Top Cycling Breaks Near London

With cycling breaks more popular than ever, we've selected a varied mixture of fab destinations close to the capital for you to explore on two wheels. From hotels with biking experiences to pubs with rooms with routes nearby, we've got you covered. Whether you take your own bike on the train or hire one, it's one of the best ways to appreciate the great UK outdoors. So, read on for some of our top cycling breaks near London, then pump up those tyres and get ready to hit the road!

Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa

Cycle Electric Sussex is a three-night break starting at this lovely hotel and spa near Haywards Heath. With two days of biking, it's a perfect way to combine luxury, fun and fresh air!


Cycle the famed coastal roads and Friston Forest near Eastbourne and stay at this cool seafront hotel with a lovely restaurant and bar with outdoor dining.

The Crown Inn, Dial Post

Located close to the South Downs National Park, this cosy country pub with boutique rooms offers local ales and great food to sustain you during your cycling break!

Ivy Grange Farm Barn

Ideally positioned on National Cycle Route 1, there's secure bike storage at this self-catering getaway, and both electric and conventional bikes for hire to explore the Suffolk countryside and coastline.

Bethnal & Bec

Stay in eco-chic luxury at this country retreat in Hertfordshire! There are e-bikes for hire or you can use the secure bike shed, and there’s a free dine-in box for people arriving by train.

Piglets Boutique B&B

In 2014, the Tour de France visited Saffron Walden, and the legacy is lots of on- and off-road cycling! While staying at this award-winning B&B, enjoy an excellent breakfast and the 'honour bar'.

The Crown & Castle

This lovely gastropub is in a terrific location on the main square in Orford, Suffolk. There are lots of great walks on the doorstep and electric bikes to rent if you don't want to take your own!

Elveden Inn

This six-room country inn located between London and Norwich is very popular with cyclists looking to explore the Thetford Forest trails. Bikes are available to rent, too!

Lee Wick Farm Glamping

Head here for deluxe glamping beside the sea in Essex. The lovely location has tons of biking opportunities, plus fishing, horseriding and birdwatching for an activity-filled holiday.

Retreat East

Aptly named, this country hotel deep in the Suffolk countryside is the epitome of peace, calm and tranquility. Arrive by train and bring your bike – the station is nearby.

The Jolly Sportsman

Close to the South Downs Way, this dog-friendly, four-room pub has contemporary rooms and terrific food, including a delicious breakfast each day – just the thing to set you up for a cycling break.

The Red Lion, Odiham

Quote Cool Places for a free welcome drink of your choice when you book a stay at this historic Hampshire pub with seven stylish rooms. Don't forget to check out the local biking events.

Montagu Arms

Explore the New Forest in the saddle, then return to this lovely country retreat for a drink at the bar and a meal at the highly-rated Terrace restaurant – the ideal spot for biking breaks and foodies.

Still Southwold

Choose a gorgeous seaside holiday house or an uber-stylish cabin – whichever you pick, you're just a 10-minute cycle ride from Southwold and the lovely old pier, beach huts, fish and chips and ice cream!

Eagles Nest at Greyfriars

Free bike storage on site and great cycling from the doorstep when you stay at this high-end, two-bedroom holiday home close to Winchelsea Beach and Camber Sands. Check out sister apartment Herons Wood, too.

The Fox at Willian

A lovely revamped country pub with comfy guest rooms and train stations in nearby Hitchin and Cambridge – explore the local area by bike and visit another watering hole or two.

The Lock and The Tyne

A modern, eco-friendly pub in Windsor by acclaimed Chef and Restauranter Adam Handling serving a seasonal British menu. For a cycle ride with a difference, take the 'Nespresso Velosophy' bike for a spin!

The Percy Arms

Excellent cycling country here along the North Downs Way in Surrey, where you can stay at this quirky and unique pub with African-themed decor and a menu to match.

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If you're looking for a particular destination, take a look at guides, ranging from Norfolk, Cornwall and Devon to Pembrokeshire and Perthshire. Or head to our 'Places to Stay' section, where you can find romantic retreats, dog-friendly cottages, family hotels, and more.

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