Why not enjoy a bike ride or walk through Bournemouth’s stunning gardens? Make the most of our 1½ mile cycle trail through the Central and Upper Gardens, allowing you to absorb the beautiful surroundings - its flora, fauna, variety of trees and pretty red bridges. There are also plenty of walks through our gardens for you to enjoy with places to rest, information boards and trails to follow. Enjoy stunning sea views, great photo opportunities, the smell of the sea air and the wind in your hair as you cycle or walk along our seven mile coastline. Why not enjoy a beautiful bike ride along Bournemouth’s promenade* and coastal roads? You can cycle to Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve to the east or go west along the coast to Sandbanks stopping off at one of our many coastal cafés, bars and restaurants. There are plenty of cycling and walking routes to enjoy on our doorstep too. From the spectacular scenery and cliff top vistas along the Jurassic Coast to
the enchanting New Forest National Park with its abundance of paths and places to explore. If you haven’t brought your bike with you don’t worry as the area is home to a number of local bike hire companies that offer a range of bicycles and equipment for hire, from helmets to tag alongs... providing a hassle free cycling adventure. You can also get to know the area a little better with a fascinating guided walking tour to discover those hidden gems. Explore this guide further to help you plan the perfect day. For more information on cycling and walking visit: bournemouth.co.uk or pop into the Tourist Information Centre at Pier Approach on Bournemouth Seafront. Here you can pick up cycle route maps and find out about the next walking tour of Bournemouth. *Please note cycling along the promenade is not permitted in July and August between 10am and 6pm.