The Isle of Wight is a popular cycling destination with many routes on dedicated cycle paths. We have planned some brand new routes for you to experience and they can be found by clicking on the links below.
Each route has a GPX map and description and gives you all the detail you need to know. With a variety of different grades and options there is a route for everyone. Share your photos with us on social media too.
Christmas Tree, Yachts, Forest and Her Majesty's Guests: Distance: 23km. Start and finish at Shide Car Park, Newport. Rating: For the more adventurous who won't mind a challenge. Download the route now: PDF / GPX coming soon.
Pedallers Coffee 'N' Cake Pedal: Distance: 18.5km. Start and finish: Shide Car Park, Newport. Rating: Easy route for all the family. Download the route now: PDF / GPX coming soon.
Pier Pedal - Sandown to Shanklin : Distance: 10km. Start and finish: Yaverland Road, Sandown. Rating: asy route for all the family. Download the route now: PDF / GPX coming soon.
Priory Puff : Distance: 13.5km. Start and finish: Carisbrooke Priory, Whitcombe Road. Rating: Very confident on and off road - not too technical but fitness essential. Download the route now: PDF / GPX coming soon.
Quarr Abbey Loop: Distance: 23.5km, Start and finish: Firestone Copse, Nr Wootton. Rating: For riders confident on and off road. Download the route now: PDF / GPX coming soon.
Vampire's Revenge: Distance: 27km, Start and finish: Shide Road Newport. Rating: Hard. Download the route now: PDF / GPX coming soon.
See below to pick your ideal cycle route and click to find out more.
In September every year, the IW Cycle Fest brings nearly 70 more routes to Bicycle Island's route offering! The festival hosts a wide range of routes suitable for all ages and abilities, from novice cyclists to professional middle-aged-men-in-lycra!
The Isle of Wight boasts a great range of accommodation which welcome cyclists, with some providing extra storage facilities for your bike and baggage. See our cycling holidays page for a list of cyclist friendly accommodation.
When it comes to bike rentals and cycle tours the Isle of Wight offers a service second to none. Run by passionate staff who live and breathe cycling, you can be safe in the knowledge you're riding high quality bikes that are regularly serviced and maintained to an excellent standard.
If you'd like to be guided around the Island by an expert, book on to a cycle tour where you can be led along a route tailored to your skill level. Test your fitness on a challenging hill-based route, or relax and ride along flat cycle paths.
See the cycling businesses below for more information and to book your cycling services:
Fancy a cycling trip but feeling put off at the thought of carrying heavy baggage? Make use of the excellent luggage transfer services available to you. Wight Wanders will collect your bags and move them to your desired location so they are there waiting for your arrival! Arrange for the helpful staff to collect your bags as you arrive with your bike on the ferry so you can begin your Isle of Wight cycling adventure without the extra weight.
For a detailed depiction of the great Bicycle Island routes, take a look at the new Bicycle Island map. View the routes and the other helpful information it contains to get the most out of your cycling break.
The map features:
- Over 500 miles of cycle paths, byways & bridleways
- New Bicycle Island Routes - Taste Round the Island Route, Red Squirrel Trail and Chalk Ridge Extreme
- Locations of services for cyclists such as bike hire, repair, bike buses and electric charge points
- Based on Ordnance Survey Mapping
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