Cycling is a fun, healthy and adventurous way to explore the Isle of Wight. With plenty of cycle paths varying in length and ability, it’s not surprising that people visit the Island for this reason alone. Whether you’re looking to bring your own or you’re planning to hire a bike, the Isle of Wight awaits.
The Island is 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 short 22 minute ferry crossing from Portsmouth, yet a real escape from everyday life with room to breathe. And, even better, bikes comes free with Wightlink when you travel as a foot passenger.explore cycle routes
When it comes to a challenge, you won’t be able to find one greater than cycling around the Isle of Wight. This 70 mile route will please any seasoned cyclist looking to explore the Island in its entirety.
We’ve created the Wightlink Explorer, a great way to find the best places on the Island. Our easy-to-use tool will help you discover the best Isle of Wight cycle routes and so much more.Wightlink Explorer
What Tim Wiggins doesn’t know about cycling on the Isle of Wight isn’t worth knowing. We’ve been working with the endurance cyclist and Island resident to shed some light on the IOW’s biking scene – he’s written blogs on everything from the most challenging routes to take right through to the best places to stop for a bite to eat.
The Island has a unique geology and it can make for some cliff-like climbs and challenging terrain. Tim has ridden them all and has picked out his favourites for any expert cyclist to tackle.
Cycling, coffee and cake; they’re a magical trio. The great thing about riding on the Isle of Wight is that there is plenty of opportunity to indulge in all three.
No matter your cycling ability and regardless of which route you plan on taking, it’s always best to be prepared. With thousands of cycles behind him, Tim has rounded up five of the most important things for you to take on an IOW cycle ride.
We’ve been carrying people across the Solent for 160 years now, and pride ourselves on the service we provide. Our FastCats can get you and your bike to the Isle of Wight in just 22 minutes and, when you travel as a foot passenger, the bicycle comes free.book now
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