With steep climbs and views across Herefordshire and Worcestershire the Hills are an exciting place to cycle both on road and off road.
Cyclists are welcome to explore the Malvern Hills and Commons on the bridleways that cross this landscape. With over 56km of bridleways there are hilltops, wooded slopes and open commons to get to know.
Map and guide
Our map and guide is now available from our offices, local tourist information centres, cafe, and local bike shops. With all the bridleways on the Hills and Commons marked it will provide information for cyclists to plan their routes before heading out and check their route whilst out on the Hills and Commons. Links are available above to download an electronic copy (large files).
Permissive cycle paths
As part of the project, we've recognised that the bridleway network on the Malvern Hills is disjointed and incomplete in places. To help improve access on the Hills we have created a number of permissive paths to allow cyclists to better explore this amazing landscape.
All the permissive paths can be viewed on our new walking and cycling map and guide. Click on the link below for a full list of the new permissive paths.
New permissive cycle paths (PDF)
Signposted mountain bike trails
We three signposted routes on the Malvern Hills, Short (5.6km), Medium (8.7km), Long (19km), why not give them a go!
Mountain biking trails on the Malvern Hills
Our trails are not graded for difficulty and are intended for leisurely rides around Hills - there are certainly some tricky climbs though if that's what you're looking for!.
Looking for something more adventurous?
There is very little single track and downhill to be found on the Malvern Hills due to the cycling access on bridleways and permissive cycle paths of the Hills, and the large number of other visitors you can expect to find here. If you're looking for something a little more technical, or somewhere to up the pace, the below may offer more suitable terrain and facilities.
Forest of Dean Cycling Centre
Ribbesford Bike Park, Wyre Forest
Cwmcarn, Newport, South Wales
BikePark Wales, Merthyr Tydfil
417 Project, Cheltenham