Cycle Routes Bournemouth

Cycle routes from Bournemouth vary greatly both in scenery and terrain. Cycle routes from Bournemouth can be kept simple, with easy beach rides in Bournemouth. More demanding rides can take you in a number of different directions:

  • Inland into the villages of Dorset
  • East towards the New Forest
  • West along the Jurassic coast

All of these are easily reachable from Bournemouth – it’s just a matter of where you want to go!

Cycling Routes Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach Cycle

Cycling along the prom in Bournemouth is the easiest and most family-friendly cycle ride in Bournemouth.The seafront promenade in Bournemouth extends from Shore Road/Sandbanks all the way to Hengistbury Head – a distance of approximately 10 miles.

Bournemouth is about half way along and a 5-mile ride in either direction is perfect for a family cycle. Cafes and ice cream can be found at Sandbanks, Bournemouth, Boscombe and Hengistbury Head. Sam Haddad from The Guardian stayed with us recently and took her family on a bike ride along the promenade – here’s what she had to say about it.

This cycle ride can be extended with a ferry ride from Sandbanks to Studland to face the cycling challenges of the Purbeck. Another ferry at the other end will take you from Hengistbury Head to Mudeford where adventurous cyclists can then easily head into the New Forest.

Cycle Routes in Bournemouth

Cycle Routes in the New Forest

Cycle Routes in Dorset

There are some fantastic cycle rides in Dorset – both inland and along the coast. Cycle-Route.com lists details of a huge variety of rides.

The Arlington Hotel welcomes cyclists, and we go the extra mile for you.

Call us on 01202 552879 for more information about cycle routes and accommodation for cyclists