Cycling Holidays Suffolk

Looking for information about cycling holidays in Suffolk? Discover cycle routes in Suffolk, long distance cycle routes and information on the National Cycle Network in Suffolk and cycle facilities. Find some where to stay for cycling day trips.

Riding at your own pace, there is no better way to experience the real beauty and diversity of Suffolk than cycling. Cycling Holidays Suffolk are not only healthy for you and good for the environment, it is an excellent form of aerobic exercise. And don’t forget, pushing your bike up a hill still counts as exercise!

Don't forget that your  furry friends can come and stay at Snape Holiday Cottages so bring your pet dog on holiday as well.

Cycling Holiday Suffolk - Leisure Routes

The Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route is a circular signed route from Felixstowe to Dunwich on quiet roads along the coast before looping inland via the market towns of Framlingham and Woodbridge. Ideal for cycling holidays Suffolk.

Cycling Holidays Suffolk for the Family

The full route is 88 miles (142 km) long, ideal for weekend tours, and there are many opportunities for detours and short cuts to make day rides, including off-road tracks in three forests. Much of the route lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A fully revised and updated (Autumn 2009) route pack includes maps based on Ordnance Survey ‘Landranger’ series and 3 forest maps based on the ‘Explorer’ series. There is useful information about places of interest along the way plus accommodation and campsite listings.

National Cycle Network Routes

The Sustrans flagship project is the National Cycle Network, a network of cycle paths passing throughout the UK.

Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity. They work with local authorities and other organisations to create an environment whereby people are more likely to walk and use bicycles, not only for leisure but also for work and other activities.

National Cycle Routes

Their flagship project is the National Cycle Network (NCN), a network of cycle paths passing throughout the United Kingdom. The network links up 20,000 kilometres of traffic free routes, quiet lanes and traffic calmed city streets to form a comprehensive cycling network right across the country. Suffolk has 2 NCN Routes and 2 Regional Routes.

National Cycle Route 1

This is the main north/south route through Suffolk, forming part of the Fakenham to Harwich cycle route. The route enters Suffolk from Essex at Stratford St Mary and passes through Hadleigh, around the north west of Ipswich, through Woodbridge and Halesworth before entering Norfolk at Beccles.

National Cycle Route 51 in Suffolk

This route forms part of the Oxford to Felixstowe Cycle Route. In Suffolk the route takes you from pebbled beaches to country parks and from urban docks to rural lanes. Twenty five percent is off-road. It enters Suffolk from Cambridgeshire and crosses west to east connecting Newmarket with Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Ipswich and Felixstowe. A new guide to NCR 51 in Suffolk is available from Sustrans or by contacting 0845 113 00 65.

Regional Cycle Route 30

Known as the Two Rivers Cycle Route, this runs from Lowestoft and Thetford, via Beccles and Diss. It then heads on to King's Lynn.

Regional Cycle Route 41

This route combines with National Route 1 to form an 88 mile circular route. Starting north of Felixstowe travelling through Orford (via the Butley Ferry), Blaxhall and Bruisyard on to Woodbridge returning to Felixstowe via Waldringfield. This circular route is set within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cycle Hire and Tours in Suffolk

Taking your bike on the train

National Express Railways has bicycle facilities on many of its trains including those on the East Coast Line; the stations have bike racks and there are lockers at Ipswich. National Express Railway even offers a bicycle rescue service in Suffolk.

Cycling Tours Suffolk

Cycle Hire in Suffolk

There are a number of cycle hire shops throughout Suffolk.

Avocet Sports
Cycle hire at Snape and Rendlesham Forest, plus escorted and self guided tours
Tel: 01728 689 007

Byways Bicycles
Darsham, Saxmundham
Tel: 01728 668764

Cedar Cycles
Tel: 01502 675473

Gybe Away have a range of bicycles available to rent for use in east Suffolk.

Unit 1, Hall Farm, Saxmundham Rd, Aldeburgh, IP15 5JD
Tel: 01728 453839, E-mail:

Electrically assisted cycles with a network of recharging stops between Woodbridge and Southwold
Tel: 01728 830 817.

Suffolk Cycle Hire
Cycle hire at Rendlesham, Bentwaters Park with a range of bikes including smaller frame, tags, trailers, hybrids, mountain bikes and cruisers
Tel: 01394 416611

Cycling Holidays Suffolk - Guided Cycle Tours in Suffolk

Pink Sky arranges cycle rides for women of all ages and cycling abilities in the Suffolk countryside.
Wickham Market.Cyclists Welcome
Tel: 0770 8976236

UK Cycle Holidays believe responsible tourism must also be fun, relaxing and rewarding and have taken great care to produce cycle routes with a wealth of interesting things to do. Tel: 01379 644818.

Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Admiral Cottage Suffolk and the Nelson Studio Suffolk provide ideal accommodation for child friendly holidays in Suffolk giving you a base from which to explore all of the places to visit and things to do in Suffolk or as a cosy bolt-hole for a couple looking for a valentines getaway in Suffolk. Stay for a week to really unwind or enjoy some weekend breaks in Suffolk to recharge your batteries. Being animal friendly accommodation in Suffolk your furry friends can come along as well. Admiral Cottage Suffolk and the Nelson Studio Suffolk are the ideal start for your two-wheeled outings, two-legged strolls or four legged canters in Suffolk

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