GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cowes to Sandown Cycle Track

14 miles (22.5 km)

This lovely ride takes you along National Cycle Network Route 23 from Cowes to Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The route runs for about 14 miles on a largely traffic free track making for a fairly easy ride.
The route starts from Cowes harbour where you can pick up the signed trail and head south. The trail runs along a surfaced, traffic free path to Newport, with views of the River Medina on the way.
You continue south to Blackwater and Merstone where the route bends round to the east. Here there's a run along a dismantled railway before picking up a section of the Yar River Trail. This takes you along the river into Sandown where you finish on the sea front. There's a lovely beach here and lots of nice cafes for refreshment after your exercise.
To continue your cycling on the island try the Newport Circular which visits nearby Bembridge.

Cowes to Sandown Cycle Track OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cowes to Sandown Cycle Track Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Cowes Floating Bridge 1


Newport to Cowes cycleway 571583

Newport to Cowes cycleway

Boats in the River Medina - - 18076

Boats in the River Medina

Newport, Medina Quay - - 644585

Newport, Medina Quay

Trees near Birchmore Farm - - 485483

Trees near Birchmore Farm

Cyclist on NCN 23 - - 485472

Cyclist on NCN 23

NCN 23 - - 485434

NCN 23

Sandown Beach - - 63714

Sandown Beach

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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