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17th September 2017 - 8 Routes 10 miles to 103 miles

The 8 Routes from 10 to 103 miles

There are 8 routes to suit everybody from a very challenging 103 Mile Etape, plus routes of 81, 71, 50, 38, 27, 21 and 10 miles. Scroll down to see each route.

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All routes are carefully designed to keep to the country lanes as far as possible. Details below.

All routes are circular starting and finishing at Longthorn Campsite Wareham BH20 6HH..

Please pick your route carefully. Do not be too ambitious if you have not ridden the distance before. Check out the advice click here regarding getting your self prepared for the ride.

All routes are subject to change.

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100 (103 Mile) Etape  Click to enlarge. Rating 4.5/5 Total climb 6600 ft,  maximum elevation of 891ft.

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The Dorset 103 mile Etape is for those that have comfortably ridden at least 60 miles before. This ride is hard and for the serious cyclists with some challenging hills. There is a escape route after 52 miles where the 70 mile route splits.

From the start the route goes down to Wool turnign left into East Burton Lane, down to Winfrith Newbugh, West and East Lulworth, Stoborough, East Creech, Church Knowle, Corfe, round Harland moor, Wareham, Bere Regis, Milborne St Andrews, Milton Abbas, Winterborne Stickland, Turnworth, Okeford Fitzpaine, Hammoon, Todber, Shaftesbury, Asmoor, Fontmell Magna, Child Okeford, back through Okeford Fitzpaine, Ansty, Chesslebourne, Dewlish, Milbone St Andrews, Briantspuddle and back to Longthorns Camp site.

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70 Mile route. Total climb 4706 ft max elevation 891 ft. To download a GPX file of this route Right Click here and select “save link as” or “save target as”.    

The 70 mile route follows the 100 mile route as far as just before Okeford Fitzpaine where it splits from the 100 mile and turns left to return while the 100 mile continues Northwards.

The 80 (81) mile route. Total climb 4905 ft, Max elevation 891 ft.  To download a GPX file of this route Right Click here and select “save link as” or “save target as”.    

The 80 mile route is also a great challenge but with an easier start missing out the section to Lulworth and Corfe. From Stoborough it follows the same route as the 100 mile.

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50 Mile route (49).  Total climb 2801 ft. Max Elevation 612 ft. To download a GPX file of this route Right Click here and select “save link as” or “save target as”.    

The 50 mile route is less challenging than the longer routes, although there are still some good climbs through Lulworth and East Creech. From Corfe it is less hilly.


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38 Mile route. Total climb 1661 ft. Max Elevation 385 ft. To download a GPX file of this route Right Click here and select “save link as” or “save target as”.   

The 38 mile route is less hilly than the longer routes with a maximum elevation of 385 ft.  


27 Mile route. Total climb 1094 ft. Max Elevation 291 ft. To download a GPX file of this route Right Click here and select “save link as” or “save target as”.

The 27 mile route is a fairly flattish ride although there are some hills. If you get tired you can always divert onto the 20 mile route rather than going on through Bere Regis and Milborne St Andrews.

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20 Mile route. Total climb 766 ft. Max Elevation 289 ft. To download a GPX file of this route Right Click here and select “save link as” or “save target as”.

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10 (9) Mile route. The 10 mile is for families or those who do not ride very often. It is mostly flat and part of the route is off road along a gravel track through the forest, however there is a route to avoid the off road section if using a road bike. To avoid the off road section continue pass Morten bearing right at the next turning, turning right again at B3390 and right again for Clouds Hill and Bovington. You will then rejoin the section from the forest.

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