Bristol Cycle Routes
There's several excellent routes along the National Cycle Network to try in and around the city of Bristol. Highlights include the Bristol to Bath railway Path which is a great one for families or anyone looking for a nice traffic free ride.
There's also some nice woodland trails to be found in Leigh Woods and mountain bike trails in Rowberrow Warren.
Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Bristol Cycle Map>>
|Bridgwater to Bristol||56 miles (90 km)||This is a long but largely flat ride through some beautiful countryside following National Cycle route 3 from Bridgwater to the busy city of Bristol View Full Details>>|
|Bristol and Bath Railway Path||16 miles (26 km)||This lovely cycle or walk takes you along a disused railway line with its series of charming stations. Starting in the historic city of Bristol you will pass through Staple Hill, Mangotsfield and then Warmley where the station platform contains a cafe - perfect for a stop for refreshments. View Full Details>>|
|Bristol to Chepstow||25 miles (40 km)||This lovely ride takes you from England to Wales via the Severn Bridge. View Full Details>>|
|Bristol to Gloucester||53 miles (85 km)||This ride starts on the River Avon in Bristol and takes you along the River Severn to Gloucester View Full Details>>|
|Bristol to Portishead||11 miles (17 km)||Travel along the River Avon and through the stunning Avon Gorge on this ride from Bristol to the Somerset coast. View Full Details>>|
|Bristol to Thornbury||25 miles (40 km)||This route starts by the River Avon in Bristol and follows the tow path for a few miles before heading north along National Cycle route 4 to Thornbury View Full Details>>|
|Bristol to Trowbridge||30 miles (48 km)||This lovely largely traffic free route takes you along National Cycle route 4 from Bristol to Bath and Bradford-on Avon before finishing in Trowbridge. View Full Details>>|
|Festival Way||6 miles (10 km)||This largely traffic free route runs along National Cycle Network Route 33 from Bristol to Nailsea. View Full Details>>|
|Great Wood Quantocks||2 miles (3 km)||Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails in this large area of woodland in the Quantocks. There is a red waymarked walking trail starting from the main car park which takes you to Ramscombe on good footpaths. The area has fine trees including ancient oaks, Majestic Douglas firs and Sitka spruce. There are also lovely streams and grassy glades to enjoy a picnic in. Look out for a variety of wildlife including red and roe deer, nightjar and sparrowhawk. View Full Details>>|
|Leigh Woods||2 miles (3 km)||Enjoy cycling and walking trails in this forest and nature reserve in Bristol. The reserve is located in the beautiful Avon Gorge and is a popular retreat from the city. You can enjoy oak, small leaf lime and ash forest with carpets of bluebells in the springtime. Along the way you can enjoy sculpture trails, views of the River Avon and the Clifton Suspension Bridge and a variety of wildlife. Look out for bullfinch, marsh tit, song thrush and Peregrine falcon as you make your way through the woods. The area is managed by the National Trust so the trails are well maintained. View Full Details>>|
|Rowberrow Warren||3 miles (5.5 km)||Enjoy miles of mountain bike trails and walking trails in these woods near Cheddar. You can start from the village of Rowberrow, just north of Shipham. Just head east from the village and you can pick up the bridleways and tracks through the woods. It's an attractive area with shady clearings, streams and interesting flora and fauna to look out for. View Full Details>>|
|Two Tunnels Greenway||11 miles (18.5 km)||This is a super, shared cycling and walking path making use of a disused railway path through Bath and the surrounding countryside. The path takes you through Bath and then on into some splendid Somerset countryside before following the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath and the River Avon back into Bath. View Full Details>>|
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