Cycling in the New Forest
Book your New Forest cycling holidays this Spring and stay at the Cottage Lodge. We have a wonderful bike hire centre in the village and we can even offer bespoke cycling tours to enhance your New Forest adventure.
Why choose a cycling holiday?
Cycling has become one of the main reasons for visiting the New Forest to explore the traffic-free waymarked trails.
The Forestry Commission manage and maintain over 100 miles of tracks to provide a safe cycling network which balances the needs of recreation and conservation. You can enjoy safe cycling all year round and you will never feel like the tracks are overcrowded.
Enjoy being car free… travel to us by train, we are on the main London Waterloo to Weymouth line and just a short stroll from the train station.
The wonderful folk at Cycle experience are offering an amazing selection of bike hire to our Eco-conscious guests of Cottage Lodge. They will ensure you have a fantastic bike to use at a great price! Our hotel employs many initiatives to be as green as possible so your visit by train is much appreciated. Read more…
Where can I hire?
Cyclexperience is an award winning team that are passionate about cycling and love to provide great experiences to customers from around the world.
They work with leading bicycle brands, local business and public authorities to bring our customers an unforgettable and sustainable cycling experience.
Mountain bikes, E- bikes and tandems are available as well as child seats, trailers, tagalongs and children’s bikes, so the whole family can enjoy a New Forest Cycling holiday.
Can someone guide us?
One person who is passionate about sharing his love of the New forest cycle network, is Steve Edmed. He is the man behind New Forest Cycling Tours. Steve is a cycling-fanatic. He has extensive local knowledge from many childhood holidays and weekend walking and cycling trips in the Forest. Steve and his wife Rachel have now relocated to the New Forest to live the dream.
At present, Steve is the only cycle leader approved by Forestry England.
Steve is also a fully qualified mountain bike leader accredited through British Cycling and is fully insured and qualified as an outdoor first aider.
Steve can help if you are unsure where to find the best routes locally? and if you’d like the reassurance of a guide and or need to refresh your cycling technique.
What can we organise for you?
- One To One Tuition
- Group Rides (8 Max.)
- Bespoke Rides
- 1-2 Hours, Half Day, Full Day Excursions
What to do?
- Plan your New Forest cycling holiday and book with us!
- Travel by train if possible to minimise your carbon footprint
- Book ahead with New Forest cycling tours
- Enjoy a wonderful adventure exploring the New Forest!