Cycle Routes in Gloucestershire

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The Severn Bridge

Gloucestershire has some lovely countryside and pretty towns as well as serving as an access point for Wales. One of the chief attractions in the county is the river Severn and the Gloucester to Chepstow route below gives great views of this famous river separating Wales and England.
There are also some lovely rides in and around the county town of Gloucester with the river and the Vale of Gloucester providing a fine backdrop.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Gloucestershire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bristol to Portishead11 miles (17 km)**
Coleford Milkwall and Parkend railway path3 miles (5 km)*
Cotswold Water Park10 miles (16 km)*
Stroud Valleys Trail6 miles (9 km)*

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bristol to Chepstow25 miles (40 km)**
Bristol to Thornbury25 miles (40 km)**
Bristol to Trowbridge30 miles (48 km)**
Cirencester to Moreton-in-Marsh30 miles (48 km)****
Cirencester to Stroud22 miles (35 km)***
Gloucester to Tewkesbury17 miles (28 km)**
Stroud to Gloucester20 miles (32 km)**
Swindon to Cirencester19 miles (30 km)**
Thornbury to Gloucester30 miles (49 km)**

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bridgwater to Bristol56 miles (90 km)***
Bristol to Gloucester53 miles (85 km)**
Claude Duval Bridleroute63 miles (102 km)****
Sabrina Way203 miles (327 km)


 Your Submitted Routes
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Cotswold Way for Road Bikes53 miles (85 km)***
Forest of Dean Family Route9 miles (14.22 km)*

 Gloucestershire Cycling Links
NameDescription
Better by Bike...the most comprehensive cycling website for Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Bristol Cycling CampaignRides and meetings in the Bristol area
Cotswolds Water ParkAll the information you need on this lovely park which boasts 150 lakes, Nature Reserves and plenty of options for refreshment
Cycle CheltenhamNews and routes for the Cheltenham area
Forest of Dean and Wye ValleyNice site with lots of handy information for walking or cycling in this delightful area
Gloucestershire CCInformation on walks and rides in the county
Gloucestershire University Bike Users GroupHandy information for students
South Gloucestershire CouncilForum and leaflets available for the area on this site


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