Cycling In Bath

The Best Cycling Routes in Bath

A road for cycling

  1. Bath Two Tunnels

A 13-mile circular route from the two tunnels through National Route 4, Kennet & Avon canal back to Central Bath. The route provides a great cycling path between Monkton Combe, Midford and beyond. The Combe Down Tunnel boasts a height of 1872 metres and is one of the longest cycling routes in Europe. Travelling through the tunnel is an amazing experience for first timers and the inspirational audio-visual installation by the United Visual Artists is a popular makes for a wonderful experience.

  1. The Colliers Way

The Colliers Way is a newly constructed shared-use path running from Frome to Dundas Aqueduct created for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair-users. The 23-mile route is very safe and 100% traffic free cycling, going through old unused railway lines linked to 8 miles of tranquil country lanes from where you can see the best of Somerset countryside. There are several historical buildings Frome as well as a flourishing arts and crafts community so you might want to check that out as you ride.

A stretch of luxurious buildings and a lush green field

  1. Bristol to Bath Cycle Path

This is easily one of the most popular cycling routes with its idyllic walking and cycling paths between the two cities of Bath and Bristol. The path is a 13 mile off road route from central Briton via Mangotsfield, Warmley and Saltford ending at central Bath. The drinking giant is one of the main highlights to look out for along with the functional steam engines at the old train station in Britton.

  1. Kennet and Avon Cycle Route

The Kennet &Avon canal weaves through outstandingviews between the Bristol Avon and Thames. The routed fuses natural rolling landscape highlighted by modern Reading and the heritage sites in Bath. The impressive architecture around the canal is in line with the general surroundings where a multitude of flora and fauna has found a natural habitat.

A phone attached to a bicycle

  1. Chew Valley Lake Cycle Path

On first sight of the lake, if you assumeit’s an easy ride all the way to the Chew Valley Lake, you would be grossly mistaken. This gorgeous man-made lake close to Chew Stoke in the heart of the Valley is a prime tourist attraction. Some of the old roads leading to the valley have been converted to a shared-use path. There is an off-roadcycle route on the long westerly section that runs from Chew Stoke to West Harptree.

SSW tips:

Cycling in Bath is easy and there are several bike shops in the city where you can hire one if need to. Top highlights to look out for include the platforms for the original stations, heritage sites in Bath, steam trains alongside the path on the Avon Valley Railway and you could grab a bite to eat at the café in Warmley.