If you enjoy traffic calmed cycling and sightseeing from your bicycle, whether on your own or with your loved ones, this guidebook is for you. It features the best cycle routes of southern England, together forming a continous route from London to Land's End, taking in as many famous English landmarks as possible. Choose to cycle the route in short sections or cycle the whole route in one go! What makes the guidebook unique is that it offers a full pack of route descriptions, high profile mapping, insider visitor information and accommodation suggestions, all over an incredible distance. The route is via well paved paths or quiet roads only and is completely continuous; you can be an explorer too!
The guidebook provides approximately1200 km (over 940 miles) of routes. The route connects with 60 railway stations on the way, so it is easy to start or stop cycling, wherever you are. International visitors can either fly to London and start near the Tower Bridge or use the additional links from the Dover and Harwich ferry ports. An alternative end to Plymouth makes a journey around the English Channel via France possible. You can also use our book to cycle from/to Portsmouth or Poole with help of the Sustrans Hampshire & Isle of Wight Cycle Map, another way of making the link with the Tour de Manche Routes around the English Channel. Whatever your choice is, bicycle-focused clear and concise travel information is included! To learn more about the route, how you could do it and the features of our high-profile guidebook, please browse the menu top left.
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Special features summary:
1200 kms (940 miles) of routes, 140 maps (rural and urban areas), 500 named facilities with full contact details (including B&Bs, hostels, bunkhouses, campsites, bike shops and pubs), detailed directions with local knowledge all the way, fully continuous enjoyable route (overcoming gaps in Sustran's National Cycle Network), GPS-tracks and route updates available via this website.