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With the Peak District National Park occupying half the county and rolling, rural countryside the rest, cycling in Derbyshire offers something new each day. Ride into the Dark Peak, following dramatic valleys under gritstone escarpments and challenging ascents for outstanding views across heathlands and moors. 

Exploring cycle routes in Derbyshire’s White Peak region sends you spinning through verdant, limestone dales alongside chortling rivers and past thriving meadows. The Peak District might sound hilly, but you can choose between tough routes and gentle, flatter rides with ease.

Derbyshire holds many more beautiful bike rides outside the national park and family-friendly rides can be found following lazy waterways and peaceful disused railway tracks. A largely rural county, you’ll ride bridleways and lanes past hedgerows, through vibrant deciduous woodlands and over gentle, patchwork hills. 

From Bakewell’s postcard houses to Hathersage’s gorgeous valley setting, bike rides will take you past many of Derbyshire’s undeniably beautiful settlements. 

Difficult
02:19
19.3 mi
Difficult
02:30
20.7 mi
Difficult
03:00
25.6 mi
Intermediate
03:21
31.4 mi
Intermediate
02:54
28.4 mi
Difficult
03:41
23.4 mi
Difficult
03:47
26.9 mi
Intermediate
02:51
25.5 mi
Intermediate
01:29
12.4 mi
Intermediate
02:47
20.8 mi
Difficult
02:09
13.0 mi
Difficult
05:15
48.5 mi
Intermediate
01:19
12.4 mi
Difficult
01:51
11.9 mi
Difficult
05:43
51.3 mi
Intermediate
01:23
11.9 mi
Intermediate
03:48
27.6 mi
Intermediate
01:45
15.9 mi
Difficult
03:23
30.9 mi
Difficult
03:00
27.3 mi

Top 20 cycling routes in Derbyshire

    1
    Difficult
    02:19
    19.3 mi
    8.3 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    2
    Difficult
    02:30
    20.7 mi
    8.3 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 3
    Difficult
    03:00
    25.6 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    4
    Intermediate
    03:21
    31.4 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    5
    Intermediate
    02:54
    28.4 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    6
    Difficult
    03:41
    23.4 mi
    6.4 mph
    2,900 ft
    2,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    7
    Difficult
    03:47
    26.9 mi
    7.1 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    8
    Intermediate
    02:51
    25.5 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Intermediate
    01:29
    12.4 mi
    8.3 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    10
    Intermediate
    02:47
    20.8 mi
    7.5 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    11
    Difficult
    02:09
    13.0 mi
    6.1 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    12
    Difficult
    05:15
    48.5 mi
    9.2 mph
    2,875 ft
    2,875 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Intermediate
    01:19
    12.4 mi
    9.4 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    14
    Difficult
    01:51
    11.9 mi
    6.4 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    15
    Difficult
    05:43
    51.3 mi
    9.0 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    16
    Intermediate
    01:23
    11.9 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    17
    Intermediate
    03:48
    27.6 mi
    7.3 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    18
    Intermediate
    01:45
    15.9 mi
    9.1 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    19
    Difficult
    03:23
    30.9 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    20
    Difficult
    03:00
    27.3 mi
    9.1 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

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