We turned up in the middle of half term holidays on a beautiful day and we were immediately provided with bikes for the 3 of us. Everything was well explained about both the bikes – including what to do if things go wrong – and the Monsal Trail.
The trail itself is relatively flat and very smooth, following an old railway line that is now a really good cycle trail. The tunnels are great fun, with some limited lighting. The scenery is fantastic but the trains became much busier with walkers as we neared Bakewell. Closer to Buxton was much quieter for us in both directions of our ride.
Highly recommend the Monsal trail and Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire. The current price of £15 is for the full day, and not just a certain number of hours like the nearest competitors. Parking was an extra £4.50 and there is a 10 minute riverside walk to the Cycle Hire. Try to get the sunshine and have a great ride!