Walking & Cycling

Walking & Cycling

The islands offer a delightful variety of coastline to explore. Stepping out on foot or hiring a bicycle are both ideal ways to experience quintessential island life.

Walking: It’s easy to explore Alderney on foot. From rugged cliff paths carpeted with gorse and wildflowers to quiet sandy bays. Step out and enjoy the island at your own pace with a selection of self-guided walks, all of which are free to pick up from the Visitor Information Centre.

Then add link to website with the walk info on:-

https://www.visitalderney.com/see-do/walks-trails/

Sark is a walker’s paradise with a number of self-guided routes which take in as much of the coast as possible. Leaflets are available in the Visitor Centre (small charge) or see the link below.

http://www.sark.co.uk/category/about-sark/coastal-walks/

Herm’s coastal paths can be walked in their entirety within a leisurely couple of hours. We particularly recommend a stroll along the south coast cliffs which gives you views across to all the other Channel Islands as well as the nearby coast of France. During spring, you may be lucky enough to spot a puffin or two bobbing in the sea!

Cycling in Alderney

Cycling: From peaceful country lanes to coastal paths with stunning views on every turn, you’ll never be short of places to pedal around, so be sure to hire a bike for at least an afternoon.

Visitors to Sark will find a variety of cycle hire shops. There are a variety of routes to explore and you’ll find it easy to cycle to most areas of the island. Keep a map with you and make sure you tick off the best pots: La Coupee, Sark Henge and the Buddist Carving. Each and every viewpoint boasts a wonderful view out to sea and the other islands, so whichever way you go, it will not disappoint.

For Alderney the link below shows options for either a half or full day self-guided tour around the island, both are suitable for all abilities and are good year round. The half day route is approximately 4 miles, while the full day option is around 6 miles. The time it takes you to complete either will of course depend on the pace you pedal and how many times you simply have to stop for a photo of the magnificent views:-

https://www.visitalderney.com/media/1388/cycle-route.pdf

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