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Cycling and mountain bike holidays UK

UK cycling breaks, explore the forest on two wheels UK cycling breaks, explore the forest on two wheels

Whether you choose long-distance cycling expeditions or family mountain biking holidays, nothing says adventure like biking through the great outdoors. Cultivate a sense of freedom from the daily routine exploring beautiful countryside and coastlines. Or challenge yourself with epic mountain biking trails hidden deep in the forest. Wherever your love of cycling takes you, a Forest Holiday has it covered.

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Discover cycling and mountain bike holidays

Escapes for the explorer-at-heart

Looking for family mountain bike holidays and cycling holidays to suit you? Make a forest staycation your base and enjoy the best of both worlds. Keep things simple with laidback trails and afternoon picnics or seek out high-adrenaline mountain bike challenges with panoramic views. To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve rounded up the best cycling routes and mountain biking trails in the UK so you can plan your next adventure with no fiddly research required. And for an easy start to your cycling and mountain bike holidays, there’s no need to load your bikes into the car. When you book your cabin, simply pre-book your bikes and collect them when you arrive!

Bike hire made simple

Get stuck into cycling with no hassle

Bike hire is popular so be sure to book ahead. Log in and pre-book to secure through your online account with a sizing guide to help you select the right size. Hire bikes and cycling accessories are available to pick up at 10 of our locations (if you’re staying at Sherwood Forest you can hire bikes five minutes away at the Sherwood Pines Visitor Centre). Helmets are provided for everyone and you can choose from adult bikes, children’s bikes, tag-a-longs, trailers and child seats. Perfect for getting everyone involved with family mountain bike holidays. 

Your guide to cycling in the forest

Uncover routes, trails and treks

The forest is the perfect backdrop to a UK cycling break for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Which is why we’ve put together guides on forest trails at each of our locations so you can discover accessible trails and family-friendly cycling routes before you arrive. At the Forest Retreat you can also pick up forest trail maps for cycling adventures that start at your cabin door. Or you can ask our team about more local routes that match your level of expertise (and where the best pubs and picnic spots are when you’re ready for a pit stop). 

Find out about forest trails at each of our locations:

Strathyre  Ardgartan Argyll  Cropton & Keldy  Sherwood Forest

Thorpe Forest  Forest of Dean  Blackwood Forest  Deerpark

Mountain bike holidays in the forest

Hit the best trails in the UK

Take two wheels and discover the beauty of the UK’s most breathtaking natural spaces. From mountains and lochs to woodland to moors, our locations are close to some of the best long-distance cycling routes and mountain bike trails in the country. All our locations are close to points on the Sustrans National Cycle Network, a UK-wide network made up of over 5000 miles of signed paths and routes - many of which are traffic-free. Perfect for walking, cycling, wheeling and exploring outdoors. You can even find our cabins nestled within the best landscapes for mountain biking in the world, from the mountains of Snowdonia to hidden tracks in the Forest of Dean and Sherwood Forest. Advanced mountain bikers will also love the coastal Cinder Track in North Yorkshire (close to Cropton and Keldy) and the beautiful South Downs Way in Hampshire which is near our cabins in Blackwood Forest. 

The perfect way to recharge

Your cosy cabin in the heart of the forest

Savour the simplicity of sleeping under a forest canopy on your mountain bike holidays. Our range of cabins suits everyone from solo-travellers and families to large cycling groups, so you can create a ‘home from home’ feel in your very own woodland haven. 

Make the most of your downtime and soak in your personal outdoor hot tub underneath a canopy of trees, fire up the barbecue or add-on some treats for the ultimate reward after a day on your bicycle. Whether you want to hit high-octane trails or enjoy a laid back cycling holiday, choose from 11 forest locations and plan a cycling break to look forward to.

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