Discover the Broads by Bike
Cycling the Norfolk Broads is a great way to experience the beauty of the National Park and with its gentle terrain and quiet country lanes the Broads are suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Bringing your Bike on holiday
If you are booking a Norfolk Broads holiday and would like to cycle the Norfolk Broads whilst you are here, you may want to consider bringing your own bikes from home.
If you are thinking about a Norfolk Broads boating holiday and would like to bring your bikes onboard look out for the logo to find out which of our cruisers are bike friendly. If you have already booked your holiday and are not sure if your boat is suitable just contact our booking team who will be happy to advise you. Remember you will need to pack at least two bike locks to secure your bike to the boat.
If you are staying on land in one of our waterside holiday cottages or apartments then lockable storage units for bikes are available outside each property just remember to bring your own padlock.
Norfolk Broads Cycle Routes
There are miles of Norfolk Broads cycle routes for you to enjoy including the Three Rivers Way, a new purpose built cycle route connecting the villages of Hoveton & Horning. Alternatively explore one of the Norfolk Broads cycle routes around the Northern and Southern Broads.
Norfolk Broads Cycle Hire
If you don’t have a bike or are unable to bring yours from home you can still enjoy cycling the Norfolk Broads. There are a number of bike hire options available across both the Northern and Southern Broads. Hire from one of the Norfolk Broads cycle hire centres below or take advantage of the new Broads By Cycle scheme, offering self-service bike hire along the Three Rivers Way.
Cycle Hire Centres
- Broadland Cycle Hire, BeWILDerwood
- The Canoe Man, Wroxham
- Riverside Stores, Stokesby. Telephone 01493 750470
Broads By Cycle
Bikes can be booked online at Broads By Cycle and you can pick up and return bikes at any of the following docking stations;
- Hoveton TIC
- Horning car park near the Swan Inn
- Ludham Bridge
A short route around Outney Common taking in Ellingham Mill and lock 12 miles (20km)
A full day route following part of the Waveney Valley 25 miles (40km)
A half day route with excellent views across the marshes. 19 miles (30.5km)
A short route past St Mary’s Church, Aldeby Church and Stanley Hills 11 miles (18km)
A medium length route past the boatyard and around How Hill Nature Reserve 14.5 miles (23.3km)
An easy route past Thrigby Wildlife Gardens with views of Halvergate Marshes 8.5 miles (13.6km)
A longer route through the main Broads villages 23.5 miles (38km)
A good full day route along the coast between Somerton and Sea Palling 20 miles (32.2km)
A medium length route past the pretty villages of Neatishead and Barton Turf. 15.8 miles (25.5km)
A longer route ideal for exploring Broads churches 15 miles (25km)
A longer route including a section of the Weavers Way 22.8 miles (36.8km)
A longer route around the Southern Broads with views of the Rivers Waveney, Yare and Chet 20 miles (32.5km)
A short route taking in the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve Hickling 5.5 miles (9km)