The Isle of Wight is the perfect destination for cycling with endless cycle routes throughout the Island, both on and off road. You can hire bikes for a trip to the Isle of Wight from the following places:

  • Routefifty7 (Shanklin) - Bikes for all ages and abilities including: Hybrid, Trail, Mountain, E-bikes, Road bikes, Cargo, Disability, children's, Tag-a-longs, Trailers. Child seats and more...
    • Address: Park Dean Resorts, Lower Hyde, off Landguard Manor Road, Shanklin, PO37 7LL
    • Phone Number: 07491 00 00 57
  • Two Elements (Cowes) - Adult and Junior Carrera mountain bikes, safety equipment and accessories and Red Paddle co. SUP boards for hire
    • Address: 10 Bath Road, Cowes, PO31 7QN
    • Phone number: 07947 912886
  • Wight Cycle Hire (Yarmouth) - Adult and Junior mountain, road and electric bikes for hire
    • Address: Yarmouth Station, Station Rd, Yarmouth, PO41 0QT
    • Phone number: 01983 761 800
  • Isle Cycle (Sandown) - Adult and Junior mountain bikes, tag-a-longs, trailers and equipment for hire
    • Address: 15, Marsh Close, Sandown, PO36 8EU
    • Phone number: 01983 400055

Please see below for some of our suggested cycle routes!


Click on the links below to open a PDF with a map and details of the cycle route


Route 1 - Yarmouth (9 miles)
An easy route, mainly on the road.

Route 2 - Yarmouth (12 miles)
Longer, but still fairly easy cycling on both cycleway and country lanes.

Route 3 - Cowes (9 miles)
An easy, mostly flat ride (after the one hill at East Cowes).

Route 4 - Cowes (16 miles)
This route incorporates the perfectly flat Medina Cycleway between Cowes and Newport which is perfect for going on a short 'there and back' ride. Route 4 also incorporates a bit of offroad cycling in the majestic woodland of Parkhurst Forest.

Route 5 - Brighstone (10 miles)
An excellent introduction to mountain biking, this route is easy to follow and gives wonderful views of the West Wight. Look out for the Mottistone Longstone which has been on Mottistone Down since the Bronze Age.

Route 6 - Brighstone (12 miles)
A figure of eight ride from Brighstone along gently undulating country lanes to Chale.

Route 7 - Ryde (15 miles)
Explore the landscape of hedgerows and woods that lie behind Ryde. Follow the cycleways and stop off at Brading for refreshments.

Route 8 - Ryde (15 miles)
An easy, longer ride combining coast and countryside around the eastern side of the Island.

Route 9 - Newport (10 miles)
The first part of this ride is along the Sandown cycleway - go there and back to Merstone for an easy ride. Based off road, on cycleways and along quiet country lanes, this route is great for beginners.

Route 10 - Carisbrooke (12 miles)
A fairly easy ride on country lanes through the rural heart of the Island. Pay a visit to medieval Carisbrooke Castle which is en route!

Route 11 - Sandown (5 miles)
A short, fairly easy ride taking you through the wildlife-rich wetland of Eastern Yar. This route starts at Dinosaur Isle - why not stop off there and meet some of the Island's prehistoric residents?

Route 12 - Shanklin (12 miles)
There are two big hills on this route, but they're well worth it for the interest and variety on the ride! Ride along chocolate box country lanes and cycleways which take you along the Island's southern coast.