Some great rides can be enjoyed along the quiet highways and byways of the Upper Eden Valley and we have leaflets, describing comfortable day cycles from Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, one route takes you to Englands highest pub at Tan Hill.
The Visit Eden website has some cycle rides that you can download including the Villages & Viaducts with sections along the dismantled railway with great views over Kirkby Stephen. The Eden Rivers & Brough Castle provides a scenic route along quiet country lanes over five Eden Valley rivers and alongside Brough Castle were you can stop for a much needed ice cream from the ice cream parlour in Church Brough.
As well as having lovely quiet roads to cycle on there are plenty of bridlepaths within easy reach to provide a more muddy alternative.
For those enjoying a longer challenge Kirkby Stephen is on the Walney to Wear (W2W) - a coast to coast cycling route and the central section of the Pennine Cycleway passes through the town.
Bike hire is available from Kirkby Stephen Cycle Centre, Station Yard and we have secure storage in our private garden should you bring your own.