If you love exploring on two wheels, Bath is even more beautiful by bike.
The city itself is cross-sectioned by Route Four of the Cycle Network, with the surrounding countryside containing many scenic cycle routes: The Two Tunnels, which forms the longest cycling tunnel in the UK; the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path; the Colliers Way; and the Kennet and Avon Canal path.
Want to explore Bath by bike but don’t have a set of wheels? Simply sign up to nextbike for self-service bike hire from 14 docking stations around the city, or contact a local hire company, where you can rent bikes of all shapes and sizes for anything from two hours to a full day.
Parents can relax as Bath has many entirely traffic-free cycle routes, allowing you and the family to focus on the historic sights and wildlife you may encounter. Many of the cycle paths have cafes, pubs and public toilets handily dotted along the way.
For the more adventurous riders, Bath has a number of cross-country routes, some with steep downhill sections. Alternatively, in the West around Chew Magna and the Cheddar valley there are some more mellow rides.
Bath hosts several cycling events throughout the year, including the popular Bike Bath, so take a look before you book.
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