Our overnight bikepacking adventure from Manchester to Sheffield >> escaping along our favourite roads and gravel tracks, into the heart of the Peak District National Park…

Tour Difficulty Rating


# Nights


Distance / Climb

160KM / +2500M

Group Size


Base Join



90km // +1400m
66% tarmac / 33% gravel

MEET 08.45
…we’ll meet in central Manchester before prepping bikes/kit, and riding out into the heart of the Peak District. The ride out to the Overnight is a wiggly 90km, on gravel tracks and quiet roads – exploring the suburbs, National Trust properties, forests and vast moorland landscapes … before finishing up and overnight-ing at arguably The Peak District’s best pub.

Accommodation: Bunkhouse / Camping


70km // +1000m
66% tarmac / 33% gravel

After #coffeeoutside and a hot oatcake brekky at our favourite cafe, we’ll continue on our journey over to Sheffield via The Peak’s best roads, gravel bridleways and cafes … before finishing up in central Sheffield at one of the breweries for an optional final drink and food…

LEAVE 17.00


Pannier did a first class job. This is an excellent adventure from Sarajevo into the mountains around the city. We saw stunning views, visited remote villages, travelled through what remains of the Winter Olympic Infrastructure and met some lovely people along the way. Our guides were professional, relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable, able to talk about the history of the country and the people in it. Effort was made to have meaningful interaction with locals in the places we passed through and thought was always given to the riding, making sure to get the most enjoyment possible out of the trails we travelled. All this whilst riding the finest gravel and enjoying seemingly endless flowing descents. Hope to join Pannier again soon for another adventure.


Awesome few days exploring the mountains from Sarajevo with amazing scenery, local stays and history. Nice bunch of people at a manageable size to ride without being too crowded or overtake the small villages. The guys added lots of nice touches at each stop making the whole trip super memorable. Hope to join another Pannier trip soon...


Such an amazing trip. Route was perfect, food was on point, and hearty, especially the Bakewell tart they supplied us.. hard to cycle after that sugar hit. Looking forward to riding with these guys again.


Incredible 2 day trip exploring the gravel tracks between Manchester and Sheffield. Great bunch of people and a great set up from the Pannier team. Well organised, easily accessible for all levels of experience and a few hills thrown in for good measure!
Highly recommended. Get involved!


>> Adventure Bike & Accessories
>> Bikepacking Bags
>> Camping Kit Hire


>> 2 days of guided riding and adventure
>> 1 camping pitch (Tipi / Bunkhouse +£20)
>> Dinner, Breakfast, Ride Snacks, #coffeeoutside
>> Pannier Tourer Pack


>> Travel to Manchester, and from Sheffield
>> Riding Insurance (required for overseas tourers – see FAQ)
>> Bike/Bags Hire
>> Cafe Lunch(es) and Alcoholic / Evening Drinks


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  • 07/08/2021 – 08/08/2021

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To confirm your place(s) on the Camp, we require a 50% deposit. At which point, we’ll be in touch via email or over the phone to have a chat about your requirements / arrangements. Please don’t book travel to Wales until the Camp is 100% confirmed by us 🙂

Pannier (Pannier Ltd) is a Tour Operator, and is compliant with the Package Travel Regulations 1992. We do not arrange or book travel to and from our Camps/Tours.

Our Booking T&Cs need to be agreed to/signed in order to secure a place on our Camps. 
Our Hire T&Cs will need to be agreed to/signed on arrival at a Pannier Basecamp, if you are hiring anything from us. 

In accordance with the Package Travel Regulations, Pannier Ltd is is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. At no extra cost to you, and in accordance with The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992 all passengers booking with Pannier Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Pannier Ltd. This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC. Exclusions: Travel Insurance, and any claim relating to Air Flights.

FAQs / Field Notes

FAQ / Field Notes – Pannier Peakland Ramble 

Joining instructions >>
This tour starts in central Sheffield on the morning of day one at roughly 10am. The exact location will be sent out before departure to all riders booked on. 

Please do not book non refundable travel before a tour has been guaranteed to go ahead [see our general FAQs]. We will be in touch to confirm when a tour is guaranteed.  


Getting there >>
If traveling from within the UK we recommend traveling via train, car or bike. The start point is within easy cycling and walking distance of Sheffield station. 

If you plan on driving to the start point, please feel free to contact us for advice on where to park and leave your vehicle over the weekend. 


Food & drink >>
All meals, riding snack and soft drinks are included on this tour. Cooking is done outside, over the campfire and riders are encouraged to get involved. Our meals are all vegetarian and vegan options will be available if requested. Please let us know of any dietary requirements and allergies once booked. 

We have a good selection of alcoholic beverages available on this tour. Every rider gets a free arrival drink at camp, drinks for the rest of the evening are available at our honesty bar, tally up your drinks and we will send a payment request after the tour. 

Accommodation >>
On this tour we spend one night at Pannier Basecamp in the heart of the Peak District N.P. Accommodation consists of either communal Tipi’s or private tents if requested in advance. 

You will need to bring a sleeping bag and ground mat to use at camp, or hire one from us. If hiring camp kit, it will be waiting for you at camp and you won’t need to carry it on the bike. 

You are of course welcome (and encouraged) to bring your own tent, bivvi or hammock if you would prefer to use your own. 


What to bring >>
Adventure bike (unless hiring)
Bike packing bags (unless hiring)
Shelter & Sleeping equipment (unless hiring)
Cycling kit, shoes, helmet
Off the bike clothes – warm layers for campfire cooking and off bike relaxing
Waterproof jacket
Head torch


Bike details >>
The hire bikes on this tour are Surly Straggler adventure bikes.
If bringing your own bike please make sure it is suitable for the tour. You will need a bike with a minimum tyre width of 38mm to handle the gravel sections. Please note that this tour is not suitable for road bikes.

If hiring bags you will receive a full set of Ortlieb Waterproof bags for the duration of the tour.

General information >>

Vaccinations >>
There are no specific health risks or required vaccinations for the UK. 

Weather >>
Average temperatures in the Peak District in May range from highs of 17degC – lows of 6degC. The evenings can be cold so please pack some warm layers. 

Money >>
Local currency is Pound sterling £££

Meals and soft drinks are included throughout the tour however, you will need some cash for extra snacks, coffee stops and souvenirs. 

Local time >>

Route info >>
The route is roughly 60% on paved roads and 40% on gravel/unsurfaced roads. There are a couple of optional single-track sections for anyone wanting to give them a go which we will point out.

The majority of roads we use on this tour are very quiet, but there are some short un-avoidable sections that are busier. At the busy sections we will split the group into smaller groups to allow vehicles to pass with ease. 

This tour is an ideal intro to gravel riding and bikepacking. Previous cycling experience is required but no previous off-road cycling experience is necessary. 


Health and fitness >>
Please read the full tour information regarding distances and elevation before booking. The route is undulating with some long climbs and descents and a level of fitness is required to complete the cycling involved. We ride as a group, with plenty of breaks, and no one gets left behind. We will likely be outside for the whole day (from 10am – 4pm). 

You will need to inform us of any ongoing injuries or health issues once booked, this information will be requested before departure. It is vital for us to know about anything before traveling into remote areas.

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