The Ramsgate to Deal trail is an introduction to some of the South East coast’s most striking architecture, history and nature. Beginning in Ramsgate, at the only Royal Harbour to be honoured by a visiting king, you will leave from the East Pier and pick up the cycle-friendly Viking Coastal Trail to Pegwell Bay. From there follow National Cycle Network Route 1 until you arrive at the beautifully preserved medieval town of Sandwich. Then it’s onwards again, along an ancient highway (toll free for cyclists) meandering through the most magnificent sand dune habitat to your halfway point at Deal Pier. The route covers 20km and should take more or less 90 minutes to complete, depending of course on the speed you cycle. Remember that it isn’t a race, so take your foot off the pedal, and give yourself a moment to appreciate everything that makes this trail so exceptional.

Picture Credit: © Visit Ramsgate/Ramsgate Town Council.

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