Cycling in West Sussex

What better way to explore the picturesque villages, coastlines and countryside inhabiting the West Sussex region. Take in the idyllic scenery as you cycle through and past historic sites in West Sussex. With historic sites all around you, such as the Cowdray Ruins, or take a cycle down to Bolney Wine Estate where since 1976 they have produced a range of fine English wines that you can taste and see the process of how they are made. The High Salvington Windmill is another landmark you can cycle to, an excellent example of a working post mill dating back to the 18th Century. Out of the main town many of the cycle routes are very quiet and tranquil and the perfect area to stop for a picnic or just to enjoy the breathtaking views.

With many cycle trails offering stunning scenic views cycling across West Sussex and the surrounding towns cycling is a great way to explore and keep active while you’re away on holiday. If you don’t want to bring your own bikes with you cycle hire is available at a range of shops across West Sussex providing a range of bikes to hire from kids bikes to trial and mountain bikes also providing helmets, tools and maps to help rookie cyclists in the region. In addition many cycle shops offer coaching and training courses for the inexperienced cyclists who still want to enjoy riding in West Sussex. If you prefer to get the adrenaline pumping and want to try mountain biking there a range of routes from the beginner to the experienced rider.

There are a range of great cycle routes, here are some ones that we recommend trying in West Sussex. The Downs Link, established in 1984 as a link between the North and South Downs, is a scenic, flat bridleway between Guildford in the North and Shoreham-by-Sea in the South. Horsham to St Leonard’s Forest, this route is on bridleways and is a good introduction to mountain biking. The tracks are good and can be ridden in any conditions. There are excellent views south towards the coast and Arundel and north towards Horsham and the North Downs. The South Downs Way, this is an extension to Route 22 which incorporates an exhilarating descent off Amberley Mount to Houghton and along a beautiful section of the River Arun to Arundel.

We recommend using Sustrans national cycle network app, which is free on Apple and Android and enables the user access to over 25,000 miles of walking and cycling across the UK.





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The Welldiggers Arms

Petworth, West Sussex

This 300-year-old country pub with rooms is set within the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park.

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The Cat Inn

West Hoathly, West Sussex

The Cat Inn is a stunning 16th Century pub, set in the picturesque village of West Hoathly.

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The Seal

Selsey, West Sussex

Enjoy all the comforts of home in The Seal’s recently refurbished and well-appointed guest rooms; an ideal...

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The White Horse

Chichester, West Sussex

The White Horse, Chilgrove is nestled at the foot of the stunning South Downs. The dining room and hotel...

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The White Hart

South Harting, West Sussex

The White Hart is a fine old village pub full of character and charm where you'll be assured of a friendly...

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The Swan Hotel

Arundel, West Sussex

The Swan is a traditional country pub with rooms in the heart of the West Sussex market town of Arundel.

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The Old House Inn

Copthorne, West Sussex

Situated just minutes from Gatwick Airport yet with a surprisingly remote feel, the Old House Inn has been...

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The George and Dragon

Horsham, West Sussex

The George and Dragon near Shipley, is a traditional English country pub with a large open fire and warm,...

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The Norfolk Arms Hotel

Arundel, West Sussex

Located in the heart of Arundel, within the shadow of Arundel Castle, the Norfolk Arms Hotel is a charming...

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The Halfway Bridge

Petworth, West Sussex

Whether you seek a cosy base from which to explore the area's many charms or the kind of relaxed luxury that...

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