cycling in the new forest
cycling in the new forest
couple looking at cycling map
exploring the area
cycling through brockenhurst ford
exploring the area
cycling with dog trailer
doggy trailers can be hired too
cycling near bolderwood
exploring the area
cycling on road autumn
exploring the area
father and son cycling
great for families
car with bike on roof rack
great for cycling holidays

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.

bike hire

Ashurst Cycle Hire @ The Happy Cheese at The Happy Cheese

Ashurst 023 8029 3929

Cyclexperience at Cyclexperience - New Milton

New Milton 01425 837071

The New Forest is a wonderful place to cycle. In addition to the miles of sheltered country roads, there is over 100 miles (160 kilometres) of approved cycle routes throughout the forest, providing you with plenty of places to explore on your bike.
Stop off along your way in one of the New Forest's pubs, inns, restaurants and tea rooms to recharge your batteries while cycling in this beautiful part of the country.
family cycling on a cycle track in the new forest
To help you enjoy your adventure to the maximum follow the forest's cycle code.
The New Forest is a growing destination for cyclists as it has such beautiful and amazing scenery, so more and more cycling events are being organised.

Share your cycling experiences on our Facebook page with photos of your day and the places you've explored. Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all the forest gossip for great places to stay, eat and visit.

foal and mother