Classic itinerary day-by-day

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  1. 1. Day one

    Burley

    Arrive in Burley on Friday and check into your hotel in this typical forest village for your first 2 nights. At a time to suit you make your way to our base a few minutes walk away, which is open from 09.00 to 17.30, to pick up your cycling equipment. Your host will also meet you to run through your itinerary and to familiarize you with the route.

  2. 2. Day two

    Circular ride from Burley

    We have designed this route to give you a really good ride through the New Forest and through the varied landscapes of the area. Much is off road on gravel tracks and a disused railway giving you a great opportunity to see deer, donkeys, pigs and horses as they roam freely in their natural setting. Wonder at ancient and majestic trees and absorb the peace and tranquility as you ride deep into the forest. Civilisation catches up with you as you arrive in the forest village of Brockenhurst before pedalling along embankments and steaming through bridge holes back to Burley.

    Optional 21 miles (34 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Burley to Mudeford

    This delightful gentle ride includes tracks with views, forest scenes and pretty woodland lanes as you wend your way south to the coast. Most of the route is off road on bike paths and forest tracks giving you a peaceful ride. Mudeford, where you will spend the next 2 nights is a delightful fishing village.

    15 miles (24 km)

  4. 4. Day four

    Mudeford

    Today you can enjoy the seaside scene and take time out of the saddle. Mudeford has a sandy beach and is the ideal place for coastal walks, fishing, boating and water skiing. The quay is a busy spot where you can take the ferry across to Hengistbury sand bank and beach huts.

  5. 5. Day five

    Mudeford to Wareham

    Today offers a chance to experience some wonderful seaside cycling, as well as two quick ferry rides, a breathtaking cliff top, and untouched National Trust beaches, heath and woodland. Pedal a short distance through the valley gardens, through the heart of Bournemouth, before hopping on a ferry to the Isle of Purbeck. Blessed with fantastic unspoilt beaches, this tucked away corner of Dorset is loved for its dramatic slopes and beautiful coastline. The route takes a delightful path around the hills on an off-road, into the heart of a charming woodland and eventually ends up in the centre of Wareham where you will spend the next two nights.

    24 miles (38 km)

  6. 6. Day six

    Circular ride from Wareham

    Wareham, a delightful and small market town, lies on the River Frome and has a remarkable number of listed buildings - over 200 in total. If you fancy a cycle-free day, you can hire a boat from the quay and potter down the river to Poole harbour and back. Horse riding is another option; or if you like steam trains, you can take rides to Corfe Castle and Swanage. Or perhaps you simply want to plop on the beach, in which case you can cycle down to the beautiful beaches at Studland. For those with a taste for adventure, there is a wonderfully rural ride that lets you discover deepest Dorset. The route takes you along two charming river valleys. Encounter hamlets, forests and fords en route, and pay a visit to a Tank Museum and Lawrence of Arabia’s retreat if you fancy it.

    Optional 24 miles (38 km)

  7. 7. Day seven

    Wareham to Burley

    Start the day with a very short train hop before pedalling traffic free along a disused railway line for much of the ride. Cross rivers and heaths, sprint through forests, and enjoy the villages enroute of this woodland area. You will ride through the market town of Wimborne which boasts a fine house in Kingston Lacy, many pubs and an unspoilt collection of centuries old shops, houses and a minster. Return to Burley for the last night of the tour along an upland track with a final view of this outstanding landscape.

    24 miles (38 km)

  8. 8. Day eight

    Depart Burley

    Return your bikes to our base and depart at your leisure.

Luxury itinerary day-by-day

  1. 1. Day one

    Brockenhurst

    Arrive in Brockenhurst on Thursday and check into your hotel, The Pig, in this typical forest village. We will deliver your cycling equipment to the hotel and your host will also meet you to run through your itinerary and to familiarize you with the route.

  2. 2. Day two

    Brockenhurst to Mudeford

    Leave Brockenhurst by pedalling along embankments and steaming through bridge holes. The route then takes you on. tracks with views, forest scenes and pretty woodland lanes as you wend your way south to the coast. Most of the ride is off road on bike paths and forest tracks giving you a peaceful cycle. Mudeford, where you will spend the next 2 nights is a delightful fishing village. Your hotel nestles at the waters edge.

    15 miles (24 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Mudeford

    Today you can enjoy the seaside scene and take time out of the saddle. Mudeford has a sandy beach and is the ideal place for coastal walks, fishing, boating and water skiing. The quay is a busy spot where you can take the ferry across to Hengistbury sand bank and beach huts.

  4. 4. Day four

    Mudeford to Wareham

    It’s fantastic seaside riding today which includes two ferry hops, two piers, cliff top and beachside cycling and unspoilt National Trust beaches, woodland and heath. There is a short ride through the valley gardens which run through the heart of Bournemouth before you take the chain ferry to the Isle of Purbeck . Blessed with glorious unspoilt beaches, this tucked away corner of Dorset – not an island proper, is famous for its stunning coastline and steep ridge of hills. Your ride wonderfully skirts the hills on an off road route through pretty woodland and leads you to the heart of Wareham where you will spend the next two nights. Your hotel for the next 2 nights, a lovely old priory, sits at the riverside.

    24 miles (38 km)

  5. 5. Day five

    Circular ride from Wareham

    Wareham is a small and charming market town that sits on the River Frome with over 200 listed buildings. For those wanting a day without pedalling, there are boats to hire from the quay for an easy spin down river to Poole harbour and back. Horse riding is available and there are steam train rides to Corfe Castle and Swanage. Those craving more beach time can pedal to the idyllic Studland beaches. To explore deepest Dorset, there is a wonderfully rural ride which follows two pretty river valleys dotted with fords, hamlets and forests and includes a Tank Museum and Lawrence of Arabia’s Dorset retreat.

    Optional 24 miles (38 km)

  6. 6. Day six

    Wareham to Burley

    Start the day with a very short train hop before pedalling traffic free along a disused railway line for much of the ride. Cross rivers and heaths, sprint through forests, and enjoy the villages enroute of this woodland area. You will ride through the market town of Wimborne which boasts a fine house in Kingston Lacy, many pubs and an unspoilt collection of centuries old shops, houses and a minster. There is a short uphill to Burley along an upland track to reach your hotel, Moorhill House, set deep in the forest.

    24 miles (38 km)

  7. 7. Day seven

    Burley to Brockenhurst

    We have designed this route to give you a really good ride through the New Forest and through the varied landscapes of the area. Much is off road on gravel tracks and a disused railway giving you a great opportunity to see deer, donkeys, pigs and horses as they roam freely in their natural setting. Wonder at ancient and majestic trees and absorb the peace and tranquility as you ride deep into the forest. Civilisation finally creeps back into existence as you arrive back in the forest village of Brockenhurst.

    20 miles (32 km)

  8. 8. Day eight

    Depart Burley

    Depart at your leisure.