Saddle up and see beaches, cliff tops, harbours and some beautiful countryside!
The Kent Coastal Trail winds it’s way from Birchington-on-Sea right around the coastal path of the Isle of Thanet looping back through quiet countryside roads.
With a variety of stops and a slow pace, visit classic seaside resorts, historic haunts of Charles Dickens and small country villages. A chance to meet some lovely new folks and a whole lotta fun!
Food: At Viking Bay beach you can’t miss Bleak House, where Charles Dickens stayed and was the inspiration behind his novel of the same name. Here we’ll stop for lunch, a chance to sample the local fish and chips or whatever takes your fancy, and if room Italian ice-cream! Later through quiet country villages, we’ll stop at a fabulous pub garden.
Distance and Path: 27 miles over flat terrain with the odd gentle hill.
Physical difficulty: Moderate, 3.5 hours cycling at a slow pace.
Start and Finish: Birchington on Sea train station. (direct trains from London Victoria)
Bike Hire: Minnis Bay Car Park, The Parade, Minnis Bay, Birchington, CT7 9LT. Tel: 07772 037 609. £15 day (not included, contact us if you need to hire)
What is included:
Fully guided tour with stops
Places of interest pointed out
Basic tool kit carried and minor repairs undertaken
Accident insurance cover
Trained biking instructor and fully qualified first aider