Cycling the New Forest

Cycling is a fantastic way to enjoy the New Forest. Many guests choose to hire bikes or bring their own when they come to stay. Cottage Lodge is ideally situated as your base for exploring the local area, with so many routes beginning near here, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Former logging tracks, of which there are 140 miles, offer car free off road safe cycling for all to enjoy.

Cycling the New Forest

Where can I cycle?

You can enjoy many bike routes here in the New Forest. Some are excellent for pure beginners and suitable for families, as they are shorter and flatter. Then there are also many more for those cyclists who are more experienced and even expert riders can enjoy fantastic rides in the National Park.

At certain times of year challenging cycle races are also held here in the New Forest. The New Forest classic is one such event that is held here in April and offers New Forest cycling from 17km -127km with routes that are suitable for all levels to compete and test your cycling.

Cycling the New Forest

Can I store my bike?

Here at Cottage Lodge hotel, we have a number of rooms that benefit from terrace gardens and are to the rear of the property. These make ideal rooms to book when planning a cycling holiday with us. These rooms are Wilverley, Burley, Rufus Stone, Morant, Tom Hayter, Bolderwood and Gillies Holt.

Booking these rooms enables you to keep your bike nearby and under close supervision. We highly recommend that you bring suitable locks to secure your bikes during your stay. You may wish to also bring a bike cover, as regretfully we do not have an undercover area to offer for bike storage.

We have some strategically placed metal loops to secure your bike locks to. We also have limited space available for those guests who do not have access to a garden terrace.

Please note that whilst we do provide an area to store bikes, out of sight, to the rear of the property, we regret we cannot accept liability for guests bikes during your stay.

Cycling the New Forest
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