Visit Isle of Wight have teamed up with travel Journalist Mark Rowe to create a guide to sustainable travel on the Isle of Wight, called the ‘Slow travel guide’.
The purpose of the guide is to encourage visitors to the Island to leave their cars at home and show how easy it is to travel and enjoy the island without the bother and cost of bringing your car across the Solent.
Obviously travelling around the Island by Bus, bike or on foot is slower than having your own car, hence the name of the guide and the ethos behind slowing things down and just enjoying your surroundings on the Island, something which is often missed when rushing around by car.
The Isle of Wight has a good bus service, connecting all areas of the Island, in addition to a rather quaint train service. The Isle of Wight has over 500 miles of public footpaths and bridleways and some incredible cycle routes through beautiful rural and coastal landscapes.
The SIOW website features sustainable travel & touring routes for eight different areas of the Isle of Wight, and each section includes a route map, links to public transport information, cycle routes, points of interest and extensive lists of highlights in the area.
The sustainable travel guide is part of the larger Green Star initiative launched by Visit Isle of Wight a couple of years ago to encourage car-free tourism on the Island.
We have properties across the Island, all near to popular walking and cycle routes with easy access to public transport. Please take a look at our available accommodation here.
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