North Norfolk Cycling | Here is 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.

North Norfolk Cycling  


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.

Deepdale Visitor Information Centre has a great selection of maps, guides and other information.

 


Top Tips for Cycling in North Norfolk

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.

Pack Essentials - Carry water, a guide book & map, and basic repair tools. The weather can be changeable, so bring layers and rain gear. Don't forget sun cream.

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!

 


North Norfolk Cycle Routes & Services


Deepdale Bike Hire | North Norfolk Cycling

Deepdale Bike Hire

The team at Deepdale offer adult bike cycle hire. Best to book in advance.

Tel: 01485 210614
deepdalecamping.co.uk/bike-hire/


Norfolk Coast Cycleway | North Norfolk Cycling
Norfolk Coast Cycleway | North Norfolk Cycling

Norfolk Coast Cycleway

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.

www.norfolkcoastaonb.org.uk


Coastal Treasures Cycle Routes | North Norfolk Cycling
Coastal Treasures Cycle Routes | North Norfolk Cycling

Coastal Treasures Cycle Routes

These cycle routes are 6.5 to 20 miles long and cover much of what inland north-west Norfolk has to offer.

Nelson loop - Ringstead and Bircham - Sandringham

www.norfolk.gov.uk


The Rebellion Way | North Norfolk Cycling
The Rebellion Way | North Norfolk Cycling

The Rebellion Way

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.

www.rebellionway.com


National Cycle Route 1 - Highlands of Scotland to King's Lynn to Norwich and on to Dover | North Norfolk Cycling

National Cycle Route 1 - Highlands of Scotland to King's Lynn to Norwich and on to Dover

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.

www.sustrans.org.uk


Peddars Way National Trail Cycle Route | North Norfolk Cycling
Peddars Way National Trail Cycle Route | North Norfolk Cycling

Peddars Way National Trail Cycle Route

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.

www.nationaltrail.co.uk

pdf Guide


Wells and Holkham Circuit | North Norfolk Cycling
Wells and Holkham Circuit | North Norfolk Cycling

Wells and Holkham Circuit

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.

www.sustrans.org.uk


Marriott's Way | North Norfolk Cycling
Marriott's Way | North Norfolk Cycling

Marriott's Way

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.

www.sustrans.org.uk

pdf Guide


Cycling Maps & Guide Books

We have an excellent selection of maps, guide books and other information in Deepdale Visitor Information Centre. But if you'd like to get copies before you visit us, here are some of our cycling related favourites for sale online. You can see our full bookshop here. Links will take you to Amazon online store.

 

Cycling in East Anglia: 21 hand-picked rides

Cycling in East Anglia: 21 hand-picked rides

 

Cycling in Norfolk: Practical Cycling Log Book for Active Local Bicycle Enthusiasts and Adventurers | Keep Track of All Your Personalized Trails and Routes

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

Norfolk Cycle Map: Including the Norfolk Coast Cycleway, The Marriott's Way, Bure Valley Railway Path and 5 individual day rides

 

Norfolk Cycling Country Lanes Map & Traffic-Free Family Routes

Norfolk Cycling Country Lanes Map & Traffic-Free Family Routes

 

OS Explorer Map 236 | King's Lynn, Downham & Swaffham Map | Peddar's Way | Ordnance Survey

OS Explorer Map 236 | King's Lynn, Downham & Swaffham Map | Peddar's Way | Ordnance Survey

 

OS Explorer Map 250 | Norfolk Coast West Map | King's Lynn & Hunstanton | Ordnance Survey

OS Explorer Map 250 | Norfolk Coast West Map | King's Lynn & Hunstanton | Ordnance Survey

 

OS Explorer Map 251 | Norfolk Coast Central Map | Wells-next-the-Sea & Fakenham | Ordnance Survey

OS Explorer Map 251 | Norfolk Coast Central Map | Wells-next-the-Sea & Fakenham | Ordnance Survey

 

OS Explorer Map 252 | Norfolk Coast East Map | Cromer & North Walsham | Ordnance Survey

OS Explorer Map 252 | Norfolk Coast East Map | Cromer & North Walsham | Ordnance Survey

 

OS Landranger Map 132 | North West Norfolk Map | King's Lynn & Fakenham | Ordnance Survey

OS Landranger Map 132 | North West Norfolk Map | King's Lynn & Fakenham | Ordnance Survey

 

OS Landranger Map 133 | North East Norfolk Map | Cromer & Wroxham | Ordnance Survey

OS Landranger Map 133 | North East Norfolk Map | Cromer & Wroxham | Ordnance Survey

 

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail Map

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail Map

 

Philip's Cycle Tours Norfolk and Suffolk

Philip's Cycle Tours Norfolk and Suffolk

 

The Rough Guide to Norfolk & Suffolk

The Rough Guide to Norfolk & Suffolk

 

The Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner Map: 20,000 miles of leisure routes

The Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner Map: 20,000 miles of leisure routes

 

Time Out Norfolk

Time Out Norfolk

 


Cycling Events

 

 

Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride 24

Saturday 14th September 2024
A chance to raise funds for amazing historical buildings around Norfolk. Get sponsored, cycle around the churches & chapels of your choice, and see beautiful parts of Norfolk.