Routes

Our Route Suggestions

We are constantly trying out new routes so that we have the widest range to offer the widest choice to suite varying abilities and requirements. Having ridden them all we also to grade them, we also ask for your feedback on your return and we adjust the ratings accordingly. So, you can be sure of good advice and of course this means the most enjoyable and rewarding cycling adventure.

mapEye of the Needles – Download

Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay along the Old Railway Line, visit Dimbola Lodge Photographic Museum, then off to the Needles via Farringford (the former home of Tennyson), walk to the summit of Tennyson Down for awesome Island and Solent views before jumping on your bike again for the visit to the Needles. Enjoy the Park, including the famous coloured sands, walk to the gun battery and the rocket testing site before returning to Yarmouth on quiet roads and bridleways.

Distance 12.8 miles |Riding time 2 hours | Overall Moderate

mapTennyson Tester – Download

Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay along the Old Railway Line, then over Downs with the most fantastic views across the Solent and the Island then the decent to Shalcombe returning by quiet country lanes to Yarmouth.Our most popular route. Some alternative easier / shorter routes are provided. On a nice day one of the best rides you will ever do but it does involve some hills – no pain no gain!

Distance 12.5 miles | Riding time 2 hours |Overall Moderate

mapFreshwater Flyer – Download

Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay along the Old Railway Line, visit Dimbola Lodge Photographic Museum, alternative routes to take a taste of the Downs and the Farringford Estate or if time is short a simple return back to Yarmouth. Ideal for those wanting a short ride or with younger children.

Distance 8 miles | Riding time 1 Hour | Overall Easy

Other Routes

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Various routes created by third parties, mainly the Isle of Wight Council. These routes are not in print any longer so download them and print them if you are not hiring bikes from us.

All of the following courtesy of www.sunseaandcycling.com

Round Island Cycle Route

Yarmouth to Freshwater

Yarmouth – Tennyson Down

Cowes – Newport Circular

Cowes – Newtown Circular

Brighstone – Shorwell Circular

Brighstone – Chale Circular

Ryde – Brading via Havenstreet Circular

Ryde – St Helens Circular

Newport – Rookley Circular

Carisbrooke – Shorwell Circular

Sandown – Brading Circular

Shanklin – St Lawrence Circular