Jersey is a paradise for exploring at your own pace, be it on two feet or two wheels. The perfect mild climate, stunning scenery and varied terrain makes blazing a trail around the island a pure joy.
Walking: It’s easy to explore the island on foot and you’ll soon discover a landscape of gentle surprises, shifting in a kaleidoscope of colour with each passing season. Whether you want to meander along rugged cliff paths, through wooded valleys or along country lanes, you’ll find the landscape changes dramatically in just a few miles.
Visit Jersey have a selection of fantastic walks which enable you to explore the best of the island, coast to coast.
In addition, Jersey Heritage have carefully curated their Ice Age Island Trail, which weaves its way from Ouaisne Bay to St Aubin’s Village, via the hunting grounds of La Cotte de St Brelade. The walk takes about two hours in total and will pass through Portelet Bay and the heavily fortified Noirmont Point. Discover more details here:
Alternatively, Jersey’s qualified guides are on hand to lead you on a journey through the island’s history, beating a path through hidden trails and secluded bays while sharing local secrets. Take a look at the wonderful selection of Guided Walking Tours available here.
Cycling: Whether you ride for pleasure or fitness, Jersey is a playground for cyclists of all levels. The island’s many cycle routes are clearly marked and take in miles of rich countryside, coastal tracks and Green Lanes, where life slows down to a gentle 15mph. Click the link here for the cycle network guide and pedal your way through routes that cross farm, field and coast leading you to some of the best views in Jersey:-
Pre-bookable cycle hire is available with Premier Holidays, with prices for a day’s hire with helmet and bike lock from £16 per adult and £12 per child.
Alternatively, consider hiring an electric bike with EVieBike? Download EVie’s free app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store and register. FIND an available bike near you using the map in EVie’s Free bike app. Go to the bike. RENT the nearby Evie Bike by opening the app and scanning the QR code you’ll find on the battery beneath the seat. Press ‘Rent Bike’ in the app. Squeeze either brake lever twice, quickly. PARK your bike at an Evie Bike virtual station (free) using the app map or elsewhere for a small rehoming fee.
Cycle tours in the company of an experienced guide are a perfect way to explore the island. You’ll be taken through the best of Jersey’s scenery on a route that is tailored specifically for your ability level and interests. Click the link here for details.