The varied terrain makes it a cycling destination for all ages and abilities but it is most suited to recreational riders, couples and family groups. The New Forest is the most recently formed National Park in the UK but the fragile forest environment gives home to many species of flora and fauna which need protection from the pressure weighed down by recreational use. With over 13 million visitor days spent in the New Forest every year, the management of recreational use is crucial to the future of the New Forest habitats, and as cyclists, we need to ensure we keep to the designated trails.
If you are not starting your tour from our hire centre or shop in Brockenhurst ,please find a ‘cycling friendly’ car park when starting your ride with your own bikes or you may find yourself in the wrong part of the New Forest where cycling is not allowed. There authorised cycle network is now well waymarked by the Forestry Commission with over 400 numbered posts to ensure you manage to stick to your planned route.
The Piggies are on the loose again the New Forest. Why? Click the video link for an explanation of what and why they are snuffling!
With over more than 20 years experience in New Forest cycle hire we know everything there is to know about riding bikes in the forest. We are also in the priviledged position where we are able to offer a unique experience that you cannot get anywhere else in the New Forest.
There are many great places to cycle from in the new forest and we think you should try them all! Whether it’s Burley, Beaulieu, Lyndhurst or Ashurst, you will find varied scenery and quiet forest trails nearby. But when we opened in 1993, we chose Brockenhurst for a reason!