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Bournemouth's original backpacker hostel for foreign visitors, cyclists, ramblers & groups.


Cycling for Leisure in & Around
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP).


Bournemouth makes a useful stop on a longer cycling trip and a handy base for exploring the local area. Bournemouth is located on two National Cycle Routes NCN 2 & NCN 25.

Bournemouth Backpackers Hostel is located in the centre of a conurbation comprising of Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (now referred to as BCP). The backpackers is very close to Bournemouth's main railway station should you need to take your bike on the train. There are a number of cycle hire companies within easy reach and BCP will soon have a bike share system operating across the conurbation.

Local Cycle Maps.

Cycle Streets National Online Map & Journey Planner.

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) Cycle Map

Purbeck Cycle Maps (West of BCP)

New Forest Cycle Maps (East of BCP)

SE Dorset Maps (Generally north of BCP)

Other Cycle Routes on Cycle-Route.com

Local Cycle Hire Companies.

The following operators are walkable from the hostel, other operators may be available in other parts of BCP. Operators come and go, so please check before arranging your trip.

Front Bike Hire on the Seafront (20-25 min walk)

On Yer Bike (25-30 min walk)

Kool Cycle Hire on the West Cliff (25-30 mins walk)

Beryl Bike Share Everywhere (a few minutes walk - Arriving May 2019)

Free Guided Cycle Rides.

Poole Healthy Bike Rides

Ride Social (website unfortunately doesn't work on all browsers)

Cycling Day Out - Purbeck.

There are three basic ways to explore Purbeck by bike from the backpackers.

Corfe Castle

Cycling Day Out - New Forest.

There are two ways to organise cycle trip around the New Forest from the backpackers.

New Forest

New Forest

New Forest

New Forest

More to come...


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