The Lakes & Dales Loop is a total of 196-miles. But how far and how quickly you travel will depend on how you want to experience the route. You may want to sight-see en route, clock up the miles as a ‘challenge’, or get to your destination with time to look around.
An average cycling speed for many people is between 10-15 miles per hour. So, if you were looking to do about 40 miles a day (4-5 hours ride time) you could do the whole route in 4-5 days.
The route has been divided into 6 sections, each section is between 27 and 38 miles long. The start and finish points of each section have been selected as ‘gateways’ to the route, due to their accessibility and/or level of facilities available. Read more about the 6 day, 5 day, 4 day, 3 day, 2 day and 1 day tour. There are also a series of loop route options.
So you could chose to do a day – out and back, or you could combine several sections over several days, or you could do a section each time you visit, working up to completing the whole route over a period of time.
You might also like to set yourself, friends, riding partners a challenge to do the route in 2, 3 or 4 stages?