Often, the best way to explore is to just set off and get a bit lost; the best of adventures normally ensue. If however, you're erring on the side of caution, here is a selection of the best routes, trails and tracks. Something to suit everybody.
Beach and forest
Cream teas, picnics on the beach and pub gardens
Ancient woodland, salt marshes, nature reserves, pretty villages and a 40-mile ‘secret’ coast are just some of the amazing routes on offer - the real bonus is there are over 140 miles of car-free approved cycle trails in the New Forest and coastline.
New Forest highlights
Families, ponies, off-road
The off-road and road-based New Forest cycle network offers something for all the family to enjoy with over 100 miles of off-road waymarked cycle routes. Most of these routes are particularly suited to families with children
Burley to Bolderwood
Deer and picnics
Make a picnic and head over to Burley. Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary has a viewing platform above a meadow where a herd of deer gather to feed. There’s a lovely spot close by with picnic tables and a chance to soak up some sun.
Shops, restaurants and a ferry
Lovely Lymington has it all. This colourful Georgian town is perched between the forest and the sea; the best of both worlds when it comes to getting out and about on two wheels. Sporting a rich maritime history, and three marinas, there's also an array of shops and restaurants, a quaint cobbled quay, museum and art gallery and a coastal bike trail boasting jaw dropping views. You can even pop your bike on the town-located ferry for a short hop to the Isle of Wight and then pedal down to the yachties favourite hangout, 'The Hut', infamous beachfront brasserie, or treat yourself to an elegant al fresco lunch at 'The George'.