Cycling & bike hire at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
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Cycling & bike hire at 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 all before returning to our Forest of Dean holiday lodges.



FREE puzzle trail with break bike hire this September! 

Explore the forest on two wheels 

Hop on bikes and cover more corners of woodland together - we'll include our complimentary Pedals and Puzzles trail with full break bike hire when staying on breaks between 21st July and 29th September*

Simply add bike hire for your break to your booking and you can enjoy our Pedals and Puzzles Trail when you arrive at the location. 

*offer available at Delamere Forest, Blackwood Forest, Cropton, Keldy, Forest of Dean and Thorpe Forest.

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Discover cycling holidays in the Forest of Dean

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

  • Family friendly

    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

    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

    One for wildlife lovers

    Soak up some local atmosphere and feel closer to nature along The Peregrine PathIt 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 TrailThis 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.  

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

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

The perfect way to kickstart your break at 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 Forest of Dean 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.  

Family Trail
Family Trail

11 miles

Freeminer Trail
Freeminer Trail

2.75 Miles

Peregrine Path
Peregrine Path

7.5 miles

The Three Rivers
The Three Rivers

8+ miles

Verderers’ trail
Verderers’ trail

7 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.

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Book a cycling holiday at Forest Holidays, Forest of Dean

Whether you’re planning an epic mountain bike break or a peaceful cycling holiday, we’ve got you covered with forest cabins in 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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