Starting in the New Forest, this tour combines forest life at its best with the stunning Dorset coast. With several days of optional cycling, the itinerary is very relaxed and provides plenty of time to discover the many pleasures of this diverse holiday area.

The tour leads through a variety of forests and woods, where you can enjoy some unusually close encounters with animals. Peaceful and traffic free tracks lead to characterful villages and historic small towns that are a delight to explore. The Dorset coastal areas you will visit offer wonderful variety from the charming fishing village and beach at Mudeford to the busy quays where you board two ferries. Enjoy sand spits and beach huts, two piers and beachside and cliff top cycling in Bournemouth. The unspoilt glorious sandy beaches of Studland are part of the route too along with the utterly delightful quay on the river estuary at Wareham and a glimpse of rural Dorset at its best. Add a tank museum or steam trains, a spot of boating or horse riding or simply some time on the beach and it’s quite an escapade!

For further details of your route, see classic hotel itinerary and luxury hotel itinerary.

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £1,095 per person based on two people sharing a room. Child prices available on request.
Luxury £2,325 per person based on two people sharing a room. Child prices available on request.
Extras included
There are no extras, however you’ll love what’s included as standard
7 nights
Start & Finish
Classic holiday starts Fridays and is circular from Burley. Luxury holiday starts Thursdays and is circular from Brockenhurst. 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
Classic A forest inn, a b&b and a small hotel
Luxury A luxury spa hotel, a waterside boutique hotel, a riverside old priory and a country house hotel
Activity level
Gentle cycling (1) More info...
This tour is priced without a guide and you are free to explore on your own.  If you would like a guide for part or all of your trip, we are happy to provide a knowledgeable, local guide
Electric bikes
3 days of cycling 15 - 24 miles (24 - 38 km) per day and 2 days of optional cycling
  • Extend your holiday to include the Isle of Wight and Beaulieu by taking our 8 night - Isles, Coast and New Forest trip
  • Extend your holiday to Salisbury and Stonehenge by adding our New Forest and Stonehenge trip