Cycling in Wiltshire
Cycling & Cycle Routes in Wiltshire
Cycling in Wiltshire's peaceful, timeless countryside will show you rural England at its very best.
The Wiltshire Cycleway threads its way through Wiltshire along quiet country lanes and passes many of the county's most attractive places to visit. The 160 mile cycle route is supplemented by a network of shorter loops offering a wide choice of distance and terrain.
A great off-road cycling route is to follow along the Kennet & Avon Canal tow path. On this route you will pass the Crofton Beam Engines, Caen Hill lock, Pewsey Wharf and the historic towns of Bradford on Avon and Devizes.
Hire a bike or join a cycle tour
Download some of our cycling routes
Cycle maps and routes for various towns including Chippenham, Bradford on Avon, Marlborough, Salisbury and Trowbridge as well as a Salisbury to New Forest cycle map can be downloaded from the Connecting Wiltshire website.
You can also download the following routes:
Cycle Route 1 - Avon Valley Explorer
45 km/ 28 miles 5-6 hours Moderate
Follow the Avon River from the Vale of the White Horse via Stonehenge and Old Sarum to Salisbury Cathedral.
Combine with the Wylye Valley and Salisbury Plain Explorers for a spectacular three-day circular navigation of south Wiltshire.
Cycle Route 2 - Wylye Valley Explorer
33 km/ 20.5 miles 4-5 hours Moderate
From the Cathedral City of Salisbury past the majestic Wilton House, take the back road through the Wylye Valley past some of Wiltshire's finest chalk downland to the market town of Warminster.
Combine with Avon Valley and Salisbury Plain Explorers for a spectacular three-day circular navigation of South Wiltshire.
Cycle Route 3 - Salisbury Plain Explorer
53 km/ 33 miles 6-7 hours Moderate
Cycle the range from Westbury White Horse to the Pewsey Vale.
From tanks to wild orchids, explore this unique cycle route around the Imber and Larkhill military ranges.
Combine with Avon Valley and Wylye Valley Explorers for a spectacular three-day circular navigation of South Wiltshire.
Cycle Route 4 - Woodford Valley Circuit
26 km/ 16 miles 3 hrs 30 mins Moderate
Explore some of Wiltshire's finest villages, delight in the natural beauty of the River Avon and see the ancient archaeology of Old Sarum and Stonehenge.
Cycle Route 5 - Wylye Valley and Grovely Ridge
27 km/ 17 miles 4 hours Moderate OR 15 km/ 9.25 miles
Cycle the quiet, broad avenues of Grovely Wood then descend into the tranquil Wylye Valley for refreshments and an easy ride home.
Listed below are further cycling routes you can enjoy in the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty:
Hills and Valleys through Wilton
Choose from the long or short option to suit your time.
Search for cycle friendly places to stay
Many of our accommodation providers offer special facilities for cyclists from secure bike storage through to maps and route suggestions.
Listed below are providers that offer such facilities.
Click on the listings below for further information and to book your cycling break...
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Dovenby Cottage is a luxurious one-bedroom cottage, located in the beautiful Wiltshire village of Nettleton, which borders historic Castle Combe. A romantic & cosy rural idyll the cottage is well placed to explore Bath, Lacock & Stonehenge.
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Country House Hotel
Delightful three star hotel set in informal, walled gardens. 28 rooms en suite rooms, inc family, disabled & dog friendly. AA Rosette award-winning restaurant serving locally sourced fine foods. Ideal for touring S Cotswolds & Wiltshire .
Bishops Cannings, Devizes
Light and airy first floor studio with views towards the Marlborough Downs. Furnished with care to include antique leather armchairs and oak furniture. Well equipped kitchen area, modern shower room, parking and locked bicycle storage.
Nestled in countryside on the edge of historic Salisbury, this handsome 18th-century country retreat is the perfect place to enjoy a large family get together, or celebrate a special occasion.
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Bed & Breakfast
Avalon Lodge is a large detached family house with extensive rural views. The large rear garden backs onto open farmland. Garden furniture and a patio area are available for guests together with a barbecue area. Garden games are also available.
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Bed & Breakfast
Small detached 100 year old house on the south edge of the city with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Hot drink making facilities and a digital tv in each room. Plenty of good restaurants in the city which is just a 15 minute walk.
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A fine example of a Victorian family residence built in 1896 for prosperous Salisbury merchants, delightfully converted into a private hotel. The hotel and restaurant are situated in mature gardens with panoramic views of the rivers, Nadder and Avon
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Attractive Grade 2 Listed farmhouse with comfortable and spacious rooms on our working family farm. All en suite/private. Large family room. Sumptuous traditional and vegetarian breakfasts. Beautiful countryside with superb walking and cycling.