Cycling

There are any number of places to go cycling in Dorset. The quiet country roads, heathland and network of cycle ways open up the possibilities.

National Cycle Routes

There is a network of waymarked National Cycle Routes including the number 2 which links Lyme Regis with Dorchester and onto Poole. Further details on this and other National Cycle Routes can be found on the Sustrans website.

West Dorset Pedal

There are five suggested cycle routes designed to help you pedal and eat your way around the beautiful countryside of West Dorset whilst discovering the delicious local produce the county has to offer.

The routes are:

Purbeck Cycle Rides

There are seven suggested circular cycle routes in the Purbeck area.

The routes are:

  • Priory Ride – Ride from the historic walled town of Wareham to the villages of East and West Holme.
  • Rempstone Ride – Cycle route between Norden and either Studland village or Shell Bay via the Rempstone Estate.
  • Castle Ride – Views of Corfe Castle whilst passing Church Knowle, Blue Pool and Hartland Moor.
  • Lawrence Ride – Take in St Nicholas Church at Moreton, Lawrence of Arabia’s last resting place.
  • East Lulworth Ride – Cycle through the beautiful countryside surrounding Lulworth Castle.
  • Purbeck Ride – 47 mile cycle route for the dedicated cyclist.
  • Northport Greenway and Sika Cycle Trail – Wareham Quay to Wareham Forest.

Marshwood Trails

Not sure about tackling the hills in Dorset? Then join an organised electric bike tour by Marshwood Trails and let the bike take the strain. Operates just like a normal bike but with a motor to provide assistance getting up the hills. The tours operate regularly throughout the year and you get a guide who will take you to all the hidden gems Dorset has to offer.