Explore the area on our Self guided routes

Specially designed for you to experience and enjoy

Drawing on our many years of riding in the area - we have planned a fantastic variety of cycle routes. Ranging from challenging road rides for the serious to leisurely canal- and river-side cruises for groups or families. All of our routes are completely free to download. We love the Chilterns and want you to experience it too. 

so choose a route, saddle up and go wild

MTB Routes

Hand-picked and thoughtfully designed MTB and gravel routes. We've included a mix of single-track through woods and over ridge ways to highlight some of the country’s most spectacular scenery.

  • A MTB adventure to test your skill and stamina. Summit the Ridgeway and take in the glorious views from the edge of the Chilterns escarpment.

  • In and out of the ancient forest hugging the edge of the Chilterns will naturally have you going up and down quite a lot.

  • About 2000ft of climbing on this complex little trail will get the heart rate going for this Hill Fort forest adventure. For more experienced riders.

  • A beautiful ride that takes you on some technical single track, steep ascents and descents. For more experienced riders.

Road Routes

Road rides with jaw-dropping scenery and lung-busting hills (if that’s what you’re after). Our routes are mapped to ensure you get to experience some of the best bits and some of our favourite spots in the Chilterns.

  • Make no mistake - this is a tough one (just take a look at the elevation profile). Rolling around the ridges you'll encounter no less than 4 of the toughest climbs in the Chilterns. Enjoy! 

  • Sticking mainly to the valley roads on this figure-of-8-shaped route - you will be treated to a lovely traffic-free segment through beautiful Waddesdon Manor Estate.

  • Featuring one of the loveliest sweeping climbs up Beacon Hill - you'll clip the edge of Ivinghoe Beacon - one of the area's most famous landmarks - marking the northern end of the Ridgeway.

  • On this longer road tour with 2500 ft of climbing.you'll be treated to a visit to Aldbury - one of the prettiest villages in the Chilterns. Enjoy the natural beauty and tranquillity of the Ashridge Estate and its quiet roads.

Gravel Routes

Yes you heard that right. We've pioneered some of the very first gravel adventure routes in the Chilterns. All leading out of our base in Wendover, these exceptional trails are the cheese. And being so close to London - makes them even better.

  • Yes you did hear that straight, we have created some of the very first gravel grinding routes in the Chilterns.

  • Grind over miles and miles of pristine gravel and take in the panoramic views of the English country side.

leisure and Family Fun Routes

Family and leisure routes designed for super fun times. Throw in a picnic or stop at a cafe en-route to stay fuelled and keep morale high.

  • A disused railway between Princes Risborough and Thame. This lovely flat, well-surfaced, traffic-free trail has great views of the Chiltern Hills. Look out for wild life and try spot the red kites which thrive here.

  • A fairy tale ride along Wendover's grand union canal. Cycle up and down this beautiful water way and admire the tranquil views and wild life. We highly recommended stopping off for a picnic along the way.

bespoke cycling route planning

Contact us for more information on how we can assist you with planning a bespoke tour in the area. Our expert planners will be able to offer local advice and knowledge when it comes to planning bespoke routes in the Chiltern's AONB. Prices vary in terms of the complexity of the route. Self guided planned routes can be downloaded and paired with your own navigation device, or one of our top notch Garmin's available for hire.

the boring stuff

Remember that cycling, like many sports, is potentially dangerous so be aware of the associated risks and take care.

Before a ride you should check and ensure your bike is in good working order. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary skill, capability and your bike is safe to ride. Always wear appropriate clothing and protection - especially a good helmet. Carry spare tubes, bike pump and basic tools with you on all rides.


Riding on any routes listed on the site and social media posts are undertaken entirely at your own risk. 

wild cycles covid 19 policy

See latest Feb 2021 guidelines  here.

Following release of new guidelines Feb 2021 we are taking bookings for selected experiences and adventures from 29 March.

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