Scenic cycling around Bath

Bath, Somerset

Grab your bike and get ready to pedal through the longest cycle tunnel in Europe.

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This route has been described by The Independent as "One of the most scenically varied and sightseeing-rich couple of hours of cycling anywhere in Britain." And you’ll see why as you take in the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath, the spectacular Grade I listed Dundas Aqueduct, the sublime elegance of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath and over one incredible mile of the Combe Down Tunnel.

This is a very special day out on your bike. Dating back in the 1870s, the old railway tunnels were left unused until they re-opened in 2013. Now well lit, smoothly surfaced and wide enough for cyclists and pedestrians you will be able to explore an exciting subterranean part of this popular 13-mile circuit. Passing through the tunnel you’ll also experience an astonishing an audio-visual art instillation called Passage and created by United Visual Artists.

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BBiking along the Kennet and Avon Canal © VisitEngland/BathTourismPlus/Colin Hawkins
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