Cycle

Launceston Farm is the ideal base for cycling holidays for all abilities as the rolling chalk lands surrounding  the  farm  present a challenge but there are no mountains to climb.  We have our own circular routes or plot your own. 

Cycling trails

For road cyclists, National Cycle route 253 runs past the farm, whilst Route 24 and 25 are easy to reach. You can search route mapping around the farm with Sustrans.

North Dorset Cycle Guides have produced some easy to follow routes in our area or clamber on to a nearby cycle-friendly long-distance path; the Wessex ridgeway and the North Dorset Trailway are both accessible from the farm.

Bicycle Hire

Don’t worry if you haven’t brought your own bikes, there are plenty of places nearby where you can hire your own.

Moors Valley Country Park Follow waymarked cycle routes for different abilities or make your own route along the many miles of gravel tracks. Mountain bikes in all sizes along with trailers, tag-a-longs and child seats are available to hire everyday of the year (except 25th Dec). Open from 9:30am.

Front Bike Hire has a range of comfortable Beach cruisers for riding along the 7 miles of traffic free Bournemouth beach promenade, and a fleet of mountain bikes perfect for the rough terrain of the Purbecks which can be accessed via the Sandbanks chain ferry.

Jurassic Electric run tailor made electric bike tours across Dorset allowing you to explore spectacular coastal landscapes without worrying about the distance – or the hills! Only available to over 14s.