New Forest cycling is one of the very best ways to explore and discover the beauty and diversity of this National Park. I hope my info is helpful to you but don't forget you can always ask me any questions you have via my Contact Me link. if I don't know the answer I'll certainly try my best to get it for you!
Because many of the off road tracks and routes are gravel you will need quite a sturdy bike and mountain bike specs are the best to go for.
The chunkier the tyre the more likely you are to stay on, corner more safely and go through any wet more easily.
A couple of weeks ago we set off on an off road cycle track but by the time we got to the pub I'd got a puncture.
More fool me for not checking my bike throughly before setting off!. At least it ended in a pub lunch and a pint but I did have to walk a couple of miles to get back to the car!
Your safety and animal safety and welfare
As you can see there are lots of wonderful New Forest animals and wildlife about. They generally keep away from you but they do chose to cross paths at the daftest moments.
Please always watch out for them and give them the respect they deserve and most importantly of all - enjoy your visit!
If you need inspiration to get out there on that bicycle, why not have a look at Karen and Steve Coulson's web site covering their round the World cycling trip. I can really recommend it and it will certainly whet your appetite!
I hope you enjoy your forest cycling experience wherever you choose to ride and whether you bring your own bike or hire a bike.
There really is so much to see within the beautiful New Forest National Park - enjoy!
With Autumn slowly approaching perhaps you are considering a late break in the New Forest. There is nothing so exhilarating as cycling through the forest on a bright autumn day taking in the changing colours of the landscape. Have you thought about renting a Lodge or Cottage for a few days, check below to see what might be available and treat yourself to a real adventure :-
You will need a good map so that you can explore the area in full. You could even personalise an Ordnance Survey map with your favourite picture, check out below :-
Here's some really great news - you can now get your very own personalised Ordnance Survey map for any area of the UK you like.
This was kindly given to me recently. It shows the New Forest National Park on 1:50 000 scale and is my own personal copy with my website on.
A wonderful present for anyone!
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If you decide New Forest cycling is the best way to thoroughly enjoy your visit I hope you have a wonderful time. The good news is that generally it's quite a flat area and so hopefully you wont go home too saddle sore!