Note: This route is work in progress and liable to change – please visit https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/north-downs-way-new-gpx-route for up to date information.
Cycling UK’s Riders’ Route for the North Downs Way is a largely off-road route which will take you over 150 miles from Farnham in Surrey to Dover in Kent.
The route takes you through the Surrey and Kent counties, and provides a wide variety of riding that would suit hard tail mountain bikes and gravel bikes. The Surrey half, with its steep climbs and descents, holloways and narrow wooded tracks is probably best suited for a mountain bike, while the less tumultuous landscape, quiet lanes and gravel tracks of Kent have great potential for a blast on your gravel bike.
The 150 miles can be ridden in one go as a bikepacking adventure, or alternatively Cycling UK has broken the journey down in to three roughly 50 mile stages with a railway station at the beginning in Farnham, at Oxted, at Holligbourne and at the end in Dover — all serviced by direct trains to/from London.
Max elevation: 236 m
Min elevation: 5 m
Total climbing: 2642 m