Embark on a journey through the coastal beauty and natural wonders of Bournemouth and Christchurch with these exhilarating cycle routes. From the vibrant promenades to the serene woodlands, each path promises a unique adventure for cyclists of all levels. Whether you're craving a leisurely seaside ride or an adrenaline-fueled mountain biking excursion, Bournemouth has many options for everyone.

1. Boscombe to Hengistbury Head

Begin your journey at Boscombe Pier and follow the scenic promenade towards Hengistbury Head. This leisurely coastal route offers breathtaking views of the sea and sandy beaches, with plenty of opportunities to stop and soak up the sun and even a picnic on the way. As you reach Hengistbury Head, explore the nature reserve and enjoy panoramic views of Christchurch Harbour.

Boscombe Pier from an ariel point of view

2. Bournemouth Gardens to Poole Quay

Experience the charm of Bournemouth's gardens as you cycle through the Lower, Central, and Upper Gardens. Meander along the picturesque paths lined with colourful flowers and towering trees before joining the cycle path that leads towards Poole Quay. Marvel at the historic buildings along the way, and indulge in some fresh seafood at the quayside restaurants.

3. Avon Country Park

Explore the enchanting woodlands of Avon Heath Country Park on a network of dedicated cycle trails. Navigate through ancient forests, heathlands, and wetlands, encountering diverse wildlife along the way. Keep an eye out for deer, butterflies, and rare bird species as you immerse yourself in nature.

4. New Forest 

Cycling in the New Forest is a truly enchanting experience, offering cyclists a blend of natural beauty and rich heritage. Pedal through woodlands, where centuries-old trees create a magical canopy overhead, and glimpse the New Forest ponies grazing peacefully in the open heathland. Follow the network of scenic cycle trails that wind through picturesque villages steeped in history, passing by charming, thatched cottages and historic landmarks along the way. With its diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife, cycling in the New Forest creates unforgettable moments of calm and discovery for riders of all ages and abilities.

New Forest trees

5. Moors Valley Country Park

Families can enjoy the gentle cycle trails, while mountain bikers can tackle the thrilling single tracks and challenging sections. With over 20 miles of well-maintained paths winding through picturesque woodlands, cyclists can explore the park's stunning scenery at their own pace. Bike hire is available onsite, including options for all ages and abilities, making it convenient for visitors without their own bikes. 

Moors Valley cycle path with riders




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