Guernsey’s beautiful landscapes are perfect for those who love to explore, whether on foot or by bicycle.
Walking: Guernsey is a walker’s paradise. Journey on foot into a world of valleys cascaded in lush greenery, secluded coves and wide sandy beaches. From self-guided walks that let you experience the island like a true local, to guided tours that venture through the pastoral fields and hills of the countryside, the island is adorned by breathtaking views, a colourful history and a vibrant culture.
Tasty Walks is a series of 20 self-guided walks which make the most of Guernsey – its stunning scenery and fabulous food. Whether it’s the rugged south coast cliff paths, the long sweeping bays of the west or uncovering the historic past of the island’s capital, you’ll find much to explore in just 25 square miles.
Alternatively, let local guides unveil the secrets and hidden places that make Guernsey so special by taking one of the guided walks on offer. From April to September a rota of guided walks are offered on a daily basis by accredited guides:
If you really do love to walk, time your visit to coincide with either the Spring Walking Festival when rural and coastal paths are blanketed in colourful foliage; or alternatively the deep red of falling leaves and bronzed late light during the Autumn Walking Festival are a great time to get rambling. See the links below:
Cycling: If you prefer two wheels to two feet, hire a bike or e-bike and take your pick from a variety of clearly marked cycle paths and cycle friendly roads. Whether you opt for a gentle route along the west coast or a more strenuous climb through the hills and valleys, you can enjoy an adventure with stunning views at every turn. There are 11 official cycle routes in Guernsey designed for a variety of abilities and levels, see the link for further details:-
Pre-bookable cycle hire is available with Premier Holidays, with prices for a day’s hire with helmet and bike lock from £13 per adult and £7 per child.
For those who prefer to cycle with a local guide, Outdoor Guernsey has a variety of cycle tours for you to enjoy without the fear of getting lost! Each tour has a different focus and visits a selection of the finest off-the-beaten-track attractions and a few of the really famous ones too.