Forest Holidays

Cycling & bike hire at Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Coastal views and mountain biking challenges in the forest.

Cycling holidays in Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Fresh air, total freedom and time to just... be. Discover cycling holidays at Thorpe Forest, NorfolkTackle mountain biking challenges deep within the forest and complete your break with a day trip to the incredible Norfolk coast.  

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

The perfect way to kickstart your break at Thorpe Forest.  

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 Thetford Forest 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 at Thorpe Forest

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

  • Norfolk mountain biking

    The 18km Red Beater Trail combines open routes with fast-flowing single-track sections. Its a reasonably challenging ride through beech woods and pine plantations, suited to experienced mountain bikers.  

  • Cycle the Norfolk coast

    Drive to the Norfolk coast where routes 1 and 30 take you the entire length from Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouthvia a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 

  • For thrill-seekers

    The red Lime Burner Trail features crests and dips, bomb holes and single-track. Near the end, 'The Beast' takes you on a roller coaster of a ride. Hardest of all are the Black 'Mountain Bike Pits' found throughout the forest. 

Discover Thetford Forest cycling and beyond 

While there are tons of easy woodland trails to explore on-location at Thorpe Forest, there’s even more Thetford Forest trails to uncover just 15 minutes away from our cosy cabins.  

In nearby Thetford Forest, there are plenty of great trails. This includes The Green Shepherd TrailA safe, off-road trail with plenty of room to learn, it’s 8km of mostly good surfaces. Perfect for families (including little ones who need a little more practice).  

The National Cycle Network (sustrans) Route 13 also runs through Thetford, close to our cabins at Thorpe Forest. Here you can cycle 60km on-road through Watton and East Dereham to Gateley, where it meets National Route 1 to Fakenham. Ideal for a spot of long distance cycling.  

More things to do in Norfolk

  • EASY
    Shepherd trail

    5 miles

    Lime burner trail

    10 miles

    Route 13

    30 miles

    Peddars way

    50 miles

    Beater trail

    11 miles

Norfolk 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 Norfolk 

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

Explore Thorpe Forest

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