GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Isle of Wight Cycle Routes

The Isle of Wight is a wonderful destination for cyclists with miles of signed cycle routes crossing the island.
There is the dual attraction of miles of unspoilt countryside and wonderful coastal views which makes the Isle of Wight an attractive option for any cyclist.

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 Isle of Wight Cycle Map>>

There are several National Cycle Networksigned routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.

For more information on cycle routes in Isle of Wight including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Cowes to Newport4 miles (6.6 km)This easy route follows the Cowes to Newport Cycle Track along National Cycle Route 23. It's about a 4 mile route, following a flat path so ideal for anyone looking for a safe easy ride. The route runs parallel with the River Mediina and there are opportunities along the way to leave the route and walk along the riverbank. View Full Details>>
Cowes to Sandown Cycle Track14 miles (22.5 km)This lovely ride takes you along National Cycle Route 23 from Cowes to Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The route runs for about 14 miles on a largely traffic free track making for a fairly easy ride.
The route starts from Cowes harbour where you can pick up the signed trail and head south. The trail runs along a surfaced, traffic free path to Newport, with views of the River Medina on the way.
You continue south to Blackwater and Merstone where the route bends round to the east. Here there's a run along a dismantled railway before picking up a section of the Yar River Trail. This takes you along the river into Sandown where you finish on the sea front. There's a lovely beach here and lots of nice cafes for refreshment after your exercise. View Full Details>>
National Cycle Route 22100 miles (161 km)This Sustrans cycle route takes you from the outskirts of South London to Newport on the Isle of Wight. View Full Details>>
Newport Circular25 miles (40 km)This circular ride takes you from the county town of Newport along the River Yar to Bembridge on the coast before heading back in land to Newport. Much of the ride is off road or on quiet tracks and roads and follows National Cycle Route 22 for part of the route. View Full Details>>
Parkhurst Forest4 miles (6 km)This forest near Newport has a series of good cycling and walking trails to try. View Full Details>>
Red Squirrel Trail21 miles (34 km)This super cycle trail explores the central and south eastern part of the Isle of Wight using a mixture of traffic free paths, coastal trails and country lanes. View Full Details>>
Ryde to Yarmouth43 miles (69 km)Follow various cycle routes around this beautiful island and marvel at the spectacular coastal views and attractive countryside. Start point is the ferry terminal in Ryde which can be accessed from Portsmouth Harbour. View Full Details>>