Destination Summary: Lake District

LAKE DISTRICT – 4 Days – Suggested 8 Riders

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • 3 night full board stay in single occupancy luxury accommodation
  • Airport or train station transfer
  • Accommodation host
  • In-house chef
  • Selection of local wines and Cumbrian beers
  • Daily massage
  • Ride support vehicle
  • Ride nutrition & drinks
  • Morning ride analysis with professional cyclist
  • Fully guided & supported rides
  • Professional cyclist as ride guide & accommodation guest
  • Velusso kit & apparel
  • Private invitation to local restaurant for celebratory meal on final evening
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights or Trains
  • Travel insurance
  • Bike hire
  • Bike box hire

Itinerary

ARRIVAL DAY

Luxury transfer from airport or train station

Exclusive reception with Villa Host

Short coastal route

Dinner with pro cyclist, cooked by in-house chef

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DAYS 1 & 2

Energy boosting breakfast

Unique ride analysis provided by pro cyclist

Grande Depart I

Café stop

Grande Depart II

Return to accommodation

Protein Bar opens followed by nourishing post ride meal

Massage with in-house sports masseuse

Dinner with pro cyclist cooked by in-house chef or private invitation to premium local restaurant

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DEPARTURE DAY

Continental breakfast

Luxury transfer to airport or train station

The Lake District is most commonly known for its stunning countryside and sculptured mountain passes. Hosting the most renowned and iconic stages at the Tour of Britain, the Lake District is becoming widely recognised for its cycling prowess, in addition to its beautiful landscapes. Riders in the Lake District are treated to a true cycling challenge. We ride away from the slightly busier tourist honey pots to uncover an abundance of winding, testing and narrow country lanes. The weather can be unreliable so adds another degree of challenge to this particular Velusso experience. An abundant combination of twisting lakeside roads and challenging climbs makes it one of the UK’s most spectacular destinations to ride your bike.

Ride Experience

Arrival Day Short Coastal Route

PLACE NAMES

Windermere – Newby Bridge – Cartmel – Grange-over-Sands – Windermere

DISTANCE

25 Miles

ELEVATION

435m

KEY CLIMBS

Stage 1

PLACE NAMES

Windermere – Coniston – Hawkshead – Windermere

DISTANCE

49 miles

ELEVATION

1,450m

KEY CLIMBS

Wrynose Pass

Stage 2

PLACE NAMES

Windermere – Newby Bridge – Crosthwiate – Ambleside – Windermere

DISTANCE

45 miles

ELEVATION

1,250m

KEY CLIMBS

Kirkstone Pass

Accommodation

The Velusso Georgian Manor House is eloquently designed to ensure guests experience the Lake District at its very best. Our house has private access to the much desired Lake Windermere, boasting unrivalled panoramic views of the national parks most popular lake.

Built in 1820, the Manor House is a Grade II listed building. It’s recently been immaculately restored with beautiful furnishings and modern luxuries, whilst maintaining much of its period character.

Light and spacious reception rooms with floor-length windows and views towards the lake and surrounding woodland, offer many a place to relax and socialise after a days riding. The grand dining room, with marble fireplace, high-backed chairs and portraits set on deep-coloured walls, is a room designed for dining in style. Each of the unique 8 bedrooms is complimented with elegantly designed en-suite bathrooms, for added comfort and convenience.

Both single and double occupancy bedrooms are available and more specific property details can be provided upon request.

OUTDOOR FEATURES
  • 5,000 Acre Estate
  • Panoramic Views of Lake Windermere
  • Covered Terrace
  • Barbeque Facilities
INDOOR FEATURES
  • WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Mountain Views
  • Log Fires
  • Kitchen with pantry
  • Open-plan Lounge and Dining Area
STAFF AND SERVICES
  • Chef
  • Manor House Host
  • Manor House Pre-Stock
  • Bath & Pool Towels
  • Kit Laundry Service

Cuisine

All meals during your stay are created with the professional cyclist in mind and we take pride in providing the right nutrition at the right time. In tandem with this, we also like to offer an authentic experience and show off what our chosen destinations have to offer, by providing you with a real taste of the local area.

Your Villa Host will freshly prepare energy-boosting breakfasts, homemade ride snacks and drinks to make sure you’re feeling strong whilst out riding. On your return, you’ll be treated to the Velusso Protein Bar, which will contain a variety of freshly made options and whey products, all containing scientifically proven nutrients to aid your recovery. Post ride lunches are then prepped and served by your Villa Host on request.

Evening meals are then prepared by your in-house chef, who will cook delicately created local dishes made to order. Beverages will be served to accompany dinner, most of which are sourced from resident vineyards and breweries. On your final evening, everyone is invited to dine in a nearby restaurant and experience the local culture and evening atmosphere.

Equipment

Velusso Kit

Looking and feeling good on the bike is important, so we provide each guest with a selection of Velusso kit, designed by us and manufactured by our new 2016/17 kit partner, Le Col.

Our short sleeve jersey is created using a Meryl Microfibre, which is slow to absorb and swift to transfer moisture, keeping riders dry and comfortable in a variety of climates. A gummy lycra shield holds the sleeve in place for extra comfort, as well as an ergonomic and stylish collar shape.  Racing green is the colour of choice for our Lake District jersey, in keeping with emblematic British tradition.

Our bib shorts are specially designed for both comfort and performance. The oversized Velusso gripper has intermittent tabs while still holding firmly in place. The minimalistic design boasts style and compliments the various destination jerseys.

Added Extras

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Nearest Train Station: Oxenholme Train Station

Nearest Airport: Manchester Airport

TRAIN STATION TRANSFERS

If travelling to Oxenholme, we are able to organise transportation to the Velusso Manor House upon request.

TRAINING

Set goals and follow a training plan designed by a professional cyclist. Delivered through a user friendly app, with an integrated messaging system, it becomes easy to interact with your coach. You’ll have access to an experienced pro, who will provide you with a unique insight into the world of professional cycling, as well as ensuring you hit your targets in an enjoyable way. You’ll also be able to communicate with other Velusso members, via the app and within the Velusso club on Strava.

Purchase your Cycling Training Plan on our online Shop.

ANALYSIS

Your professional cyclist will deliver a short ride analysis each morning, outlining the route and highlights of the day, including wind direction, weather and any key climbs. By also providing you with ride advice, your pro will make sure you take as much out of your ride experience as possible.

SUPPORT

Each ride is professionally supported with a Velusso team car. We provide everything you need, whether that be drinks, ride nutrition or mechanical support, our team ensures that you can forget about everything other than simply enjoying riding your bike.

MASSAGE

After every ride, each guest is invited to wind down with a recovery massage from our resident masseuse.

RIDE SNACKS

Deliciously homemade energy treats, Isotonic drinks, Mineral Water, Energy bars, Energy Gels.

Bike Transportation

UK transportation can be organised for your bikes if all guests select the option in the booking process to do so.