Enjoying Kents Cycle Roots
There are plenty of ways to travel across Kent when visiting. However, one of the best ways to experience this beautiful county is to cycle across it. With lots of trails and routes on offer, you’ll be able to see the Garden of England in the most enjoyable way.
But where to start? A popular choice is cycling along Kent’s coastline.
The Kent Coast
Kent’s coast has some of the best sights to see in the county and also provides access to towns and cities if you wish to see some of the attractions away from the glorious coastline. If you’re planning on cycling along the Kent coast, there are more than a few highlights not to be missed.
- Crab and Winkle Way–Linking Canterbury with Whitstable, this famous route is part of the National Cycle Network Route 1. Following the old railway line across the countryside, there’s plenty to see along the way. This includes the village of Blean, home to a 13th-century church (St Cosmus & St Damien), as well as the RSPB nature reserve Blean Woods.
- Oyster Bay Trail– From Whitstable, you can then take the Oyster Bay Trail, trailing along the promenade and is well-signposted as Regional Route 15. Along the Herne Bay seafront, you’ll get great views of the coastline, finally taking you into the country park in Reculver, where you can see beautiful panoramic views of the sea.
- Viking Coastal Trail –Starting from Reculver, Route 15 continues.This traffic-free route follows the sea wall for a few miles, allowing you to see the beaches and countryside along this part of the coast.At 32 miles long, it covers a whole range of areas including Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs to name a few, as well as plenty of visitor attractions.
- Isle of Harty Trail – While not a National Cycle Route, this trail is popular with families for its shorter 5-mile route and its range of sights along the coast. Cycle past the beaches of Leysdown, catch sight of some birds of prey at RSVB view points and stop off to take in the aviation history at the Ferry House Inn public house. Mostly off-road, this exciting trail is lots of fun!
Experience the Countryside Stay with Us
If you’re interested in cycling in Kent, one of the best ways to fully enjoy your experience is to find a great place to stay. When looking for hotels in Kent, look no further than here at the Marquis at Alkham, where we offer you the perfect escape for cycling trips.
Located in the picturesque setting of the Alkham Valley, you’ll be able to experience the countryside and all it has to offer. Located between coastal towns Dover and Folkestone, our boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant will make your break all the more enjoyable and is in a great location for some of Kent’s top cycling routes.
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