Botany Bay on the Viking Coastal Trail
Botany Bay on the Viking Coastal Trail

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.

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.

Bike Hire

  • Harbour Bikes Cycle Hire - Arch 20, Military Road, Ramsgate 07834 377907 
  • Ride The Bike Shed - 71 Canterbury Road, Margate 01843 228866/07775 609245 
  • VCT Bike Hire - The Parade, Minnis Bay 01843 843309/07818 828862