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The Goyt Valley guided bike ride

  • Location Peak District
  • Price from £30.00
  • Cycling
  • Tours
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Adrenaline fix


The Goyt Valley half-day ride around Fernilee Reservoir, 11km
This great, little, varied route is predominantly off-road and is a lovely introduction to mountain biking. The uphills are short but some may be too steep to ride; the downhills are generally fairly gentle. The route circumnavigates Fernilee Reservoir in the beautiful Goyt Valley.

The ride starts from The Street car park in the Goyt Valley. There are no facilities here.

We will start with a quick 'M check' of our bikes and a chat about riding techniques, including gears, braking and riding position. After chatting through the route, we will set off. The route follows a forestry track high above Fernilee Reservoir before dropping down to the low point of the ride and then climbing back up for views across the Goyt Valley. Although the ride is short, it is packed with hills, both up and down! There are some rough sections too but they can be walked, if necessary.

Terrain 3/3 
Hills 2/3 
Fitness Level 2/3 
Overall Challenge 2/3
On the route we can talk about how to plan your own cycling adventures, looking at navigation, equipment, rights of way, safety and more.

You will need a good level of fitness for this ride; experience of riding off-road would be beneficial but not essential.


This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Other You MUST provide your own roadworthy bike (suitable for riding off-road) and helmet, or hire one beforehand. Carina Outdoors provides emergency equipment such as First Aid Kit and puncture repair kit.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Bring clothes suitable for the conditions on the day. Try to have a number of different layers. Wear shoes suitable for both cycling and walking.
  • Waterproofs A waterproof coat is essential; waterproof trousers are optional.
  • Food I recommend you bring snacks to keep you going on the ride.
  • Drink Bring at least 300ml of drink with you, more if it is a hot day.
  • Other You MUST provide your own roadworthy bike (suitable for riding off-road) and helmet. Cycling gloves are also recommended.


Custom Policy

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Peak District


Carina Outdoors

Carina Outdoors

Carina Outdoors is the experience provider for The Goyt Valley guided bike ride