CYCLING

Worcestershire’s Vale and Spa offers cyclists a rich variety of routes and terrain, ranging from the canal banks around Droitwich Spa to the teasing hills around Broadway and Bredon Hill. In between you have the beautiful Vale of Evesham offering relatively flat routes through verdant countryside, following the River Avon through Evesham and Pershore to its confluence with the River Severn at Tewkesbury.

The district is crossed by four National Cycle Network routes – (41, 45, 46, 442) which provide cycle tourists with well signed scenic routes through Worcestershire’s Vale and Spa. The district includes hundreds of miles of quiet country lanes linking picture postcard villages and set in stunning scenery, where hidden architectural and rural treasures may be found.

The area is also well served with cosy country pubs and cycle friendly cafes, so cyclists can be sure of being well fed and watered.

National Cycle Route 41

National Cycle Route 45

National Cycle Route 46

National Cycle Route 442

Worcestershire Circular Cycling Routes

A series of leisure cycling routes in and around Worcester have been created for residents who are looking to get out and about on their bikes.

Each circular route features a mix of quiet lanes, off-road cycle paths and sections of bridleway to enable cyclists to explore their local area, the routes start from convenient locations around the city and some even include shorter route options for tired legs.

Do you use GPS navigation? Each route can be downloaded as either GPX or KML files to install on your favourite GPS device.

Spring Blossom Trail

Our district is home to one of the top wonders of spring – the Blossom Trail. An enchanted 50 mile AA-signposted route taking you through some of the most outstanding villages in the region, the Vale of Evesham’s blossom can be enjoyed in numerous ways.

One of these is via bike – three routes have been created within the Blossom Trail to give the best vantage point of the blossom when in the saddle, ranging in length to appeal to riders of all experience. The 11 mile is the shortest, with the 27 mile route offering more of a challenge (should be experienced in combination with the blue 11 mile route), and a 50 mile route (should be experienced in combination with the other two routes) for the more experienced rider.

GPX files of the routes can be downloaded below – why not cycle the routes yourself to get some breathtaking views of the area’s best spring experience.