Experience the thrill of cycling on some of England’s most iconic cycle routes.
England offers some of the best and most varied cycle routes in the world, with a mix of challenging and more leisurely cycle routes to choose from. Much of the coastline can be easily explored by bike and offers a unique way to see our key landmarks and attractions.
With the freedom to go on- or off-road, the National Cycle Network covers large parts of the coastline along well-signed routes and dedicated paths.
Explore stunning scenery and coastal towns in peace and tranquillity or challenge yourself along dramatic coastal landscapes.
Whether you want to include a few days cycling as part of a wider holiday, or travel exclusively by bike around the coast, cycling is a unique and special way to see the coast!
Exploring the coast by bike.
Much of the coastline can be easily explored by bike and a large portion of the National Cycle Network has dedicated off-road cycle paths. If you’re worried about cycling on the left side of the road, SUSTRANs who maintain the National Cycle Network, provides practical information about each part of the network and whether its off-road or shared use.
Many accommodation providers and attractions, particularly along dedicated cycle routes, offer bicycle facilities including bike racks and somewhere to store your things during your stay.
Cycle hire centres can be found in most seaside towns and at a number of railway stations for those looking to hire bikes during their stay. There are also a number of luggage transfer services and organised cycle holiday providers which can help facilitate your cycling holiday on the coast. For more information click here
SUSTRANS the leading UK charity for cycling in the UK offers advice on the practicalities of cycling in the UK
To find out more about the National Cycling Network
Many trains offer dedicated cycle racks, to find out more about taking a bike on the train