Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:6 miles miles
Trail is currently open
At just over double the length of the Family Cycle route the Adventure Cycle Route adds a family trail that explores further afield in the forest. Linking up with both route 6 (the national cycle route) and the Family Cycle route, the Adventure Cycle route accommodates those looking to spend a morning or afternoon meandering through the forest at a leisurely pace, or for the faster rider the route can easily be completed in 2 hours.
Suitable for all ages and abilities. The trail is a mixture of an all weather limestone surface and semi-natural terrain which is rideable year round. The Adventure Trail is ideal for tiring the kids out for the afternoon there are a number of rest stops at approximately every 1.5 miles which provide somewhere to stop for a leisurely picnic.
Maps are available from the Visitor Centre and Sherwood Pines Cycles.
What do other visitors say?
3 StarsKarl, 17/Feb/2017
Half the trail currently diverted along a boring forest road. How long will this be for?
Forestry Commission Response
A small section of the blue trail is currently closed and diverted between posts 21 &23 to allow tree felling to take place. It is hoped that this will be reopened by the weekend. We are also about to start drainage works along the majority of the trail. This will lead to closures and short diversions for the next few weeks.
1 StarReg, 7/Nov/2016
Tried the blue trail today and got lost , terrible signage , never have this problem on the Kitchener trail
5 StarsRobin Hood, 26/Mar/2016
A really good balanced route, ideal for a family ride (7 or 8 years plus in my opinion). I took my nine year old boy and we had to walk up a few of the hills. A few steady inclines to test the lungs and a few nice windy descents to add some exhilaration. Just remember to tell you kids to take it steady on the downhill parts.
You go to the farthest out reaches of the forest so make sure your bike isn't going to mechanically fail on the way round as it's a long walk back. Some of the areas feel quite remote but if you go on a busy weekend there are plenty of others doing the route to give inexperienced riders that extra bit of confidence a security.
To make it more family (mum) friendly I'd request that some of the mud puddles are repaired with drainage and stone but let's be honest it's a bike trail through the woods, what do you expect?!
I can't recommend it highly enough, thanks for giving us this fantastic site, I've been coming for the last 20 years and it just gets better and busier each year. Top marks.