cycling in the new forest
Cycling in the New Forest is ideal for families wanting safe off road and gentle cycle routes, where you will experience the open heathland and sheltered woods. Along the way you will see many animals including the famous New Forest ponies and an abundance of wildlife. The off road cycle network is easily accessible by rail or road so you can bring your own bikes or hire bikes when you arrive - the New Forest is just 90 minutes away from London.
The New Forest also offers quiet country roads and cycling routes for those wanting to improve fitness and stamina, while taking in the stunning landscape and historic villages. The New Forest has a network of over 100 miles of off-road cycle routes, perfect for a weekend break or holiday.
Whether you are planning a day trip or holiday to the New Forest, there are plenty of restaurants, tea rooms and pubs along with superb accommodation to rest your head before another day of cycling in the New Forest.
New Forest cycling is available all year round and is the perfect way to take in the different seasons from spring with the bluebells and baby animals, summer with the new foals, autumn with the beautiful golden leaves to winter with crisp frosty mornings ideal for cycling.
During the summer months you can jump on the New Forest Tour to link in with your cycle routes to really get around and see more.
Explore and enjoy the New Forest, making sure you keep to the cycle code and you'll have an amazing time as there's no place like the New Forest for cycling.