Long haul or casually along the towpath, Bradford is the perfect base for a cycling break

ROUTES 2 & 254

There are two National Cycle Network (NCN) routes which run through Bradford on Avon.
  • Route 4 from West to East, mainly on the Kennet & Avon Canal path with some quiet roads.
  • Route 254 from North to South, predominantly on quiet roads with some main road sections. This route also follows the Wiltshire Cycleway.
All NCN routes are monitored by Volunteer Rangers, who carry out minor maintenance tasks and check signing; several local rangers live in and around BoA and keep an eye on the K&A Canal path as well as route 254.
Call into the Tourist Information Centre for maps and other routes.

Kennet and Avon Cycle Route

The historic K&A canal links the Thames and Bristol Channel, weaving through spectacular scenery on its way from Bath to Reading. Its impressive architecture is in keeping with surroundings that also provide a habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna. The full route is 85 miles…. though of course you can just do 2 and stop for lunch at a pub!

More info on K&A cycle route HERE


Two Tunnels

For a great family friendly ride, the Bath Two Tunnels Circuit is a 13 mile circular route taking in the iconic Bath Two Tunnels featuring an extraordinary audio-visual installation as you pass through. The Combe Down Tunnel, at an impressive 1672 metres, is just over one mile, and is the UK’s and possibly Europe’s longest cycle and walking tunnel.

More info on Two Tunnels route HERE