The Isle of Purbeck is one of the most scenic places on the South Coast of England to explore by bike. We supply helmets for free and recommend you wear one for your own safety (helmets are sanitised after each use). Cycling route maps, repair kits and locks are also provided for free. Download our free app 'Cyclexperience' from the Apple Store or Google Play Store to find most of our routes. Be sure to book online to save time in-store and to secure the bikes you prefer. Happy cycling!
Here we’ve put together the best bits for you to watch out for on your cycle. Some of them are on route, others - not so easy to find.
Corfe Castle has been a Saxon stronghold, a Norman fortress, a royal palace and a family home in its ten centuries of dominating the Purbeck landscape.
A beautiful seaside town on the Jurassic Coast. Take the steam train, walk along the Victorian pier and look out over Swanage Bay from Durlston Castle. Plenty of places to eat, seaside cafes, local bars and dozens of restaurants.
The 12 mile Swanage Railway return trip takes you through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and includes stunning views of the iconic remains of William the Conqueror's Corfe Castle.
Here are some convenient spots on route to stop for food and drinks
Arguably the most recognised pub in the area with amazing views out to sea. Plenty of craft ales and ciders but if you want a bite you'll have to make do with a pasty pie or slice of Dorset apple cake. This pub is about 1.5 hrs cycle from Purbeck Park.
If the Square & Compass is too busy or you want a full menu, then try the Scott Arms just down the road and a bit closer to Corfe Castle.
What a gem this pub is, run by an enthusiastic young team in the centre of Corfe, but you need a keen eye as it is easy to walk by and not recognise the pub frontage.
A popular Corfe Castle pub that offers a British/European menu and a grassy beer garden.
This is where we stopped to rest when father and son of Cyclexperience researched these amazing cycle routes many years ago and laid claim to Purbeck park for the future of the cycle hub! Bankes Armes is a very popular pub with accommodation in the centre of Corfe castle.