Cycling in Durham
Cycling in Durham offers incredible views of vast and varied landscapes.
Take in the breathtaking sights of the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a European and UNESCO Global Geopark, and the dramatic views from the Durham Heritage Coast - where routes are dotted with historical gems and natural wonders.
Hamsterley Forest is a magnet for mountain bikers, with its specially designed skills loop, downhill mountain bike courses, and offers a thrill a minute for single track riders.
If you prefer to take it easy, head for the peace and tranquillity of the water at one of Durham’s many reservoirs or riverside routes.
Durham has cycling opportunities for all ages and abilities - from quiet country roads offering easy cycling on gentle gradients, to more challenging routes.
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From history and heritage to nature and wildlife, and from stunning scenery to tasty trails - search our cycling routes and be inspired. Why not check out our top 10 cycling routes to get started.