94.6 miles
9,094 ft
-9,025 ft
798 ft
High Point

The South Downs Way (SDW) is a 100 mile/160 km long-distance off road National Trail which runs the entire length of the South Downs National Park. It can be ridden on a mountain bike along its entire length running between Winchester, the Saxon capital of England, and the white cliffs of Eastbourne. With a total of 3,800 metres, or 12,600ft of ascent, it normally takes 2–4 days to ride, but can be done in a day if you are extremely fit and enjoy a challenge. Alternatively it can be enjoyed as short excursions with the whole family

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More Stats for The South Downs Way mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    68 ft
  • Altitude min
    2 ft
  • Altitude start
    126 ft
  • Altitude end
    194 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    51.3 miles
  • Distance down
    42.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,956 ft
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