Cycling

Dorset offers a wide range of stunning cycle routes that appeal to all fitness levels. Whether you are out to enjoy a gentle cycle through the countryside or looking for the opposite in mountain bike treks in the woodlands. In Dorset you will probably find something to match your ability. You can bring your own bike with you or alernativly hire one for your holiday.

Quiet scenic trails, off-road routes and wonderful scenery makes cycling in Dorset an amazing experience. It provides the perfect destination for your holiday or short break.

Dorset offers a wide range of stunning cycle routes

There are many cycle paths in Dorset. There are also national cycle network routes that run through Dorset. They provide a brilliant opportunity to enjoy all that the county has to offer.

If you do not bring your own bikes they can be hired from Dorset Cyclelife in Dorchester Tel 01305 753737 (electric bikes) or Bridport Cycles on 01308 808595.

You can also go on guided tours using electric bikes. These depart from locations close to Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland. For further information contact Jurassic Electric Bikes on 0800 024 8872.

Wessex Ridgeway Path The Wessex Ridgeway Trail is a magnificent ridge-top route crossing Dorset’s rural heartland. The trail offers views across the county and breathtaking views far beyond. The majority of the route straddles a long chalk ridge.  In places it is broken up by small rounded hills and secluded valleys. Each section of the trail has its own unique identity and its delights to explore. The surface of the trail varies from hard-surfaced track ways and sunken lanes to grassy or arable fields. There are also a few sections on the road.

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