Hire a bike
A range of bikes are available to hire from these companies in the New Forest:
Having been founded way back in 1993, Cyclexperience really do have the long-standing expertise to guide you around the New Forest by bike, with their wealth of knowledge on cycle routes and secret tips. They have a large fleet of modern bikes which are checked after every ride and maintained on a routine basis. They are now one of the most prominent cycle businesses on the South Coast, offering four retail shops stocking every imaginable type of bike and accessory. You are in safe and experienced hands riding with this company.
Address Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7TW
Phone 01590 624808
Forest Leisure Cycling
Located in the picturesque village of Burley, Forest Leisure Cycling is a great base from which to explore the surrounding New Forest on two wheels. Cycle along the famous Old Railway from Burley, pop into the Deer Sanctuary or enjoy the Woodland Trail. Finish off your ride in one of the many delicious tea rooms nearby! They offer nine cycle trails to cater to all abilities, and every route can be extended to create a more challenging ride for those with an even bigger taste for adventure.
Address Village Centre, Burley, New Forest, Hampshire, BH24 4AB
Phone 01425 403584
Country Lanes not only offer a range of routes for all abilities, but a whole series of amazing themed cycle experiences, including their Cream Tea Trail, Pub Pedaller and Cider Rider. A really fun and unique way to see the New Forest by bike.
Address The Railway Station, Brockenhurst, SO42 7TW
Phone 01590 622627
Trax Bike Hire
Perfect for a car-free experience, Trax will deliver and collect bikes from your chosen location, whether at a hotel or a tent in a remote field. From there, you are free to start and finish your own route and at your own pace. Trax are located on the border of Hampshire and Dorset, meaning bikes can be delivered across both counties; so you can design your own route through the New Forest, or venture to the seaside. The choice is all yours! The bikes are serviced daily and they offer comprehensive customer support, so rest assured no matter how far flung you decide your route to be, you’re in safe hands.
Address Bashley Cross Road, Bashley, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5SY
Phone 01425 618562
Sandy Balls Cycle Centre
Located in the ever popular Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, the Cycle Centre offers a whole range of goods and activities on two wheels. If you are already a keen cyclist, browse the well-stocked shop for clothing, accessories, ex-rental bikes or even a brand new one. They also offer repairs if needed. If you're just looking to have a shorter cycling experience, hire out a bike, tandem or a tag-a-long and explore one of the many routes which leave from here. Children will love Mud Rats – a fast, exciting and most importantly, muddy and messy route throughout the woodland.
Address Sandy Balls Holiday Village, Godshill, Fordingbridge, New Forest, Hampshire, SP6 2JZ
Phone 0844 693 1050
AA Bike Hire
AA Bike Hire has been established for over 25 years in Lyndhurst, a lovely town right in the heart of the New Forest and a perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. It is a family-run business so you can expect a warm welcome and plenty of insider tips. Their fleet is comprised of Specialised Hardrock and Haro Sport front suspension aluminium-framed mountain bikes, which are regularly serviced. This is one of the most reasonably priced cycle hire companies in the New Forest, but do bear in mind that they don’t take advanced bookings and work on a first-come first-served basis, so it is worth getting there early to ensure enough bikes for everyone at a good price.
Address Fernglen, Gosport Lane, Lyndhurst, SO43 7BL
Phone 02380 283349
Avon Tyrell Outdoor Activity Centre
Avon Tyrrell is run by the charity UK Youth, which is dedicated "to supporting young people to realise their potential". Its focus is on developing and promoting "non-formal learning opportunities for all". Located in the southwest of the New Forest, there are various bike tracks - a Blue Route that's an easy, accessible track around Avon Tyrrell, suitable for the use of BOMA wheelchairs (available for hire if pre-booked), a Red Route for intermediate riders, and Pump and Gravity Tracks for experienced riders only. Bikes can be hired from the on-site shop.
Address Bransgore, Hampshire BH23 8EE
Phone 01425 672347
Just inside the park boundary, this family-friendly holiday park (with static caravans and touring pitches) in a large wooded estate provides bike hire to help you explore the forest.
Address Sway Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5QR
Phone 01425 612340
New Forest Activities
Founders Rich Pearsall and Sam Sutton started running trips in 2003 on the Beaulieu River and in 2009 the business expanded into New Forest Activities, which runs a range of outdoor adventure activities in the New Forest, including water-based (kayaking, canoeing, raft building) and land-based activities (bushcraft, bike hire and guided walks).
Address The Old Forge, High Street, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7YA
Phone 01590 612377