cycling in north norfolk

Cycling along north Norfolk's quiet country lanes and coastal paths is a great way to explore the area. The coast, countryside and woodland routes, offer stunning landscapes as you pedal your way through north Norfolk.

explore cycling in north norfolk

Whether you're a keen long distance cyclist, off-road biker or want to enjoy a family bike ride, north Norfolk has something for everyone. There are gentle coastal routes, quiet lanes in the pretty countryside as well as organised races.

The Norfolk Coast Cycleway covers 59 miles from King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth passing through Cromer and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fantastic countryside and views. The route is suitable for all ages and abilities with gentle hills and quiet lanes just inland from the coast, offering breath-taking scenery.

Tracking along disused railway paths, country parks, forest paths, bridleways and quiet roads, the Sustrans National Cycle Network passes through Norfolk and has routes that are safe, shorter, fun and simple. Routes including Marriott's Way, are ideal for children to practice their cycling as well as enjoying family bike rides.

For a challenging off-road ride, there's the ancient Peddars Way trail. You will find easier sections interspersed with uneven terrain and moderate climbs. The reward is excellent! Enjoy the varied scenery along this 46-mile route, that runs from Holme near Hunstanton.


The Fakenham 25/50100 are enjoyable, non-competitive sportive rides, starting from the picturesque market town of Fakenham through some of the best gentle cycling routes in the country. The routes range from 15 to 36 miles as well as a 62 mile (100k) route which links to the original route offering a full 100 miles.

For a real adventure on wheels, take one of the Bittern Line Train and Cycle routes. Hop aboard the train with your bike, take any one of the journeys that link Cromer and Sheringham with Norwich and the Norfolk Broads, and hop off to take linear or circular cycle routes from its stations, using country lanes. Distances vary from 6 miles to 30+ miles. 

If you are looking for a shorter route, try the Broads Cycle Routes. These take you through the picturesque countryside of the Broads National Park by a network of quiet country lanes around this special wetland area, providing access to many broadland nature reserves and conservation centres.

And if you don't have a bike, there are plenty of places to hire them throughout north Norfolk from tandems to bikes with trailers for children. BroadsByCycle has self-service hire points in the Broads National Park, where you can rent bikes every day between March and October.