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Cycling & Cycle Routes in Hampshire

Cycling is a great way to see Hampshire, take a well earned rest from a day's pedalling with a lunchtime picnic or stop at one of the many country pubs along the route before heading off again.

Cyclists in Hampshire are spoilt for choice, with over 750 miles of off-road cycle routes for beginners and challenging trails for the enthusiast.

There are over 30 different trails available to download from the Hampshire County Council website, from a 2.6 mile route at Staunton Country Park in Havant to the more difficult 15 mile trail to the north of Petersfield.

The more adventurous cyclist may want to try out the Ox Drove off road cycle trail which takes you through 25 miles of rolling hills and woodlands at the heart of rural Hampshire.

You can also stop off at the Mid Hants Railway's Watercress Line along the way.

There is also many trails particularly suitable for families or newcomers to cycling.

The Hayling Billy Hill Path on Hayling Island and the Test Way Path near Romsey have been created on disused railway lines and offer flat, easy-going cycling.

The West Wood Trail at Farley Mount is a gentle 3.5 mile trail through peaceful woodland.

The New Forest offers over a hundred miles of gravel tracks for cyclists across scented heathlands, woodland and picturesque villages.

Explore the Hampshire South Downs by bike

This 22-mile circular route, following quiet lanes and roads, is marked with distinctive brown signs.

Starting at Petersfield, the route embraces a variety of contrasting landscapes, including dramatic open landscapes and panoramic views of the chalk downs.

You can also cycle the South Downs Way National Trail between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne.

Electric bike hire in the South Downs

In the beautiful South Downs National Park, a new fleet of electric bicycles for hire are bringing the simple pleasure of cycling within everyone’s reach.

It’s cycling, but not as we know it!

Electric bicycles dismiss headwinds and flatten hills.

Now everyone can enjoy the great outdoors on two wheels.

There are currently four Hire Points in scenic and strategic locations covering parts of the iconic Shipwright’s way, traffic-free Forestry Commission sites, a key national park railhead in Petersfield and heart of the park market town, Midhurst.

They are Quench Cycles, Alice Holt Forest, Cyclelife, Petersfield, Crank Cycles, Alton and Cowdray Farm Shop, Midhurst.
Eleven Charge Points have also come on board including destinations and attractions such as Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, the National Trust at Hinton Ampner, Bramdean, Langrish House Hotel in the Meon Valley and the Rural Life Centre in Tilford near Farnham.

See the Electric Bike Network website for more details.

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  1. Swinley Bike Hub

    Swinley Bike Hub


    Swinley Bike Hub is the official Swinley Bike Hire centre based at Swinley Forest.

  2. North Hampshire Bikes

    North Hampshire Bikes


    We are a real bike shop with full facilities in North Hampshire. We have the New Workshop/Studio Located at Overton Train Station Hampshire and our Warehouse In Basingstoke.

  3. Mountain Biking at Alice Holt Forest

    Mountain Biking at Alice Holt Forest


    Come for a great day out in the woods! You can walk, cycle, play or have a picnic in these lovely woods.

  4. Meon Springs Bike Hire

    Meon Springs Bike Hire


    If you like the idea of getting out on two wheels, but don't want to bring your own bicycle, hiring a bike from Meon Bike Hire and cycling one of the tried and tested Hampshire routes is a good choice.

  5. Getaway Cycling

    Getaway Cycling


    Join us for an inspirational, fully guided cycle tour around the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Trust us to show you the wildest landscapes, the best historic sites, and the cosiest pubs. Book a tailor-made tour just for you and your group.

  6. Forest Leisure Cycling

    Forest Leisure Cycling


    New Forest Cycle hire, from our brand new Cycle Centre, located close to the trails!

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    Dirt 2 Road Ltd

    Clarence Esplanade, Southsea

    Bicycles for sale and hire on Southsea Seafront - which even offers a delivery service to your hotel!

  8. Cycle Hire Southampton

    Cycle Hire Southampton


    We hire cycles to holiday makers from the UK and the Cruise ships that come into Southampton.

  9. Cycle Tours UK

    Cycle Tours UK


    Cycle Tours UK invites you to try bicycle touring as a fresh approach to a healthy holiday. Cycle Tours UK offers guided customised cycle tours for pampered peddlers.

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    All Aboard Bikes Ltd

    Netley Abbey, Southampton

    All Aboard Bikes – Bike Hire Unique and Specialist Bikes for Hire on the South Coast at Netley Abbey.