Our guide to cycling in North Norfolk, a county that is not as flat as you expect, but has wonderful cycling routes, beautiful villages, towns, beaches, coastline & countryside, with lots of great pubs, cafes & restaurants along the way.
Deepdale is a great stop on any cycle tour, or as a place to base yourself to explore North Norfolk by bike. Our team have bike repair skills and very happy to help you with information about the local area.
Here's our top tips for cycling in North Norfolk.
Explore the Coastal Routes - North Norfolk offers picturesque coastal cycling routes. Enjoy the sea breeze and stunning views as you pedal along the coastline.
Check Your Bike - Before setting out, ensure your bike is in good condition. Check the tires, brakes, and gears to avoid any issues during your ride.
Map Out Your Route - Plan your route in advance, considering the distance and terrain. North Norfolk has a mix of flat landscapes and mainly gentle hills, so choose a route that suits your fitness level.
Visit Quaint Villages - Take the opportunity to explore charming villages & hidden historic buildings along your route. Stop for a break, grab a snack, and soak in the local atmosphere.
Respect Wildlife & Nature Reserves - If you're cycling through nature reserves or wildlife areas, follow designated paths and respect any guidelines to minimise impact on the environment. - Coastal Code & Countryside Code
Time Your Rides - Consider cycling during quieter times to avoid heavy traffic. Early mornings or weekdays might offer a more peaceful experience.
Food & Drink Stops - Discover local cafes & pubs along your route. It's a great way to refuel, rest and experience the local food & drink.
Safety First - Wear a helmet and follow road safety rules. North Norfolk has a mix of country lanes and main roads, so please be aware and visible, especially in low light conditions.
Remember, enjoy the journey and take in the beauty of North Norfolk as you cycle through its beautiful landscapes!
The team at Deepdale offer adult bike cycle hire. Best to book in advance.
Tel: 01485 210614
100 miles (160 km) cycle route from King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth, following National Cycle Route 1 to Wells-next-the-Sea, then Route 30 along quieter roads to Cromer, before following the Quiet Lanes network on the Norfolk East coast.
Start from King's Lynn Railway Station, and Deepdale is 25 miles, where you can get a good first night's sleep. We offer single night stays for walkers/cyclists throughout the year.
232 miles (373 km) cycling adventure, featuring the most beautiful parts of Norfolk. Meandering along a mix of quiet, mostly flat back roads, byways, cycle paths and bridleways it's a fantastic introduction to multi-day, On and Off-road cycle touring. Usually a 5 day route, but can also be covered over 3, 4 or 6 days making it suitable for all levels of cyclists and ages.
The route takes its name from two of Norfolk's most fascinating rebellions: those of warrior queen Boudicca and Norfolk landowner Robert Kett.
Let UK Cycle Holidays arrange the trip for you, or plan your own trip. Deepdale is a great stop on the route, either camping or staying in one of our private rooms. We offer single night stays for walkers/cyclists throughout the year.
1,264 miles (2,034 km) Sustrans cycle route which comes down from the Highlands of Scotland, along the East coast of England, through Norfolk, just a mile or so away from Deepdale, before heading South again to London and then to Dover.
Deepdale is a great stop, just over a mile off the route, if you are passing through Norfolk on your journey. We offer single night stays for walkers/cyclists throughout the year.
50 miles (80 km) - This route heads North through Norfolk from Thetford to Holme on the North Norfolk Coast, tracing the route of a Roman road. The route has various different surfaces, so probably best on a mountain bike than a road bike.
7 miles (11.5 km) local circular cycle route around Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham Estate. Easy to access from Deepdale when you are staying.
26 miles (41 km) - The whole off-road trail can be used by cyclists. Marriott's Way follows the route of two disused railway lines, running between the medieval city of Norwich and the historic market town of Aylsham, via Drayton, Lenwade, Cawston and Reepham. This route is suitable for road bikes and mountain bikes.
Cycling in Norfolk: Practical Cycling Log Book for Active Local Bicycle Enthusiasts and Adventurers | Keep Track of All Your Personalized Trails and Routes
Norfolk Cycle Map: Including the Norfolk Coast Cycleway, The Marriott's Way, Bure Valley Railway Path and 5 individual day rides