Let’s Go for a Spin
Choose your route, settle back into the saddle, take a breath of fresh sea air and peddle your way free. Along streets that kings once walked, past a Royal harbour that helped to feed a nation, up onto cliff tops that hug the English Channel, through some of Kent’s most beautiful and abundant countryside. Clock up the miles until it’s time to pull up and top up at one of the many cafés, bars and restaurants along the way.
Active Ramsgate has some exhilarating cycling trails for you to try out. Each trail is jam packed with amazing sights and some unexpected twists and turns along the way.
What are you waiting for? Pedal off and expect the unexpected!
Pier to Pier Cycle Trail – Ramsgate to Deal
Buff down your saddle, grease up your chain and prepare to give your bicycle one of its best days out yet. From the bike-friendly pathways to the exhilarating array of Kentish sights you will pedal through almost everything on the Pier to Pier trail is a cyclist’s dream. Whether you see yourself as a Tour de France contender or a lazy day out type of peddler you’ll find the twists and turns on this journey of discovery equally satisfying. Starting at Ramsgate’s East Pier, taking in world renowned architecture, a Royal Harbour, quintessentially English landscapes, protected wildlife, award winning pubs and eateries, the medieval port of Sandwich and finishing at the pier in the thriving seaside town of Deal.
Distance: 12.9 miles (20.8km) one-way mainly on dedicated cycle paths, bridleways and country lanes – allow 90 minutes one-way, 3 hours round trip.
Viking Coastal Trail
With 32 miles of on and off-road bike trails, the Viking Coastal Trail around the Isle of Thanet has been designed to put the pep back into your pedal. So whether you plan to go it alone or take the family along for the ride, you can trust Active Ramsgate to point you in the right direction.
With rolling countryside, cliff-top routes and a backdrop of sea views, experienced cyclists can cycle the entire trail. For families and those looking for a more leisurely pedal why not cycle one of the Ramsgate loops?
Distance: 32 mile (51.4km); Ramsgate loops (various distances).
Hear what others have to say
Ramsgate’s coastal trails, wonderful views and sandy beaches make for a fantastic family cycling getaway, but don’t just take our word for it! Ethical traveller and award-winning travel writer for the Independent and the Guardian, Catherine Mack, recently enjoyed her own family cycling break in Ramsgate. Read her article in Green Parent Magazine and see what she had to say about her visit to Ramsgate.
For more cycle routes for your next Ramsgate or Kent holiday visit the Explore Kent website.