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Lower Wharfedale

Start/finish location: Grassington

Start postcode: BD23 5LB

Start grid reference: SE 00283 63750

Alternative start location: Bolton Abbey

Distance: 5.5 to 16, depending on the route taken miles (9 to 27, depending on the route taken km)

Difficulty grading: Blue

This route explores the delights of lower Wharfedale. There are no big climbs although there are plenty of small ones. Shorter variations are possible: 5.5 miles (9km) by turning back at Burnsall, or 12 miles (20km) by turning at Barden. The route back is on a slightly busier road so you may prefer to simply retrace your route.

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Upper Wharfedale

Start/finish location: Grassington

Start postcode: BD23 5LB

Start grid reference: SE 00283 63750

Distance: 6.5 miles to 23 miles depending on route choice miles (11km to 38km depending on route choice km)

Difficulty grading: Blue

This is a lovely route exploring Upper Wharfedale and Littondale and has no big climbs on it. You can do shorter variations such as a return trip to Kilnsey (6.5 miles, 11km), or to Kettlewell (12 miles, 20km). Although an out and back ride, the change in views and scenery means that the return journey is never dull.

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Into Wharfedale

Start/finish location: Skipton

Start postcode: BD23 1AH

Start grid reference: SD 9904 5185

Alternative start location: Grassington

Distance: 29 miles (48 km)

Difficulty grading: Red

Climbs en route: Embsay Moor

This route takes you quickly away from Skipton and heads to Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale. It takes the quiet road up the east side of the valley up to Grassington before heading back, with the one big climb saved until close to the end. You then get a fast run down back into Skipton.

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Settle circular

Start/finish location: Settle

Start postcode: BD24 9EJ

Start grid reference: SD 81911 6382

Alternative start location: Grassington

Distance: 38 miles (62 km)

Difficulty grading: Red

Climbs en route: Halton Gill, Attermire

A classic circuit around the limestone country crossing dramatically-shaped valleys and passing through the best-known villages in the southern Dales.

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Tour de France du Dales

Start/finish location: Grassington

Start postcode: BD23 5LB

Start grid reference: SE 00283 63750

Distance: 78 miles (125 km)

Difficulty grading: Black

Climbs en route: Buttertubs Pass, Park Rash, Kidstones, Grinton Moor

This is a stunning route largely following the route of the Tour de France through the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Quiet roads, great scenery and four classic climbs.

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Way of the Roses

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Britain's newest 'coast-to-coast' cycle route opened in September 2010 and has quickly become a classic. The Way of the Roses route runs for 170 well signed miles between Morecambe on Lancashire's Irish Sea coast and Bridlington on Yorkshire's North Sea coast. It passes through the historic cities of York and Lancaster, and lesser known gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.

Between the broad sweeps of Morecambe and Bridlington Bays, you'll be cycling across a beautiful, changing landscape comprising the Lune Valley, Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale AONB, Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds. The route consists of traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads, all part of the National Cycle Network.

It's a challenging, but rewarding cycle touring break or longer holiday, and both end points (as well as several points in between) can be reached by train. You can find out more on the Way of the Roses website, and the map is available from Sustrans online shop.

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Yorkshire Dales Cycleway

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The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway (YDCW) takes you on a fantastic tour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, crossing a wonderful landscape of heather moorland, dramatic limestone scenery and linked together by beautiful valleys and villages. The Dales are famous for their flower filled meadows and high fells, scattered with stone barns, dry stone walls and an abundance of waterfalls.

Detailed information and route descriptions are available from our dedicated YDCW pages.

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Etape du Dales

Start/finish location: Grassington

Start postcode: BD23 5LB

Start grid reference: SE 00283 63750

Distance: 112 miles (175 km)

Difficulty grading: Black

Climbs en route: Buttertubs Pass, Fleet Moss, Tan Hill, Garsdale Head, Lamps Moss, Newby Head, Halton Gill

The Etape du Dales is a cyclosportive event held each May. This is a long route involving seven main challenging climbs and descents.  Make sure you and your bike are prepared for a long day out.

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Cote de Kidstones

Start/finish location: Grassington

Start postcode: BD23 5LB

Start grid reference: SE003 637

Distance: 26 miles (44 km)

Difficulty grading: Blue

Climbs en route: Kidstones Pass

This is a chance to follow the route of the 2014 Tour de France from Grassington and take on the first King of the Mountains climb – the Cote de Cray, or Kidstones Pass as it always used to be called.

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