Cycling Holidays

Posted on: Wednesday 15th of January 2020

As many of us make getting fit one of our New Year’s resolutions, what better way to do it than to combine it with some of life’s simple pleasures.

Not only is it a great way to exercise, it’s good for the environment, you get to take in some stunning views, and best of all, it’s perfect for getting to the next pub!

The UK has 15 National Parks, over 11,000 miles of coastline, a cherished network of 2000 miles of canals and rivers, and over 52,000 pubs! The choice on offer is staggering, from gentle rides to more challenging outings, there is a route to please everyone.

Below are a handful of great trails and routes to get your juices flowing.

Studland, Dorset Peninsula

Distance: 6.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Nearest campsite:
Ulwell Holiday Park

Interesting Fact:
The golden sands of Studland were the backdrop for the video of Coldplay’s debut hit, ‘Yellow’.


Mottistone to Compton, Isle of Wight

Distance: 9.8 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Nearest campsite:
Compton Farm

Interesting Fact:
Compton beach is home to many fossils, including a dinosaur footprint in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point.


Mortehoe, Devon

Distance: 2.8 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Nearest campsite:
North Morte Farm Caravan & Camping Park

Interesting Fact:
Mortehoe can trace its origins back to the Domesday Book, and beyond.


Kendal to Windermere, Lake District

Distance: 11.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Nearest campsite:
Kendal Caravan Club Site

Interesting Fact:
John Cunliffe lived in Kendal and based the Postman Pat books on the former post office at Greenside.


Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Distance: 3-11 miles

Difficulty: Easy to challenging

Nearest campsite:
Whitemead Forest Park

Interesting Fact:
Puzzlewood was used as a shooting location for Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Castleman’s Corkscrew, New Forest

Distance: 4 miles

Difficulty: Gentle

Nearest campsite:
Hollands Wood

Interesting Fact:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Florence Nightingale are both buried in The New Forest.


Hiring a motorhome is the perfect way to navigate your cycling holiday. You’ll have access to the best routes and trails all over the country, not to mention your own comfortable basecamp for when you’re ready to shed your lycra and put your feet up!

More information:

We Are Cycling UK

National Cycle Network