National Route 23 of the National Cycle Network runs from Reading to Southampton via Basingstoke, Alresford, Winchester and Eastleigh. The route continues on the Isle of Wight from Cowes and Sandown via Newport with a ferry running between Southampton and Cowes. A short section through Shawford between Winchester and Chandler's Ford is incomplete as of December 2012
Maps: Reading to Basingstoke is mapped on RMC02 Thames Valley and also on the free Reading to Basingstoke leaflet. Basingstoke to Southampton and the Isle of Wight is mapped on RMC08 Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (also shows Regional Route 67 Round the Island cycle route).
Basingstoke to Alton or Alresford is available on the free Basingstoke to Alton and Alresford leaflet available from Sustrans, tel: 0845 1130065. Open sections of National Route 23 within Southampton are mapped on the free Southampton City Council Bike Guide. Cowes to Sandown is also mapped on Ordnance Survey Landranger Map sheet 196 The Solent & Isle of Wight,