Cycling Trails

The very best bike-friendly routes in the Peak District and Derbyshire to suit all abilities.

The Peak District and Derbyshire has some of the best cycle routes in the world, ranging from rugged mountain bike routes to traffic-free cycle trails for the whole family to enjoy.

Derbyshire alone has over 260 miles of traffic-free cycle trails to explore and on this page, you'll find some of the best bike-friendly routes in the area, including easy going routes are gentle trails that are perfect for leisure cyclists.

Some of the most popular cycling trails in the Peak District and Derbyshire are the fantastic cycle trails at Monsal, Tissington, High Peak and Manifold, where you'll find bike hire facilities, refreshment stops and picturesque views along the way.

All Trails


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Tissington Trail

A popular Peak District route running for 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay where it is joined by High Peak Junction

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Trails Triangle

Discover a rich industrial heritage and railway history on this cycle route near Ashbourne.

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Cycling around Bakewell - Hassop to Monsal Head

Journey 7 miles to the iconic view across Monsal Dale.

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Derby Cycle Routes - Kedleston Hall

A short and easy circular family ride near Derby.

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Manifold Valley, Hills and Dales

Cycle through traditional villages and hilly limestone countryside.

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The Pennine Bridleway

The Pennine Bridleway is a 205 miles (330 Km) long National Trail running through the Pennine hills from Derbyshire to Cumbria.

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Roaches and reservoirs cycle route

Uncover a landscape shaped by water, experience traditional villages and enjoy spectacular gritstone edges.

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The Carsington Loop

Discover a tranquil landscape shaped by water on a beautiful circular cycling route.

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