Whether you are an experienced cyclist or a novice, you will find plenty to enjoy along the 27 mile (44km) route on the Isle of Thanet, where Vikings first landed in Britain in 449AD.
The coastal section from Pegwell Bay to Reculver winds its way past sandy beaches and bays, often against a backdrop of spectacular chalk cliffs. Ramsgate and Margate are lively seaside resorts, but it’s hard to beat the nostalgic charm of Broadstairs.
The inland loop is on quiet lanes, taking in pretty Kentish villages with ancient churches such as St. Nicholas at Wade and passing Minster Abbey, one of England's oldest inhabited buildings founded in 670AD.
Start: St Nicholas At Wade
(Regional Route 15)
27 mile (44km) trail, around 14.5 miles (24km) traffic-free, 12.5 miles (20km) on road.
Stations close to the route at Ramsgate, Dumpton Park, Broadstairs, Margate, Westgate on Sea, Birchington and Herne Bay. Minster station is on the inland return loop. For train times call: 08457 484950
Margate: Kens Bikes - 01843 221422
Margate: Caitlin's Beach Cruisers - 079563 95896
Ramsgate, Margate & Broadstairs:
tel: 01843 583333
Tel: 01843 577577
MAPS & GUIDES
Ordnance Survey Explorer 150 & Landranger 179 cover this area, please telephone KCC on 08458 247 600 or email: email@example.com to order.
Please note that route shown may not accurately follow public rights of way and signage on ground should be followed at all times.
Cycle route provided by Explore Kent
Explore Kent is a Kent County Council Initiative