Headon Warren at sunset, near Totland

Cycling in Totland

Overview

There are plenty of good cycle routes marked on the island. Cycle around the island in a day or two or even three or four. There are big hills around Ventnor but there are flatter routes that follow the island's rivers. Quiet lanes, cycle paths, bike friendly buses are all available and there are plenty of bike hire companies on the island.

YHA Isle of Wight Totland has a secure cycle shed that can store 30 bikes.

What makes it special

  • Cycle routes for all ages and abilities
  • Limited traffic as an island

Hostels nearby

Cycling in Totland

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Map references

OS Map: 196, and Explorer OL29

Lat/Lng: 50.677036, -1.541936

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Yarmouth, near Totland Bay Beach

Totland Bay beach

Great for anyone who enjoys a quiet relaxing time on the beach or wants an easy walk along the promenade to Colwell Bay. Visit the website

Watersports

Watersports in Totland

Totland Bay and Freshwater Bay provide surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and coasteering. Colwell Bay is great for kite surfing and at Compton Bay you can go surfing.

Walking a dog along a coastal path

Walking and Rambling in Totland

The hostel is surrounded by National Trust land and footpaths galore. Footpaths go north to Yarmouth, south to Lord Alfred Tennyson's Monument on the Tennyson Trail, east to Freshwater Bay and west

Alum Bay & the Needles

Alum Bay & the Needles

This iconic British landmark – The Needles Rocks & Lighthouse are next to Alum Bay with its coloured sands in the cliffs. More details from The Needles website.

The Needles

The Needles

You can't go to the Isle of Wight and not see the iconic Needles - a series of chalk stacks which protrude into the sea.  At the top of the cliff, on the headland, is the Old Battery and New Batt

Person climbing on a climbing wall

Climbing in Totland Bay

There are various indoor and outdoor climbing walls in close proximity to the Youth Hostel. For something a little different, why not try tree climbing?

Fort Victoria Country Park

Fort Victoria Country Park

One of the best vantage points for watching boats, the park has an aquarium & a reptilarium, history of the Sea museum, model railway, and observatory & planetarium. Visit the Fort's&n

Yarmouth Harbour

Yarmouth Harbour

3 miles A lovely seaside harbour, great for boat watching and all things nautical, with cafes and restaurants to while away the day. Visit the website  

cycling

Cycling in Brighstone

Cycle around the whole island in a day on the Round the Island cycle route. The route is clearly marked and will give you plenty of time to enjoy the stunning scenery that the island has to offer.

Aerial view of the Isle of Wight Pearl

Isle of Wight Pearl

Isle of Wight Pearl is not only home to an unmissable collection of pearl jewellery – but there are spectacular cliff-top views over the English Channel, a butterfly meadow, and a café where you can e

Walking

Walking and Rambling in Brighstone

The Tennyson Downs walk is an amazing walk with great views across the entire island. Watch out for the rare butterfly resident to the Isle of Wight “the Glanville Fritillary”.

Dinosaur Farm

Dinosaur Farm

3 miles Good, old-fashioned hands on museum. Activities include 3D dinosaur jigsaws, a fossil sandpit and dinosaur rubbings. Visit the website  

Bucker's Hard cottages in New Forest

Buckler's Hard

Discover the important role that Buckler’s Hard played in Britain’s shipbuilding history.

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

A wonderfully preserved castle, known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. Don't miss the wonderful Princess Beatrice Garden. There are also regular tournaments and jousts, as w