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

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
138 Twyford Cycle Routes Ride Start Twyford We have a number of suggested cycle routes suitable for all abilities. Full details are on our 'Cycling in Twyford' article.
137 NCN Route 4 Ride Start Sonning A 15 mile section from Maidenhead to Reading. Mostly off road or on shared use paths.
136 2014 Tour of Britain route ride Ride Start Hemel Hempstead 95 mile road route. Uses Chilterns Cycleway to Wallingford and joins the official Stage 6 route back to the stage finish.
135 North East Loop - 55 Miles Ride Start 51.800601,-0.623025 Signposted. Chilterns Cycleway – shorter north east loop missing out the top loop.
120 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.
117 Wendover Woods Ride Start 51.772282, -0.713436 6 mile waymarked route. Offroad. Traffic free. Steep in places. Cafe, toilets, Go Ape, walks, car park.
93 Amersham 42 Ride Start 51.675856, -0.607289 A good road ride for fit cyclists. 42 miles, lots of climbing. Signposted sections on Cycleway.
92 Chesham 6 Ride Start 51.697094, -0.606696 For beginners. 6 miles on quiet lanes, starts with a long gentle hill, ends with the descent.
91 Berkhamsted 5.5 - Byways & Canal Ride Start 51.763205,-0.561894 For beginners. Some road, some offroad, return along the canal. Short climb to start, then mostly flat.
53 Henley - 35 Ride Start 51.533849, -0.899994 35 mile circular road route using large sections of the Cycleway
32 Herts CMS 5 - Tring Ride Start 51.800601,-0.623025 A 18 mile signposted circular route from Tring station.
31 MTB Route Princes Risborough Ride Start 51.725609,-0.811562 A 12 mile MTB route including Coombe Hill
30 Herts CMS 6 - Berkhamsted Ride Start 51.763205,-0.561894 A 14 mile signposted circular route in the Chiltern Hills, suitable for a wide range of abilities
29 Henley – 20 miles Ride Start 51.533897,-0.900237 Some hills on this ride out of Henley. And some wine.
28 Ashridge – family cycling Ride Start 51.80766,-0.594556 Traffic free family rides (and a great café!)
27 Great Missenden 50 miles Ride Start 51.703769,-0.709049 Chilterns Cycleway - tough 50 mile road ride with a beastly trio of climbs. (Signposted)
26 North East Loop - 75 Miles (two options) Ride Start 51.800601,-0.623025 Signposted. Chilterns Cycleway – Herts and Beds winning heart and mind. Two options, one contains offroad sections, one 100% road.
25 Brewery Ride #3 - Henley 51.536626,-0.905301 20 quite demanding miles out of Henley (with optional extras – and beer)
24 Brewery Ride #2 - Tring 51.794125,-0.652106 15 (or 25) mile road loops out of Tring. Views (and hills) to die for.
11 Aston Hill 51.782723,-0.709137 Downhill, 4X, Pumptrack and Cross-Country trails in a purpose built setting.
08 Brewery Ride #1 51.703663,-0.709049 An 11 or 17 mile road ride (with options!) from Great Missenden station to the Chiltern Brewery

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