Poole has over 50 miles of cycle network and 28 miles of path are away from traffic, including leisure routes in pleasant green areas and cycle paths by the sea.

The various routes cater for all abilities of cyclist.  It is possible to cycle between Poole Town Centre and Upton Country Park, Wimborne and Bournemouth Town Centre using National Cycle Network Route 25.   Route 2 will take you along the seafront promenade to Bournemouth - please note cycling restrictions link will open in new window apply at certain times of the year.

These routes are designed for novice cyclists offering a safe and enjoyable way to discover the area by bicycle

Cycling - SignpostShort Scenic Rides

The Heritage Cycle Route
The Heritage Cycle Route is 7.5 miles long, and visits places of historical interest in Poole Town Centre, Poole Quay and Upton Country Park.
The route between the town centre and Upton Country Park runs along the waters edge with beautiful views of the harbour.

The  Bourne Valley Greenway
The Greenway follows a green corridor from Canford Heath to the seafront in Bournemouth.   Most of the route is traffic-free with some being on unsealed surfaces.   The return trip is approximately 8 miles.

Longer Rides

Castleman Trailway
The trailway starts at Upton country Park and follows much of the old 'Castleman Corkscrew' railway line through Broadstone, Delph Woods and on to the River Stour at Wimborne.   The return trip to Wimborne is approximately 9 miles.

Petit Tour de Manche
Allez on your bike!  Anglo-French cycling routes around South West England and France. Discover local cycling routes linking Dorset and Devon with Normandy, Brittany and Jersey and take an epic journey through beautiful scenery and attractions. 
The Tour de Manche is the last and longest of three new, family-friendly routes to be completed as part of the Cycle West project, of which Poole is a partner.  The route can be ridden in ‘bite-sized’ pieces or for more serious cyclists as a complete tour

Pick up a Poole Cycle Route Map showing cycle lanes and paths from the Poole Tourist Information, Poole Museum or download a copy from Borough of Poole cycling information link will open in new window.    Cycles can be hired from the Watersports Academy link will open in new window on Banks Road in Poole.

For further information on Cycle Routes in Poole please contact 01202 262066 or email

Cycle Routes in the Surrounding Areas:

The areas surrounding Poole have some great cycle rides.  Go to Visit Dorset link will open in new window for details of cycling routes in the Purbeck area or further afield.  See the countryside from a different perspective!



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