The Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way
A superb but challenging 210km (130 mile) circular route visiting most of the major dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It can be started at any point, or divided into sections to suit your fitness.
I planned my excursion, to ride the YDCW in three days, my overnight stays in YHA hostels at Malham, Hawes and Kettlewell. I have to say this worked very well for me.
The landscape is fantastic, even idyllic as the route wends its way through dales, many steeper sections over the high points saw me pushing my bike but it didn't detract from the experience. After all, the Yorkshire Dales is a wonderful place to be and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
It was also nice to ride sections in Swaledale along the Tour de France route, be it at a much slower pace!
I found the route well signed. Of course there are a number of maps available, a good on-line resource is the website cyclethedales.ork.uk, click the link here