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New Forest Cycle Routes

From the wobbly beginner to the experienced off-roader, we have the space for everyone who wants to ride. Cycling in the New Forest is ideal for families wanting safe off-road and gentle cycle routes.

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 and winter with crisp frosty mornings ideal for cycling on our gravel tracks.

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, including many of our world-class attractions.

The New Forest cycle routes will also guide you between Towns and Villages, where you will find a traditional pub or tea room - an essential on any cycle ride!

Download a Free Cycle Route Map

Permitted off road routes can be found on the cycle map.

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cycling routes

Cycle Maps & Guides

View the list of available maps and guides we have on our e-shop.

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Family Rides

Cycling routes perfect for a great day out with the family.

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family cycle rides

Bike Hire

Hire bikes all year round within the New Forest.

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bike hire

Long distance cycle rides

Quiet country roads and off road tracks are perfect for long distance cycle rides.

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long distance cycle rides


We have loads of bike friendly accommodation all over the New Forest.

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cyclists welcome