Published: September 20, 2019
Cycling is an excellent way to see more of the local area during a stay at one of our Best of British holiday parks. Explore by pedal power and discover unspoilt beauty off the beaten track, along some of the best trails the UK has to offer. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced cyclist or prefer an afternoon jaunt to a local country pub, our 5-star holiday parks offer something for everyone with nearby routes suitable for all ages and abilities.
Many of our holiday parks even offer cycle hire on site so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own gear. Simply turn up and head out with a sense of adventure and freedom that cars just don’t allow!
In this blog we outline some of our favourite places to ride a bike near Best of British holiday parks.
The Camel Trails follows a disused railway line and runs between the towns of Wendfordbridge and Padstow. The 18-mile surfaced trail can be split into smaller sections and is great for younger, more inexperienced members of the family because the majority of the route is flat and traffic free. As you cycle through the Cornish countryside you can take in fantastic views over the Camel Estuary and the beaches of Rock and Daymer Bay. You might also be fortunate enough to spot some exciting bird life as well as a number of heritage sites. If you’re feeling adventurous, experienced cyclists can take one of the tracks of the main trail for a more challenging ride.
A trip to Bike Park Wales in an absolute must for any mountain bike enthusiasts. The bike park is the first full scale circuit in the UK and rivals some of the best mountain bike courses in the world! There are over 40 trails through the forest, with routes catering to all abilities from beginner to pro. Make your way down the mountain enjoying tight turns, obstacles and jumps along the way! If you want to hone your skills there’s coaching available as well a range of bike hire and food and drink facilities. Best of all, there’s an uplift minibus service which will take you and your bike back to the top so you don’t have to make the difficult ride up the mountain after each run.
The Cuckoo Trail is a popular cycle route for families visiting the South East. It spans 11 miles along a disused railway from Eastbourne to Heathfield and offers safe, traffic free riding along a surfaced track. As you progress along the trail riders will experience a range of landscapes and scenery, including woodland, farmland and meadows. One of the highlights of this stunning countryside cycle route is the beautiful sculptures and artwork which are dotted along pathway.
For avid mountain bikers the Sandstone Way may be the ultimate cycle adventure. The route comprises of 120 miles of off-road trails, bridleways and dirt tracks, which stretch between Berwick upon tweed and Hexham. The trail follows the Sandstone Ridge and links a range of sandstone features across the north. In cycling circles, the Sandstone Way is considered one of the most scenic rides in the country, boasting spectacular views across Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty including Northumberland National Park.
Closest BoB parks: Ord House Country Park
For a slightly different cycling experience, why not pay Calshot Velodrome a visit? This banked indoor velodrome is the only one of its kind in the south of England making it the perfect cycling day out. Under the watchful eye of an experienced coach, cyclists of all abilities can head out onto the track to be put through their paces and taught the skills needed for this unique style of riding. The centre hires everything you need including track bikes, helmets and shoes.
Closest BoB parks: Green Hill Farm
After a busy day cycling return to the luxury of comfortable accommodation in one of our family run holiday parks, where you can relax, unwind and rest aching muscles. For an extra special stay, our holiday parks with hot tubs are the perfect place to recuperate. Our 5 star facilities including restaurants, laundry facilities, bars and club houses makes Best of British parks the ideal base for a cycling holiday in the UK.