Hit the Road in Blackpool: 7 Great Cycle Routes To Ride!

Hit the Road in Blackpool: 7 Great Cycle Routes To Ride!

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Are you looking to embark on a unique and unforgettable cycling experience? Blackpool is the perfect destination for all sorts of travellers interested in exploring scenic views while testing their physical strength. The coastal town hosts many varied cycling routes, ranging from short family-friendly rides to exhilarating hills that will challenge even the most seasoned cyclist. Whether you're eager to appreciate nature's beauty up close or want to test your stamina against some of Lancashire's highest spots, Blackpool has something special to offer bike riders of all levels!

You can cycle all the way from Fleetwood to Lytham on the National Cycle Network Route 62, take in the countryside scenery on the Dunsop Valley trail or test your mountain biking skills on the miles of trails at Gisburn Forest! 

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    The table above lists all the best cycle routes near Blackpool. Click on each name to be taken straight to the part of the blog post for that route.

    Blackpool Cycling FAQ's

    Blackpool Promenade is a popular place for cyclists, with thousands riding there each year. The promenade makes up part of the National Cycle Network Route 62 so yes, you can cycle there. There are often pedestrians using the promenade at the same time so care is required when riding.

    Yes! Stanley Park is a great place for a cycling workout with 260 acres to explore. There are no dedicated cycle lanes but there are plenty of trails and paths around the lake and gardens with beautiful scenery as you ride.

    The Best Places For Biking Near Blackpool

    Blackpool has with many places to explore on two wheels. Have a look below at the cycle routes listed on the interactive map and click on the buttons below the map for each route, for further information before you travel. The purple icons on the map indicate some local bike hire places. Check them out for prices on their website before you rent.

    Blackpool to Fleetwood

    If you love cycling, you should check out the stunning coastal route between Blackpool and Fleetwood. With its beautiful landscapes and 9 miles of a scenic, traffic-free path next to the sea, this journey is ideal for leisurely cycling trips with the family. As part of the National Cycle Network Route 62, the path is used by thousands of cyclists each year. With plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views out to sea or have a bite to eat, the route is perfect for an afternoon bike ride!

    Lytham to Lytham St Annes

    Why not experience the best cycling the Fylde Coast has to offer with the ride along the coastal cycle route from Lytham to Lytham St Annes? Forming part of Route 62 on the National Cycle Route Network, the picturesque route takes in incredible views of the Ribble Estuary. The 7-mile route is mainly traffic-free and enjoyed by locals all year round.

    Hyndburn Greenway

    With its stunning landscape of rolling countryside, meandering canals and picturesque towns, you'll really be able to make the most of the great outdoors on the Hyndburn Greenway. But it's not just breathtaking scenery on offer; the route also provides well-maintained paths which are relatively flat, so there is minimal risk of getting knackered on an incline - perfect for cyclists of every level!

    Dunsop Valley

    Starting in Dunsop village, the trail has many picturesque spots and views along the way, allowing cyclists to take in the sights along their ride. Heading into the Forest of Bowland, the route provides breathtaking scenery along the 5-mile out and back journey. With its diverse terrain, safe traffic-free ride and stunning natural setting, it's no wonder so many people flock to the Dunsop Valley each year to experience cycling at its best!

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    MTB: Gisburn Forest

    When you cycle within Gisburn Forest, you'll be exposed to amazing views and epic descending that will get your adrenaline going. Whether you're a cyclist wanting to test your skill or a novice who is looking for an adventure, you won't be disappointed. Take on the formidable climbs and swoop down secluded single tracks, something that cannot be found anywhere else in the area. With miles upon miles of trails to explore, it's sure to be an experience like no other.

    MTB: Viridor Woods

    The trails at Viridor Woods are perfect for both beginners and experienced riders, and the scenery at this Site of Special Scientific Interest is simply breathtaking. With over 5km's to ride on, you can easily spend an afternoon riding in the forest working on your mountain biking skills.

    MTB: Healey Nab

    If you're looking for an adrenaline-filled cycling experience that is second to none, look no further than the Healey Nab mountain bike trails. The 2 routes offer a unique blend of challenge and adventure that will leave even the most experienced cyclist breathless. Whether you cycle solo or with a group, you can be sure that each outing will be an unforgettable ride; thrill riding through mixed woodland opportunities are plentiful and the terrain often demands technical riding abilities.


    In this blog post, we have shared some of the best Blackpool bike routes. To find out more about things to do in this area, click on the links below:


    Blackpool Blogs


    Free Things to do in Blackpool


    Forest Walks near Blackpool


    Local Delicacies from Blackpool

    Please note...

    All outdoor activities including cycling involve a degree of risk. The routes are recommended due to the well known features of each route but this may change over time and further research is required before undertaking any activity. The weather can also impact the surface and general conditions of each route so please keep yourself updated with the weather forecast before setting off to enjoy your cycle!

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