Somerset is perfect for cycling
With so many beautiful little villages, attractions and hidden treasures to discover in Somerset, perhaps the best way to make sure you don’t miss a thing is to explore by bicycle.
Whatever your fitness level, Glastonbury and Somerset have plenty to suit your cycling abilities.
For a gentle cycling holiday, the Somerset Levels and Moors provide a beautiful, rustic landscape; criss-crossed with small dykes or ‘rhynes’ and dotted with picturesque villages and towns.
Whether you bring your own bikes or hire some locally, there are many quiet country lanes and off the main road routes to take right from our campsite.
In ‘normal times’ we provide our guests with easy to follow, detailed directions for a 20 mile circular trip (and others) through the nearby Avalon Marshes. (Right now, during the Coronavirus crisis, we are asking guests to view and print maps before arrival). This easy to moderate, mainly level route takes you through the gorgeous Westhay and Shapwick Nature Reserves, passes by The Peat Moor Centre, taking in refreshment stops at a traditional Somerset pub or the Sharpham Tea Garden.
Click below to view and download some local cycle routes.
The Avalon Marshes is a thriving wetland habitat, with abundant wildlife and rare insects – the perfect way to discover the true beauty of the Somerset landscape.
A wide range of bikes can be hired locally for just £10 per day, either from Lintells garage or the Glastonbury Tourist Information centre.