Cycling Holidays in Lancashire
Cycling routes near Lancaster
Moss Wood Caravan Park is the ideal base for a cycling holiday in Lancashire. Our beautiful touring park is situated in an idyllic location with easy access to a number of scenic bike trails. From our grounds you can explore miles upon miles of unspoilt countryside and venture to historic towns and villages. You’ll also be able to ride along the Fylde coast and marvel at the spectacular sea views.
Whether you’re an avid cyclist or just fancy a leisurely bike ride for an hour or so during your stay, you’ll find a route to suit your ability. Here we share our favourite cycling trails in Lancashire alongside our bike hire recommendations. We also offer a glimpse into our caravan holiday homes and touring pitches, where you can relax and recuperate at the end of your ride.
The Lancashire Cycleway is an acclaimed cycling trail, consisting of two 130-mile loops. It can be completed as a long distance endurance ride or split into smaller more manageable sections to be tackled over multiple days (or even weeks!).
Lancaster is an ideal starting point, particularly if you’re taking on the the northern route. The northern route showcases some of the best of the north west, including the Forest of Bowland, Arnside & Silverdale and the Leighton Moss RSPB nature reserve.
The southern route snakes towards the west of the county and passes through Blackburn, Burnley and Chorley.
The Bay Cycle Way is an 80 mile cycle path that stretches from Walney Island to Glasson Dock. The path hugs the coastline for most of the route, offering far reaching views across Morecambe Bay. If you take on the entire route in one go, it will take around 7 hours to complete, so, we recommend splitting it into smaller rides. You’ll want plenty of time to appreciate the spectacular scenery and stop for a well earned refreshment break along the way.
A number of popular attractions can be found on the route including Conishead Priory, Morecambe’s Art Deco Hotel and the pretty village of Cartmel. If you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of some of the local wildlife as the trail passes through various habitats. There are often seals at Walney and rare birds such as ospreys and red kites flying high above.
The majority of the Bay Cycle way is flat making it an excellent choice for novice cyclists or visitors with younger children. It comprises of quiet roads, canal tow paths, greenways and promenades and you’re never too far a way from a toilet or cafe!
Forest of Bowland Electric Bicycle Network
The Forest of Bowland has much to offer visitors hoping to explore by pedal power. The land has been designated an Area of Oustanding Natural Beaty and the scenery is simply breathtaking, whatever time of year you choose to visit. There are a wide variety of routes to discover at your own pace. Meander down quiet country lanes or venture off the beaten track on your mountain bike.
One of the slight draw backs is the number of hills to negotiate as you explore by bike. But fear not, Electric bikes are available to hire, which will help you power up any ascents with ease. The forest is geared up for visitors with E-bikes with plenty of charging points dotted along the trails. The helpful team at Ribble Valley Bike Hire will help you create a route suited to your ability which incorporates all of the must see sights. They also offer guided cycle tours with one of their experienced team.
There are over 10 cycle routes available to download from the Forest of Bowland website. These detailed guides give an overview of everything you can expect to see along with a map, directions and GPS coordinates.
Bike hire in Lancaster
If you need to hire a bike for your cycling holiday in Lancashire there are plenty of options to choose from. Many bike shops across the county have hire facilities, with road bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes, children’s bikes and cycling accessories available to rent for the day or even longer.
Below we’ve included details of bike hire facilities near to our Lancaster caravan Park.
Leisure Lakes Bikes – 01524 844389 – 103 Penny Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XN
On Yer Bike – 01524 60554 – Lowell House, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3NY
The Edge Cycleworks – 01524 840800 – 2 Chapel Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NZ
Cycling Holiday Accommodation
Moss Wood Caravan Park is one of the best caravan sites for a cycling holiday in Lancaster. We have a range of touring caravan and motorhome pitches set in scenic grounds, with fantastic facilities available on site. Our clean and modern amenities block with warm showers is ideal for cleaning off at the end of the strenuous day. Pop into our on-site shop to pick up a tasty treat or refreshing drink to reward your efforts before retiring for a relaxing evening taking in the views.
In addition to our touring pitches, we also have a range of caravan holiday homes for sale. These static caravans are well-suited to anyone wanting to enjoy frequent holidays in Lancaster over the course of the season. Keen cyclists can use their home from home as a base from which to explore nearby cycle paths.