Saturday Night BBQ
£285 for 3 days
7.5 out of 10
The Yorshire Dales, Swaledale to be exact, is a stunningly beautiful, lush, green valley. And it’s as though it was designed for mountain biking! Manageable climbs, long ridges and edges with vast views, and cracking, sometimes rocky, sometimes loose, sometimes rolling grassy, all singletrack descents. All of it fantastically well drained. And tea shops. And pubs. Nothing’s missing!
And for what it’s worth, Swaledale is home to the UK’s largest multi-day mountain bike event, the ‘Ard Rock Enduro. They hold it here for good reason.
The unique trail features that make riding in Swaledale such a treat are the old mining gulleys, or hush gullies. Descending a hush gully is like riding a bermed, rock strewn rollercoaster, popping out a few minutes later in the valley floor. If you are properly up for it we can check out the rubbley carnage of Gunnerside Gill – not for the feint-hearted!
Your Swaledale All Mountain Accommodation
We will be staying in a well equipped large private bunkhouse, set in its own grounds with plenty of hot showers, heating and other vital facilities, with immediate access right out onto all the trails. There is plenty of parking and it is a short walk to an excellent pub. This is converted from one of Swaledale’s iconic field barns that dot the landscape here.
- 3 days guided riding by qualified guides in small groups
- 3 nights private bunkhouse accommodation
- 3 hearty breakfasts
- A Saturday evening BBQ, weather permitting
- Coffee, tea, wine and beer
- Post-ride cake!
- Support of our MTB race van
- Bikewash, secure lock-up and mechanical support
- Some soul! fresh coffee, homemade cake, bbq, music ….
Is it for me?
If you like big skies, big views and you love fast, open, sometimes loose, rubbley descents, then this is the one for you! The rides are pretty big, maybe up to 40km, but many of the climbs are not too steep, and the going is never draggy because of the nature of the rocky ground here, making progress fairly swift compared to, say, The Lakes or Peaks.
For reference and as a guide, our base in Low Row, Swaledale, is 5 hours drive from the M25, 2.5 hours from the M42 around Birmingham and 1.5 hours from Manchester.
Unfortunately rail travel is not an option for this trip, sorry.
After booking, your joining details will be sent to you 6 weeks before your holiday begins.
Arrival evening of Friday 24th May 2019 with riding Saturday to Monday Bank Holiday
Date options and availability will also appear on the BOOKING FORM