Cycling in Kent - Cycle routes
you are looking for a relaxing bike ride through tranquil
country lanes, or hoping for a more exhilarating ride along
stunning coastal paths, Kent’s cycle routes offer a variety of ways
to explore this scenic area.
Each trail will lead you along national and regional cycle
routes to discover Kent’s rich heritage as the Garden of England,
past historic oast houses, hop gardens and orchards. Enjoy
invigorating off-road cycling through picturesque woodland, or
along the many miles of country roads.
Kent boasts beautiful scenery and a rich history, from the
stunning Canterbury Cathedral to the famed fort of Dover Castle,
cycling provides the perfect way to explore these treasures of the
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Coast to Cathedral (Dover to
A 45 mile (72.4km) circular route using Regional Routes 16 and
17. Shorter linear rides from Canterbury and Dover to Folkestone
are also an option.
Crab and Winkle
Way (Canterbury to Whitstable)
A 7.5 mile (12km) route using National Route 1. The route is
mainly traffic free.
Great Stour way (Chartham
An attractive, 3 mile (4.8km), traffic free route,
following the course of the River Great Stour.
Isle of Harty Trail (Isle of
This 8 mile (12.9km) mainly traffic free cycle route is great
for all the family. Stop by at Leysdown, a small but lively seaside
Pilgrims Cycle Trail (Rochester
At 47 miles (75.6km) this is a challenging long distance route.
Created to provide cycling for mountain bike enthusiasts to
families. The route can be broken up into smaller sections.
Hythe and the Royal
This 13 mile (20.9km) route is almost entirely traffic
free, and follows along the banks of the tranquil Royal Military
Canal. Perfect for walking or cycling.
Sandwich in Kent to Rye in East
A 54 mile (87km) route using National Routes 1 and 2. Almost
half of the route is traffic free.
Sheerness Way (Isle of
A 6.3mile (10.1km) flat circular route ideal for families.
Trail (Higham to Upnor on the Hoo Peninsular)
A 15.5 mile (25km) circular route using quiet lanes on Regional
The Oyster Bay
Trail (Herne Bay)
A 6.7 mile (10.8km) route on a mostly flat, surfaced path.
This trail provides an extension to the Viking Coastal Trail and
links Reculver Country Park to Swalecliffe.
Perry Woods multi-user route (near
This ride takes you through spring meadows grazed by dairy
herds, sun-drenched fields of marigolds in summer, abundant
orchards in autumn and ancient woodlands alive with wildfowl in
winter. 10.3 miles (16.6km).
Tudor Trail (Tonbridge
Castle to Penshurst Place)
A 6 mile (9.6km) family cycling route using Regional
Route 12. The route is almost entirely traffic free and offers
detours to interesting historic sites and parks.
The Viking Coastal Trail (Pegwell Bay to
A 27 mile (43.5km) passing through the coastal towns of
Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, this route is a delight for
all abilities and can be broken into shorter coastal and
Wealden Cycle Trail
(Ashford to Tunbridge Wells)
A 42 mile (67.6km) route using National Route 18. A largely 'on
road' ride. More challenging mountain bike routes are nearby at
Bewl Water and Bedgebury Forest
We also have maps of cycle routes for
towns in Kent.