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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 lake-shore.

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

Which routes can I bring my bike on?

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'Steamer' services

Cyclists and their bikes are welcome on services operated by our 'steamers' 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.
  • Sorry, no space for bikes on our smaller boats called 'launches'.
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Windermere Bike Boat

Normally operates May - August. BACK IN 2022

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.

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