Best Cycle Routes in Lancaster

Jamie HarperLancaster Student Life

Cycling is certainly one of the best ways of keeping fit, whilst also being a fun activity for all ages. Cycling around Lancaster allows you to see some of the best landscapes and views across Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, making it one of the most popular destinations for cycling in the UK. With plenty of cycle routes in Lancaster to choose from, for all ages and abilities, there’s never been a better time to get out on two wheels and explore the beautiful city of Lancaster and the surrounding areas. As well as the millennium path and routes within the city, there are lots of opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, whilst keeping fit!


The Trough of Bowland is one of the most popular destinations, as it is easily accessible from Lancaster. The Cross o Greet Loop is a challenging cycle route from Lancaster but takes in some fabulous views and has mostly well-paved surfaces, allowing for an easy ride.


If you’re looking to take in a more coastal cycle route around Lancaster, then the Arnside Pier loop is a great way to spend a day on your bike. Again, an easy ride with well-paved surfaces along the route, and views of Morecambe Bay and out across to the hills of Cumbria.


A nice easy cycle route in Lancaster takes you through the famous Mr Morecambe’s Statue in Morecambe. Starting from Bare Lane, this is a super easy cycle route in Lancaster and great for all fitness levels!


If you’re looking for a real day out adventure around Lancaster, then the Devil’s Bridge Loop along the Crook O’Lune is a perfect option. Not for the faint hearted, this Lancaster cycle route requires a good level of fitness, but a satisfactory ride, taking in some breath-taking views through Lancaster into the tip of Cumbria and North Yorkshire. You can also follow an alternative Devil’s Bridge cycle route from the beautiful Silverdale, or if you’re feeling super adventurous, do both!


Moving slightly south of Lancaster, you can head towards The Barn at Scorton for a glorious day out, and a popular destination for cyclists in Lancaster and beyond. A further trip up Snowhill Lane, takes you to the beautiful hotspot of Wyresdale Park, with the famous Applestore Café, artisan shops, gardens and its very own lake!


There is certainly no shortage of cycle routes in Lancaster, allowing you to explore both the urban and rural areas of this beautiful city and beyond, with plenty of pit stops and picturesque areas along the way.