Guided Mountain Biking in the Peak District
The Peak District is a haven for some of the best mountain biking in the UK. Here we offer you the opportunity to join one of our qualified mountain bike leaders who would love nothing more than to share with you the best riding and trails this region has to offer. These guided rides are perfect for everyone, including those of you that already have some skills, to groups of friends, to families looking to inject a little bit of adventure into their holiday here!
Get the most from your time in the Peak District on a bespoke guided ride. Whether you like to ride smooth flowing routes gliding and swerving through the trees, or giving yourself a proper bruising epic careering down gnarly boulder-strewn tracks: the Peak District has many a gem on offer to everyone of all experience levels. With a local qualified mountain bike leader you can be sure to sample the best that this area has to offer whilst at the same time, if you choose, learning some new skills too.
Location: Peak District
From £160 per day for groups numbering up to 6 or £120 for half a day
- Local bike hire available* (from around £30 per day – we can arrange this in advance on request)
- Low leader:client ratios
- Bike set up
- Flexible itinerary that can include a look at riding styles/techniques
- Flexible dates / locations catered for
*Price does not include any bike hire costs where required.
Leader/client ratio: 1:6
More on mountain biking in the Peak District …
If you search for guide books for mountain biking in the UK you’ll typically find that one guide book covers the whole of Wales and one guide book covers the whole of the Lake District … But the Peak District has so much riding on offer it needs TWO guide books to cover it. In addition, neighbouring city of Sheffield offers three dedicated bike trails with more to come.
In the White Peak the trails offer an abundance of near-perfect cross country rides: the hills are never too steep or high and the descents are mostly kind (with some noteworthy exceptions). The Dark Peak offers thrills for riders looking specifically for more of a challenge, with plenty of long rocky gritstone infamous descents such as Potato Gully, the Devil’s Elbow and the Beast, to name but a few, that will really test your nerve and skills in equal measure.
Think about what you want to get from a day out mountain biking with us and we’ll come back to you with some options that are perfect for you.
Mountain bike hire in the Peak District
We’ve listed here a few places that offer higher spec mountain bikes for hire. Typically you can expect to pay around £35 per day for hiring a decent bike from these places. For families looking to do a circuit of the reservoirs, lower spec bicycles will be perfect and cost closer to £20 for the day.
- The Bike Garage – Bamford/Hope Valley
- Derwent Bike Hire – Derwent / Ladybower Reservoirs
- Peak eBikes – Hassop Station (near Bakewell) on the Monsal Trail
- Carsington Water Bike Hire (southern most White Peak)
Further reading / information
- Peak District Accommodation
- Mountain Biking Skills Courses
- 10 Ways to Be Better at Map Reading for Mountain Bikers
- Ten GREAT Peak District walks to do
- The Tongue In Cheek History Of The Peak District
- Vertebrate Publishing – mountain biking guidebooks
- Peak District MTB – voluntary organisation that aims to preserve, improve and promote mountain biking within the Peak District National Park