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Where to cycle

Information on where to cycle in County Durham, whether you're a commuter, cycle for leisure or you're visiting the area.

County Durham has 543km of bridleways, 45km of byways and over 150km of railway paths which offer excellent facilities for leisure and commuter use. A growing number of cycle lanes complements the off-highway facilities and helps create a more comprehensive network.

Cycle routes in County Durham

  • Great North Cycleway
  • County Durham West: Hills and Hollows - Trees and Trails
  • County Durham North: Skirting the Cities - Routes to Roam
  • County Durham South: Villages and Towns - tracks without Trains

These are available at our various libraries and venues across the county. Contact us if you want a copy.

We also have  Icon for pdf Bike Bowes (PDF, 1.9mb)  and  Icon for pdf The Locomotion Way (PDF, 518.4kb)  to explore on your bike.

Places to cycle 

Our maps have all you need to know about cycling for these areas including cycle routes, safety and security, secure cycle parking and tips.

Visiting the area to cycle

Visit County Durham has information on top ten cycle routes across the county including Coast to Coast (C2C), Teesdale Way and Link up the Loops routes. To pick a route that suits you check out Visit County Durham: top 10 cycling routes.

If you want to plan your own cycle journey then check out Sustrans and CycleStreets

Contact us
Contact Active Travel
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