The New Forest National Park is one of the most popular destinations in the UK for cyclists. There are over 100 miles of approved trails to choose from, ranging from smooth ones for beginners to challenging forested paths for experienced riders. The popularity and number of trails have led to an increase in the number of companies offering bicycle hire and support services so visitors don’t need to worry about bringing their own bikes with them if they don’t want to. When you stay at our bed and breakfast in the New Forest, you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy fun, challenging cycling.
Before heading to the National Park you should take a look at the various trails and decide which you want to do. Unless you’re planning a very long stay in order to do as many as you can you’ll need to choose carefully and select your favourites. Trails range in length from as little as three miles to over twenty so you can decide how far you want to go as well as how much of a challenge you want. There are trails through the forest, ones following old railway lines and even a number of sheltered country roads if you don’t enjoy going offroad. Most routes are well signposted but you should also make sure you purchase maps and guidebooks to help you find your way.
When planning it is always a good idea to check the weather in advance so you can take care when choosing trails. There is the potential for some of them to become tricky and waterlogged if conditions are particularly bad. The last thing you want to do is turn up to a trail to find it closed or unsafe because of the weather. Always make sure you have an alternative option ready if it does get bad outside.
Deciding whether to take your own bicycle or hire when you arrive is a big decision. If you do take yours make sure you choose accommodation with storage options. When you opt for the alternative select a company with quality bikes that will have them ready for when you need them. You shouldn’t be worried about paying a little extra to ensure you receive a good, well cared for bike. Many companies will also offer safety equipment, wet weather clothing, maps and other essential cycling items too. Whatever you choose to do on your holiday, you can be certain our bed and breakfast in the New Forest makes the perfect place to relax after a long and tiring day out on your bicycle.