Wiltshire Cycleway

Coursing 160 miles through the idyllic countryside and historic towns of Wiltshire, this circular cycle route is a great challenge for those looking to push themselves.

However, the Wiltshire Cycleway can be split into shorter sections or attempted in stages, with plenty of pubs and other places to stay along the route.

Much of the route runs on country roads, so accomplished riders and those on bike tours will love travelling through the peaceful Wiltshire landscape.

Along the way, you’ll be greeted by a series of quaint villages and historic towns that you may want to take some time to explore.

Highlights include Bradford-on-Avon, with its medieval buildings and old stone bridge which houses a “lock-up”, once used for holding prisoners.

You’ll also pass close to the impressive Longleat Estate, before arriving in Salisbury. The city’s famed cathedral holds one of the original manuscripts of the Magna Carta.

Amesbury sits on the River Avon and brings you within just a few miles of Stonehenge.

Next comes Great Bedwyn and the lively market town of Marlborough.

Malmesbury, with its market cross and Norman Abbey, is particularly picturesque, and you’ll want to savour the old-world charm of Corsham.

If you want to incorporate the Wiltshire Cycleway into an even longer cycle challenge, there are also links with National Cycle Network:

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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