There are many great reasons to visit and stay in Bath, but if you’re someone who loves exploring new places on two wheels, you might want to check out some of the best places to cycle around the city.
Ride along the Two Tunnels Greenway
The Two Tunnels path is a relatively flat walking and cycle route that is hugely popular with residents and visitors alike. The route gives you a great view of the city’s Georgian crescents before leaving the centre behind. It’s a four-mile stretch of disused railway line that takes in a variety of landscapes and links to the National Cycle Network, with routes to Radstock, Bournemouth and Bristol. You can explore it on foot, by cycle, either with your own or hire one from one of the vendors in the city.
Kennet and Avon Canal Path
The Kennet and Avon Canal links England’s canals from the River Thames at Reading to the Bristol Channel and is one of the UK’s most popular waterside walking and cycling routes. The Bath part of the route follows a towpath and is a relaxed and easy route to ease you in. There are even audio trails to tell you a bit more about the history of the canal if you wanted to combine your cycle ride with some cultural learning. If you have the stamina to follow the path all the way along you’ll get a chance to see beautiful countryside.
Follow the roads to the Cotswolds
If you’re a keen road cyclist, you’ll love the routes out of Bath towards the Cotswolds. There are plenty of places to stop for refreshments along the way and you’ll get to view some amazing rolling countryside and give yourself a proper workout with all the climbs and descents.
If you want to travel by bike but these all sound a bit too energetic for you, don’t fret, Bath is a city that is keen to try and limit its carbon footprint, as such there are plenty of city bikes available for hire at various points in the city for you to borrow, as well as dedicated vendors that can equip you with the right bikes for the terrain and information about guided cycle tours. Otherwise, if you’re a keen cyclist and find any other great cycle trails around the city, let us know! You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.