Visit Borrowdale Gate, the Ultimate Destination Cycle Hotel

Experience Scenic Cycle Routes in Keswick, Cumbria

The Borrowdale Gate is the ultimate cycle hotel in Keswick, Cumbria. Cycling enthusiasts will love our amenities and services catered to outdoor adventuring. Our ideal location provides the prime spot for exploratory biking trails. Discover our cycle routes and enjoy a cycling-focused experience as a welcome guest at Borrowdale. We are committed to providing a getaway experience reflecting the cycling spirit. Take your bike out on the best outdoor adventures and come back to relax at our luxury location. After embarking on an outdoor adventure, return to a clean, cosy hotel to sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Cycling Paradise Awaits

Our position near the Lake District makes us the perfect location for your next cycling destination. When you book a stay with us, you can explore spectacular scenery while traversing challenging terrains. The Lake District is one of the most beautiful regions in the UK, filled with stunning natural landscapes. Take on challenging climbs in the peaceful countryside. Travel our quiet country lanes, bridleways, and scenic roads. We have all the best cycle trails and mountain biking routes. Our hotel is near the most popular cycling events, races, and competitions, attracting cyclists from around the region. Enjoy cycling paradise at Borrowdale Gate.

Cycling-Friendly Accommodations

We are a bike and cycling-friendly hotel offering accommodating services. At Borrowdale, we provide dedicated cycling amenities to ensure a positive and relaxing cycling holiday. Enjoy readily-available conveniences, including secure bike storage. Our hotel rooms are designed with cyclists in mind. Cyclists at our hotel can enjoy hydration stations, and specialised meals for optimal nutrition. Other amenities we offer include the following:

  • Bike-friendly meals and snacks
  • Bike guides for cycling tours
  • Cycling route maps and GPS
  • Protected bike storage

Expert Guidance and Services

Not only do we provide accommodating amenities for our cyclists, but we also offer guidance and expert knowledge from a passionate staff. Our employees are highly familiar with local trails and routes and can answer any of your questions. We have expert guides to assist you with bike maintenance or provide personalised recommendations and route suggestions. Our knowledgeable staff members are passionate about cycling and ready to assist you. We offer exclusive benefits and group ride opportunities for our hotel guests through our partnership with local cycling organisations and clubs, including:

  • Barrow Central Wheelers
  • Beacon Wheelers Cycling Club
  • Border City Wheelers
  • Cycling UK Cumbria
  • Derwent Valley Cycling Club
  • Eden Valley Cumbria Cycling Club
  • Honister 92 Cycling Club
  • Kendal Cycling Club
  • Velo Club Cumbria

Post-Ride Relaxation and Recovery

Our location is nearby several fitness centres and yoga studios for guests who’d like to engage in stretching or cross-training activities, including:

  • G’day Fitness
  • JAG Outdoors & Fitness
  • Keswick Leisure Pool
  • Lakeland Wellbeing
  • Lakes Yoga Studio
  • Rise Fitness
  • Tadasana Yoga & Therapies
  • The Health Architect

Local Cycling Experiences for All Skill Levels

Our guests can enjoy various cycling experiences, including guided tours, scenic rides, and mountain biking. There are routes tailored to different skill levels. Both beginners and experienced riders can enjoy the scenery and explore the area. The Lake District is considered Britain’s best cycling destination due to its breathtaking views and winding passes. Explore roads, challenging tracks, and gentle paths around the lakes. We partner with local tour operators and cycling clubs to offer unique experiences and exclusive routes. Adventure into Keswick with outdoor activities, including:

  • Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • Catbells Lakeland Walk
  • Climbing
  • English Lakes Tours
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake District Wildlife Park
  • The Puzzling Place
  • Wordsworth House and Garden

The Best Cycling Hotel Near Lake District

Our cycle hotel provides a superior cycling experience for our guests. You will find biking for all abilities close to the hotel. We offer spacious accommodations and catering for cycling enthusiasts of all skill levels. With stunning landscapes, a convenient location, and excellent amenities, the Borrowdale Gate cycle hotel is the ideal base for an unforgettable cycling holiday. Book your stay to discover a paramount cycle hotel experience and share your passion for biking on your next outing. You’ll enjoy the perfect balance of cycling, relaxation, and adventure at our hotel. Contact us to book the ultimate cycling getaway!

FELL WALKING

THE AREA OFFERS A WIDE SELECTION OF HIKES OF ALL LEVELS

GOLF

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WORLD-CLASS GOLF COURSES CLOSE BY

WILD LIFE

A WOODLAND PARADISE FOR BIRDS, RED SQUIRRELS, DEERS AND MORE

OUTDOOR PURSUITS

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS, FROM WATERSPORTS, CYCLING, HIKING AND SO MUCH MORE

CULTURE

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE RICH CULTURE OF CUMBRIA

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FROM OUR DOORSTEP, THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES TO EXPLORE
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.
There are a number of courses close by, including Keswick, Cockermouth, Penrith and Workington. Further afield, Silloth-on-Solway and Seascale Golf Club, are within a 40 mile radius of the hotel. Our guests can enjoy reduced green fees at Keswick and Cockermouth Golf Clubs.
For keen bird watchers, more than 50 of our feathered friends have been spotted at or near the Borrowdale Gates Hotel garden, alongside red squirrels outside the window and deer roaming nearby.
Many of our guests simply enjoy taking boat across the lake. Discounted tickets for the Keswick launch are available from reception. Derwent Water is often considered the birthplace of the National Trust, as well as the area’s numerous links to Beatrix Potter and her famous tales.

Keswick is the home to Theatre By the Lake, Cumbria’s only year-round professional producing theatre. 

Keswick hosts a number of museums; the revamped Keswick Museum, the Pencil Museum and the Mining Museum are popular attractions. The Alhambra Cinema, which celebrated its centenary in January 2014, and despite its traditional feel, shows all the new releases as well as live-streaming performances. “Wad” is the local name for a mineral also known as “Black Cawke” or “Plumbago”. Today we call it graphite and high quality deposits are rare; so rare that there are only two locations in the world where it is in a volcanic series…in southern Spain and right here in the Borrowdale Valley. For more information on the valley, do take a look at the local Borrowdale Story website.

A number of events are held during the year to celebrate this area’s cultural heritage and history. Our regular email newsletter provides some highlights.

From our doorstep, there are so many places to explore in any weather.

Classic car enthusiasts are drawn here to some of the most scenic driving routes in the country. The quiet open roads of the North West Lakes and Cumbrian West Coast are a big attraction, with secluded parking available at the hotel. Special deals on classic car hire can be arranged through a local firm.

The Lake District’s first ever wetland nature reserve is at Bassenthwaite Lake (10 miles), famous as the nesting place of the magnificent Ospreys each year.

Also, why not pop into the Lakes distillery, close to Bassenthwaite, for a distillery tour of some award winning brands of whiskey, gin and vodka.

Before taking on Shepherd’s Crag, why not try out the Keswick climbing wall first? Or just up the road, Honister Slate Mine offers a Via Ferrata route as well as mine tour to watch slate splitting that has changed little in 300 years.

Links to the great poets and adventure playground can be found at Mirehouse Historic House & Gardens (9miles). Or visit the birthplace of William Wordsworth in Cockermouth and look round his family home at Dove Cottage in Grasmere, next to the Wordsworth Museum (18 miles).

For Beatrix Potter fans, the neighbouring Newlands Valley is home to Mrs. Tiggy Winkle and the area in general has close links to Beatrix Potter’s life.

Or find out how real ales are created at Jennings Brewery (16 miles) as well as the Microbrewery of Keswick Brewing Company (5 miles).

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