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South Downs mountain biking weekends

South Downs mountain biking weekends

South Downs mountain biking weekends


Wanting full escapism and adventure? Or simply the budget option! There are many campsites across the South Downs National Park and the south east. Then there is that awesome feeling of strapping all your kit to your mountain bike and heading out onto the trails for a bike-packing trip. The South Downs can offer sea views and forest hideaways to wet the appetite for any keen mountain biker looking to experience wilderness camping or bivvy-biking in a new location. Prefer a proper bed? Look no further than the converted barn of the South Downs Bunkhouse at Houghton for the perfect location. Recently opened, the luxurious, spacious and cosy accomodation offers everything you need for your active cycling holiday.

Country Pubs
Bed & Breakfast

Do you fancy experiencing the quintessential Sussex and Surrey Hills village life during your mountain biking weekend? The south east is brimming with idyllic country villages which are home to hundreds of traditional real and craft ale pubs that provide rustic comfort and superb menus using locally sourced ingredients. Nestled across the South Downs and Surrey Hills these beautiful places are never too far away from the trail-head and many big descents finish at the doorstep of an oak-beamed door-way that provides the perfect mid or post ride refreshment. Our friends at the Arun Valley B&B provide the idyllic place to unwind and relax after a long day enjoying the limitless trails of the South Downs.

Spa Retreats

After a long day shredding the adrenaline fuelled singletrack and conquering the challenging climbs across the South Downs and the Surrey Hills, relaxation and luxury for all budgets can be enjoyed at countless country lodges and spa retreats. How about taking in the boutique or art-deco clad hotels of Brighton? With your every desire catered for at the hotel of choice our expert MTB guide will tailor mountain bike rides to satisfy your perfect activity weekend on the South Downs or the Surrey Hills.

Where to ride!
South Downs or the Surrey Hills
Mix & Match?

With our extensive knowledge of the trail and singletrack network of the South Downs National Park and the Surrey Hills, your choice of mountain biking is almost unlimited during your stay. Build your MTB break today using some of these ideas:
- Arrive by train or car and experience Brighton and the variety of trails in around its city limits
- Take on part of or the full South Downs Way
- Discover the hidden singletrack of Whiteways, Stanmer Park and Friston Forest
- Ride and explore a different cross-country (XC) loop from your base each day
- Find your flow on the sinuous, serpentine woodland singletrack of the Surrey Hills


Book your
MTB weekend or short trip

Further Booking Information

Marmalade MTB
Bike Bus

Our big blue Renault Master is the perfect vehicle to support your mountain biking weekend or holiday on the South Downs and the Surrey Hills. With its 7 seats, separate bike garage, rear USB chargers, table and ample storage our Bike Bus takes the stress and strain out of travelling between your accommodation and the trail head. Check out the pictures of our Bike Bus below.

Riders Comments

Nick Cochrane, Brighton

Thanks Sean! I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and learnt more about bikes in 2 hours than I have in the last 20 years!

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