Ribble Valley Cycling Holiday

The Ribble Valley remains one of the most beautiful, unspoiled places in the UK. If you're looking to enjoy any kind of cycling holiday in the UK, staying in the Ribble Valley is the perfect option for you.

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Popular Cycling Routes In & Around The Ribble Valley:

With a combination of relaxing forest  rides, hills and nearby mountains to tackle, you’ll be able to find the perfect route for your cycling break.

Here at Holgates, we’re pleased to offer a wide range of accommodation types to suit your needs, from simple camping to static caravans, holiday homes and more. All our locations are within easy access to some of the most beautiful cycling paths in the country, so there aren’t any better locations than our range of holiday parks.

The Nick O' Pendle Circuit:

A challenging 20-mile ride that takes you up Pendle Hill and offers stunning views of the Ribble Valley.

If you’re looking for a ride that will really get your blood pumping, and offers and incredible view as a reward at the end, the Nick O’Pendle circuit is a great solution.

This route is also extremely popular with walkers and ramblers.

The Clitheroe Loop:

This 30-mile circular route takes you through the picturesque villages of Waddington and Bashall Eaves, and offers fantastic views of the River Ribble.

While is isn’t the most strenuous, and there’s plenty of chances to stop for a coffee or a pint, the length of this ride means its best enjoyed by relatively experienced cyclists.

Cycling in Clitheroe

The Forest of Bowland Circuit:

A 65-mile ride that takes you through the stunning Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers breathtaking views of the hills and countryside.

The length of this route, again, means its best enjoyed by those with a little experience when it comes to cycling, or those who are prepared to stop a few times on their journey.

Cycling in Forest of Bowland

The Longridge Loop:

A 23-mile ride that takes you through the charming town of Longridge and the beautiful Ribble Valley countryside. Be sure to stop off in town for a relaxing break or to sample the local ale and food.

This ride is ideal for those looking for a more leisurely pace, or those just dipping their toes into their cycling holiday!

Cycling family ribble valley

The Settle to Ribblehead Loop:

A challenging 30-mile ride that takes you through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, offering breathtaking views of the hills and countryside.

While it can require a little uphill cycling, it’s a stunning way to experience the nearby Dales.

Ribblehead Loop

The Lancaster Canal Towpath

A gentle 14-mile ride that takes you along the Lancaster Canal Towpath, offering tranquil views of the water and countryside. This mostly flat route is great for those who are looking to take a leisurely, relaxing ride.


Lancaster Canal

The Ribble Valley Rail Trail:

A 10-mile ride that takes you along the former railway line from Clitheroe to Longridge, offering views of the beautiful Ribble Valley. This is a relatively easy route, but one which offers a great variety of views and scenery.

Book Your Cycling Holiday Stay With Holgates Holiday Parks Today

Staying with Holgates is one of the best ways to experience a relaxing cycling holiday in the Ribble Valley, or even make the most out of the Lake District without the added cost and stress of staying in the busier areas.

Here at Holgates, we offer a range of holiday accommodation, including camping pitches, static caravans, holiday homes, glamping pods and touring pitches to suit your needs. For more information, or to book the perfect accommodation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Holgates today!