Cycle Routes

The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts a wide range of cycle routes including a number of National Cycle Network (NCN) routes, traffic-free sections and signposted cycle routes such as the Chilterns Cycleway and the Chiltern Heritage Trails. We have also produced some suggested cycle ride ideas for families, beginners and experienced cyclists both on road and off road.

Many of the cycle routes start at or near train stations and are quickly and easily accessible from London, Birmingham, Coventry, Reading and further afield. With four major train lines and three motorways linking the Chilterns to London, the cycle routes are perfectly placed for an after work adventure or a quick weekend outing.

Cycle routes in the Chilterns – Beds, Herts, Bucks and Oxon

All of the cycle routes listed below have maps and gpx downloads available from Map My Ride. We’ll be adding routes on a regular basis and more are listed on the Chilterns AONB website.

Title Category Address Description
2014 Tour of Britain route road ride Ride Start Hemel Hempstead 95 mile road route. Uses Chilterns Cycleway to Wallingford and joins the official Stage 6 route to the stage finish.
Amersham 42 miles - Road Ride Start Sycamore Road car park, Amersham A good road ride for fit cyclists. 42 miles, lots of climbing. Uses sections of signposted Chilterns Cycleway
Ashridge Estate (NT) Café,Ride Start,Cycle Facility Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted Off-road cycle routes and family cycling on the National Trust Ashridge Estate. Info Centre. Cafe. Toilets
Aston Hill Bike Park Ride Start,Cycle Facility Aston Hill, Halton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5NQ MTB Downhill, Cross-country, 4X trails. Pumptrack for all ages. Some extreme trails. Proper MTB. Daily charge to use the bike park.
Berkhamsted 13 - thru Ashridge Estate Ride Start Berkhamsted Circular 13.3 mile road route suitable for beginners and confident children.
Berkhamsted 5.5 - Byways & Canal Ride Start Berkhamsted Circular ride for beginners. Some road, some off-road, return along the canal. Short climb to start, then mostly flat.
Brewery Ride #1 - Great Missenden Ride Start Great Missenden train station, Station Rd, Great Missenden A 17 mile road ride (with options!) from Great Missenden station to the Chiltern Brewery. Map and gpx
Brewery Ride #2 - Tring Ride Start Tring Brewery, Tring, HP23 6HA 15 (or 25) mile road rides out of Tring. Views (and hills) to die for. Map and gpx
Brewery Ride #3 - Henley Ride Start Lovibonds Brewery, Henley, RG9 2AA 20 quite demanding miles out of Henley (with optional extras). Map and gpx
Brewery Ride #4 - Berkhamsted Ride Start Haresfoot Brewery, Berkhamsted 17 or 28 mile road rides from Berkhamsted with shortcuts or optional extras. Map and gpx
Brewery Ride #5 - Chesham Ride Start Red Squirrel Brewery Shop, Chesham 13 or 30 mile road rides from Chesham. Map and gpx
Brewery Ride #6 - Potten End Ride Start Red Squirrel Brewery, Potten End 16, 25 and extra 27 mile road rides from Potten End. Map and gpx
Chesham 6 miles - Beginner, Road Ride Start Chesham For beginners. 6 miles on quiet lanes, starts with a long gentle hill, ends with the descent.
Chiltern Heritage Trail Ride Start King Geroge V Road, Amersham Three waymarked routes on public roads, bridleways and shared use paths. Each approximately 25 miles.
Grand Union Canal Ride Start London to Birmingham 80 miles from London to Birmingham. Variable surface, good in places, mud in others. Easily accessed from train stations. Flat-ish. Traffic free
Great Missenden 50 miles - Road Ride Start Great Missenden Tough 50 mile road ride with a beastly trio of climbs. Uses signposted sections of Chilterns Cycleway
Henley 20 miles - Road Ride Start Henley on Thames Circular 20 mile road ride via Chiltern Valley Winery. Some hills.
Henley 35 miles - Road Ride Start Henley on Thames 35 mile circular road route using large sections of the Cycleway
Herts CMS 5 - Tring (Signposted) Ride Start Tring train station An 18 mile circular road route from Tring station. Signposted. Map and gpx
Herts CMS 6 - Berkhamsted (Signposted) Ride Start Berkhamsted A 14 mile circular route in the Chiltern Hills, suitable for a wide range of abilities. Signposted. Map and gpx
MTB Route Berkhamsted Ride Start 167 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3HB A 28 mile offroad route using bridleway and byways linked by road sections. Suitable for a wide range of MTB abilities.
MTB Route Princes Risborough Ride Start Princes Risborough A 12 mile MTB route including Coombe Hill (with video)
National Cycle Network Route 4 Ride Start Sonning A 15 mile section from Maidenhead to Reading. Mostly off road or on shared use paths.
North East Loop 55 miles - Road (95%) Ride Start Tring train station Signposted. Chilterns Cycleway shorter north east loop missing out the top loop.
North East Loop 75 miles (two options - 100% Road or 95% Road) Ride Start Tring train station Signposted. Chilterns Cycleway ride through Herts and Beds. Two options, one contains offroad sections, one 100% road.
The Phoenix Trail (Princes Risborough to Thame) Ride Start 51.720209, -0.855059 6 mile offroad linear route. Traffic free along old railway line. Family friendly. Good, hard surface. Cafes in both towns.
Twyford Cycle Routes Ride Start Twyford Mixed ability, mixed terrain routes: 10, 11, 13, 15 and 18 mile suggestions. Full details are on our 'Cycling in Twyford' article.
Wendover Woods Ride Start,Cycle Facility Wendover Woods, St Leonards Road Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 5NF 6 mile waymarked route. Offroad. Traffic free. Family friendly. Steep in places. Cafe, toilets, Go Ape, walks, car park.

Responsible Cycling

Cycle Chilterns encourages all users of roads, paths, public rights of way, towpaths and open spaces to act in a responsible and courteous manner and consider the safety and enjoyment of others at all times. Share the space. Be nice. Read our Cycling Code of Conduct.

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