Join us for a wonderful weekend cycle ride from city to coast to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Cycle Network, so we can continue to create fantastic routes like this one.

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About the route

Starting in the beautiful city of Bath, you’ll cycle a total of 95 miles in two days taking in idyllic villages and vast countryside in the beautiful counties of Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset before ending the ride with a celebration ice cream on Bournemouth beach! A third of the route is traffic free and follows a mixture of quiet roads, off road tracks and disused railway paths.

See what’s on in Bath.

Stay near Bournemouth Beach

After the discovery ride has finished in Bournemouth, why not stay around for a few extra days to see the sights? To book affordable self catering accommodation nearby to Bournemouth’s most popular attraction, see this website.

 There are hundreds of places you will enjoy, including:

  • Bournemouth Beach
  • Hengistbury Head
  • Russell Cotes Art Gallery
  • Lower Gardens

Once you have finished exploring Bournemouth, we recommend going to nearby Cornwall to see some of the most stunning coastal views that the UK has to offer.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the famous Two Tunnels, one of which is the UK’s longest cycling tunnel at over a mile long with a unique sound and lighting installation and the spectacular Tucking Mill Viaduct
  • Discover the fantastic artwork on the Colliers Way and ride through Longleat Safari Park.
  • Soothe your tired muscles with some swimming and spa at your evening accommodation.
  • A fantastic fun filled weekend with great people and plenty of merriment along the way including the famous quiz in the evening!

Who is the ride for?

This ride is for anyone wanting to get away for a fun-filled weekend to meet like minded people and discover some of our finest sections of National Cycle Network at a leisurely pace. We’d expect all riders to have a reasonable amount of fitness, be able to comfortably cycle 40 miles a day and be able to manage some steep hills. Click here to see what other types of holidays are available.

Our rides are always a lot of fun and many participants sign up on their own and make life-long friends on our rides – so definitely don’t be worried about coming alone if you don’t have anyone else to join you. See what benefits cycling has for your health.