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9 Romantic UK Cycle Rides for Valentines Day

9 Romantic UK Cycle Rides

We've selected 9 sublime cycle routes taken from the fantastic National Cycle Network to provide you with the perfect activity to do with your significant other this Valentine's weekend (or anytime for that matter.)

Please note that some of the routes in this guide include visits to areas which may be closed during lockdown. Please remember to follow Government guidelines and Covid restrictions wherever you are.

Loch Lomond and Queen Elizabeth Forest park - 20 mile

Scotland is renowned for it's breath-taking scenery and what better way to enjoy it than to share a cycle ride with your companion along the National Cycle Network in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Spectacularly glittering lochs, deep and magical forests and undisturbed natural beauty abound.

Please Note:
Includes a segment that goes up or down a series of steps at the following distances on the route 16.6 km

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Loch Lomond and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park cycle route

Alnmouth to Druridge Bay - 10.5 miles

An awe-inspiring route along the fantastic Northumberland Coast, taking in the magnificent castles and winding its way through the charming fishing villages. 

Please Note:
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden.
You will have to dismount and push your bike at the following distances on the route at 44 m, 18.1 km, 19.1 km

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Alnmouth to Druridge Bay Cycling Route

Solway Coast AONB - 16 miles

This route from Burgh-by-Sands travels along the Solway Coast and is the end section of the Hadrian’s Cycleway. It features magnificent coastal views with wildlife spotting opportunities, plus the opportunity to ride through its rich history.

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Solway Coast AONB Cycle Route

The Water Rail Way - 15.5 miles

This route starts in Lincoln and follows the former Lincoln to Boston Railway Line. The Water Rail Way route is a flat, almost entirely traffic-free route. Enjoy wonderful views of the fens landscapes as you work your way down the River Witham. 

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The Water Rail Way Cycle Route

The Cloud Trail and Derby Canal Path - 13.3 miles

This lovely, flat, mostly traffic-free route runs from Derby city centre to Worthington alongside the River Derwent, eventually reaching the Cloud Trail, a repurposed railway path. This then take you to the village of Worthington and Cloud Quarry.

Please Note:
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden.
You will have to dismount and push your bike at the following distances on the route at 20.6 km

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The Cloud Trail and Derby Canal Path Cycle Route

Cardiff to Castell Coch - 6.8 miles

A great ride for families out enjoying the Valentine's weekend. The route travels along a traffic free path from just outside Cardiff Castle all the way out to the enchantingly romantic Castell Coch.

Please Note:
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden.
You will have to dismount and push your bike at the following distances on the route at 2.23 km

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Cardiff to Castell Coch Cycle Route

Ely to Wicken Fen - 8.2 miles

This route starts outside the remarkable Ely Cathedral and works its way through the beautiful Cambridgeshire fens to one of Europe's most important wetlands, Wicken Fen Nature Reserve.

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Ely to Wicken Fen Cycle Route

Cuckoo Trail - 11 miles

Taking you through a variety of woodlands, open grassland, and wide open pastures, the Cuckoo Trail is a great family cycle ride and one of the most popular in the South East. Keep your eyes peeled for the wooden sculptures and carved seats along the way.

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The Cuckoo Trail Cycle Route

Mineral Tramways - 7.8 miles

The Mineral Tramways route is a fantastic way to enjoy the Cornish countryside. It travels through one of the world's best-conserved collection of historic mine buildings, allowing you to explore the area’s impressive history, with your better half in tow.

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Mineral Tramways Cycle Route

Whether you're out riding with another, or cycling solo this Valentine's Day, these totally romantic cycle routes are also brilliant everyday cycle routes too.

Be sure to get out and enjoy them.

Please note
All outdoor activities involve a degree of risk.

To the extent permitted by law, Planet X accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Cycling routes change over time and weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

11 February 2021

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