Cycling & bike hire at the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Mountain biking musts in an inspiring natural setting.

Cycling holidays in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Fresh air, total freedom and time to just... be. Discover cycling holidays in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Ride through spectacular scenery and experience some of the best places to go mountain biking in the UK. Don’t forget to complete your break with a visit to Symonds Yat.  

Psst... don’t forget to pre-book bike hire

The perfect way to kickstart your break in the Forest of Dean.  

Want to get straight out into the forest as soon as you arrive? Book bikes at the same time as your break so they’re ready for when you get here. Log into your account to add bike hire or give us a call on 03330 110 495 and we’ll take care of the details. But be quick, bikes are already selling fast.  

Discover cycling holidays in the Forest of Dean

Don’t miss these cycling trails on your next staycation.

  • Family friendly

    Pick up a cycling guide at the Forest Retreat for trails that start from your doorstep or start with an easy circular 8.5km route that meets the River Wye at Symonds Yat Rock. Unbeatable views guaranteed.  

  • Countryside views

    The Three Rivers circular route connects Hereford, Ross on Wye, Monmouth and Hay on Wye. The National Cycle Network route 42 is another stretch, which takes in countryside between Hay on Wye and Chepstow.  

  • One for wildlife lovers

    Soak up some local atmosphere and feel closer to nature along The Peregrine Path. It goes from Monmouth to Goodrich and takes in castles, ancient towns, the River Wye, King Arthur’s Cave and nesting peregrine falcons.  

Mountain biking holidays in Gloucestershire 

Our top picks for experts, enthusiasts and adventurers.  

Want to tick mountain biking in the Forest of Dean off your bucket list? 

Discover 10.5km of breath-taking mountain views along the famous Verderers’ Trail in the Forest of Dean.  

Take on the ‘Iron Chicken and ‘Blue String Pudding’ before the final thrilling descent or test your skills along The Freeminer Trail. This route is ideal for experienced cyclists with technical challenges, hairpin bends, switchback climbs and varied single-track.  

Our tip? Look out for a few surprises. The volunteers who maintain these trails are constantly upgrading the various stretches so there’s always something new to conquer.  

More things to do in Gloucestershire 

  • BEGINNER
    Family Trail

    11 miles

    INTERMEDIATE
    The Three Rivers

    8+ miles

  • ADVANCED
    Freeminer Trail

    2.75 Miles

    INTERMEDIATE
    Verderers’ trail

    7 miles

  • INTERMEDIATE
    Peregrine Path

    7.5 miles

Gloucestershire mountain biking holidays made simple

Get that #ForestFeeling on two wheels.

Searching for cycling holidays and mountain bike breaks in the UK? We offer bike hire at all our locations, so all you have to do is pick them up when you arrive. Choose from adult bikes, children’s bikes, tag-a-longs, trailers, child seats (and don’t forget the free helmets) and look forward to wonderfully wild adventures in the great outdoors.

Book cycling holidays in Gloucestershire 

Whether you’re planning an epic mountain bike break or a peaceful cycling holiday, we’ve got you covered with cabins in the Forest of Dean. Kick back on the outdoor decking, relax in the hot tub and find your #ForestFeeling in the heart of Gloucestershire.  

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