If you live on the mainland, taking part in the Isle of Wight Randonnee couldn't be easier.
We operate hourly vehicle ferry services from Southampton to East Cowes - the crossing takes 55-60 minutes so there's time to have a full English breakfast on board! At East Cowes the checkpoint is the Pheonix Yard to Well Road Car Park, so you can start either the 55km or 100km routes from there.
It's FREE to take your bike on the ferry (Terminal 1). You can pre-book a special £10.60 IW Randonnee Day Return ticket online using the booking tool below. If you are staying for 1+ nights, there is also a special £16.50 IW Randonnee Period Return ticket (£8 for children).
You can also buy Day Return tickets on the day of travel from our ticket office, which will be priced at £12.50. Please allow at least 20-30 minutes if you are buying tickets on the day.
You will go on board via the lower vehicle deck and the crew will let you know where to stow your bike.
On Sunday 3 May, we have departures from Southampton (Terminal 1) at: 05:00, 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10.00, 11.00 more...
There's plenty of parking in Southampton near Town Quay (Terminal 1) but if you wish to take your car on the ferry we have a special £48 IW Randonnee Car Day Return offer (valid 03/05/2020) and a £70 IW Randonnee Car Short Break offer (valid for travel 27/04/2020 to 08/05/2020).
To book any of these special rates please see the booking engine below -