Updated: Nov 9, 2020
Are you and your little ones keen to push those pedals and take in some amazing sights? Then fear not, Jersey maybe the answer to prayers. Here are five reasons why cycling in Jersey is a joy!
RANGE OF TERRAIN
From calm cycle tracks along the coast to scenic routes that will raise your pulse and a fantastic range of challenging hills for the more experienced rider, Jersey’s fresh air and spectacular views make it a world class destination for cycling. With the island’s constantly changing scenery, all you have to do is enjoy it.
STOP OFF POINTS
Jersey’s best enjoyed with a relaxed cycling schedule so that you can embrace the island’s laid-back charm and make the most of the many stop-off points along the way. From friendly beach cafés to country pubs in the green lanes, there’s always somewhere to head for. Local cycling favourites with plenty of bike parking are the café at Durrell for coffee and millionaire’s shortbread or breakfast at the Seascale in Gorey.
Cycle from La Corbière to L’Etacq and then back along the north coast of the island; it’s one of local cyclist Jane Harvey’s favourites for its views, fresh air and quiet roads. And if you want to challenge yourself, try the hidden winding route up Ghost Hill behind the Old Court House in St. Aubin, but be warned it’s a lung-buster!
Looking for a kid-friendly route? Head to the Corbière cycle track which runs from St. Aubin’s Village to Corbière Lighthouse along an old railway track; it’s a road-free cycle path with a café and children’s playground en route. Hire bikes, tandems or kids tagalongs at the beginning of the walk in St. Aubin and set off on an expedition.
A CYCLIST’S PARADISE
The whole island is just waiting to be explored. ‘It’s a leisure cyclist’s paradise’ says cycling expert and local tour guide Arthur Lamy. ‘With a ninety-six mile cycle network, half of which is speed-restricted green lanes passing historic sites, beaches, cafés and other points of interest, it’s easy to immerse yourself in Jersey’s cycle-friendly nine miles by five.
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