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This holiday gives you a comprehensive look at the villages and estuaries of the New Forest National Park, the outstanding coast of Dorset and the isles of Wight and Purbeck. It combines all the locations and cycling of our 5 and 7 night New Forest tours and is a real treat.

The forests, heaths and pasturland of the New Forest provide the back drop for the first few days as you ride to Brockenhurst and on to Beaulieu and Lymington. Here is a wealth of maritime history to explore before you cross to the Isle of Wight and continue the wonderful traffic free pedalling which shapes much of this trip. Back on the mainland, the itinerary leads you along quays and cliffs with sand spit and beach side cycling and a couple of ferry crossings to the loved Isle of Purbeck. Not an island proper, but rather a tucked away chalky coastal corner of Dorset, you can enjoy its unspoilt beaches and inland its woods, rural charms and the small characterful town of Wareham. The trip offers huge variety with time to enjoy the many diversions on offer.

Please click on the photo to the left for more images of this holiday. For further details of your route, see classic hotel itinerary and luxury hotel itinerary.



Holiday details

Price from
Classic £1,065 per person based on two people sharing a room
Luxury £1,790 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
Return ferry to the Isle of Wight on Day 4. See what’s included as standard
Duration
8 nights
Start & Finish
Starts Wednesdays and is circular from Burley. Burley is a short taxi ride from Brockenhurst station which is 1.5 hours from London by train. It is also close to Bournemouth airport
Hotels
Classic Village inns, small hotels and a delightful b&b
Luxury An old manor house hotel, 3 boutique hotels and a riverside country house hotel
Activity level
Gentle cycling (1) More info...
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
5 days of cycling 15 - 24 miles (24 - 38 km) per day and 2 days of optional cycling
Terrain
Flattish
Traffic-free
75%
Options
  • Extend your ride to Stonehenge and Salisbury by taking our Complete New Forest Experience

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