Top 5 Cycle Routes in Jersey
ST AUBIN’S BAY to LA CORBIERE
This route- following what used to be the Jersey railway track- initially passes right by the sloping sands of St Aubin’s Bay, all the way to the picturesque lighthouse at Corbière. With a designated cycle path along the whole distance, prepare to be amazed by the sculptured landscape through the trees finished off with the extensive views of St Ouen’s Bay. A perfect cycle route to catch the amazing sunsets out west!
GOREY to ST OUEN’S BAY
Jersey is well known for its beautiful coastline, however, this route takes an alternative approach through the heart of the island, taking you directly from the castle at Gorey in the East to St Ouen’s Bay in the West. Surrounded by beautiful fields and flowers for the whole route, you will be amazed by the vast greenery this island has to offer. Even better, if you time it right you can catch the sunrise and sunset on the same day.
NORTH COAST- GROSNEZ CASTLE to BOULEY BAY
Jersey’s north coast is a stark contrast to the flat and sandy beaches in the south. On a bike stick to the designated paths where possible- walkers always have right of way- and admire the distant views of Sark and the north-west coast of France. A stunning cycle for fit and experienced cyclists passing many gorgeous bays and coves. Greve de Lecq, Bonne Nuit and Bouley Bay are my favourites.
ST HELIER to WATERWORKS VALLEY
This short route- approximately a 30-minute cycle from town along the seafront cycle path, turning off at Milbrook- will take you through some of the narrower overlooked country lanes of Jersey. St Lawrence Valley or as it is known locally the Waterworks Valley, so-called because at one time the streams powered water mills along the valley, is a wooded road passing two old reservoirs, a calm and relaxing cycle where you can stop and listen to the sounds of the birds and the bees. Just past Dannemarch Reservoir is Hamptonne Country Museum, which is well worth a visit.
AROUND THE ISLAND!
Not for the faint-hearted! This 40-mile route takes you around the circumference of the island, passing wide sandy bays like St Aubin’s Bay, the vast open beach of St Ouens, the often steep and rocky north coast and finishing with the small intimate bays like Anne Port Bay on the island’s east coast. A real challenge for those up for it! Be sure to pack your sunscreen and pull up your padded cycling pants for this one!
ABOUT OUR GUEST AUTHOR: Derbyshire born Paul Todd has worked at some of the top hotels in Jersey since becoming a resident of Jersey. When he has spare time he loves cycling in Jersey, particularly the north coast.