Cycling at the Coast
Get out exploring in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate if Thanet's big skies beckon you to hop on your bike.
See Stunning sunsets, a gorgeous shoreline and a superb trail equals year-round, al fresco explorations and fun.
Don't-miss the 32-mile (51.4km) Viking Coastal Trail cycling and walking route circling the Isle, past chalk cliffs and along quiet lanes taking in the Turner Contemporary, Pugin's Grange, Minster Abbey and the coast path from Pegwell Bay along the way. The Viking Coastal Trail is one of the most attractive circular leisure cycle routes in Kent
Passing by 16 beaches and bays before heading inland through pretty rural villages, including St. Nicholas-at-Wade, Monkton and Minster, with plenty of lovely pitstops, you won’t be disappointed with the views along the way.
Challenge yourself to complete the whole route, or break it down into smaller chunks with plenty of places for refueling breaks, the choice is yours. The family friendly cycling route takes you on level, traffic free promenades and broad sea walls, or along leisurely country lanes.
- Harbour Bikes Cycle Hire - Arch 20, Military Road, Ramsgate 07834 377907 www.harbourbikes.co.uk
- Ride The Bike Shed - 71 Canterbury Road, Margate or Margate Train Station 01843 228866/07775 609245 www.thebikeshedkent.co.uk
- VCT Bike Hire - The Parade, Minnis Bay 01843 843309/07818 828862
- Wheelability - Fully accessible bikes for disabled and non-disabled people. Minnis Bay Car Park, The Parade, Minnis Bay, CT7 9QP 07718 485266 http://yourleisure.uk.com/wheelability/