Whether you are an experienced tourer or haven't been on a bike in years, the area lends itself to the view from the saddle. A network of quiet country roads, lanes and bridleways leads you through varied landscapes and villages. You can bring your own bike (even on the train), or hire one locally. On a bike you have time to pause and explore before passing on to another delightful unexpected view or experience. Hop off and on, or press on - the choice is yours.
However fast you travel you are never far away from a village with a pub, cafe or shop and any hills are just steep enough to make you feel you’ve earned a drink. In short, the Norfolk coast is ideal cycling country.
Norfolk Coast Cycleway
The Norfolk Coast Cycleway route was drawn up during the 1990's to take users away from the unsuitable A149 coast road to provide a more enjoyable experience of the wonderful Norfolk countryside and coast. Following the Hull to Harwich Sustrans National Cycle Network (NCN) route 1 between King’s Lynn and Wighton where regional route 30 starts and continues through to Great Yarmouth. There are also regular route markers along the cycleway.
The map guide shows the complete King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth route, options and links into the towns and coastal vilages on side one. Side two offers some optional and alternative route variations along with some mapped and described loops from the cycleway. Cycle hirers, tourist information is among further useful information provided.
How to obtain your copy
Purchase at Tourist Information points, plus some cycle hirers and other businesses in the area. Direct from the Norfolk Coast Partnership for £2.50 + £1 p&p (cheques made payable to Norfolk County Council please) or through our new on-line ordering PayPal facility with the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail (external website link). Also available from Sustrans on-line shop.
- Businesses who would like to sell them direct - please contact us for details.
Cycling on the Peddars Way
Although the Norfolk Coast Path is only footpath status and not suitable for cycling, the majority of the Peddars Way is open to cyclists with alternative options for the non-cycling sections. A downloadable map and guidance can be found on the Peddars Way website here.
Cycling on the Norfolk Coast Path
Please note the Norfolk Coast Path has footpath status only and therefore is not suitable for cycling. The Norfolk Coast Cycleway however, is signed, uses more suitable roads to keep you off the busy coast road and offers some excellent views. Use the cycleway map to follow the links down to the coastal villages and towns.
Bikes on the Bittern Line
For information about taking your bike on the Bittern Line and other cycling information based around the Norwich to Sheringham route visit the Bittern Line website.
The Norfolk Coast Cycleway is a regional route of the Sustrans Hull to Harwich route.
Sustrans the sustainable transport charity whose work involves encourageing people to walk, cycle and use public transport in order to reduce motor traffic. To find out more visit the Sustrans website. To view Cycling maps (including the Norfolk Coast Cycleway) offered by Sustrans click here.
GPS for cycling and walking
The use of GPS is becoming increasingly popular for cyclists and walkers with websites like http://www.gps-routes.co.uk now available.
As 'Google' mapping does not currently dislplay the route the active map flag marker merely indicates the junction of Sustran's National Cycle Network 1 and Regional route 30 at Wighton. However the Sustrans website does display the Norfolk Coast Cycleway along with other routes around the country. Although we are not able to display the complete route why not examine and try out one of the cycleway loops.