No.1 cycling destination in the world (by Lonely Planet!).
Within an area of just 147 square miles, half of which has been designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” (AONB), The Isle of Wight offers cyclists over 500 miles of dedicated cycle paths, many following disused railway lines, a myriad of quiet country lanes, scenic bridleways and breathtaking coastal paths as an alternative to busy main roads
The Islands wild natural beauty, landscape and coastline offers fantastic experiences of dramatic cliffs, long sandy beaches, hidden coves and quiet estuaries, which are a haven for wildlife, a gently rolling patchwork of fields with secretive woodlands, open chalk downs with spectacular views across the Islands countryside and coastline.
Take a look at some of our favourite trails:
If it is road cycling you like then you will love the ‘Round the Island’ route, 66 miles of quiet roads that are perfect for a day out. And the best bit is, it is signposted all the way round so you won’t get lost!
If it’s a day out with the kids then the ‘Red Squirrel Trail’ is everything you’ll need. Family friendly cycling with lots to do and see on the way – and all passing through the biggest population of Red Squirrels in the UK!
If you are a bit braver then you should definitely try out the ‘Chalk Ridge Extreme’ trail. It’s wicked for mountain bikers. It can be a bit challenging in places so it’s not for the faint hearted!
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