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Cycle the South Downs Way

Winchester College
Winchester College

Immerse yourself in the unforgettable landscape of the South Downs National Park and cycle the South Downs Way. Perfect for long distance mountain biking, the route will challenge you along rolling hills and rugged terrain, but the breath-taking views will make every push of the pedals worth it.

biking along the south downs path

The South Downs Way is 100 miles long, travelling between the ancient city of Winchester and the white cliffs of Eastbourne. Why not try the journey both ways – there will always be something new to see. If you brave the entire route you will travel a total ascent of 3,800m/12,600ft – a climb of three and a half times the height of Mount Snowdon.

As you travel along the route be sure to stop at the unique, independent eateries and accommodation along to way to make your journey all the more special.

South Downs Way, Harvey Mills Photography

South Downs Way, Harvey Mills Photography

Your adventure will take you through the diverse and inspirational landscape of the national park, with luscious river valleys, ancient woodland, diverse archaeology and glorious panoramic landscapes filled with tranquil and unspoiled countryside – this is the perfect place to escape and enjoy the fresh air. Be sure to look out for the rich variety of wildlife along the way.

So grab your bike and helmet and take on the adventure through this beautiful national park.

Find out more about all the trail has to offer here.

Image of the South Downs

Winchester City Mill gateway to South Downs credit National Trust John Miller