Cycling holidays in Sussex
Cycling at Beachy Head in Sussex


Cycling in Sussex

Sussex is full of scenic cycle routes, from challenging South Downs National Park terrain to flat expanses on seafront promenades, 1066 Country and the pretty Cuckoo Trail which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!

South Downs Way & National Park

Cycling in the South Downs National Park

Eastbourne to Arundel

Access the historic South Downs Way from Eastbourne, a 100 mile route through Sussex downland into Winchester, or join the Downland via the Downs Link Path at Shoreham-by-Sea, or at the historic Arundel and Amberley for adventurous cycling and stunning national park scenery.

Hire a cycle or join an organised tour at Seven Sisters Cycle Hire, based at the Seven Sisters Visitor Centre.


Cycling on the Prom in Sussex

Littlehampton promenade


Enjoy stunning seafront views on your journey between Littlehampton and Rustington. This cycle route, which runs from the River Arun to Littlehampton Swimming and Sports Centre, can be used by both cyclists and pedestrians, ensuring cyclists keep an eye on where they’re riding because pedestrians have priority.

Cycle hire available from Coastal Cycles


Cycling in Hastings, Sussex

1066 Country


Hastings Jerwood Gallery to Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion NCN Route 2

Listed by The Guardian as one of Britain's Best Bike Rides, this 3.5 mile route is now open and perfect for beginner cyclists or little legs. Start a bit further east in Hastings Old Town at the Jerwood Gallery and end at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.  Part of the NCN2 coastal route it includes an on-beach section for romantic sunset rides!

Cycle hire available from Bexhill Bicycle Hire Company

Camber Sands, photo by Clive Sawyer

Rye to Camber

An easy 4 mile route signposted from Rye station, winding through the narrow streets of beautiful medieval Rye, crossing the River Rother and passing small lakes offering fantastic bird watching, watersports lake and golf course. Ends at the 7 mile sand dune system at Camber's stunning beach, the biggest sandy beach in Sussex!

Cycle hire from Rye Hire

Cuckoo Trail in Sussex

Cuckoo Trail


NCN Route 21

Another of the Guardian's Best Bike Rides, this pretty 11 mile former railway line offers wide flat cycle paths along a leafy, traffic-free route, perfect for children. A gentle climb through Sussex countryside with open grassland, farmland and woods, running from Polegate to Heathfield.

Cycling in Worthing

Coastal Paths



Worthing’s promenade forms part of the NCN Route 2. Join it at the western end and continue to follow it along the coast, through Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea and beyond. It’s mostly off road, lots of refreshments and interest and it’s flat all the way!

Cycle hire available from M's Cycle Hire 

Cycling in Eastbourne


A cycle route along the Eastern seafront passes by the historic napoleonic Redoubt Fortress and protected shingle reserve of Sovereign Park. Continue along to Sovereign Harbour marina and the historic Pevensey Bay.

National Cycle Network Route 21

Cycling in Eastbourne

Running from Greenwich out of London, this route takes you through the Sussex towns of Crawley and East Grinstead through to Heathfield and Eastbourne, taking in the pretty Cuckoo Trail, a former railway line popular with cyclists.


NCN Route 2 / Downs & Weald Cycle Route

Downs & Weald Cycle Route

Follow the Downs and Weald cycle route from Hastings to Brighton and Worthing, running along the coast, turning inland between Pevensey and Seaford.



Avenue Verte

Cycling in SussexRunning from the London Eye to Notre Dame in Paris, the 250 mile Avenue Verte cycle route runs through Sussex passing through towns, villages and countryside.  The route joins the Cuckoo Trail and crosses the channel via the Newhaven - Dieppe ferry.