Avon Cycleway

Looking for a great day out cycling in the countryside around Bristol?

This site is run by enthusiasts to share the delights of the Avon Cycleway – 85 miles of cycling through beautiful and interesting countryside. Each section is different, ranging from hilly to flat, deep in the trees to open common land. We’ll show you how to get to the cycleway, and what to expect when you get there. [GPX files link

85 Miles around Bristol

Around the cycleway - in 9 stages

Each section is roughly ten miles and begins and ends with somewhere nice to stop, relax and refresh. Get to the cycleway using one of these links, or have a great day out by following one of our loops.

Plan your day out - complete loops from Bristol

If you’re looking for a country ride of around 40 miles, here are some of the best routes from Bristol:

Getting to the Avon Cycleway - Links from Bristol

There are many ways to get to the  Avon Cycleway from Bristol’s city centre – here are a few of the most convenient: 

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Here are a few photos from around the Avon Cycleway. How many do you recognise?

Avon Cycleway - a beautiful, and surprising, tree-lined cycle path through the heart of Bristol's industrial area near Avonmouth
Beautifual tree-lined path running through the industrial part of the Avon Cycleway near Avonmouth
Avon Cycleway - path leading form Pill across the M5 bridge
Avon Cycleway - path leading form Pill across the M5 bridge
Avon Cycleway - the White Hart Pub in Littleton on Severn
Avon Cycleway - the White Hart Pub in Littleton on Severn
Avon Cycleway - the windmills at Avonmouth
Avon Cycleway - the windmills at Avonmouth
Avon Cycleway - running through the North Somerset levels
Avon Cycleway - running through the North Somerset levels
Avon Cycleway - a great run down Brockley Coombe
Avon Cycleway - a great run down Brockley Coombe
Avon Cycleway - across Inglestone Common
Avon Cycleway - across Inglestone Common to the East of Wickwar
Avon Cycleway - the Pensford Viaduct
Avon Cycleway - the Pensford Viaduct from the garden of the Rising Sun Pub