Bike Hire from Bowness-on-Windermere

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The Lake District has some of the best mountain biking trails in the UK.  From our base, on the shores of Lake Windermere, you have a choice of routes suitable for all levels of fitness and ability.

Helmets are provided and must be worn when hiring our bikes. You will also receive a puncture repair kit and a route map to keep you on the right track.

Bike Hire Prices

During peak season, we suggest you book in advance.

Please note there must be one person aged 18 years or older within your party.

Bikes are available for collection from 9:30am onwards and must be back at our store by 4:00pm.

Adult Front Suspension Bike £25 Book Now
Young Person's Bike (24" wheels) £15 Book Now
Tag-a-Long £10 Book Now
Childs Trailer £10 Book Now


For a scenic ride without technical difficulty, we recommend the western shoreline track alongside Windermere to Wray Castle (with cafe!). Here the track is not too rough or steep and offer plenty of opportunities to rest and take in views or practice your stone-skimming skills! 

For more of a distance ride you can follow the quiet lanes out towards Hawkshead Village, alongside Esthwaite Water before heading back down to the car ferry. This route is around 12.4 miles long and we would allow 3-4 hours to complete the circuit (at a leisurely pace). This route offers some easy off road cycling as well as some cycling on the quieter roads towards Hawkshead.

We can also suggest more technical routes in the Claife Heights area and beyond.  All are accessible from our doorstep on Windermere.

If you have other routes in mind, just let us know where you are headed before you set off.

Pedal & Paddle

Package prices available for combined bike hire & canoe / kayak hire.  Please see our Boat Hire page for more info.

What is included in the Hire

  • Helmet (must be worn at all times)
  • Puncture Repair Kit (included Pump, inner tubes, tyre levers)
  • Bike Lock
  • Route Map

Recommendations of What to Bring

  • Sensible clothing and footwear (no flip flops or sandals)
  • Plenty of water (especially in the summer months)
  • Waterproofs or warm clothing in the winter months
  • It is advisable to bring a mobile phone with you in case of an emergency.

Weather Limitations

Obviously, being surrounded by mountains and being situated in the UK we have our fair share of bad weather. Every now and again the wind picks up to an unpleasant level and we have to cancel hire for the day. Please ring before journeying to us to our base to avoid disappointment. We are happy allow experienced cyclists out in most conditions – just speak to our staff.

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