Windsor Great Park is vast and provides excellent easy safe off road cycling amongst beautiful countryside. This is one easy to follow family bike ride route that we have done several times. The map below shows you roughly where we went, but it’s pretty easy to navigate without a map as you follow a tarmac road most of the way. Head to Virginia Water (which is sign posted) and then track around with the lake on your right and back through Guards Polo club.
The route is mostly flat with one short steep ish hill and then a longer hill up to Guards polo club – the rest is pretty much flat. We did this route with children aged between 4 and 8 on their own bikes (but the 4yr old was pretty robust and very determined to keep up with the others!)
Along the route there are some great laurel trees which make for excellent climbing. There is also a cafe and toilets at Virginia water and several other mobile coffee/ice cream shops.
Near where you set off and finish there is the Savill Garden play park. A small sand play area.
Need to know
Distance: roughly 5.5 mile circular route. Google maps thinks it could be done in about 30 mins but we took a good couple of hours stopping for lunch, tree climbing, stick hunting and more tree climbing.
Parking: there is easy parking in the Savill Garden car park but this costs roughly £12 for all day per car. There is also on road parking available but you need to be lucky and we haven’t tried this as, with the kids we like to keep it simple.
Buggy/Scooters: this route is all surfaced so ideal for things wheeled. The route below would be too long unless on a bike but walking/scootering to the Virginia Water café and back might work.
Pit Stop: the Virginia water café. There are toilet facilities here.
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