Cycling in Somerset
Somerset sprawls in its warm, leisurely way over a remarkable range of countryside. In one county you can cycle some of Britain’s best rail trails and towpaths, through remarkable car-free tunnels, alongside beaches, up hills and along endless plains, and more.
Road tourers can explore the wide-open wetlands of the Somerset Levels, dominated by dramatic Glastonbury Tor, the hilly Mendips with Chew Valley Lake, or the hillier Quantocks. The seaside town of Minehead, on Somerset’s western margins, is also a gateway to Exmoor.
Whether you bring your own bikes or hire some locally, there are many quiet country lanes and off the main road routes to take right from our campsite.
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The flat landscape of the Avalon Marshes is perfect for cyclists with quiet lanes, droves and cycle paths. Route 3 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Avalon Marshes connecting Glastonbury, Wells and Bridgwater, and nearby Route 33 provides a link with Highbridge Station.
We are a group of "everyday" cyclists based in Taunton, Somerset who enjoy exploring the countryside, passing the miles with banter and laughs, and supporting local coffee shops and pubs along the way!