Mountain Biking in the UK | TOAD Outdoor Activities

Mountain Biking

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  • Downhill Biking
  • Downhill MTB
  • Off Road Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a great way to enjoy the UK’s countryside with limitless routes on an off-road bike.

Discover the best mountain bike trails to ride near you, whatever your level. Some routes offer families a fun way to experience the outdoors and the more thrilling descents and climbs reserved for more experience riders.

There are different types of mountain biking to suit all tastes and levels of experience:

  • DH (downhill) trails – Fast and  technically demanding downroute trails.
  • XC trails – Cross-country trails that includes both climbs and descents.
  • Easy trails – Enjoy an easy ride with family or friends.

…plus freeride, pump tracks, bike parks, dirt jumps and much more!


  • Faster and more exciting than walking
  • Enjoyable and accessible for all ages


  • Weather dependent
  • Steep hills can be hard work
  • Can be expensive

Training & Qualifications

No certification is required. Professional instruction is recommended to speed up your progress.


All you need is a bike and take to the hills. A helmet and additional body protection is advisable.

Front or full-suspension bikes offer a more comfortable ride for advanced rides, although these substantially increase the cost.

All Mountain Biking Providers

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Essex Outdoors
Harlow Centre for Outdoor Learning Burnt Mill Lane
Harlow, Essex
DISTANCE: 20.98 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, Climbing Wall, High Ropes Courses, Kayaking, Low Ropes, Mountain...
Purple Bike Shed
LookOut Centre
Bracknell, Berkshire
DISTANCE: 28.11 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Mountain Biking...
Adventure Lifesigns
The Granary Shoelands Farm
Farnham, Surrey
DISTANCE: 31.81 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Archery, Bushcraft Course, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Navigation Courses, Off Road Driving,...
Adventure Dolphin
Dolphin House Whitchurch Road
Reading, Berkshire
DISTANCE: 41.60 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Skiing, Climbing, Climbing Wall, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Orienteering...
Cambridge Sport Lakes
Milton Country Park Milton Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DISTANCE: 51.31 Miles
ACTIVITIES: BMX, Canoeing, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Rowing...
Cobnor Activities Centre
Cobnor Point Chidham
Chichester, West Sussex
DISTANCE: 57.92 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing, Climbing Wall, Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking, Low Ropes, Mountain Biking,...
Alton Cycle Hire
Alton Water Holbrook Road Stutton
Ipswich, Suffolk
DISTANCE: 62.69 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Mountain Biking...
New Forest Activities
Queens Mead Beaulieu
Brockenhurst, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 75.00 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Archery, Bushcraft Course, Canoeing, High Ropes Courses, Kayaking, Laser Combat, Mountain Biking,...
The New Forest Outdoor Centre
Minstead Manor Estate Emery Down
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 77.52 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Axe Throwing, Blindfold Driving, Bushcraft Course, Climbing, Climbing Wall,...
Tile Barn Outdoor Centre
Church Lane
Brockenhurst, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 79.20 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Archery, Climbing, High Ropes Courses, Kayaking, Low Ropes, Mountain Biking, Orienteering...
Forest Leisure Cycling
Burley Village Centre
Ringwood, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 83.26 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Mountain Biking...
Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre
Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre UK Youth
Christchurch, Dorset
DISTANCE: 85.49 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Assault Course, Bushcraft Course, Canoeing, Climbing, High Ropes Courses,...
Jersey Odyssey
Holmfield Avenue La Route des Genets St Brelade
DISTANCE: 94.58 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Banana Boat Rides, Bodyboarding, Skydiving, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Windsurfing,...
Midland Cycle Hire
Forrell Green
Birmingham, West Midlands
DISTANCE: 99.34 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Tandem Biking, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling...
Brenscombe Outdoor Centre Ltd
Studland Road Corfe Castle
Wareham, Dorset
DISTANCE: 102.80 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Climbing, Dragon Boat Racing, High Ropes...

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