Are you looking for a beautiful part of the country to ride your bicycle whilst on holiday?
From fast paced mountain biking to family friendly routes, Tunbridge Wells offers an abundance of natural beauty to enhance any bike ride.
In 2007, Tunbridge Wells Borough welcomed the Tour de France along its winding lanes with a particular challenge at Goudhurst!
Why not see if you can try it out yourself?!
Cycling is an exhilarating way to really explore the Garden of England and see the idyllic countryside in this area known as the Weald of Kent.
Cycle trails to triumph
The Avenue Verte cycle route skirts the area, however an official alternative is offered on the website which takes in Groombridge (the Spa Valley Railway too), High Rocks and the town all the way down to the Pantiles.
Explore Kent has a number of routes in Kent to discover; one locally is the Wealden Cycle Trail.
This trail takes the rider through rustic rural Kentish villages that could be lifted from a story book.
Come and admire the hops, gardens and orchards as well as the beamed, tiled and clapboard cottages.
Another fab cycle route is the circular starting from and ending in Royal Tunbridge Wells via Horsmonden – O the gorgeous villages you will see! Best country pubs on route too!
The Tudor Cycle Trail suggested on Explore Kent is a 6 mile family friendly ride from Tonbridge to Penshurst Place where a cup of tea and homemade pastry in glorious gardens await you.
It’s time to join the new class of go-getters, so get on your bike and escape the pack!
Muddy tracks to master
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest offer tracks for family rides and mountain biking enthusiasts of all abilities.
Bewl Water is another great attraction for some off road family cycling round the 21km lake shore.
Where to hire bicycles in Tunbridge Wells
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest and Bewl Water hire out bicycles of all sizes for the whole family.
You can hire a bike from various attractions across the borough and beyond through the Country Bike App and website or get them delivered to your preferred location. Country Bike is a family run business of local cycling enthusiast who will be glad to recommend the best cycling trail for you.
Cycling Events in Kent
A few of the more recognised cycling events are the:
- Grand Circuit of Kent (130km) which edges into the borough at Frittenden, Sissinghurst and Brenchley;
- Wally Gimber Trophy which starts out in Bells Yew Green, only a hop, skip and a jump from Royal Tunbridge Wells;
- Hole Park Sportive has a choice of 2 routes – 40k or 100k – through the gorgeous Wealden downs held on the first weekend of April.
Cycle Friendly Accommodation
Royal Tunbridge Wells is known as a perfect stop off for cyclists between London and those bound for the coast.
Why not freewheel into town, stop awhile and re-energise?
There is plenty to keep you here including cafés, country pubs and interesting things to do.
Use our advanced search facilities to find bike friendly hotels and guest houses.
Avenue Verte – the legendary London to Paris cycle route taking in some of the best of the countryside and villages on both sides of the English Channel.
Tunbridge Wells Circular via Horsmonden
Country Bike – Cycle hire from attractions or delivery to your preferred location
Tunbridge Wells Bicycle Users Group – practical local knowledge on parking and routes