London to Whitstable Cycle Route
Travel along signed cycle paths from the city of London to the lovely Kent based resort of Whitstable. The ride runs for just over 70 miles, using a mixture of off road cycle paths and quiet roads.
The route starts at the Cutty Sark, by the River Thames in Greenwich, London. You start off with a nice traffic free run along the Thames, heading east through Woolwich to Gravesend. You continue through Dartford and Gravesend to Rochester, where you will cross the River Medway and pass the noteworthy Rochester Castle.
The next section follows another traffic free path through the Riverside Country Park on the Medway Estuary in Gillingham. The estuary is a haven for wildlife with ducks and waders thriving on the invertebrate-rich mudflats, while the reedbeds are an important breeding area for birds such as the sedge and reed warbler.
After leaving the park you continue east through Newington, Sittingbourne and Faversham before passing through Graveney Marshes to reach the coast at Seasalter. You can then enjoy a final, lovely coastal section along Whitstable Bay before finishing at the harbour in Whitstable.
To extend the route you can continue along the National Cycle Network to Canterbury and Dover on the London to Dover Cycle Route. You could also pick up the popular Crab and Winkle Way and follow the path to nearby Canterbury.