Advanced Cycle Routes

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Cycling is a way of life in Jersey. It’s the perfect way of enjoying the outdoor lifestyle in our island home while preserving its simple beauty. Whether you ride for pleasure, convenience or fitness, Jersey is a playground for riders of all levels. Most of the island’s roads are well suited to both small and large groups, and we have put together eight advanced routes for the ultimate group cycling adventure. These include the popular training routes used by local athletes and avoid the speed-restricted Green Lanes, so you can push the pedal down and watch the world fly by. You can scope out these routes before you go using the Relive app or Strava.

NORTH A – ADVANCED CYCLE ROUTE

Distance:  13 miles / 20.9 km
Grade: Moderate
Number of climbs: 2
Elevation gain: 221 metres
Pit stop: La Mare Wine Estate, Les Fontaines Tavern, St. John’s Village, Trinity Arms

Welcome to the wild and beautiful North. This is the largest of the Northern loops and takes in fantastic coastal scenery with perfect panoramas of the Normandy coast and islands beyond. This can be linked up with any of the East, South and West routes. Map out before you go on Relive and Strava.

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NORTH B – ADVANCED CYCLE ROUTE

Distance:  6.75 miles / 10.8 km
Grade: Easy
Number of climbs: 0
Elevation gain: 93 metres
Pit stop: Hautes Croix, Bee’z Kneez Les Platons

This slightly shorter, easier route gives you a flavour of the North without the taxing climbs. It’s perfect for a blustery day as you skim past the coast and cruise through sheltered country lanes. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not combine both A & B routes to conquer the North?

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SOUTH A – ADVANCED CYCLE ROUTE

Distance:  9.1 miles / 14.6 km
Grade: Moderate
Number of climbs: 3
Elevation gain: 176 metres
Pit stop: La Fregate, Old Station Cafe

This southern route starts at sea level and winds its way upwards through the lush green heartland of Waterworks Valley - the perfect way to experience farm, field and sea in one ride. After heading East you can rest your tired legs as you cruise back through St. Helier. A good choice for a windy day.

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SOUTH B – ADVANCED CYCLE ROUTE

Distance:  5.6 miles / 9.1 km
Grade: Moderate
Number of climbs: 3
Elevation gain: 111 metres
Pit stop: Gunsite Café, Greenhills Hotel, The Vic in the Valley

A journey through the South would be incomplete without this little slice of country charm. As you coast through St. Peter’s Valley’s peaceful rolling roads you will discover dips and climbs to keep you on the edge of your saddle. This ride also has a few steep climbs to test the mettle of your stronger riders.

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Gunsite Cafe

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East A – ADVANCED CYCLE ROUTE

Distance:  19.7 miles / 31.5 km
Grade: Moderate/Hard
Number of climbs: 7
Elevation gain: 276 metres
Pit stop: Green Island, Gorey, St. Catherine’s Breakwater café, The Hungry Man, Café Firefly at Jersey Zoo

Conquer the entire Eastern coast on this epic ride which takes in the sweeping Southern beaches all the way up to the rugged Northern cliffs. This is the longest of the advanced routes but you can rest tired legs in a quiet spot in the countryside along the way.  This route is perfectly suited to large groups. Especially for those who enjoy a challenging climb or two.

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East B – ADVANCED CYCLE ROUTE

Distance:  10.1 miles / 16.3 km
Grade: Moderate/Hard
Number of climbs: 7
Elevation gain: 193 metres
Pit stop: Ransoms Tearooms, Café Firefly at Jersey Zoo

This shorter route takes you right through Jersey’s rustic Eastern heartland, and includes an optional extra loop for the stronger riders in your group. With many dips and climbs it’s a great workout through Jersey’s lush countryside.

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Beausite Hotel

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West A – ADVANCED CYCLE ROUTE

Distance:  14.2 miles / 22.7 km
Grade: Moderate
Number of climbs: 2
Elevation gain: 179 metres
Pit stop: Jersey Pearl, Catherine Best, Classic Tea Room, St. Peters Village, Watersplash

Many local riders will tell you ‘West is Best’.  With its rugged natural beauty and long uninterrupted roads, it’s easy to see why.  This is an epic ride along smooth strips and rolling hills set against spectacular scenery.  Long roads and low traffic make the Wild West the perfect place for group training and practising group riding skills.  Do as the locals do and make a pitstop for coffee and a Jersey crab sandwich at a beachside café along the way, and refuel as you watch surfers ride the waves of St. Ouen’s Bay.

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West B – ADVANCED CYCLE ROUTE

Distance:  13.75 miles / 22 km
Grade: Hard
Number of climbs: 5
Elevation gain: 255 metres
Pit stop: Le Braye Café, The Boat House, Portelet Inn

This route takes you coast to coast, from the sheltered calm of St Aubin's Bay to the windswept wilds of St. Ouen. The die-hards can take a detour up ‘Ghost Hill’ and push for the burn on a very sharp incline. This challenging route is part of the Island Games and Jersey Triathlon Time Trial course and is a fantastic way to test your limits in a spectacular setting.

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