Bike Hire Windermere
Page updated August 2020
Bike hire in Windermere Village, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and the larger area around Windermere lake known as the South Lakes. Hire full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes, gravel, road, racing, tandem and electric bikes.
Please note: as the situation is subject to change, either further restrictions on hire, or equally as more bike hire in Windermere options open up, it is important that you check with the individual hire business websites for the latest information.
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Bike hire Windermere
Bike hire in Windermere Village and Bowness-on-Windermere. Both are on the east shore of Windermere lake. Ferries that accept bikes run from Bowness-on-Windermere to Waterhead Pier, Lakeside and Far Sawrey opposite Bowness.
: 9 Church St, Windermere Village, LA23 1AQ. Tel: 015394 43151
Hybrid bikes 13″ to 20″ frames, front suspension mountain bikes 13″ to 19″ frames, electric bikes (Cruiser or Fatboy Mountain Bike).
: The Railway Station, Windermere Village, LA23 1AH. Tel: 015394 44544
Adult hire – mountain bikes (hard tail and full suspension), racing & touring bikes, tandem Trek, electric touring bikes, electric mountain bikes. Child hire – child’s Trek mountain bike, tag-alongs and trailers.
: Windermere. Tel: 07932 954530
Hire bikes delivered throughout the South Lakes area include both adult and child Marin mountain bikes.
: Windermere, LA23 1LJ. Tel: 015394 46601
The LDNPA visitor centre is 2 miles north of Windermere Village and hires out a variety of bikes including adult bikes, children’s bikes, tag-alongs and trailers. You can also take your bikes to the quieter western shore via the boat from Brockhole to Bark Barn Jetty.
Bike hire Ambleside
Bike hire in Ambleside at the northern head of Windermere lake. Just out of Ambleside is Waterhead Pier for the Windermere Lake Cruises service that accepts bikes on launches to Bowness and Lakeside Pier.
: The Slack, Ambleside, LA22 9DQ. Tel: 015394 33592
Adult hire – gravel road bikes, hardtail mountain bikes, electric bikes. Children’s hire – mountain bikes.
: Waterhead Pier, Ambleside, LA22 0EU. Tel: 015394 44451
Hybrid bike hire at Ambleside from the cabin at the YHA. 15″, 18″ and 20″ frames suitable for heights from 4’9″ to 6’2″.
Bike hire near Windermere
Bike hire in the villages surrounding Windermere lake. Grizedale is particularly popular as the hire shop is at the start of miles of trails and gravel tracks through the forest. It also has some more challenging rides with red and black downhill sections for more experienced riders.
: Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ. Tel: 01229 860335
Cycle hire shop at the Forestry Commission visitor centre and at the start of miles of trails and forest rides. Adult hire – hardtails, full suspension mtb, gravel bikes, electric mtb. Child hire – hardtail mtb, tag-alongs and trailers.
: Lake Road, Coniston, LA21 8EW. Tel: 015394 41366
Adult and Child hardtail mountain bike hire. Also boat, canoe, kayak and paddleboard hire here.
: Coniston, LA21 8AA. Tel: 015394 41264
Specialized Hardrock Sport bikes (13” to 21” frames) with front suspension and front & rear disc brakes. Delivery & pick up service available.
: Beck View, Lowick, LA12 8DX. Tel: 0788 773 1552
Adult hire – hardtail mountain bikes, leisure bikes, electric bikes and road bikes. Trailer hire. Child hire – Trek mountain bikes and road bikes.
: Grasmere, LA22 9QW. Tel: 01539 435597
3 adult Merida mountian bikes available to hire on a daily basis from Thorney How hostel. non resident hire welcome.
: Witherslack, Grange Over Sands, LA11 6SH. Tel: 015395 52223
4 adult ebikes available at £36 per day including helmet and hi viz vest.
- 2020 Big Guide to the Windermere Area
- Things to do around Windermere lake
- Windermere Outdoor Activities
- Windermere Accommodation