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Cycling in Wiltshire (C) David Williams

Cycling

Cycling in Wiltshire

Cycling in Wiltshire's peaceful, glorious 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

Want to get cycling but not sure where to begin? Why not join Heritage Cycle Tours for one of their cycling tours of the county? And if you are looking to hire a bike, try out Hayball Cyclesport in Salisbury.


Download some of our cycling routes

Cycle maps and routes for various towns including Chippenham, Bradford on Avon, Marlborough, Salisbury and Trowbridge 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 Castle 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 majesty of 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. Choose from the long or short option to suit your time.

These Wiltshire cycle routes have been funded by Leader + Sustain the Plain initiative and the SW RDA Rural Renaissance funding.


Search for cycle friendly places to stay

Cycling in WiltshireMany 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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  1. May Cottage

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    May Cottage

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars

    Andover

    Comfortable and relaxing Georgian house set in picturesque village with two old Inns. TV, radio, coffee/tea trays in all bedrooms. Guests own sitting/dining room. Pretty garden. Ample parking. Non-smoking house.

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1264 771241

    Price

    Price from£45.00 Per person (breakfast included) to £95.00 Per room (breakfast included)

    Indicative Availability

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  2. Bedroom at Beeches Farmhouse

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    Beeches Farmhouse 'Farmyard' Bed and Breakfast

    4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars

    Bradford on Avon

    A delightful farmhouse built of local limestone and sympathetically restored to former glory. A retreat from the city just 15 mins away.

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1225 865170

    Price

    Price from£55.00 Per room (room only) to £110.00 Per room (breakfast included)

    Indicative Availability

    Call now to Book Beeches Farmhouse 'Farmyard' Bed and Breakfast

  3. Chiseldon House Hotel

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    Chiseldon House Hotel

    3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars Hotel

    Swindon

    This elegant hotel, set in beautiful grounds, offers individually co-ordinated bedrooms and superb food served in the unique AA Rosette Restaurant.

    Telephone

    +44 01793 741010

    Price

    Price from£65.00 to £140.00 Per room (breakfast included)

    Indicative Availability

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  4. Cheney Thatch, 400 yr old thached cottage

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    Cheney Thatch

    3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars Bed & Breakfast

    SWINDON

    Sixteenth-century thatched cottage; heated and with log fires. Country location, convenient for Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford.

    Telephone

    +44 01793 790508

    Price

    Price from£45.00 Per person (breakfast included) to £55.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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  5. Pig Wig Self-Catering

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    Cow Byre 1, Cow Byre 2 and Pig Wig Self-Catering

    4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars

    Bradford on Avon

    Luxury spacious accommodation with ‘rustic charm’, situated in the heart of Wiltshire countryside.

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1225 865170

    Price

    Price from£450.00 Per unit per week to £100.00 Per unit per night

    Indicative Availability

    Call now to Book Cow Byre 1, Cow Byre 2 and Pig Wig Self-Catering

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