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Alice Holt Forest


About the forest

Just 4 miles south of Farnham, Alice Holt Forest is a great place for cycling which is easily accessed from London. The forest itself has various well-signposted and car-free gravel roads which are brilliant for short rides, especially for families, who can combine a bike ride with a walk, picnic or visit to GoApe.


Alice Holt is also a great start point for longer rides, whether you are looking for off-road mountain biking or exploring quiet country lanes. Local highlights include the scenic Frensham Ponds and the Shipwrights Way

Bikes outside Alice Holt Bike Hire Centre

Opening hours and booking

Our base is open every weekend (year round) and midweek during school holidays from Easter to October half term, subject to weather. Opening hours are 9-5 during BST and 9:30-4 in winter. Bikes can be pre-booked online for half day and full days. Shorter duration rentals of 1 or 2 hours operate on a “walk-in” basis, but groups of more than 5 people should contact us in advance.

Bikes inside Alice Holt Bike Hire Centre

Our bikes

We stock mountain and touring bikes, both electric and analogue, for adults and children, as well as traditional child seats, "Kids ride shotgun" seats,  trailers for younger children, tag-alongs for kids to ride behind you and even dog trailers!

Family riding bikes at Alice Holt Forest

Forest Family Trails

For short rides, especially with children, the Family Trail is safe and ideal, comprising of  mostly wide gravel paths. This 3 Mile (5km) trail makes a lap of the forest, taking in the beautiful Lodge Pond and can easily be completed in an hour, but if you want to take your time and explore some of the more remote parts of the forest, a couple of hours would be ample.


Rides Outside the Forest

For riders wanting to explore further afield, we have various routes of differing lengths to suit everyone.

Our routes include great scenery and include places to stop for refreshments. We discuss the type of ride you are looking for before making suggestions and provide phone holders with the bikes to make navigation simple.


Here are a few examples of our rides:

Self navigation routes 
(download Komoot from your app store)

Still not sure?

Please contact us to speak to our friendly team

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