95 miles
Distance
9,094 ft
Climb
-9,025 ft
Descent
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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1 Review & Comments

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flag MarkGermain (Mar 27, 2018 at 11:50)
 I have ridden this both ways (different years) in opposite directions. Providing the prevailing wind is not too strong against you the ride is easier from east to west.
Look at the profile and you will see the hills are smaller Western end. You also finish in a large town with many hotels/pubs/restaurants.
which is more pleasant than finishing in a large field by a cliff just as it gets dark.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
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
    0.014%
  • Grade max
    -18.593%
  • Grade min
    24.028%
  • Distance climb
    51 miles
  • Distance down
    43 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,956 ft
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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