Wirral Cycling Guides
Cycling in Wirral attracts many people to our beautiful peninsula, thanks in no small part to the scenic and varied routes available for cyclists.
From leisurely coastal bike rides through to slightly more challenging off-road adventures, there are lots of routes and options to choose from when it comes to cycling in Wirral.
To reflect just some of the great locations you can cycle in, we have put together the routes below as recommendations. Have a look through them and download the PDFs so you can go and explore yourself.
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North West Cycle Route
If you’re after a ride with stunning views and that starts and finishes in the same place, then the North West Cycle Route is a great one to look at. It starts and finishes at Wirral Country Park in Thurstaston and takes you along the beautiful Wirral Way. The complete route is 15 miles and predominantly traffic-free, though some crossing of junctions will be required if you do the full route.
You can shorten the route making it ideal for families, or confident cyclists can enjoy its full distance.
Download route: North West Cycle Route
Download map: North West Cycle Route Map
North East Cycle Route
Our North East Cycle Route is another circular route and takes advantage of our wonderful coastal location. Starting and finishing at Seacombe Ferry Terminal, the is one of the best routes for cycling in Wirral as it takes you around the historic Seacombe and New Brighton coastline.
Stop for a breather on the banks of the River Mersey and gaze over to the historic Liverpool skyline. The full route is nearly 11 miles long and will involve some cycling on busy roads, or you may wish to shorten the route as explained in our PDF guide.
Download route: North East Cycle Route
Download map: North East Cycle Route Map
South West Cycle Route
Taking in some breath-taking views across the Gayton Sands Reserve and in to North Wales, this circular route also gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of the tranquil Wirral Way. Visit the historic seaside town of Parkgate along the way, stopping off for some famous ice cream or some fish and chips.
With great views and plenty of fresh air, this route is a favourite with our cycling enthusiasts. It’s also predominantly off-road, and can get a bit bumpy in places.
Download route: South West Cycle Route
Download map: South West Cycle Route Map
South East Cycle Route
Our South East Cycle Route is incredibly popular, offering a rich mix of coast, countryside and history! Starting and finishing at the scenic Eastham Country Park, a stone’s throw from the banks of the Mersey Estuary with panoramic views, the ride also visits the exquisite village of Port Sunlight, steeped in history and ornate architecture. Not to be missed!
Download route: South East Cycle Route
Download map: South East Cycle Route Map
You can hire bikes from Wirral Country Park in Thurstaston www.thurstastonbikes.co.uk
For further information please see the Countryside Code