London City is full of incredible attractions and sights, including historic architecture and natural greenery. Those who love the outdoors can always find something fun to do in Britain's capital.
It’s a lot more peaceful when you get away from the bustling city streets and head for the scenic parks and boroughs. If you're looking for some interesting adventures in London then a bike ride is a great way to see the sights of the city without having to deal with long queues and busy Tube stations. Strap on your helmet and set off on London’s best cycling routes with this helpful guide from the Montcalm.
Thames Valley Cycleway
This 432 mile long cycleway is not for the faint-hearted, or the faint-legged. Ideal for those who prefer more of a marathon than a sprint, this epic route will take you from Central London all the way to the Welsh coast. You’ll get a chance to see some of the amazing sights and beautiful scenery that London and its surrounding areas are famous for. Start your journey at Greenwich and pedal your way along the side of the Thames, making your way out of the city past Putney Bridge. If you don’t feel like conquering the entire route then feel free to take a break and turn back at any point.
Downs and Wealds
Greenwich is the starting point for this scenic route that takes you on a 164 mile journey to the historic town of Hastings. This route is perfect for a group ride on a sunny day, thanks to the gorgeous sights and natural beauty that can be seen along the way. The first milestone of the ride is the sunny seaside town of Brighton. Enjoy a refreshing ice cream as you look out over the beautiful southern coast. If you feel like carrying on after eating your fish and chips, then you can take on the second leg of the journey and make your way to Hastings.
Windsor to Feltham
This route is much shorter and offers a relaxing ride through some of London’s most historic areas and is perfect for those looking for interesting adventures in London that can fill a day. Hop on a train to Windsor and Eton Riverside Station, where you will set off from the beautiful Windsor Castle and make your way to Feltham. The modest 12 mile route is perfect for a relaxing ride with the kids. Make the most of your day and explore the grounds of Windsor Castle before you head out into the countryside.
Corkscrew Hills to North Downs
Set out from Crystal Palace and make your way through rolling hills and natural scenery on this 30 mile circular route. As you head towards West Wickham you’ll eventually join Corkscrew Lane, which will take you out of the city and into the countryside. There are a number of perfect picnic spots and quaint pubs along the way so you can stop for a bit of lunch. After making your way past ancient forests and green valleys, you’ll feel on top of the world as you look out over the beautiful North Downs.