To download the route click on the link –Escape to the Dales Long Route
Sharing the first 60km with the short route, our long route has a few more kms and a more testing ending so set off early and plan a long day out. We start with a pleasant ride to Burton-In-Lonsdale, Tunstall and Barbon before a lovely up-and-over to Dent. A pleasant ride along the dale before heading up a sharp ascent to Newby Head and then on to Ribblehead viaduct. Rolling down to Horton-in-Ribblesdale with great views of Pen-y-ghent on the way you’ll find our food stop before a rolling descent gets the legs spinning down the valley to the lovely market town of Settle. We meander through the town crossing the A65 and heading west through the picturesque Parish of Lawkland as we head across Keasden moor on peaceful undulating lanes towards Wray. There’s one more hill to tackle before reaching Burton in Lonsdale and the last couple of Kms on the back roads to Escape Bike Shop. Phew, made it! Have a rest and an Escape to the ‘ales beer!