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West Wight Routes
Freshwater Bay Route
The Freshwater Bay route is a family friendly and flat 6.5 mile (10.5km) return trip on the old railway line alongside the beautiful River Yar from Yarmouth to Freshwater.
The Wellow Loop
The Wellow Loop is 7 miles (11.3km); it goes down quiet country lanes and through villages on mostly flat ground.
The Needles Route
The Needles route is 13.1 miles (21km) involves riding on some busy country lanes and is undulating, so one for the more confident cyclist.
Yarmouth Town And Fort Victoria
The Yarmouth Town and Fort Victoria route is just 1.6 miles (2.6km). Just a short ride away over the Yar Bridge you will find Fort Victoria Country Park, home to a former military Fort built during Queen Victoria’s reign to protect the Isle of Wight from French invasion. It is a lovely place to explore on foot and has amazing views over The Solent to Hurst Point and a handful of small visitor attractions.
The Newtown Route
The Newtown route is 13.7 miles (22km). Winding through quiet country lanes, whilst not traffic free it’s a lovely peaceful and stress-free ride to explore the Newtown Nature Reserve.
The Coastal Explorer
The Coastal Explorer is a 16.7 miles (27.1km) route for confident riders taking in breathtaking views of the West Wight. This ride is a good choice for those on electric bikes because it involves some challenging climbs, but you are rewarded with amazing vistas of the Island’s southwest coastline and beaches.
Round The Island Route
The full 62 mile (99.7km) Round the Island cycle route, is a great way to experience the variety and diversity of the Island, from the high chalk cliffs to wooded estuaries. The permanently signed route
is on quieter roads, with a short section of surfaced cycleway along the Western Yar near Yarmouth and takes you through the rural island.
Red Squirrel Trail
The 32 miles (51.5km) Red Squirrel Trail takes you through glorious countryside, taking in woodland, downland, farmland, estuaries and a stretch of the Island’s fantastic coastline.