Couple cycling along prom at Minnis Bay in front of blue and yellow beach huts with beach on the right
Cycling along prom at Minnis Bay
Couple (lady in red tshirt and gentlemen in yellow tshirt and beige shorts leaning on bike) stood overlooking Botany Bay, with chalk stack in background and grass area
Botany Bay on the Viking Coastal Trail
Couple cycling along Ramsgate seafront with people sat at tables
Cycling along Ramsgate seafront

Cycling at the Coast

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 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.

Discover 7 Naturally Socially Distanced Viking Coastal Trail Doorstep Adventures with our blog about the Viking Coastal Trail 

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 new Pier to Pier Cycling Trail

 

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*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