UK's cycling routes

8 highly-recommended places to enjoy cycling in the UK (Part 3)

Scottish Islands

Skye Island is beautiful year-round but the weather can be very harsh. Roads are scarce on these islands, you are not here to climb and famous names. 

Of course, if you go further north you will reach the Hebrides, where you can follow the 297km Hebridean detour to give you a real challenge, pass 10 islands and six routes and cover two ferries. The route takes two to six days depending on capacity.

Mull Island is another popular spot for adventurous cyclists. Mull is a much larger island than Cumbrae and appears about 70km around. Beware of the large numbers of red deer on the island as well as golden eagles.

New Forest National Park

New Forest National Park has a diverse landscape. While New Forest’s peaks are not as long or steep as previously mentioned, beautiful forest trails bob and do not stop in this national park.

New Forest National Park has a diverse landscape

With a diverse landscape that all looks very different until in the end, believe it or not, deep jungle to go through, you also have open landscapes that can be further challenged by fierce winds at sea, leads to next horseback riding landscape along the sea.


Pembrokeshire’s coastal roads make up some stunning scenery. Located in the deepest southwest of Wales, Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastal roads are some of the most beautiful in the country, with some great beaches, cliffs, and vast expanses of land.

Travel north from the sea and ride the hills and valleys of historic Wales and the countryside. Celtic Trail West at 575km and Lon Teifi Trail 162km, by Sustrans, is the perfect place to put them in. While they take up much of Wales’ landscape, you can take a small portion of both routes while driving in Pembrokeshire.


Even in bad weather, Cornwall is impressive and beautiful. Of course, many cyclists flock to Land’s End to begin their adventure to John O’Groats in Scotland, but Cornwall has plenty of rides you don’t need to go looking north.

The loop on St. Mountain. The Land’s Michael is an 83km ride that takes you around some of the best areas south of Cornwall with lots of ups and downs to enjoy on the route. You can walk out of Polzeath to Rick Stein’s fries restaurant in Padstow, discover the delights of Rock and then ride to Doc Martin’s house at Port Isaac.