Cycle through stunning countryside and country estates
The National Trust welcomes visitors who travel by bicycle. They are working with partners such as Sustrans and Natural England to make it easier for more people to explore beautiful parts of the countryside in this way.
The majority of Trust properties are easily accessible by bike, with many now linked to the National Cycle Network. Most properties have cycle parking on site or nearby, unless stated otherwise.
A link to a map of cycle routes in the area is held in each property’s individual webpages. Look out for the bicycle icon in the property information to see which properties have cycle routes.
Cycling through stunning countryside and beautiful country estate is all part of the new series of National Trust challenge rides (also known as sportives). All of the routes will start and finish at National Trust sites.
The first ride will take place in Pembrokeshire West Wales on the 1st May.
The routes wind through open countryside and will be fully way-marked and marshalled by professional event organisers.
With distances ranging from a few miles, which is ideal for families, to more testing 50-100 mile rides for the more experienced.
In July, the National Trust will also be hosting its inaugural cycling festival, encompassing some 20 venues throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including an evening community bike ride at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire and a kids On Your Bike weekend at Scotney Castle in Kent.
For further information on all the routes