Discovering the many cycle routes across Norfolk
While exploring Norfolk on foot and by boat are both excellent ways to get around the county, and taking a car will allow you to cover more distance, there can be only one mode of transport if you’d like to experience everything that’s on offer – bicycle. Taking to the many cycle paths that are dotted around Norfolk will provide an almost unrivalled adventure in terms of seeing everything, while you’re afforded the freedom of stopping whenever you’d like, and resting your bike against a gatepost in order to take a photograph or two.
Worried about getting started? There’s no reason to be daunted by a cycling holiday in Norfolk, as you’ll find a good number of hire shops, and stores selling all of the equipment you’ll need. If you know you’re likely to be cycling during your next self-catering break, do bring appropriate clothing and footwear with you, and be prepared for an adventure…
The Sustrans National Cycle Network
Designed to make cycling simple, safe and great fun, the Sustrans National Cycle Network incorporates country parks, bridleways, minor roads, forest pathways, and abandoned railway lines, as well as quieter urban streets. Hardened cyclists, families with children, and complete novices will enjoy its gentle paths, as you take in some wonderful sights.
Stretching from Knettishall to Cromer, Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path cover some 93 miles that are yours to be explored. Take in the wild coast and the untamed Brecks, follow parts of an ancient Roman road, whizz through countryside and between trees, and everything in between as you cycle as little or as much of the trail as you wish.
Norfolk Coastal Cycleway
Covering 59 miles, and reaching from King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth, the Norfolk Coastal Cycleway is a fantastic way to see those beautiful sea views. Picturesque countryside, abundant wildlife, and, of course, that vast, dramatic coastline, are waiting for you.
These are just three of the routes that you’re encouraged to explore while you’re staying in Norfolk; what others will you discover?