John Muir Way

The John Muir Way makes a fantastic cycle route, of 212km, usually tackled over 2-4 days, depending on your temptation to linger and explore.

It's intended to provide a pleasant, and sometimes challenging cycle through the countryside, not – like many traditional cycle routes – an efficient way from A to B on a bike.

What type of bike should I use?

A mountain bike, hybrid, sturdy tourer or gravel / adventure bike with puncture resistant tyres is recommended.For comfort and to reduce the chances of a puncture on the rougher sections, go for tyres at least 30mm wide.

In some places there are short steep and rough sections, and individual obstacles like kerb edges and tight corners, which will be challenging if you have a heavily-laden touring bike.  The surfaces and gradient, or simply the presence of pedestrians, may at times mean that cyclists have to push. If you'd like a leisurely cycle, try hiring an electric bike and cruise along the route.

See the excellent John Muir website here for lots more details, interactive map, etc and the Bikepacking website too.


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Route distance: Long Distance Point to Point