Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Visit Borrowdale Gate, the Ultimate Destination Cycle Hotel

Set Off on an Adventure from Borrowdale Gate, a Cycle Hotel

During your stay at the Borrowdale Gate cycle hotel, you’ll have the opportunity to explore various country lanes and off-road tracks. Keswick has hundreds of cycle routes, including excellent rides along the Lake District area. Our hotel is located at a prime location for accessing bike routes. We also provide our guest cyclists with secure bike sheds to protect their gear while away. We have outstanding facilities and spacious rooms with cycle-friendly accommodations. When you stay with us, you’ll also have access to our cycle hire and repair services to keep you up and running for your biking adventures.

Explore the Lake District by Bike

Positioned at the heart of the Northern Lakes, Keswick is filled with dramatic scenery and beautiful settings ready to be discovered. The stunning lakeside features diverse, hilly landscapes. What better way to see the sights at Lake District than a cycling trip over the lakeside roads? The Borrowdale Gate hotel location is central to the best views and cyclist trails. Enjoy quiet pathways or challenge yourself with a more adventurous course. See popular cycle routes and activities from Cyclewise, Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre, and Lake District Calvert Trust, including:

  • Family-Friendly Cycling
  • Festivals and Sporting Events
  • Keswick to Threlkeld
  • Mountain Biking
  • Whinlatter Forest

Beginner Cycle Routes for the Whole Family

Beginner cyclists can find plenty of trails that fit their skill level. Bring the family for a fun, picturesque cycling holiday along peaceful country roads. These trails have minimal hills but are just challenging enough for more experienced family members to have as much fun. If you don’t have a bike, rent bicycles from the Borrowdale cycle hire and repair services. Bring the family back from a day of outdoor adventure to one of our spacious family rooms to sit, relax and rejuvenate. The beginner trails at Lake District include:

  • Threlkeld Trail (6 miles): Former railway line leading to Fitz Park
  • Gorse Trail (6 miles): Well-surfaced road in Whinlatter forest
  • Maryport to Allonby (5 miles): Traffic-free road leading to a pleasant village
  • Old Railway and Castlerigg Stone Circle (6 miles): Flat cycling on smooth tracks

Routes for Advanced Cyclists in Keswick, Cumbria

More experienced and adventurous cyclists can explore the wild side of Keswick with off-roading trails and steep climbs featuring spectacular views. Go mountain biking and off-roading through some of Britain’s most significant cycling climbs. Take on your next challenge and return to Borrowdale Gate to finish off your post-ride recovery. Make the most of your stay with special offers from our cycle hotel. A few of the popular intermediate and advanced cycle routes in the area include:

  • Altura Trail (4.3 miles): Off-road path for experienced riders
  • Quercus Trail (4.3 miles): Moderately challenging, adventurous track
  • Mountain Bike Orienteering: Orienteering challenge in the forest
  • Swinside Circuit (8 miles): Circular ride on country lanes
  • Lonscale Fell to Glenderaterra Valley (11 miles): Climb through the vale within view of old mines
  • Borrowdale Bash (17.8 miles): Steep climbs, stunning views, and technical descents
  • Skiddaw Loop (34 miles): Circle the massif and explore the wilder corners of Keswick

Discover Your Cycling Adventure

Keswick is filled with excellent opportunities for beginner and experienced cyclists to explore the wonders of nature in the Lake District. See the best sights and natural landscapes in Northern Britain. Our cycle hotel is a popular base for cycle groups, clubs, and families as they take on exciting adventures. We offer accommodation and cycle-friendly amenities for cyclists as well as complimentary bike-friendly meals and snacks. Return from a long day of cycling to enjoy a relaxing evening at the hotel wellness centre and spa. We are committed to providing a unique, cycling-focused experience for cycling enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Contact us today to book your spot at the Borrowdale Gate.

The area offers a wide selection of hikes of all levels, direct from the hotel doorstep, so you can leave your car behind. For rock climbing enthusiasts, there is a good choice of climbing sites nearby. Just mention when booking if you would like to book a session with a local Mountain Instructor.