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Dorset Coast Weekend cycle tour


With over seven miles of golden sands, the coastline of Bournemouth and beyond is a beautiful place to explore by bike. Promenades, piers, harbours and parks, all just an easy cycle away. You’ll see why this area is one of the most visited and loved resorts in the country.

Distances: 30 miles Saturday & 20 miles Sunday

Terrain: Mainly flat

Path/Road: Beach front promenade, traffic free cycle paths and quiet roads

Physical difficulty: Moderate Saturday, Easy Sunday. Cycling at a slow pace for 4 hours Saturday & 2.5 hours Sunday.

Duration: Friday night to Sunday evening.


4* hotel in Bournemouth, in a sea facing cliff top location. Pool, sauna and gym facilities free to use at adjacent partner hotel.

Cost: £170pp, based on 2 people sharing a twin room (£40 single supplement).



Check in to the hotel and head to a nearby pub for meet, greet and socialise.


Saddle up and head through the popular Victorian gardens, then over to Poole Harbour and Sandbanks peninsula. We’ll take the chain ferry over to the Isle of Purbecks, and idyllic Studland Bay.

After refreshments at a beach cafe it’s on to the popular resort of Swanage, then lunch in Corfe village, under the majestic castle ruins.

Countryside trails will lead us back to the chain ferry, before a lovely glide back along the promenade to the hotel. A perfect end to the cycling day.

Dinner and drinks in the hotel restaurant.


Heading east along the cliff top, and soaking up the magnificent panoramic views, our first stop will be refreshments by the river Stour.

After circumnavigating Christchurch harbour it’s time for another scenic ferry ride, then lunch at a beach front restaurant.

Sticking with the formula of Saturday, we’ll end with an easy pedal along the promenade back to the hotel.

Bike hire:

We can arrange – £30 for the weekend.


2 nights accommodation.

2 breakfasts.

1 dinner.

3 ferry crossings.

2 days fully guided cycling.

Basic tool kit carried to undertake minor repairs.

Accident insurance cover.

Trained first aider.

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  • LesleyT

    Hi Graham is there also the option of joining your ride without taking the accomodation do you think?

    February 25, 2014

    • Graham H.

      Hi, yes I will say £50 for just the cycling. If someone wants to stay and have dinner on Saturday I could let my room be used for changing.

      February 25, 2014

    • Graham H.

      That will include the cost of ferry rides too

      February 25, 2014

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