The ultimate guide to cycling in the forest

The ultimate guide to cycling in the forest

Discover your Forest Feeling on two wheels

Forest Holidays


In this post we’re sharing all you need to know about bike hire (and revealing our top picks for cycling trails at each location) so you can so you can experience it for yourself. Get ready to discover the ultimate UK cycling holiday in 3, 2, 1...  

Cycling breaks in the UK made easy 

Bike rides are fun way to reconnect with the natural world, boost your wellbeing and spend time together in the great outdoors. And with our handy on-location bike hire, you’ve got the perfect excuse to give it a try on your next staycation.  

Bikes and cycling accessories are available to pick up at 10 of our locations (if you’re staying at Sherwood Forest, bike hire is available five minutes away at the Sherwood Pines Visitor Centre).  

Helmets are provided free for everyone, and you can choose from adult bikes, children’s bikes, tag-a-longs, trailers and child seats so everyone can get in on the action.  

Add bike hire to your break

Group of friends at Delamere Forest

Reconnect with the natural world

Our top picks for mountain biking holidays in the UK 

Cycling in Ardgartan Argyll, Loch Long 

Conquer the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path, enjoy the family friendly cycle routes in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and take in spectacular views of the Arrochar Alps.  

Find out more about cycling at Ardgartan Argyll 

Cycling in Beddgelert, Snowdonia  

From bracing beachside runs and rugged mountain views to the wild beauty of Snowdonia National Park, North Wales is the ultimate destination for outdoor adventurers.  

Find out more about cycling at Beddgelert

Cycling in Blackwood Forest, Hampshire 

Hampshire is home to cycling trails ideal for all ages. Take to the open road and enjoy days out filled with beautiful countryside, pretty villages and perfect picnic spots.  

Find out more about cycling at Blackwood Forest

Cycling in North Yorkshire 

Our locations Cropton and Keldy are ideal for exploring The North York Moors National Park and sampling local flavours at the many country pubs scattered along its most famous cycling routes.  

Find out more about cycling in Yorkshire

Cycling in Deerpark, Cornwall 

Tackle The Bodmin Beast in Cardinham Woods or follow The Camel Trail to Padstow where you can tuck into the tastiest fish and chips in the country. Yum. 

Find out more about cycling at Deerpark

Cycling in Delamere Forest, Cheshire 

Our newest location is just waiting to be explored. Uncover the beauty of Cheshire with nationally renowned cycling trails that start right from your cabin doorstep.  

Find out more about cycling at Delamere Forest


Explore the forest on two wheels

Cycling in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley  

Discover hidden beauty spots on a trail that meets the River Wye at Symonds Yat Rock or tackle trickier mountain biking trails such as ‘Iron Chicken’ and ‘Blue String Pudding’ in the Forest of Dean. Yep, those are the real names.  

Find out more about cycling at Forest of Dean

Cycling in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire 

From waterside trails and country parks to epic long distance cycling routes and the magnificent Sherwood Pines, this is one of the best places to go mountain biking in the UK.  

Find out more about cycling at Sherwood Forest

Cycling in Strathyre, Ben Ledi 

Push your limits on the Glen Finglas Loop or pack a picnic and start your day out at Trossachs Pier on Loch Katrine. Our tip? Take a steamship home and enjoy more of those lochside views.  

Find out more about cycling at Strathyre

Cycling in Thorpe Forest, Norfolk  

Find cycling trails under the leafy canopy of Thetford Forest, along the coastline or out in the Norfolk countryside. Perfect if you’re searching for fresh air and freedom.  

Find out more about cycing at Thorpe Forest 

Man cycling through the forest

Discover your Forest Feeling

Forest Feeling is just a few clicks away...  

If you’re eager to get straight out into the forest when you arrive, book your bikes at the same time as your break so they’re ready for when you get here. Simply log into your account to add bike hire and choose sizing options or give us a call on 03330 110 495 and we’ll take care of the details. But be quick, bike hire is super popular and is sure to sell out fast this year.  

Add bike hire to your break