Circular Cycle Routes on England’s South Coast

Either side of Southampton’s urban sprawl, the coastal areas of Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex include some wonderful countryside: the Isle of Purbeck peninsula,  the New Forest, the coast south of Chichester, and the South Downs National Park (See map below).

Much of this coast is fairly flat and ideal for slow cycling. Some parts are crowded in high season, but the circular cycle routes on this page keep you away from heavy traffic and mostly follow lesser known lanes and paths. 

Each link below takes you to a page with a printable route map, photos, route highlights, and a downloadable .gpx file for your GPS or phone app for easy navigation on your bike.

Dorset circular cycle routes

West Sussex and Hampshire