Viking Coastal Trail

One of the most attractive circular leisure cycle routes in Kent, covering 32 miles (51.4km), taking in the coast of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate before heading inland through the surrounding villages.

Offering family friendly cycling on level, traffic free promenades and broad sea walls, or along leisurely country lanes.

Divide the trail up into the manageable sections and you’ll find a variety of fantastic days out. The route passes an array of popular attractions: the Viking Ship 'Hugin' at Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate Maritime Museum, Dickens House in Broadstairs, Turner Contemporary at Margate and St Augustine's Cross marking the site where the first Mass is reported to have been held in 597AD.

Along the route there are plenty of places to stop for a rest to enjoy a drink or meal. If you aer in Ramsgate look out for special offer and discounts available through Active Ramsgate

To download the full cycle route go to Explore Kent.

The route is also known as the Regional Cycle Network 15 and well signed throughout with the trail logo

Cycle Hire

  • BikeShed -71 Canterbury Road, Margate, CT9 5AS Tel: 01843 228866
  • Broadstairs Bike Hire - 17 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs CT10 1HZ Tel: 01843 447669
  • Ken’s Bike Shop - 28 Eaton Road, Margate, CT9 1XA Tel: 01843 221422
  • Viking Coastal Trail Cycle Hire - The Parade, Minnis Bay, Birchington, CT7 9QR Tel: 07772 037609