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If you can drag yourself away from its sandy beach and glorious parks, you’ll soon discover that cycling in Bournemouth and its neighbouring countryside offers pure, unadulterated pleasure. Riding along the spectacular coast is the key to the best days out here, regardless of direction. Pedal west and catch the Sandbanks ferry to find yourself on the incredible Isle of Purbeck in just two shakes of a stick. 

This vast conservation area has got everything from the sea stacks of Old Harry Rocks, to the central chalk ridgeline and nature reserves bordering Poole Harbour. Bike rides anywhere in Purbeck promise quintessential countryside beauty and outstanding sea views. 

Cycle routes from Bournemouth going eastward lead you along the coast to Hengistbury Head, an intriguing headland with important habitats and beaches. Inland, ride north to explore heathlands and conifer forests or north east for the endless delights of the historic New Forest National Park. 

Intermediate
02:59
30.1 mi
Intermediate
03:07
32.3 mi
Intermediate
01:33
15.4 mi
Difficult
03:12
32.4 mi
Easy
01:57
16.2 mi
Intermediate
02:54
29.0 mi
Difficult
06:03
51.9 mi
Intermediate
04:19
44.9 mi
Intermediate
02:50
27.6 mi
Easy
01:04
11.0 mi
Intermediate
04:45
48.7 mi
Intermediate
02:35
27.0 mi
Difficult
04:32
42.7 mi
Intermediate
03:23
34.8 mi
Easy
01:38
15.9 mi
Easy
00:58
10.2 mi
Intermediate
02:21
19.1 mi
Intermediate
02:13
23.6 mi
Easy
01:52
17.8 mi
Intermediate
04:06
35.6 mi

Top 20 cycling routes around Bournemouth

    1
    Intermediate
    02:59
    30.1 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.
    2
    Intermediate
    03:07
    32.3 mi
    10.4 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 3
    Intermediate
    01:33
    15.4 mi
    9.9 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    4
    Difficult
    03:12
    32.4 mi
    10.1 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    5
    Easy
    01:57
    16.2 mi
    8.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    6
    Intermediate
    02:54
    29.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.
    7
    Difficult
    06:03
    51.9 mi
    8.6 mph
    3,175 ft
    3,175 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.
    8
    Intermediate
    04:19
    44.9 mi
    10.4 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Intermediate
    02:50
    27.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    10
    Easy
    01:04
    11.0 mi
    10.2 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    11
    Intermediate
    04:45
    48.7 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Intermediate
    02:35
    27.0 mi
    10.4 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Difficult
    04:32
    42.7 mi
    9.4 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    14
    Intermediate
    03:23
    34.8 mi
    10.3 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.
    15
    Easy
    01:38
    15.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    16
    Easy
    00:58
    10.2 mi
    10.5 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    17
    Intermediate
    02:21
    19.1 mi
    8.1 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    18
    Intermediate
    02:13
    23.6 mi
    10.6 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    19
    Easy
    01:52
    17.8 mi
    9.6 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    20
    Intermediate
    04:06
    35.6 mi
    8.7 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

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