It's time to leave your car behind and take to the trails and bridleways of the Lake District. We are hiring bikes through the winter period from our Windermere Canoe Kayak shop at Bowness-On-Windermere.
We think the new cycle trail network here in the Southern Lake District is brilliant!
You can hop on a bike and spend the day exploring or visiting well known places of interest such as Hill Top (Beatrix Potters Home), Claife Viewing Station & Low Wray Castle (both National Trust) as well as Hawkeshead Village and beyond.
These gentle, traffic free cycle routes are suitable for cyclists of all abilities, from families on a mini adventure to more technical riders looking for a mountain experience. Whatever level you choose, the views are always magnificent!
To book a bike, choose the type of bike most suitable for your choice of route then pick the right frame size for your comfort.
Mountain bike £25 per day
Hybrid bike £20 per day
What to expect
After a quick bike fit & safety briefing we will chat through route options with you and set you on your way.
In the unlikely event that you need help or recovery we will provide you with an emergency phone number to call us on.
Also available to hire for Bowness:
Kid's mountain bikes £15 per day - suitable for children age 7 - 11 (depending on height) who can ride on their own. Two sizes available.
Kid's tag-along £10 per day (for attaching to an adult mountain bike) Suitable for children age 4-8 years who are happy riding a bike with stabilisers.
Kid's trailer £10 per day - suitable for 18month+ toddlers who can hold themselves up in a sitting position. The trailer has a plastic cover and safety straps similar to a push chair.
Taking the short Hawkeshead ferry over to the western shore of Windermere (£1 each way) gives you access to a whole network of safe, traffic free cycle routes. Ideal for families looking for an exciting day visiting attractions and discovering new places.
You can also plan your ride using Windermere Lake Cruises, they offer £1 per bike on top of standard ticket prices (however, places are subject availability of space).
Front suspension mountain bikes - suitable for all cycle trails and for more technical terrain
Hybrid bikes - suitable for all cycle routes as well as roads
Frame size: 19" suitable for height 5'10" - 6'2" (178cm - 188cm)
Frame size: 17" suitable for height 5'10" - 6'2" (178cm - 188cm)
Frame size: 17" suitable for height 5'5" - 5'10"(165cm - 178cm)
Frame size: 15" suitable for height 5'0" - 5ft 4in (152cm - 163cm)
Frame Size: 13" suitable for height 4'9" - 5'2" (145cm - 157cm)
Wheel size: 24inches suitable for 8-11yr olds
Wheel size: 20inches suitable for 5-8yr olds
Comfortable sporty clothes
Trainers or approach shoes
Waterproofs during colder months or if it is forecast to rain
Snacks / picnic
Rucksack if you have one
Phone for emergencies
£1 Each way per person (incl. bike) for the ferry
Money for cafe stops
Bike the right size for you
Puncture repair kit