For active families and adventurous groups, cycling can be one of the most fun and environmentally-friendly ways to get out and explore the Kentish countryside. However, getting your bikes down to your holiday rental can be a nightmare, especially for larger families. Luckily, Whitstable has a some great bicycle rental services, enabling you and your family and friends to strike out on your own and experience everything Whitstable has to offer, from stunning coastline to fine dining, with all the independence and convenience that cycling affords.
Whitstable’s Best Cycle Routes
Crab and Winkle Way
Winding its way through the idyllic Kentish countryside, cycling the Crab and Winkle cycle path is the perfect way to explore the scenic environs around Whitstable. Take in some breath-taking views of Whitstable’s coastline and stop off at one of the town’s many character-filled and quirky pubs for a drink or a bite to eat to experience Whitstable’s bohemian charm like a local. Cycling the Crab and Winkle Way is great exercise, as well as a fantastic chance to spend quality time with loved-ones, and the miles fall away with the reward of an afternoon spent shopping, socialising and sightseeing in historic Canterbury at the end of the journey.
Oyster Bay Trail
For those of you wanting to explore Whitstable’s beachfront, look no further than the aptly-named Oyster Bay Trail. Comprising 5 miles of promenade as well as snaking its way through new traffic-free cycle paths and quiet residential streets, this brand-new cycle path also connects to the renowned Viking Coastal Trail for those of you looking to venture further afield, and extends out to Reculver Country Park, an internationally important conservation area for wildlife as a Special Protection Area and Special Site of Scientific Interest. An array of fascinating insect and avian life call the park’s eroding cliff face home, whilst Sand Martins and Skylarks nest nearby. The route also offers access to the famous towers of the medieval church at Reculver, and the ruined remains of a nearby early Roman fort.
Where to Rent Bikes?
Kent Cycle Hire
If flexibility is your number one priority then Kent Cycle Hire is your best bet, as they allow you to drop off your bicycles at any one of their hubs in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay, providing you with greater freedom to explore at your own pace. They offer a wide range of bicycles, including options for children of all ages, as well as tandems, tag-alongs and trailers.
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