Cycling in Dorset is a great opportunity for exercise, an environmentally friendly mode of transport and a fantastic way to explore Dorset’s coast and countryside. There are many cycle paths throughout Dorset that connect geological highlights and other points of interest together. Whether you want to cycle on roads or on dedicated off-road trails, iCoast helps you plan your day with lots of cycling routes to choose from. There are some parts of the coast, such as on busy esplanades, that have restrictions on cycling at certain times of the year. These are shown in iCoast.
The Dorset Cyclists’ Network website has a lot of information useful to local and visiting cyclists.
If you don’t own bike or are on holiday without your bike you can hire bikes from many places in Dorset. Check out the iCoast map for direct links to a range bike hire services.
Cycle paths are generally open to the public all year round. If you are cycling at night make sure you have appropriate lights and reflective equipment. If you choose to cycle in challenging weather be sure you have suitable protective/insulating clothing.
Cycling can be great for seeing lots of different wildlife with many cycle paths going through and around areas such as woodlands and quarries where there is an abundance of plants and creatures.
Please follow these steps to make sure that you do not disturb wildlife while you are cycling on the Dorset coast: