Cycling

Quiet country lanes and scenic off – road cycling routes make the Isle of Wight an ideal destination for a UK cycling holiday or short break.

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.

Most routes to the island start on a cycle route so it is easy to navigate your way round. You can also take you bike on the Island Line train network which runs from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin.

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.

Reviews

Completely delicious!

We visited the George for the second time this weekend and can’t rave enough about the improvements. We were given a light and airy room with a balcony overlooking the sea, comfy bed, luxury bathroom with huge shower and super clean.

Poppet South West Wiltshire

2019-04-02T17:02:23+00:00

Poppet South West Wiltshire

Completely delicious! We visited the George for the second time this weekend and can’t rave enough about the improvements. We were given a light and airy room with a balcony overlooking the sea, comfy bed, luxury bathroom with huge shower and super clean. The best surprise was the improvement in the food, there’s a new chef and you could really tell. I ate the smoked haddock carpaccio with pea to start, fresh, tangy and simply delicious! I ate muscles and spinach gratin, also delicious! However the truffle chips were worth visiting for alone, I’ll be back for them!
Perfect lunch setting: beautiful outdoor space on the shore & great service

I’m so glad we stopped here for lunch, as it is a truly stunning space. The most relaxing setting to rejuvenate on our day-trip, made all the more wonderful with delightful staff and scrumptious food.

Companion 263537

2019-04-02T17:02:50+00:00

Companion 263537

We all had the roast of the day, it was delicious and well presented. The wine was very good too ! Will be returning very soon.
Can't rate this place highly enough, the food here was the nicest I've tasted in a while.

Anne-Marie B

2019-04-02T17:03:32+00:00

Anne-Marie B

Can't rate this place highly enough, the food here was the nicest I've tasted in a while.
The food was absolutely superb, we came home relaxed and totally reinvigorated, this hotel is the perfect place.

IsabelOverton

2019-04-04T12:55:53+00:00

IsabelOverton

The food was absolutely superb, we came home relaxed and totally reinvigorated, this hotel is the perfect place.

Enquiries

Call 01983 760331 or email info@thegeorge.co.uk