Cycling Holidays

The New Forest offers the ideal location for your UK cycling holiday plus, we’re just 89 minutes from London Waterloo, making us extremely easy to get to.

With an extensive choice of cycling routes across the New Forest both on and off-road, cycling holidays are available all year round and are the perfect way to take in the different seasons. Cycle to some of our major sites such as Beaulieu with its National Motor Museum, the ‘centre’ of the New Forest at Lyndhurst and Buckler’s Hard, steeped in maritime history.

Take in the fresh greens of spring, passing bluebell woods and newly born foals and fawns.

Enjoy the warm days of summer and take on one of our long distance cycling routes to make the most of those extra hours of daylight.

Cycle through the rich colours of autumn or get energetic and warm up on  those crisp mornings of winter before resting in front of a roaring fireplace with some homecooked food.

Whether you are travelling individually, as a couple or as a family – there is a wide range of cycle routes here to meet your needs so if you fancy off-roading, a spot of road biking or a gentle ride along a disused railway track let us inspire you with all that the New Forest offers.

Travelling to the New Forest without a bike

You don’t have to bring your own bike on holiday with you to the New Forest. If you don’t have your own bike or it’s too much hassle to bring it then why not hire one from one of our cycle hire shops? You will find them in most of our central towns and villages including Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst and Burley.

There are excellent public transport links to get to the New Forest so you don’t need a car to get here initially. Regular trains run from London, Bournemouth and Southampton and connect up to AshurstBrockenhurst, Sway and New Milton. There is also a good bus service from Bournemouth, Salisbury and Southampton.

If you fancy a specialised cycling holiday then Careys Manor Hotel is one of the accommodation providers that offer tailored cycling breaks for those without bikes.

Packages include overnight accommodation, breakfast, bike hire and usually dinner too. Booking in advance is required.

Alternatively, book one of our places to stay and arrange bike hire through one of our local bike hire centres for yourself.

New Forest Cyclist Approved Accommodation

If you have your own bikes, take a look at our New Forest Cyclist Approved Accommodation. To help you even more, many of our hotels, B&Bs and self-catering properties offer secure bike storage and other extras for the cycling guest as part of The New Forest Cyclist Approved Scheme.

Among other benefits, these establishments provide a lockable, undercover area for safe overnight storage of bicycles and panniers, facilities for washing down bikes and outdoor clothing, and an emergency cycle and puncture repair kit, as well as a number of other services for those on two-wheels.

Book quality New Forest accommodation with confidence, as these properties will meet your particular needs, allowing you to enjoy a stress and hassle free trip.

Save money on your cycling holiday to the New Forest

A great way to save money on your holiday is to purchase one of our Go New Forest Cards. Discounts apply to various attractions, places to stay, food and drink establishments and off certain activities including bike hire.  

We’d also recommend that you keep an eye on our special offers pages for details of any money-saving discounts on places to stay or seasonal breaks.

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