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This trip is Self Guided allowing you to discover the area and explore on your own but we can arrange guiding if you prefer.
This trip is ideal for Newcomers & Families, Cycling Breaks with Friends and Seasoned Cyclists.
British Cycling say: Respect the rules of the roads and check out our advice on how to ride safely on the road.

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We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE LOVE

Explore the stunning New Forest by bicycle. Spend some time meandering down country lanes, riding through quaint country villages and enjoying a break from hectic city life. We love the typically English pubs with the Drift Inn a great choice with log fires, large gardens for the kids and real ales.
Holiday Itinerary

Once you have checked in to your hotel, your bike can be delivered to you or you can pick it up, depending on your preference. Spend your time immersing yourself in one the UK's most beautiful regions. Choose from our road routes or the wonderful off road trails to explore the New Forest. Enjoy a riverside picnic, explore the charming 13th century village of Beaulieu which is home to the world famous National Motor Museum, or just ride through beautiful countryside. We will provide routes in both pdf and gpx formats for you to follow. 

We recommend tea in Brocknhurst and then a ride through the tracks and trails with just the local wildlife for company. 

On your final day, we will either collect your bike or you can drop it off, again depending on your preference.

AREA
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The New Forest is a haven from bustling city life, just a couple of hours from London. It's history dates back a thousand years to its creation by William the Conqueror and nowadays it offers some of the most peaceful enjoyable cycling in the UK. 

From the delightful village of Beaulieu on the banks of the river, to the tranquil off road trails that snake through 571 square kilometers of forest, you will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable place to cycle in the UK.

Weather
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The best time to cycle in the UK is between March and October. Spring and Autumn are a lovely time to ride when often the air is crisp and so long as you’re wearing the right equipment, exploring the great British countryside at this time can be a delight. Summer is of course an ideal time to go cycling and whilst July & August tend to be the warmest months, both May and September often offer great weather to ride. The cold winter months between November and February are best avoided although they can be cycled with the correct winter equipment.

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Your stay will be at the 3* MacDonald Elmers Court Hotel. Boasting an indoor and outdoor pool, sensuous spa and state of the art Technogym, this is the perfect base to explore the New Forest. We can also upgrade your room or offer single occupancy, subject to availability. Just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry.  
Your stay will be bed and breakfast but we can upgrade to half or full board on request. Just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry.  
The holiday is a self guided holiday allowing you to explore the New Forest at your own pace. We know the area very well and have put together some recommended routes in GPX format which allows you to download these to most GPS enabled devices, and with certain software, to your smartphone. These will be sent to you once you have booked your holiday with Love Velo and each file will be title with a short description of the ride and the distance. If you would like to see the profile of each route, we recommend that you download the files before your holiday and open them with a GPS viewer such as www.ridewithgps.com. We also have our routes in PDF, as well as New Forest National Parks Cycle Routes for some great off road trails.  
If you choose not to have a guide, you will want to know that your bike is in great condition and that you won’t have any mechanical problems during your ride. Our bikes are extremely well serviced and maintained but in the very unlikely event there is a mechanical issue with the bike (not including basic maintenance such as slipped chains or punctures), we will provide you with an emergency number for someone to come out and repair or replace your bike. 
The bike you will rent to explore the New Forest is a hybrid bike. It’s equipped with 24 gears to help you push up the hills, a hard wearing aluminium frame, basic suspension and semi-slick puncture resistant tyres to minimise repairs. We also provide children’s bicycles for families. We do have options to upgrade your bicycle so click on the upgrade options below to find out more.   
If you want anything from gel saddles to the hire of an electric bike, just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry.  
Your bike will come equipped with essential tools for you to repair a puncture, replace an inner tube or fix a slipped chain. 
Travel to New Forest is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book any train or other travel to the New Forest.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.   
Bicycle helmet hire is not included in the price but we can include this for you at a very small charge. Love Velo recommends the use of a bicycle helmet on all rides. Please click here for advice on wearing helmets from our partner, British Cycling.   
This is a self guided holiday but we can arrange half day or full day guiding for you to get the most out of your New Forest cycling experience.   
If you would like, you can upgrade your bicycle to a mountain bike if you want to spend more time off road, or a road bike if exploring the country lanes of the New Forest. The mountain bike is of great quality and no more than 3 years old. Using either Giant or Cube, the bike comes with suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, comfort saddles and puncture resistant tyres. The road bike is by Genesis and has an aluminium frame. it is perfect for exploring the New Forest and also picking up a bit of speed down the country lanes.
 
If you want to upgrade to our top specification bicycle in the New Forest, we can provide you with a carbon framed road bike. The specification will be confirmed on request but is perfect for exploring the New Forest and speeding through the country lanes and quiet villages.