The island boasts 154 kilometres of waymarked cycle routes and 77 kilometres of ‘Green Lanes’, which are 15 mph country roads where cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians have priority. Despite the island’s maximum altitude being only 137 metres, Jersey has plenty of hills. A 75 kilometre cycle route around the whole island, using a variety of small lanes, green lanes and main roads, climbs a total of 1083 metres, with most of this from the numerous bays of the north coast – full route at www.islandeering.com. Although the sea views are delightful and most of Jersey’s ten official cycle routes do visit a beach at some point, steering clear of the coast offers a more relaxed and flatter cycling experience. In terms of dedicated cycling facilities, there are traffic-free cycle paths along St Aubin’s bay linking the west of the island with St Helier; a new off-road cycle path has been constructed that runs north to south up the lush St Peter’s Valley. The original ‘Railway Path’, which turned Jersey’s pre-war train track into a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists, is a further option.
You may also be interested in:
- Walks from Rozel Harbour to St Catherine’s Breakwater or Bonne Nuit Bay
- Discover Jersey’s Occupation story
- Walk to tidal L’Islet (Elizabeth Castle) from St Helier
- Discover the horrible histories of Mount Orgueil
- Go glamping at the Durrel Wildlife Park
- Try some of the best seafood in the Channel Islands
- Swim or walk on the best beaches in Jersey
- Enjoy a seafood BBQ in a WW2 bunker
- Visit one of the ten oldest buildings in the world
The other Channel Islands are also excellent walking destinations and, together with Jersey, walks around their coast paths form the 110 mile Channel Island Way.
Guernsey – find out about walking in Guernsey, Guernsey’s outdoor activities, cafes and more here
Sark – find out about walking in Sark, Sark’s outdoor activities, cafes and more here
Herm – find out about walking in Herm, Herm’s outdoor activities, cafes and more here
Alderney – find out about walking in Alderney, Alderney’s outdoor activities, cafes and more here
Other islands in the British Isles
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