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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Cycling & Mountain Biking

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Cycling is a great way to see Hampshire, 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.

Families or Cycling Novices
There are 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 National Park offers over a hundred miles of gravel tracks for cyclists across scented heathlands, woodland and picturesque villages.

Explore the South Downs National Park 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, rated by Lonely Planet's top 1,000 adventures.

For Further routes and Hampshire cycling information visit our Cycle Southern England website.