yorkshire dales moors lake district Motorbike Holiday

Yorkshire Dales Moors Lake District

York, England
4 star country hotels

This two centre 8 day, 7 night tour with 6 days riding begins in the Yorkshire Moors and Dales then visits the Lake District. Although taking shorter than our usual journeys each day this allows extra time to visit local landmarks and uses some of the best roads in the areas to get there, so much so, that Google maps simply cannot compute all the waypoints!

On this guided motorcycle tour you will ride some of the best motorcycle routes in York

Available tour dates:

Tour 74/177 begins Sunday 25 July 2021 and ends Sunday 01 August 2021

Additional dates and tour variations available for groups of 3 or more riders

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Yorkshire and Lake District Motorcycle Tour

Our primary base for this English motorcycle tour is the a 4 star spa hotel in the charming village of Helmsley which is located in an ideal position to tour the Yorkshore Dales and Yorkshire Moors alike. The hotel is cosy and contemporary offering comfortable accommodation and good food, a relaxing Spa and swimming pool.We shall spend the first three and the last two nights here.

Our secondary location is in Kendal. This 4 star hotel was the formerly the home of the Mayor also has a spa, fitness room and swimming pool. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds. It makes an ideal spot to circuit the Lake District and will shall spend two nights here.

These fantastic bases allow us to explore much on the North of England's most popular sport in the Yorkshire Moors, Dales and the Lake District. Each day we head off in a different direction and over the course of the week you will build a comprehensive understanding of what the region can offer.

Look at this itinerary and discover some of the most interesting motorcycle routes in england

Day of arrival

Time to relax and recover from any jetlag because guests arrive at various times with some earlier than others nothing can be formally planned.

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Helmsley, Saltburn, Whitby circuit (120 miles circa 4 hours riding)

Saltburn-on-Sea Cliff TramThis 120 mile circuit way not be long but it traverses many twisty single-track roads and so progress will be slow with the first 17 miles between pretty villages of Helmsley and Osmotherley likely to take 45 minutes as we meander to the North West across the Yorkshire Moors. Next, we head North to Hutton Rudby where we take a refreshment break before passing through the tiny hamlet of Sexhow (home of the Cornshed Music Festival) as we sweep in and around the Northern end of the National Park before making our way east through Guisburgh and on to Saltburn-by-the-Sea where we shall take the cliff tramway down to the beach. After a short break at the beach we hog the costal route passing Staithes and onwards to Whitby. All in this is about 3 hours riding and allowing for stops along the route for photographs it will be time for lunch probably fresh fish at a harbour side fish and chip shop!

The return leg heads back inland to the Moors to Goathland as used in the TV series Heart Beat as Aidensfield and a stop on the North York Moors Historical Railway so steam train enthusiasts are bound to be pleased. We then twist back to the North passing Beck Hole, Egton then West to Glaisdale on our way to Danby before turning South again making our next stop at Hutton-le-Hole before completing the journey at Helmsley.

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Helmsley, Castle Howard, Harrogate, Rievaulx circuit (150 miles circa 5 hours riding)

Castle Howard, YorkshireToday we shall visit some historic buildings. Departing Helmsley we head a few miles west past Rievaulx Abbey (we will not be entering but can stop briefly for photographs) before twisting our way south and East to the charming village of Hovingham where we cross a ford beside the bakery (alternative routes are available if the brook is high or riders simply don’t want to ride through water), We make our first stop at Castle Howard, one of England’s finest country homes, which we shall partially tour. Those interested in a more detailed inspection of the property and grounds are advised to return without riding gear so that they can take a more relaxed tour.

As we cross the country towards Harrogate we reach Mother Shipton's Cave, England's oldest visitor attraction, then onwards to Harrogate to the famous Bettys tea room before turning North towards the Dales and a visit to Birnham Rocks and then East from Lofthouse to complete the journey at Helmsley.

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Helmsley, Bolton Abbey, Malham, Ingleton, Kendal (130 miles 4 1/2 hours riding)

Malham Cove, YorkshireToday we move to another hotel. We depart Helmsley heading west through Thirsk and onwards to Masham then we meander through the Yorkshire Dales to Bolton Abbey a 12th century Augustinian Priory after a short sightseeing and tea break we get back on the road and make our way to Malam where we break for luch then take a hike to Malham Cove a famous curved limestone cliff remnant from the last ice age. This involves a climbing but is well worth it as is nearby Gordale Scar which we can also visit whilst in the area.

Our route continues past Malham Tarn a small lake. Later as we approach Chapel-le-Dale we shall see the Ribblehead Viaduct a famous landmark on the Settle to Carlisle railway, then White Scar Cave and the Ingleton Waterfalls before breaking for afternoon tea.

The final leg of this route takes us through Kirkby Lonsdale then north to Sedbergh before ending in Kendal

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Lake District Loop (180 miles circa 6 hours riding)

Do Not Follow Sat NavHeading west from Kendal we reach Lake Windemere and turn south down the eastern shore of the lake to Lakeside where we change direction again heading north to Hawkeshead and from there west to Coniston where we take a refreshment break.

Turning south along the west side of Coniston Water we then snake over Hardknott Pass before we reach Lowick then turn west to Broughton-in-Furness and from there we make our way to the west coast turning north to Gosforth and onwards to Whitehaven where we break for lunch.

The return leg heads northrly to Cockermouth then east to cross Honister Pass and onwards to Keswick where we pass Derwent Water then south to Thirlmere and onwards to Ambleside where we take another refershment break.

We complete the circuit returning to our hotel in Kendal.

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Kendal, Ullswater, Kirkby Stephen, Ripon Helmsley (150 miles circa 5 hours riding)

Aysgarth Falls, YorkshireWe depart Kendal heading North to Ullswater and at Pooley Bridge we deviate to the South East taking a refreshment berak at Shap. As we enter the Yorkshire Dales we twist and turn to traverse some great biker roads with little tourist traffic as we make our way to Kirkby Stephen and onward to our lunch stop at Simonstone Hall.

We have choises for the afternoon leg that could take us via Pateley Bridge to Rippon or we can take a more direct but no less scenic along the A6108 to Ripon where we take an afternoon refreshment break.

The final leg takes us through Thirsk and onward to Helmsley where we end the day.

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Helmsley, York, Bridlington, Robinhoods Bay, Pickering (155 miles circa 5 hours siding)

We depart Helmsley through the Howardian Hills to make a visit to York where you will see the Minster, back streets including the Shambles and the City Wall. We shall then head to Bridlington for lunch before going up the coast to Robin Hoods Bay where we take another refreshment break. The return leg brings us through the North York Moors to Pickering and onwards to Marton before turning north again past Wombleton and back to base at Helmesley.

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Day of departure

Homeward bound or onward travel. After breakfast you will checkout of the hotel and be transported to the airport or station for onward travel. Those who have come on their own bikes will ride off.

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Route Variation

Please note that maps are indicative because it is not always possible to enter all the waypoints and on the day of departure as we need to review our routes based upon the latest traffic and weather information available making changes as and when necessary.

Currency Pound £

The default currency for this tour is Pound £. Any price given in another currency is indicative and will be checked against exchange rate when paying. Once your tour package has been paid in full the price is locked and will not adjust regardless of what happens to exchange rates.

Yorkshire Dales Moors Lake District from 25/07/21 until 01/08/21

Location: York
Accommodation: 4 star country hotels
Tour begins Sunday 25 July 2021 and ends Sunday 01 August 2021
Additional dates and tour variations available for groups of 3 or more riders
Motorcycle Hire Available: Sorry Unavailable
Rider in private room (with en-suite): Pound £3,250
Rider and Pillion/Guest (sharing double or twin room): Pound £4,125
Two Riders sharing twin or double room: Pound £4,700 (Pound £2,350 each)
Rent a motorcycle from our range or bikes listed below.

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Motorcycles For Rent in York, England, Available on this Tour

Most motorcycles available for hire are obtained directly from local mainstream dealers. We can source others to ensure most riders needs are accommodated. However, we do not have exclusive access to these rental motorbikes and so availability must be confirmed. Prices and terms are set by the dealers who supply the machines.

  • Royal Enfield Himalayan Rent Royal Enfield Himalayan

    • The Royal Enfield Himalayan is perfect for those you need a budget option or simply want to take a more relaxed approach to touring Scotland. Its low seat height (800mm) will also be beneficial to those with shorter legs and it offers a comfortable upright posture. Two rental options available. Low cost at £65 per day (reducing to £390 per week) plus £0.15 per mile, or £90 per day (reducing to £550 per week) with unlimited mileage.
    • Restrictions: Minimum 21 years old. 1 years old "A/A2" Driving License.
    • Weekly Hire: Pound £400
  • Kawasaki Versys 650 SE Grand Tourer Rent Kawasaki Versys 650 SE Grand Tourer

    • The Versys 650 is a very versatile bike having long-travel suspension, 17 inch wheels, a slim upright riding position with a low to mid-range focused Parallel-Twin engine makes it a sports partner, city friend and mountain road conqueror all in one! Two rental options available. Low cost at £85 per day (reducing to £500 per week) plus £0.22 per mile, or £135 per day (reducing to £800 per week) with unlimited mileage.
    • Restrictions: Minimum 25 years old. 3 years old an appropriate Driving License
    • Weekly Hire: Pound £500
  • Triumph Tiger 800XRT Rent Triumph Tiger 800XRT

    • The Tiger 800XRT is the top of the road orientated range in the Tiger 800 series with heated seats, grips and electronic suspension. Two rental options available. Low cost at £93 per day (reducing to £550 per week) plus £0.30 per mile, or £150 per day (reducing to £875 per week) with unlimited mileage.
    • Restrictions: Minimum 25 years old. 3 years old an appropriate Driving License
    • Weekly Hire: Pound £575
  • Triumph Tiger 900GT Rent Triumph Tiger 900GT

    • Expected for 2020 McTours shall be offering the Tiger 900 GT is a thrilling new version of this popular model built with a whole new aggressive attitude and style. Two rental options available. Low cost at £100 per day (reducing to £600 per week) plus £0.30 per mile, or £165 per day (reducing to £990 per week) with unlimited mileage. Supplied with top box and 2 panniers.
    • Restrictions: Minimum 25 years old. 3 years old an appropriate Driving License
    • Weekly Hire: Pound £600
  • Harley-Davidson Road King Rent Harley-Davidson Road King

    • It may look like it's just cruised straight out of the 1950's with its whitewall tyres, classic-styled saddlebags and ‘boulevard looks' but don't be deceived. This Classic tourer has all the 2014 advancements brought in across the Touring range. We've streamlined the front fender to show off more wheel, the controls have been completely redesigned and better laid out making them easier to reach and read. The new high output Twin Cam 103TM engine gives higher mid-range power and the ABS, electronically linked brakes provide powerful and safe braking.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 2 years, Excess €2500
    • Weekly Hire: Pound £730
  • BMW F750GS Rent BMW F750GS

    • The F 750 GS gives you more power, more comfort, more spirit of GS. N.B. There is a £40 insurance surcharge for non UK license holders. We will arrange to take riders to the dealers premises to collect. Those who want delivery and uplift at the hotel will be charged an additional fee typically £100 each way.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £1500
    • Weekly Hire: Pound £892
  • BMW R1250GS Rent BMW R1250GS

    • The increased engine capacity brings you increased performance 136 HP and 143 Nm maximum torque at 6,250 rpm. N.B. There is a £40 insurance surcharge for non UK license holders. We will arrange to take riders to the dealers premises to collect. Those who want delivery and uplift at the hotel will be charged an additional fee typically £100 each way.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £1800
    • Weekly Hire: Pound £1,397
  • BMW R1250RT Rent BMW R1250RT

    • The new R 1250 RT gives you more freedom than ever before. The high torque curve, the elasticity and the irresistible power with fewer gear changes quickly become indispensable companions. N.B. There is a £40 insurance surcharge for non UK license holders. We will arrange to take riders to the dealers premises to collect. Those who want delivery and uplift at the hotel will be charged an additional fee typically £100 each way
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £2000
    • Weekly Hire: Pound £1,520
  • BMW K1600GTL Rent BMW K1600GTL

    • The first six cylinder BMW motorcycle and winner of multiple motorcycling awards. N.B. There is a £40 insurance surcharge for non UK license holders. We will arrange to take riders to the dealers premises to collect. Those who want delivery and uplift at the hotel will be charged an additional fee typically £100 each way.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £2500
    • Weekly Hire: Pound £1,624

Further details

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