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11 cycling holidays in England
 
Through rolling countryside, along craggy coastlines, past postcard-perfect villages – here's our round-up of some of the best cycling in England.
As cycling destinations go, this stunning ancient forest is just about perfect. There are more than 100 miles of off-road cycle routes for all ages and abilities, from family-friendly flat trails across open moorland, to challenging routes for mountain bike enthusiasts. The New Forest has a variety of habitats to...
The Peak District is a great place for more adventurous cyclists, with trails across the heather-clad moorlands of the northern Dark Peak, and the softer rolling hills of White Peak in the south. Some 65 miles of off-road cycling trails criss-cross the National Park, some of which are disused railways...
This superb 18-mile multi-use (cycling, walking and horse-riding) trail follows the route of a disused railway line through spectacular Cornish countryside. Following the Camel River, the trail passes through woodland and across mudflats to the picturesque Camel Estuary that separates the towns of Padstow and Rock. It’s mainly traffic-free all...
This 15-mile traffic-free, multi-use trail combines scenic beauty, views and heritage. Running from Portreath Beach on the north coast to Devoran on the south, it passes through Cornwall’s former central mining district – a landscape studded with (safe) abandoned mines – following the original tramway and railway routes once used...
This brand new trail, developed by local cyclists, follows the route of the Cotswolds Line railway – meaning you can cycle as far as you like, and then conveniently hop on the train back. The route cobbles together quiet, back-country lanes with off-road stretches, taking you through 75 traffic-light, scenic...
Dorset's beautiful Isle of Purbeck – a peninsula rather than an island – has seven cycling routes, ranging from a 37-mile circuit right around the peninsula, to shorter off-road rides between villages, through heath and forest. Especially good for family biking, there are plenty of sandy beaches on hand for...
Historic cities, waterside views and mercifully flat – it’s not hard to see why the Kennet & Avon canal is Britain’s most popular waterside cycling route. Apart from the section between Bristol and Bath (which is a traffic-free cycle path along a former railway line), the route runs mostly alongside...
The Mineral Tramways Heritage Project has been working to preserve Cornwall’s central mining district, a scenic landscape of lovely Cornish countryside that’s studded with (safe) abandoned mines, mining villages and other heritage sites. A 60km network of multi-use trails criss-cross the area, many following the original tramway and railway routes...
The 99-mile South Downs Way follows a spectacular ridge, running from Winchester to Eastbourne, through the South Downs National Park. There are iron age forts to discover, ancient woodland and picturesque villages and towns, spectacular castles such as Amberley and Arundel, a great selection of country pubs, and lovely views...
Thirty miles of old railway lines have been lovingly restored for cyclists in this part of north Devon. It’s a flat, traffic-free trail passing through estuary and river valley into woodland, wildflower meadows, villages and community orchards. It takes a day to cycle the whole trail there and back. The...
History and beauty combine on this 29-mile route along the Thanet Coast in Kent, the point where the Vikings first landed in Britain. The route begins inland at St Nicholas-at-Wade, taking in a clutch of pretty Kentish villages, before opening out along the coast, through Ramsgate and Margate, ending in...