The Isle of Wight is a year round cyclist’s paradise, with over 500 miles of cycle and bridleways weaving their way through dramatic and contrasting Island landscapes. The “Bicycle Island” offers something for every cyclist, from multi-day tours to relaxing afternoon rides, and we recently scooped top spot in Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 World Cycling Routes."
Bicycle Island has added new cycle ways, bike-carrying buses, additional bike hire, baggage transfer, and new cycle parking across the Island, to make your Isle of Wight cycling holiday even easier. So get on your bike and head for Bicycle Island - it’s never been easier to take to two wheels!
See below to pick your ideal cycle route and click to find out more.
In September every year, the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival 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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