About our Guided Tour
Our Guided Tours are run in collaboration with renowned local Tour Leaders, New Forest Cycling Tours.
About the Coast to Forest
1/2 Day Guided Tour
Duration: 3.5 hours plus briefing time
10.15am arrival for a 10.30am departure
Distance: 18 miles
Types of bike: Retro styled E-bikes with five levels of cheeky pedal assist that help you with those tricky bits and put everybody on an equal footing, whatever the journey or terrain – no sweat! Chunky fat tyres, comfy squidgy seats, lights and a rear storage pannier come as standard with each bike.
Terrain: Forest gravel tracks, bridleways and quiet lanes and roads
Start venue: Jaunt-E Bikes HQ, Aubrey Farm, Keyhaven Road, Keyhaven SO41 0TH
Suitability: This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups of all abilities*.
Your Tour Guide: The very skilful Steve Edmed is an experienced and qualified Bike Tour Leader:
Fully Qualified Mountain Bike Leader – Level 2
Qualification Accredited Through British Cycling
BS Checked and Approved
Fully Qualified Outdoor First Aider
Public Liability Insurance Through British Cycling
*Min rider height is 5’2 and min age is 14
A leisurely Tour
This unique E-Bike tour starts from Jaunt-E Bikes HQ in the coastal hamlet of Keyhaven, and your destination is Setley Ridge in the centre of The New Forest National Park.
Leaving Keyhaven behind, you will head out along the coast and marshes along an ancient byway which winds its way along the sea to the Georgian town of Lymington. At the marina, there's time for a coffee stop before we head out of town. Over the railway line and following the river you will cross a footbridge into the quaint New Forest village of Boldre where a quiet bridleway meanders through the woods towards Setley, a popular deer spotting spot. A stop at Setley Ridge Daisy Tea Garden allows time for lunch before you start the leisurely "e-jaunt" back.
On your return, you pass a small church that looks over Boldre and the tranquil village of Pilley perched on the edge of the forest, back through lovely Lymington and onto the ancient byway back to Keyhaven.