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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. 


Top 20 cycling routes around Bournemouth

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    Intermediate
    02:05
    20.1 mi
    9.6 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:20
    25.0 mi
    10.7 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:12
    22.8 mi
    10.4 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    4
    Intermediate
    02:53
    29.8 mi
    10.3 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Difficult
    03:01
    29.6 mi
    9.8 mph
    725 ft
    750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    Easy
    01:14
    12.7 mi
    10.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Ferry
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.
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    Intermediate
    02:22
    24.9 mi
    10.6 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:58
    30.8 mi
    10.4 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:31
    37.1 mi
    10.6 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:35
    27.2 mi
    10.5 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:04
    22.2 mi
    10.7 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Easy
    00:50
    8.56 mi
    10.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:14
    34.5 mi
    10.7 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.
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    Intermediate
    02:57
    27.1 mi
    9.2 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.
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    Easy
    01:47
    19.2 mi
    10.8 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Difficult
    04:25
    41.0 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,775 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.
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    Difficult
    04:46
    48.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:29
    26.3 mi
    10.6 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:24
    35.4 mi
    10.4 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Difficult
    05:32
    56.2 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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