There are cycling routes to suit all needs, with a choice of challenging off-road bridleways, peaceful byways and level purpose-made tracks on former railway lines.
Within an area of just 147 square miles you will find over 200 miles of cycle routes enticing you into the countryside or along the coast.
Bringing your bike to the Island is really easy. You can hop on the train and head down to Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington and your bike goes for free on all routes. You just pay the passenger fare. The bike will be safe on board while you cross the Solent ready for your Bicycle Island Adventure.
Between Cowes and East Cowes across the River Medina a floating bridge operates and this is also bike friendly.
The majority of the cycle routes are off road making cycling a safe option for all the family.
Being such a popular activity on the Island, there are plenty of places on the Isle of Wight for cycle hire. Most of the major towns have at least one cycle hire outlet, with a great range of bikes to choose from. They will also offer spare parts, repair services, cycling accessories, and a fantastic amount of expertise.