Margate to Whitstable Bike Tour

Margate, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Colin

4 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Seeking out little-known places of interest along the in the idyllic coastline. Meet like-minded people and share a happy healthy, fun bike ride adventure, with plenty of interesting stories en-route.

Taking several stunning bays and seaside towns, coastal nature reserves, a lunch stop at a Victorian seaside resort culminating in a tour of Whitstable. Along the way, there will be frequent stops where I will share stories about the history, culture, and landscape, including little-known local secrets!

11am - Meet at Margate Train Station where you will be introduced to your fellow adventurers, followed by a brief introduction to the town before heading off along the traffic-free coastal path.

Early Afternoon // Visit a Roman ruin

Afternoon // Lunch stop in Herne Bay, a quaint Victorian seaside resort, fish and chips, pie 'n' mash or/and ice cream perhaps!

Late Afternoon // Arrive in Whitstable, maybe try some Oysters, then to a pub for post-ride pints!

Either jump on the train with Colin back to Margate or stay in Whitstable, explore, and catch the train back home in your own time.

Bikes can be hired for an extra £5.

Time: Approx. 4-5hrs, 2hrs cycling time
Distance: 18 miles

Difficulty: Medium
Some off-road country tracks and a couple of small hills. (we can happily push bikes up if we need).
Seeking out little-known places of interest along the in the idyllic coastline. Meet like-minded people and share a happy healthy, fun bike ride adventure, with plenty of interesting stories en-route.

Taking several stunning bays and seaside towns, coastal nature reserves, a lunch stop at a Victorian seaside resort culminating in a tour of Whitstable. Along the way, there will be frequent stops where I will share stories about the hist…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Bike hire can be provided for an extra £5. Please contact me if you require...

Meet your host, Colin

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Colin is an artist and musician with a passion for sharing adventures. As a keen cyclist, he's been exploring Kent for several years by bike and has found some stunning routes. He also works with The English Bus, the number one rated small tour company in London, and has now combined his guiding skills with his passion for cycling in Kent. www.colinwelsh.co.uk
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Where you'll be

Kent has been referred to as The Garden of England for hundreds of years and there is arguably no better way to experience it, than from the seat of a bike. With its spectacular coastline views, rolling green hills and beautiful scenery together with the many historic buildings and geographical points of interest there are many things to do and explore in this beautiful area.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Hannah
September 2021
We had a fantastic time! We were really looking forward to the day and had already read all the amazing reviews. Simon was friendly and knowledgeable and made the ride really interesting with lots of facts about the area. We also like it that there were a few options on the ride such as stops etc. We had a fun filled relaxed day. Thank you
Carmen
September 2021
I had a great time! Colin kindly adapted the tour to the group's needs, and was very thoughtful throughout the tour. He also shared a few historical details at certain places which is always nice and welcoming to those who are curious or like history. The tour itself goes through beautiful landscapes by the seaside! The ice cream at the end of the tour was a nice reward after cycling for a few hours. Overall it's totally worth the money and time! Thank you Colin.
Kate
September 2021
Not having cycled that far for along time I found the route and pace comfortable . Colin is very aware of the cyclists and when I dropped behind a bit he came to make sure I was okay. Loved the route and intend to try the Canterbury one next year . The bike hire is well worth it and they find a bike that you are comfortable with and provide helmets if required. Lunch on the pier at Herne Bay was great we all sat together and chatted .
Mabs
August 2021
A lovely tour from Margate to Whitstable with the perfect, engaging and knowledgable host. My 7 year old daughter loved it - the tour was personalised to help her and it was perfect!
Michelle
August 2021
This was a really fun trip and the scenery was excellent. Our guide Simon was friendly and knowledgeable. There was a brave 7 year old in our group and he made sure to make everyone feel comfortable and to go at a reasonable pace. All in all a fun time and great value.
Natalie
August 2021
I did the tour with my 3 children, aged 16, 13, and 10. Their reviews; "Vibes!" "It was fun, Colin is a great man and we learnt a lot.." "We laughed a lot, ate a lot, burnt lots of calories, and saw lots of interesting things." I'd highly recommend this trip!

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Wed, 27 Oct
    11:00 - 15:00
    £40 per person
  • Sun, 31 Oct
    11:00 - 15:00
    £40 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.