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Cyclists are welcome on many of our services

Cyclists are welcome on many of our services

Bringing your bike on board

Information on bringing your bike with you across Windemere

Bikes are welcome on many of our services and our boats are often a convenient way to access the quieter trails and roads around the Windermere lakeshore.  

This page has important information to consider if you are bringing your bike with you.

Which routes can I bring my bike on?


Other Services Optimised

Steamers and modern launches

Cyclists and their bikes are welcome on our other services operated by our 'steamers' and modern launches on the Red Cruise (Bowness < > Ambleside) & Yellow Cruise (Bowness < > Lakeside). Operates all year.

  • Bikes are welcome if there is space available
  • Bikes cost £1 extra on the price of your ticket per journey
  • Foot passengers take priority on this service, and our busiest times are from 1pm - 4pm.
Cross Lakes Bikes Back On Optimised

Cross Lakes Shuttle / Windermere Car Ferry Alternative Route

Bowness < > Ferry House (next to Car Ferry)

With the Windermere Car Ferry (operated by Cumbria County Council) out of service, we have extra boats ferrying passengers on this route. Space is at a premium on this service and there is only space for 4 bikes on board.

  • Bikes are welcome if there is space available
  • Bikes cost £1 extra on the price of your ticket per journey
  • Foot passengers take priority on this service, and our busiest times are from 1pm - 3pm.
Bike Boat Bikes Optimised

Windermere Bike Boat

The only dedicated boat for cyclists on Windermere between Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre on the eastern shore to Bark Barn on the quiet western shore. Operates May - September only.

  • Bikes are welcome on this service
  • 8 departures a day from either pier
  • Cyclists have priority over foot passengers
  • See timetable and prices