Wiltshire is famous for its Fields of Gold; on your bicycle you might get in the same frame of mind as pop star Sting when he wrote his famous song! Beyond the great empty vistas, Wiltshire is also home to two famous Unesco World Heritage Sites; Avebury and Stonehenge. Other marbles of the county are the ancient Savernake Forest, the special Fyfield Down with its ancient glacial valley, the amazing Caen Hill Locks on the Avon & Kennet Canal, various chalk white horses and charming towns such as Marlborough and Devizes. On the south end of the vast Salisbury Plains lies Salisbury with England's highest cathedral and the ruins of the Old Sarum settlement.
If you fancy a long weekend or mini break with cycling in Wiltshire we recommend you taking your bicycles on the train to either Salisbury or Bedwyn. From Salisbury, simply follow signposted National Cycle Route 45 via Old Sarum to Amesbury, where you can link with our Wiltshire route pack, connecting to Wiltshire's greatest sites. When taking the train to Bedwyn, you can hit our route pack straight away. To explore Stonehenge and Avebury fully, it is best to walk rather than to cycle. Our route pack includes suggestions on where to lock up bicycles and features information on the best walks around both ancient monuments.
Our Cycling in Wiltshire route also features cycling in The Cotswolds via historic Bradford on Avon and Bath and contains the following:
Route 1: Great Bedwyn - Marlborough/Avebury or Amesbury/Stonehenge - Devizes - Bradford on Avon - Bath (via Avon & Kennet Canal route and Two Tunnels Greenway) - Bristol
Route 2: Amesbury (from Salisbury) - Stonehenge - Upavon - Devizes - Bradford on Avon - Bath (via Avon & Kennet Canal route and Two Tunnels Greenway) - Bristol
Total distance: 116 miles (186 km); cycle paths: 44%, quiet roads: 50%, roads with regular flow or possibly fast moving traffic: 6%, busy main roads with adjacent footpath: 0%
Grading: Routes in Wiltshire moderate with some serious climbing, all routes in The Cotswolds generally easy with some short climbs. All Cotswolds routes suitable for younger children, routes in Wiltshire suitable for children who have completed Bikeability Level 2.
Highlights: Savernake Forest, historic Marlborough, Fyfield Down Reserve, Avebury ancient stone circle, Wiltshire hills. Crofton Beam Steam Engines, Salisbury Plains, Stonehenge ancient stone circle, white horses, Avon & Kennet Canal Route, Caen Hill Locks & aqueducts, historic Bradford on avon, City of Bath, Two Tunnels Greenway, Bristol and Bath Railway Path, Cotswolds countryside, Avon Valley heritage railway, cycling into Bristol
Our Cycling in Wiltshire routes are part of our London-Land's End Cycle Route Book (costs £ 15.99 plus postage). This guide book provides great value for money, includes GPS-tracks and features many more regions other than just Wiltshire!
For a cycling holiday in Wiltshire with a bit more support and guidance, you could consider our cycling holiday package with a circular route through Hampshire and Wiltshire, starting and ending in the New Forest. This Ancient South England Tour takes you via famous ancient sites such as the Danebury Ring Fort, Avebury, Stonehenge and Old Sarum and great market towns such as Romsey, Stockbridge and Marlborough. Savernake Forest and Fyfield Down nature reserves are also on the itinerary, just as estates as Breamore House and Highcliffe Castle. Lat but not least, the route is calling at the scenic Cathedral City of Salisbury. This highly varied route, to be completed in six days with one extra day of rest halfway, is not signposted and only available as package holiday. On this self guided tour with Bed & Breakfast accommodations. you'll cycle approximately 26 miles (42 km) per day, mostly via specially selected quiet country lanes. To find out more, visit our designated package holiday website
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