THE 3 ROUTES TO ENJOY
All rides start and finish in the Village of Hale, SP6 2ND.
We cover various terrain, from muddy tracks, quiet tarmac roads and unmade cycle paths. Routes may vary dependent on group ability. A short rest / lunch break is allowed for.
All rides are led by an experienced British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader and first aid trained guide.
Please Note: The rides are designed for Adults only ( 16 years or over ).
This unique trip starts from Churchill Gardens Salisbury, then winds its way north past Old Sarum castle and Amesbury. On our return we explore the Woodford Valley and even see some camels!
This trip allows 1 hour for lunch at a local pub. Meals and drinks are not included in ticket price. We have allowed 15 minutes to view Stonehenge from an adjoining bridleway. However, the trip does not include entry into Stonehenge as there is not time. Please note: minimum riders is 2.
CYCLING IN THE FOREST
The National Park has many quiet country lanes, perfect for cycling, as well as over 100 miles of way-marked cycle tracks across the Crown Lands of the Forest. It's easy to hop off a train and go for a cycle ride. Make sure you take care of yourself and the environment by following the New Forest Cycling Code.
The National Park boasts clean air and a sense of wildness that is hard to find in the busy south of England. There are also many miles of crystal clear streams, rivers and ponds that provide excellent habitat for hundreds of species. This special environment inspires local food, drink and crafts of the highest quality, often badged under the New Forest Marque produce scheme.
This trip explores the old droves that for many years allowed farmers to bring their cattle to market. We take in the amazing views across the downlands south of the city.
Visiting Redlynch, Alderbury, Salisbury, Odstock, Downton, Breamore, Woodgreen and back to Hale.
Upon entering the city of Salisbury we stop for lunch in the grounds of the UK's finest medieval cathedrals with Britain's tallest spire.
EXPLORE THE DROVES
Cattle drovers steered clear of the settled population; for most of their length, routes ran over isolated ridgeways and kept away from villages, a strategy which had the added benefit of avoiding hefty turnpike fees and delays.