The Chilterns Cycleway is a 170 mile (274 km) circular route in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, linking places of interest in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Herfordshire.
This guide book is a must for anyone planning to cycle the route. In addition to detailed Ordnance Survey route maps for each section of the Cycleway you will find information on pubs, tea rooms and other attractions along the way, as well as suggested routes for day rides and gradient profiles for each section.
The route is on-road, mostly on quiet lanes, and is clearly signposted. It can be cycled in either direction, and can be started at any point, but is most easily accessible from one of the gateway towns; Henley-on-Thames, Wallingford, Princes Risborough, Wendover, Tring, Amersham, Harpenden and Berkhamsted.
The Cycleway is undulating with some steep climbs and descents in places. This, combined with the fact that there are a few busy sections of road along the route, makes it unsuitable for beginners, although there are rides suitable for novice and family cyclists in the day rides section.
Author: The Chilterns Conservation Board