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The best mountain biking routes in Sherwood Pines

Holidays work best when they’re simple. One of the most fuss-free holidays to book is mountain biking in Sherwood Pines. No pesky baggage fees, no delayed flights and no faffing with the itinerary - just you and miles of glorious Nottinghamshire countryside. 

The health benefits of cycling 

From easing your mood to enhancing your wellness, cycling is an invigorating activity that can be enjoyed by all the family. In fact it’s recommended by the NHS as a way of keeping in tip top condition. So if you’re looking to reduce your screen time or encourage little ones to spend more time outdoors, a cycling holiday at  Sherwood Forest could make for the perfect summer break. 

Golden Oak cabin at Forest Holidays, Sherwood Forest

Forest Holidays at Sherwood Forest 

Surrounded by pine trees and boasting our largest range of log cabins, Sherwood Forest is the very definition of ‘getting away from it all’. Whether you fancy a weekend of hot tubs and spa experiences or an adventure holiday is more your vibe, Sherwood Forest provides the ultimate in peace and tranquility. And it happens to be one of the most popular cycling locations in the UK.

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Mountain biking in Sherwood Pines: an introduction

Sherwood Pines is the largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands which makes it an epic destination for keen mountain bikers and cyclists. And with 3,300 acres to explore it’s no wonder it's known as a regional centre of excellence for cycling. 

Our handy location means you can reach Sherwood Pines simply by walking through the woods from your cabin. All you need to do is pick up your hire bikes from the visitor centre and head off for a liberating afternoon of adventure. Ideal if you’re hankering for some fresh air. 

Sherwood Pines Visitor Centre

Discover Sherwood Pines’ best mountain biking trails

Home to trails for all ages and abilities, a day of cycling at Sherwood Pines is a great shout for family outings and group get-togethers alike. Sherwood Pines is known for lots of super fun options, but the main mountain biking trails are:

Family Cycling Trail Sherwood Pines

This leisurely 3 mile loop combines quiet forest roads with different habits. It’s just the right spot for nature watching and suitable for off-road wheelchairs, prams and scooters. We recommend packing a picnic so you can admire the view at one of the many on-route pit stops. 

Adventure Cycling Trail Sherwood Pines

A little longer at 6 miles, this loop is one for mountain bikes only. Combining sections of the family trail with more uneven areas, the Adventure Cycling Trail is fantastic for testing out your skills and boosting your fitness levels. 

Kitchener’s Trail Sherwood Pines

This Nottinghamshire mountain biking trail was developed by local enthusiasts so you know it's the real deal. Kitchener’s Trail is serious stuff and is definitely one for competent cyclists only. It runs over 8 miles of incredible forest terrain where you can really connect with the natural world. 

While these trails are the most popular, the whole area around Sherwood Forest is great for cycling. Think off-road trails, secluded country roads and hours of freedom. Bliss. 

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Make your trip a breeze with our cabin extras

It’s never been more essential to carve out some proper quality time with loved ones. So why not de-stress together in the calm surroundings of Sherwood Forest? From deluxe hampers and barbecue kits to family feast deals and treat packs, we’ve got everything you need to enjoy a cosy night in after a long day of mountain biking in Sherwood Pines. 

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Find out more about mountain biking in Nottinghamshire and mountain bike hire at Sherwood Pines by browsing our handy guide. Then book your holiday in a few simple clicks. Easy peasy. 

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