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Cycleways and maps

Get from A to B on cycle-friendly routes

You can ride for hundreds of miles in Greater Manchester on traffic-free cycle paths, or on very quiet roads. And lots of main roads have dedicated cycle paths to make your journey easier.

Use our online or paper maps to get you on your way.


Greater Manchester Cycleways

Greater Manchester's six special Cycleways give you more space to ride in town and country: you'll be separated from traffic or on completely traffic-free paths most of the time.

Airport City Cycleway map
4 mile, mostly traffic-free, route from Timperley to the airport.

Ashton Canal Cycleway map
6 mile traffic-free route from Manchester city centre to Ashton.

Bridgewater Canal Cycleway map
11 mile traffic-free route from Manchester city centre to Altincham or the Trafford centre.

Broughton Cycleway map
1 mile route separated from traffic, from Manchester city centre to Broughton.

Mersey Valley and Stockport Cycleway map
3 mile, mostly traffic-free route from Stockport town centre to Parrs Wood and Cheadle.

Wilmslow Road Cycleway map
3 mile route, mostly separated from traffic, from Didsbury village to Whitworth park.


Online cycle map of Greater Manchester

Pick the area you want from the main map. Then click 'Key: click to view' down the side of the local map to see how different routes are shown.

Open online map


Cycling maps for your area

There's a special cycling map for each of the ten areas of Greater Manchester. Pick them up at a TfGM travelshop, local library or at some council offices and bike shops.

Or order maps online.

Or print off a map:

Bolton Cycle map leaflet

Bury Cycle map leaflet

Manchester Cycle map leaflet

Oldham Cycle map leaflet

Rochdale Cycle map leaflet

Salford Cycle map leaflet

Stockport Cycle map leaflet

Tameside Cycle map leaflet

Trafford Cycle map leaflet

Wigan Cycle map leaflet

If you're from a social, commercial or public organisation, and want a supply of printed maps, email: cycling@tfgm.com

Tell us your postal address and how many of each map you want.


Cycle routes

Find a route that suits you with our online route finder.


Journey planning

For more information about journey planning, see plan a journey.