Cycling Holiday Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Cycling Holidays

Cyclists are well catered for in the Lower Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, on the edge of the AONB, with cycle routes through several of the Forest Enterprise sites.

Sustrans has opened a level riverside cycle route along the former railway line between Hadnock Road, Monmouth, and Symonds Yat East.   Surfacing work has now finished and the trail, called The Peregrine Path is fully open (www.routes2ride.co.uk/wales/routes2ride/peregrine_path/).   Permission has also been given for a short cycleway at Old Station, Tintern, and for a stretch following the old railway line between Whitebrook and Redbrook, although work has not yet started.

Bikes can be hired from several providers in or adjacent to the area, and they can also suggest local routes.   Pedalabikeaway (www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk) is situated in the heart of the Forest of Dean, at the start of a way marked traffic-free trail near Beechenhurst, and runs a hire outlet at Symonds Yat East for the Peregrine Path.   In the Lower Wye Valley try Tintern Bike Hire and in the Ross area, bikes are also available from Pedalabikeaway.

Source: Wye Valley AONB
(www.wyevalleyaonb.org.uk)

Cycling in Forest of Dean

There is also a thriving cycling club running outings from Parkend in the Forest of Dean into the Wye Valley, both for road bikes and mountain bikes (www.rdfcc.org.uk). Bikes are accepted on some bus services in the area, but please check with the operator before setting out.

Videos Courtesy of PedalBikeAway

Family Cycle Trail – courtesy of Pedalabikeaway

Downhill Biking in the Forest of Dean – courtesy of Pedalabikeaway