With more than 500 miles of public footpaths including coastal paths, walking is a very popular pastime.
Over 50% of the Island has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with about half of the coastline named as Heritage Coast – an honour only awarded to the finest stretches of coastline in the country. Throughout the year there are several walking events that take place on the Island.
Within an area of just 147 square miles, you will find over 200 miles of cycle routes enticing you into the countryside or along the coast. Quiet country lanes and scenic off-road cycling routes make the Isle of Wight an ideal destination for a UK cycling holiday or short break. There are cycling routes to suit everyone, with a choice of challenging off-road bridleways, peaceful byways and level purpose-made tracks on former railway lines. Throughout the year there are several cycling events that take place on the Island.
The map below, which can be clicked to visit the ViewRanger website, is the Taste Round the Island Cycle Route. This gives cyclists the chance to discover the Isle of Wight in its full glory, whilst burning off those extra calories!