Get a really good look at our coastline with a refreshing cycle ride around Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate
Get out and explore in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate when Thanet's big skies beckon you to hop on your bike.
See stunning sunsets and a gorgeous shoreline on a superb trail which offers year-round, al fresco exploration 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 16 beaches and bays before heading inland through pretty rural villages, including St. Nicholas-at-Wade, Monkton and Minster, with plenty of lovely pit-stops, 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 refuelling 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.
Fancy a guided tour of the Viking Coastal Trail connecting with neighbouring towns? Join Col's Kent Bike Tours to discover more (see video below) or extend your ride from Ramsgate to connect with neighbouring Sandwich and Deal, along the Pier to Pier Cycling Trail. Join Ride Margate to enjoy the Jewel of the Kent coast on a fun, social bike ride.
*At any time of year between the hours of sunrise and sunset, and from 1 May to 30 September inclusive between the hours of 10am and 6pm, a person shall not ride any cycle on any of the promenades where localised signage requires you to dismount. You must adhere to the signs which vary around the coast. This is for the purposes of health and safety and the enjoyment of others in busy areas*
Below video from Col's Kent Bike Tours