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Cycling routes and journey planning

Cycling routes around Jersey

Jersey has a signposted cycle network which includes Green Lanes and coastal cycle tracks.

Find different cycling journeys on the Visit Jersey website: 

Find more information on cycle paths and different cycling provisions on the countryside access map. The map shows you routes accessible to cyclists and includes the level of difficulty.

You can plan your journey on the CycleStreets website.

Types of cycle routes

There are different roads, paths and cycle lanes cyclists can use.

Understanding these means you can plan your journey and know what to expect.

Mandatory cycle lane

A cycle lane on the carriageway that gives cyclists space to travel. These are not physically separated from traffic but are marked by a white line and cycle symbol.

These are mandatory and motorists should not intersect the lane.

Advisory cycle lane

A cycle lane on the carriageway that gives cyclists space to travel. These are not physically separated from traffic and are marked by a dashed white line and cycle symbol.

These are advisory and motorists can intersect the lane where appropriate.

Green Lanes

These lanes have a 15mph (miles per hour) speed limit and motorised vehicles should give priority to pedestrians, cyclists, and horses at all times.

Shared use path

A path that separates motorists from cyclists and pedestrians. Cyclists and pedestrians may or may not be separated, either with a white line or other feature.

Segregated use

A dedicated cycle track separated from general traffic by a physical barrier.

Cycle racks

There are 3 types of cycle racks you can use free of charge across the Island. Find further information, including a map of cycle rack locations.

Check the weather before you cycle

Think about the weather before you start your journey and adapt your clothing. Also make sure you consider roads conditions.

Check the forecast before you set off on Jersey weather.

Countryside codes of conduct

There are many off-road cycle routes around the island located within the countryside and many paths cross private land. 

When you cycle in these areas, take extra care and precaution to protect wildlife, and other users.

When cycling you should:

  • behave responsibly, be courteous and respect other users
  • give priority to pedestrians and animals
  • always follow the Countryside code
  • follow the Jersey Highway Code when cycling on roads
  • keep to the left when approaching others
  • travel at a speed that is appropriate to the conditions and make sure you’re able to stop quickly if you need to
  • call out or use a bell when approaching others from behind
  • keep your speed down and allow animals plenty of space. Also be prepared to stop
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