Our two sites occupy a fantastic location, both situated on the edge of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, both of which are endlessly enticing to cyclists of all types. Cycling from Yurtshire takes you into magnificent landscapes in just two turns of a pedal.

Gentle day rides are ten-a-penny thanks to multiple flat cycle trails and disused railways-cum-bike-paths. Cycle routes around Harrogate and Ripon take full advantage of back lanes, tracks and countryside bridleways, leading you through stunning rolling hills and past streams and rivers.

For longer day rides and multi-day explorations, the Yorkshire Dales beckon. Whizz through rural landscapes to Pateley Bridge and explore Nidderdale’s pretty upland landscape. Cycle up into the Dales and ride through valley after valley, revelling in the outstanding beauty of this much-loved area.

From family-friendly bike rides, to strenuous hill climbs, cycling around our Ripon and Harrogate truly has something for every rider.

What’s more, with an onsite spa (at our Eavestone Lake site) and private hot tubs at each of our yurts,  there’s no better place to relax and relieve those aching muscles after a long day in the saddle.

Road Bike

Tour de Yorkshire

If you fancy taking on parts of the stage 4 Tour de Yorkshire routes or whether you just want a base to spectate and follow the Tour, then why not visit us here at Yurtshire and indulge in stunning scenery and relaxation.

Way of the Roses

In addition to the being in the heart of the Tour de Yorkshire we are also directly halfway along the Way of the Roses route. This 170 mile coast-to-coast cycle route from Morecambe in the west, to Bridlington on Yorkshire’s renowned east coast; passes through some of the finest landscape in the country. If this challenge is for you then Yurtshire can offer you the ideal resting point along the way to recharge and relax after a hard days riding.

Mountain Bike and Cross Country Trails

Sutton Bank Trails Centre

The best thing about Sutton Bank is that it isn’t your typical tree lined trail centre, it is a location for those wanting to take a step into a natural environment with fast, flowing singletrack and bridleways, whilst taking in spectacular views. All routes share the excitement of following the escarpment edge with Lake Gormire sparkling from far below, and dizzying views all around, these rides are something to remember!

The Great Greenhow MTB Route – Pateley Bridge

This 25 mile cross-country route takes you far from the town and villages and up onto the remote moors and the high peak of Greenhow Hill

Stainburn Forest MTB Trails & Walks – Harrogate

The man made mountain bike trails at Stainburn Forest offer a selection of short routes that reward repeated riding and test any riders ability.

Brimham Blast

Brimham Blast is the perfect challenge. Despite being short it should not be underestimated. After a gentle start up on the road it soon heads onto rough bridleways with challenging uphill and downhill sections opening up spectacular views.

Family Trails

Scar House Reservoir Cycle Routes

Scar House Walking & Cycle Routes are a permissive bridleway loop around Yorkshire Water’s Scar House Reservoir which comes to 4 miles and crosses both dams at the top of the valley. Flat, easy and very pretty.

Swinton Bivouac Family Bike Trails

Enjoy a cross-country lap or two on the mountain bike at Swinton Bivouac. There are 8km of off-road trails, featuring a number of options for riders to enjoy set among the woodland and countryside of the Swinton Estate

Rides directly from Yurtshire

Why not try out the Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey Circular? This 14-mile route goes past the Fountains Abbey World Heritage Site and takes you back to Brimham Rocks for a well-earned rest and brew. This route is accessible directly from Yurtshire.

The Northern AONB route is a 40-mile circular route including Pateley Bridge, Upper Nidderdale, Masham and some of the eastern villages. There are some key attractions en route such as Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage Site and Brimham Rocks which are well worth a visit.

Or try out the National Trust Long Dales Route (96.6miles), a challenging route for committed fit bike riders that takes in some of Yorkshire’s most amazing scenery.

Also check out Moonglu Cycle Clubs rides for inspirational village road rides from Ripon

Cycling Packages

Cycling specific packages are available on request including:-

  • Pre heated Hot tubs
  • BBQ and Breakfast packs on arrival.
  • One night weekday stays for those just needing a restful night on a several day tour.
  • Kit washing service
  • Cycle Service Station
  • Phone Charging Facilities
  • Massage in your Yurt, (subject to availability, additional fee will apply)

Please call the office on 01423 740783 for further details