Exploring the Isle of Wight By Bike – Plan Ahead for Spring!19th January 2015
The new year is finally upon us, and finally we can begin to plan for the time when we say goodbye to the frosty mornings, the bare trees and the dulled green grass. Now is a great time to be considering your next stay with us at Whitecliff Bay in the spring.
Did you know that the Isle of Wight is now regarded as one of the world’s premier cycling destinations?
With its quiet country lanes, scenic off-road routes, the place is ideal for a cycling trip. Already known for its annual Cycling Festival, the island boasts more than 200 miles of cycle roots, with many more miles of bridleways and other paths suitable for the Lycra-loonies who just can’t get enough of the bike saddle — all of which is contained within the island’s just 147 square-mile area.
If you pop down to Guest Services they will be happy to provide you with our local bike hire companies contact details, which they are happy to call on your behalf or if you prefer to have direct contact then provide you with their number – they even deliver to the park,talk about ideal! If we don’t have what you need, you can also use a nearby outlet like Top Gear Hire, which can even deliver your bikes to the park. If you’re not sure where you’d like to go once you get your bikes, then jump on the Internet and take a look at some useful cites such as Cycle Route, and Bicycle Island. In particular, Bicycle Island lists the island’s most popular and well-loved routes, such as the family-friendly Red Squirrel Trail, and the much more challenging Chalk Ridge Extreme. The many routes you can find online will range from just a few miles over more gentle landscape, to much more arduous 50 mile circuits that take you all over the island’s diverse landscape and show off more of its scenic highlights.
If you are one of those cycle enthusiasts who can’t resist planning really far ahead, then you should also mark the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival in your calendars, which runs in September/October each year. The event has run in its current format since 2003, and now offers more than 70 different cycle rides to suit all ages and fitness levels.
Explore our website to find the best accommodation offers at Whitecliff Bay this spring. After that all you have to do is load up the bikes (or hire them here), hop across the Solent and join us at Whitecliff Bay for a healthy and active family holiday that you’ll never forget.