Cycling in Somerset 

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Cycling in Somerset

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The scenery and landscape in Somerset & Exmoor are identified in visitor surveys as the most important reasons for visiting the area. With a National Park, four AONB’s, many nature reserves, historic towns and villages, the area has some of the most varied cycling terrain to be found anywhere in the country.
So whatever your level and ability, ‘Saddle Up’, ride out and explore Somerset and Exmoor by bike. You will not be disappointed. In this guide we have pulled together ten top ideas for helping you to experience the best of mountain biking, road cycling and family friendly traffic free routes.
Its rolling hills and flat plains make Somerset a popular destination for cyclists whether they are mountain bikers or more relaxed riders.
As a sizeable county with a distinctly rural character, it offers the chance to get off the well-ridden track and discover some of Somerset’s secrets. You can pedal along disused railway lines, through nature reserves, on sandy beaches and to the top of spell-binding viewpoints. There are family routes, circular routes, off road routes and mountain bike routes. There are gentle meanders on the wide open wetlands of the Somerset Levels and there are challenging climbs in the Blackdown, Mendip and Quantock Hills – all Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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