From road cycling routes to challenging mountain bike descents, traffic-free trails and family-friendly paths, the Peak District and Derbyshire offers some of the finest cycling and mountain-biking in the country. If you're planning a two-wheeled adventure, you'll be spoilt for choice with great places to stay that go the extra mile to cater to cyclists' needs.

With great bike rides straight from the doorstep, here's 7 beautiful bike-friendly places to stay in the Peak District and Derbyshire...

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Hoe Grange Holidays, Brassington
Nestled in the picturesque countryside between Ashbourne and Bakewell, guests at Hoe Grange Holidays near Brassington can take full advantage of the site's stunning surroundings on a two-wheeled adventure. At Carsington Water – just four miles away – you’ll find a great nine-mile circuit that’s perfect for cyclists and walkers alike, whilst the High Peak Trail, stretching for 11.5 miles from Middleton Top Visitor Centre to Parsley Hay, is reached from the farm fields. You'll also find great cycle hire centres at both Carsington Water and Middleton Top.
After a day of exploring, relax in the eco-friendly self-catering accommodation which includes luxurious 4-star log cabins, two glamping pods and a gypsy caravan – with safe and secure cycle storage.


Darwin Forest

Darwin Forest, Matlock
Guests at Landal Darwin Forest’s woodland paradise near Matlock can admire the magical surroundings by hiring bikes on-site and exploring acres of forest trails on two wheels. As well as great cycle routes in nearby Matlock and Bakewell, including the popular Monsal Trail, you’ll find activities for all the family without setting foot out of Darwin Forest – from archery and mini golf to snorkelling, orienteering and fencing.
Each luxurious lodge sleeps from two to eight people and boasts a woodland or parkland view; spa lodges even have hot tubs. There’s also a swimming pool, spa, gym and beauty rooms on site – so you can put your feet up after a long day in the saddle.


Yorkshire Bridge Inn

Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Ladybower
On the shores of Ladybower Reservoir, this family-run inn (with 14 comfortable en suite bedrooms) is famed for its warm welcome, real ales and home-cooked food. Thanks to its location in the Upper Derwent Valley, it’s also a paradise for walkers and cyclists – with some of the finest mountain biking and road cycling routes just a stone’s throw away. Some of the best loops start and finish at nearby Fairholmes Visitor Centre – including the challenging 15-mile Upper Derwent Valley loop – whilst a range of routes for all abilities can be throughout the Hope Valley.
Bikes can be hired locally and stored in the inn’s secure cycle storage, providing everything you need for the perfect cycling break.


Wheeldon Trees Farm

Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages, Earl Sterndale
As well as nine 4 Star Gold luxury cottages – sleeping from 1-4 adults – Wheeldon Trees Farm offers characterful cycle-friendly accommodation on the outskirts of Buxton. A short bike ride takes you to the lovely village of Hartington (where you can stock up on Hartington Stilton); the beautiful market town of Bakewell is easily reached by bike (and you can reward yourself with a Bakewell Pudding); and it's possible to ride all the way to Ashbourne on the traffic-free High Peak Trail.
If you don’t fancy pedalling up the Peak District hills, you can hire one of their top-of-the-range e-bikes.


Bretton Cottage

Bretton Cottage, near Eyam
Overlooking Eyam and Foolow, this 17th century farmouse bed and breakfast is surrounded by wild flower meadows, woodland areas and moorland. It’s also the perfect base for a cycling holiday – with mountain bike hire available on site and the great cycling routes of the Hope Valley and Bakewell within easy reach.. You’ll find spacious and luxuriously-furnished rooms with great views, and before a day on the bike you can fuel up with a tasty breakfast from a menu boasting locally-sourced, predominantly organic food.


The Bure

The Byre and Hayloft, Flagg near Buxton
Nestled between the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell, these dog-friendly converted farm buildings are perfect for a countryside retreat - some of the best bits of The Byre and Hayloft include a log-burning fire and underfloor heating. Cyclists will find miles of trails to explore, from easy, off-road routes that will suit families to some fairly hardcore mountain climbs, and you’ll find secure bike sheds too.


Vicarage Farm

Vicarage Farm, Tideswell
In four acres of private gardens and woodland, just a mile from the Peak District village of Tideswell and less than 10 miles from Bakewell and Buxton, Vicarage Farm has all the ingredients for a peaceful cycling getaway. The rural farmhouse offers uninterrupted views over fields, dry stone walls and quiet country lanes, whilst the en suite bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with brilliant views.
The Limestone Way, the longest signed footpath within the Peak District, adjoins Vicarage Farm, as does the lovely Pennine Bridleway - which is ideal for cyclists. You can enjoy some of the best limestone mountain biking the area has to offer straight from the doorstep, whilst road cyclists can get to grips with miles of quiet country lanes.


Feeling inspired? Find out more about brilliant places to stay in the Peak District and Derbyshire. Don’t forget to share your favourite spots with us on Instagram and Twitter using #UniqueDistrict.#

Discover everything you need to know about cycling and mountain biking in the area - and check out our cycle guides for great routes near Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and the Hope Valley.

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