Wight on wheels

You don’t have to go abroad to enjoy the world’s best cycling. Don’t just take our word for it, see what Lonely Planet has to say.

The Isle of Wight was tailor-made for great cycling with over 200 miles of cycle routes through some of the most scenic countryside in the UK. It’s as little as a 22 minute short ferry crossing from Portsmouth, yet a real escape from everyday life with room to breathe.

The Island is a hot destination for a cycling holiday, short break or even a day trip. With over 30 miles of Heritage Coast and half the Island designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there’s a great variety of terrain. From level countryside trails and quiet lanes to challenging hill climbs and everything in between, cyclists of all levels will enjoy an amazing pedal-powered experience.

So bring the family or a group of friends for a gentle ride down to the beach, through national nature reserves or to a friendly local pub. Or fine tune your mountain bike and head for the high downs where spectacular gradients and amazing sea views are guaranteed.

And don’t forget, Wightlink carries bikes for free*, or you can hire a bike when you’re here. * Terms & Conditions: Each foot passenger can bring one bicycle on free of charge. Vehicles carrying bicycles will be charged an additional cost if the bicycles add additional height or length to your vehicle – see Vehicle size guide for details.

Ferry travel to the Isle of Wight

Now that you are ready to Go …you’re in the right place to plan and book your ferry journey to the Isle of Wight. Discover everything you need to know about our routes and ferry timetables, great value fares and more. Let’s get cycling, where there’s room to breathe.

Round the Island cycle routes

Wightlink knows some great cycle routes and they are planned to ensure you see the best of the Isle of Wight’s scenery and sights, pass places of interest and visitor attractions, and find plenty of rest and refreshment stops.

We’ve made it easy for you to find the perfect route for your cycling adventure.

Simply choose what suits you, your pace and style, download your FREE route map and you are on your way.

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* Terms & Conditions: Each foot passenger can bring one bicycle on free of charge. Vehicles carrying bicycles will be charged an additional cost if the bicycles add additional height or length to your vehicle – see Vehicle size guide for details.