To appreciate the true size of the Isle of Wight and to enjoy its amazing natural variety, the 64 mile long round the Island Route is certainly the best possible way. With long coastal stretches and tranquil passages through the rolling countryside, passing quaint towns and villages with thatched houses such as Cowes, Freshwater or Brightstone along the way, it provides a diverse cycling experience that covers every angle of the island’s characteristic Area of Natural Beauty.
Wherever possible, the route avoids the busier streets and instead uses quiet roads and country lanes so you can be sure to enjoy a relaxing ride while rarely encountering traffic at all. Besides stunning sea views, you will encounter some of the most spectacular sights and landmarks the Isle of Wight has to offer along the way, such as the Needles chalk stacks and Queen Victoria’s summer residents Osborne House.
Although experienced cyclists can easily complete the round within a day, you can of course hop on and off the route wherever you feel like and extra miles can be added without great effort using the more than 200 miles of cycle paths and bridleways all across the island.