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Cycling on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has over 200 miles of cycle routes through some of the most scenic countryside. The Island is an ideal destination for a cycling holiday, with over 30 miles of Heritage Coast and half the Island designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is so much breathtaking scenery.

There are cycling routes and terrains to suit everyone's ability, with a choice of challenging off-road bridleways and hill climbs, or peaceful  countryside trails and quiet country lanes and level purpose-made tracks on former railway lines.

Cycles can be hired from a number of different outlets throughout the Island and there are companies that also offer a delivery service

Cycling Routes and Maps

Bicycle Island's family friendly Red Squirrel Trail, right on the doorstep of our Holiday Park is perfect for cyclists who prefer car-free cycling on mainly flat, gentle routes. Most of this trail is based on smooth cycleways which were created from disused railway lines and make for a lovely leisurely cycle through the heart of the Island’s countryside.

Click on the map above to be taken to the ViewRanger website. Download the ViewRanger app to your phone and search for Red Squirrel Trail to follow the map on your phone as you ride!

The route allows you to see some stunning wildlife habitats, from woodlands to wetlands and farmed countryside. It also takes you along the Island's coastline - the seawall path from Sandown to Shanklin is a breath-taking ride and an excellent spot for an ice cream stop! To add a bit of variation to the mainly flat, off-road route, the Red Squirrel trail also has a couple of slightly more challenging passages which wind along bridleways over varied terrain and gradients.

Many more cycle routes and information can be found on the following websites;