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Cycling in Ramsgate Kent

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New cycling trail on the Kent coast you can view online today:

Pier to Pier Cycle Trail - Ramsgate to Deal

The Contra Trail
The Pier to Pier Cycle Trail is an opportunity to do so much more than simply cycle from a to b; it’s an invitation to experience a truly exceptional journey. So, start as you mean to continue and allow the hustle and bustle of Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour to wash over you.

Distance: 12.9 miles (20.8km) one-way mainly on dedicated cycle paths, bridleways and country lanes - allow 90 minutes

When it comes to cycling, Ramsgate couldn’t be better placed. Set on one of Kent’s premier cycle routes, the 32 mile (51.4km) Viking Coastal Trail, and boasting plenty of cafes, restaurants and Cyclists Welcome-accredited hotels to rest your head and fill your stomach, Ramsgate has it covered for two-wheeled fun.

With 32 miles of on and off-road bike trails, rolling countryside, cliff-top routes and a backdrop of sea views, the Viking Coastal Trail is perfect for experienced cyclists looking for thrills, or families wanting sandcastles, ice creams and a beach-hopping cycle ride on the stunning Kent coast.

Better still, break up the route into manageable sections and you’ll find relaxing family days out, rides through Kent’s smugglers’ territory, plenty of local history, the haunts of Turner and Dickens and whistle-stop tours of the Isle of Thanet’s vibrant coastal towns and villages. Whatever it is you’re looking for, Ramsgate’s fantastic cycling routes will soon have you in the saddle.

Find out more information about the Viking Coastal Trail here.

Cycle Hire
Cycles and helmets can be hired from Harbour Bikes on 07834 377907.

Hear what others have to say

Ramsgate’s coastal trails, wonderful views and sandy beaches make for a fantastic family cycling getaway, but don’t just take our word for it! Ethical traveller and award-winning travel writer for the Independent and the Guardian, Catherine Mack recently enjoyed her own family cycling break in Ramsgate. Read her article in Green Parent Magazine and see what she had to say about her visit to Ramsgate.

For information about fun guided cycle rides in Ramsgate and Kent, visit

For more cycle routes for your next Ramsgate or Kent holiday visit the Explore Kent Website.