Great Climbs – Church Bank

As a cycling venue Yorkshire is hard to beat; whilst it may not have the endlessly long climbs of the Alps and elsewhere, it does have a plethora of savagely steep climbs that hit you in quick succession. Jere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you’d have difficulty finding a hill that has a gradient […]

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Heart of France

Heart of France Cyle Tour



Here’s a fantastic cycle tour from World Heritage Site, Mont St Michel, to the very heart of France, then returning via Versailles. Wow!


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European Cycle Tourism

European Cycle Tourism Locations


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Home to the 3 road cycling grand tours, the majority of the World Cup MTB locations, Europe is a paradise for cycling holidays, either on a guided tour or self-sufficient. With an increasing number of ebike cycle tours too, a whole world of adventure is now accessible for all.

From epic road climbs in the Italian Alps, to the whipping down seemingly endless descents on alpine trails, or touring Europe’s largest freshwater lake at Lake Balaton in Hungary, there really is something for everyone. Transylvania is a hidden gem within Europe, filled with beautiful mountains to explore on trail or tarmac, including the epic Transgarafasen road  and a wealth of history for apré ride activities too.

Let us help you to discover the possibilities of a Bikecation adventure in Europe, with our expert guides on  where to ride and places to stay. Just sit back and enjoy the journey with us.

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Take a look below at the awesome routes and Bikecation suggestions below. Each of these has been visited, ridden and enjoyed by our team here at Pedalnorth, so that you can rely on our truly independent advice.

Cycling Nidderdale

Ssh…don’t tell anyone about this place. It’s a real gem and a secret cycling centre of excellence – Nidderdale. With the long and winding ascent – or descent – of Greenhow Hill, coupled with Lofthouse Bank, it has climbs to match anywhere in the Dales. This long and narrow working dale is also blessed with […]

Garvia Pass Cycling Route

Gavia Pass and Mortirolo Pass

If you’re cycling the Stelvio pass, then stay in the area and tackle these two epic climbs during your stay. Both the Gavia and the Mortirolo Passes are full of history and pain, being well known within the Giro. Yes, this is a tough ride, but it will reward you with epic views and a […]

Stelvio Pass cycling Route

Stelvio Pass Cycle Route

There are some roads that are simply iconic. You only need to see an image of this amazing road to understand why the Stelvio Pass is one such road.This mountain pass on the border between Italy and Switzerland rises to an elevation of 2757m and twists and turns like no other as it works its […]

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Grantley Hall Cycling Routes

Cycling routes from Grantley Hall



Grantley Hall is based within some of the most spectacular and beautiful countryside in the U.K. and has a wealth of great cycling routes from the door. On both road and mountain bike, there is so much to explore and see.

We’ve put together a few routes for you to make the most of your day on the bike, with breathtaking scenery, lots of history and some useful stops for  cake too 😉



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Grantley to Greenhow Hill


A world class ride that takes in the famous Greenhow Hill and other classic steep Yorkshire road climbs in beautiful Nidderdale


Grantley and rolling lanes to Ripon


Ride the  quiet rolling lanes on the edges of the Dales, with a stop at Ripon to see the Cathedral  and Fountains Abbey


Grantley and the Vale


Ride along easy lanes that skirt the Vale of  York, through scenic villages to historic Boroughbridge before heading back


Grantley in the Dales


It’s time to head into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, on this ride that explores hidden gems to give you the most scenic of rides


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Return to Picos De Europe

Being a simple community of like minded riders from around the globe, it’s great to read about each others adventures. Here’s an awesome trip in an area that we know well, taken by our friend in Spain, Laura 🙂 If you like adventure, you’ll love this trip and want to ride in this beautiful mountain […]

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Italian Passes

Great Italian Passes



With some of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world, we think that it’s time to visit Italy and climb the passes. Here’s a few great climbs to make your Italian bikecation memorable.

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Over time we will build up a collection of classic climbs for you to follow. Each route will have a downlaodable gpx file, a route description and advice and a google map. All that you need to bring is a sense of adventure and some climbing legs.

Cycling in the mountains is no easy ride, so we will also be giving you useful information to help you to make the most of your trips and to help to keep you safe. Italy is an amazing country and has so much to explore. Cycling is a passion and the Italian passes are some of the toughest but most beautiful climbs in the world. It’s an area that every cyclist should visit and our route information pages  will help you to do just that.

STELVIO PASS & PASSO UMBRAIL


An epic day in the saddle, riding the legendary Stelvio pass, descending into Switzerland before climbing back via the Passo Umbrail and a final 20km descent home.


MORTIROLO PASS & GAVIA PASS


One of the toughest days that you will ever have in the saddle, but definitely a great days riding, tackling these iconic Italian climbs. Def a day to remember.


L’Ardechoise

L’Ardechoise 2019

The Ardéche is well known amongst those seeking to explore it’s spectacular gorges and relax by or explore its meandering rivers. Many are unaware that the region consists of high mountains too, further south, reaching over 1750m, boasting a significant nordique ski area across these higher reaches. It’s a beautiful place to ride and the […]