Top five cycling trails in the #DeanWye

With the Tour of Britain passing through the Wye Valley and Forest this coming September, there’s no better way to get involved than to get on your bike and try out some of the fabulous cycling routes available in the Dean Wye.

  1. Forest of Dean Family Trail: Perfect for all of the family, this circular route starts in Cannop Valley and takes you down old railway line passing’s and stations in Drybrook Road, Cannop Wharf and Speech House. Along this route you are also able to bring history back to life with our Hidden Heritage App. Find out more here.
  2. Monmouthshire 4 Castle Cycle Route: This 32 mile route is recommended for experienced cyclists as it is much more challenging. The testing hill climbs are always worth it when you reach the top to experience breathtaking views of the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons, Monnow and Usk Valleys. For more information on this trail, click here.
  3. Llanisen, Caerwent, Langstone and Raglan Circular: This route will definitely get your legs working hard, don’t let that put you off! There are plenty of flat bits inbetween for you to take in the Welsh country scenery and views of Raglan castle. Check out the full route details here.
  4. Newent Cycling Loop: The Newent Cycling Loop is a 28 mile circular route that allows you to explore the north west of Gloucestershire that surrounds Newent. This route is suitable for most cyclists and various attractions including St Mary’s Church at Kempley, The Chartists Cottage, Hartpury Church and Bee Shelter can be enjoyed along the way.
  5. Forestry Commission Downhill Tracks: If you are more of a thrill seeker, why not check out the fantastic range of downhill tracks available in the Dean Wye? The Forestry Commission have an excellent track available to download here.

For more information about cycling in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, visit our website here.

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