Freshwater Bay to Cowes cycle route

  • Start location: Freshwater Bay
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Ride distance: 16 miles
  • Ride duration: 1.5 hours
  • Places to stop for food & drink
  • Viewing & rest stops en route Family friendly ride

Cycling mainly on back roads, head for Freshwater and on to historic Yarmouth (with shops, pubs, accommodation and a castle it’s well worth a visit), either by road or along the former railway track. Take the A3054 to Shallfleet, turning off on to country roads. Take a look at Newtown, once an important medieval town and port with some interesting buildings before continuing to Cowes and the Chain Ferry (free for cyclists) across the River Medina.

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