is not noted for its seaside, yet more than half of the Cycle Way is near the coast. It also reaches 1500 feet above sea-level at the head of the Eden valley. Apart from the diversity of landscape there’s also a great variety of towns: the cathedral city of Carlisle, historic market towns and no fewer than five towns established within the last two centuries.

OS Explorer Maps
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas
OL4 - English Lakes - North-western area
OL5 - English Lakes - North-eastern area
OL6 - English Lakes - South-western area
OL7 - English Lakes - South-eastern area
OL19 - Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
OL31 - North Pennines
314 - Solway Firth
315 - Carlisle

Guide Books
"The Cumbria Cycle Way" by Roy Walker - Published by Cicerone - ISBN: 978-1852841065

Mobile Digital Mapping
Digital maps can be viewed on most modern smartphones using an appropriate app, downloaded from the app store associated with your device. Brigantes recommend that whichever app you use, it should support Ordnance Survey 1:25k or 1:50k scale maps. There are many apps to choose from, but the two main providers are Ordnance Survey and Memory Map.

Each provider’s app has its own benefits, but both provide all-important offline navigation, meaning your device does not need a mobile signal to work effectively on the trail.

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