____Schwingis Southampton


Test Valley: Raps fields
Spring in the Test Valley

Southampton is located at the English south coast and its surroundings are slightly hilly with the highest range just rising above 300 m. This and the net of bridle ways, that covers these hills make the area predestined for off road cycling. Have a look at my Outdoor Gallery to see what the surroundings of Southampton look like.

In the following I'll describe some of my favourite trips in a raw outline, as only with the help of a proper map (OS Explorer) all the ways can be found. To help you find the tour on the map I am using the maps main coordinate system to locate neuralgic points (long/lat). Most of the trips are a combination of on and off road and can only be cycled with a mountain bike.


Distance [km]

Time [h]

Around Andover 140 12
Around Winchester 105 11
Hurst Castle 100 8
Meon Valley and Winchester 130 12
New Forest 100 9

Normandy (France)

410 4 days
Salisbury and Wiltshire 110 (140) 10 (13)
Stonehenge 120 10
South Test Valley 105 8
Tennyson Trail 78 9