Cycling & Cycle Routes in Salisbury
Cycling in and around Salisbury
The centre of Salisbury is relatively flat with several cycle paths offering both on and off road routes.
There are enjoyable short bike rides from the city centre along the river path north towards Old Sarum or around the edges of the Cathedral Close. To help plan your routes, download a copy of the Salisbury Cycling Map provided by Connecting Wiltshire.
If you prefer longer distance routes then National Cycle Way routes 24 and 45 both cross through the city as does a section of the Wiltshire Cycle Way.
The Salisbury Cycling Map also indicates cycle routes (both on and off road) from the city to Stonehenge.
Connecting Wiltshire have also recently developed a cycle map which details a route from Salisbury into the New Forest National Park too as well as other cycling routes.
For details of other cycling routes across Wiltshire click through to the VisitWiltshire website where you’ll find more downloadable routes in and around the Salisbury area.
Hiring bikes in Salisbury
If you don’t have your own bike with you it’s not a problem. Pop along to Hayball Cyclesport on Winchester Street for a variety of bikes to hire. The staff will also be able to advice on local routes for you to enjoy.
Bringing your own bike to Salisbury
If you decide to bring your own bike on a visit to Salisbury you’ll find many of our accommodation providers will make special provisions for cyclists such as secure storage for your bikes.
There are two bike shops in Salisbury (Hayballs and Stonehenge Cycles) who sell not only clothing and accessories but also offer repairs and servicing.
Cycling events in Salisbury
Look out for cycling events taking place in and around Salisbury. From local Sky Rides through to long-distance endurance rides. Keep an eye on our what’s on pages for forthcoming cycling events. For the past few years, Salisbury has seen the Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix, featuring professional cyclists come through the city.