As a guest recently pointed out, a great way to get directly from Cowes to Newport is the cycle path, a flat 4 mile track that starts just up the road from The Caledon. It follows the old railway track and is really pretty in places looking out over the River Medina and completely avoids the traffic on the Newport Road. I often go for a run with our dog Charlie along here, but hadn’t really considered recommending it before now, so definitely one to bear in mind! Great for a walk, run, cycle as are all the other cycle paths that follow the old railway tracks on the Island. Have a look here http://www.cyclewight.org.uk/routes.html for inspiration!
The Caledon Guest House