Lakes, Dales & Howgills Singletrack Safari


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Summary: 4 days guiding, 4 nights luxury camping, transport, breakfasts, BBQ - £365


On WildBike's 'Toughness out of Ten' rating, it's an 8.5


Four days of the best singletrack riding that the North of England can throw at you in one concentrated package of brilliance! From the high mountains of the Lake District, through the rubbly rockfest of the Yorkshire Dales to the sweet flow of the Howgill Fells - we'll be rolling them all.

We will warm up with the finest ride in the South Lakes on the bouldery/techy/flowy trails between Ambleside and Coniston, chill a little bit on the awesome 10k singletrack flow down Bowderdale Beck in the Howgills, then step it up a notch or two on our own version of the infamous Borrowdale Bash in the North Lakes, before finally moving west to ride the best that Swaledale (of 'Ard Rock fame) can chuck our way. Those feeling proper Enduro-sharp can challenge themselves here to the amusing carnage of a ride that is Gunnerside Gill!

Hers's a sweeeet singletrack fest of the highest order. Can't wait!

Your WildBike BaseCamp Accommodation

The perfection of this trip continues with the accommodation. Each night we will return to our luxury BaseCamp right on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside, complete with big, carpeted, be-cushioned canvas chill-out tent and comfortable under cover dining area with beer, wine, coffee, tea and cake on tap! For more details of this set-up, click here.

Safari Transport

Our new MTB race van takes care of that. She comfortably swallows bikes, riders and kit in air-conditioned refinement! We promise your pride and joy will be safely transported in fork-mounted racks with specific axle adapters for your bike - no rattling, movement or troublesome rubbing against other bikes.

What's included?

  • 4 days guiding by friendly, qualified guides in small groups
  • 4 nights accommodation in WildBike's luxury BaseCamp with SoulPad chillout tent and spacious, quality mountain tents for sleeping
  • 4 hearty breakfasts
  • Optional transfers from Windermere railway station and thoughout the holiday
  • A Saturday night BBQ
  • Coffee, tea, beer, wine, post-ride cake!
  • Support of our MTB race van
  • Bikewash, lockup and mecahnical support
  • Some soul! Fresh coffee, greta music, homemade cakes, wild swimming....

Is it for me?

If you have ever fancied exploring the awesome riding of the North West of England but don't know quite where to start then yes, this break is certainly for you! Or if you know the Lakes or the Dales but wonder what lies across the M6, so to speak, you can have it all here in one package. You need to be pretty cool about riding on rocks and rubble, sometimes steep and sketchy, but there are no nasty surprises of the 6 foot drop variety!!



This trip runs from the evening of Weds 5th July to the evening of Sunday 9th July 2017. See the WildBike schedule below for details. Date options will also appear on the BOOKING FORM.


Getting there

For reference and as a guide, our base near Ambleside in the Lake District is a 5 hour drive from the M25, 3 hours from the M42 around Birmingham and less than 2 hours from Manchester.

As part of our commitment to green travel, we offer a FREE pick-up and drop-off service from and to Windermere train station.

After booking, your joining details will be sent to you 6 weeks before your holiday begins.

WildBike 2017 schedule

» WildBike Schedule 2017