VW Camper Cycling Break!

Jul 12 2017, 2 14 pm

Updated Jul 12 2017, 2 14 pm

Heading into the countryside on two wheels is fast becoming a favourite holiday choice and British Cycling estimates more than two million people across the country are now getting out on their bikes at least once a week.

With its open heathland, sheltered woods and scenic coastal paths, the beautiful New Forest is the perfect place for cyclists – and, with more than 100 miles of off-road cycle routes to explore, hiring one of our iconic vans will give you the freedom to choose a brand-new route every day.

Hire Ocean Berry or Breeze and a bike rack and use them to explore Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight’s best cycling routes.

They all sleep two adults and two children, which means they are perfect for enthusiastic cyclists or families looking for a mini-adventure on their bicycles or tricycles.

Throughout the New Forest – where customers collect their campers – there are many mapped cycling routes. And with a map provided in your campervan, there’s fun to be had plotting your own route too!

Family- friendly routes range from a two-mile meander along the footpath from the beautiful village of Beaulieu to the historic Bucklers Hard on the banks of the Beaulieu River, to a six mile cycle between the popular villages of Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst.

Look out for roaming ponies, wild boar and deer along the way, and there are plenty of picturesque pubs to rest tired legs and enjoy some well-earned refreshments.

Head further out to The New Forest’s wild and almost secret coast – there are 43 miles of it to enjoy, with wildlife reserves and family beaches. A cycle from Lepe Country Park follows the road along the coast before cutting inland, taking in some splendid views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

More experienced cyclists can drive to Lyndhurst – known as the capital of the New Forest – to tackle the 25-mile ride to Burley via Minstead and Bolderwood, where you can take time to stop and see the New Forest’s famous deer from the viewing platform.

With all your home comforts close at hand, a stay in a classic VW combi makes cycling breaks easy – just set up camp at a different site every night and head off to explore to your heart’s content.

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