Cycling in Jersey
Jersey is a cyclist’s paradise. A perfect mild climate and varied terrain makes blazing a trail around the island a pure joy. Steep climbs and exhilarating drops that work their way through wooded valleys open out to smooth strips of cycle-friendly highways set against the breathtaking backdrop of our windswept coast. Whether you ride for pleasure, convenience or fitness, Jersey is a playground for riders of all levels. Add to this our reduced speed limits and stunning scenery and discover an island that is made for two wheels. Saddle up and enjoy the ride.
Why Cycle In Jersey?
We may be small, but we pack many diverse, beautiful and challenging cycle routes into our nine miles by five. Warm up with gentle spins along sandy seascapes or tackle a pulse-raising hill climb to Jersey’s North coast - we have tracks for all fitness levels. Dave, the cycling cabbie, from Danbury in Essex, drives London black cabs all day. He loves London, but finds it very claustrophobic – especially when he’s trapped in the car with a passenger getting stressed, putting pressure on him. He’s always got his eye on the clock. Discover why Dave believes Jersey's cycling experience is so unique.
Advanced Cycle Routes
For the experienced riders, we have created eight advanced cycle routes to get your blood pumping. Cycling solo or with a team, all of our advanced routes can be linked up depending on how far you want to go. We have included handy pit stops and marked difficulty and gradients, so you can be sure the ride matches your skill level. Scope out each route by watching an aerial video on the Relive App.
Signposted Cycle Network
Our 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. Explore the island with our downloadable cycle network guide and journey through cycle routes that cross farm, field and coast and lead you to some of the best views in Jersey.
Bike Hire in Jersey
There’s no need to bring your touring bike with you if it’s inconvenient. We’re an island of natural born riders so you’re never far away from a cycle hire shop. We have many friendly cycle shops in Jersey fully stocked with parts and spares to suit your needs. Many of the local cycle enthusiasts will even give you expert advice on the best places to start your adventure.
Cycle Tours in Jersey
There is so much to see and explore and you won’t want to miss a thing. Book a cycle tour and follow an experienced guide through the best of Jersey’s scenery on a route that is tailored specifically for your ability level and interests. They will lead you wonder by wonder, from the lunar landscapes of the South to the rugged cliffs of the North.
Meet Richard and Laura
Richard Tanguy and Laura Chellingworth represented Jersey at the 2015 NatWest Island Games and are two of the leading lights in Jersey’s cycling community. Here they share what makes Jersey a special place to ride and why they are so island proud. They also give expert tips to anyone planning a cycling break in Jersey.
True Food - Kit Chamier
Kit Chamier is a local sports nutritionist serving up the meal plan for Jersey's top professional athletes, local sports teams and clubs. Read Kit's top tips for eating right before your cycling holiday, with expert advice on getting fully loaded for a day in the saddle, as well as delicious local produce to enjoy with a clean conscience.
Be Safe on the Road
We take safety seriously. Please respect the rules of the road when cycling in Jersey and make sure you have the required equipment and take necessary precautions, especially when riding at night. Visit the Jersey Road Safety site for the latest advice and local safety regulations. There are many friendly cycle shops in St. Helier who will be happy to help with any last minute items of safety gear once you are on the ground.