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Hundreds of years of history on two wheels

17 Jul 2017

Jersey has developed a well deserved reputation as a wonderful walking destination, but its leafy green lanes and small size also make it the ideal island for a cycling holiday.

Nestled in the heart of the island, not too far from anywhere, Greenhills Country House Hotel is the perfect base for a cycling holiday in Jersey. Whether you're a family, part of a group or you just like exploring the lanes by bike, you'll set off each day having enjoyed a great night's sleep and a hearty breakfast that will give you all the energy you need for the two-wheeled day ahead.


As an island, Jersey is friendly to walkers and cyclists alike. Our unique network of green lanes restricts car speeds to just 15mph, making them safe for everyone to use, whether on foot or bicycle.

Cycling in Jersey really is a magical experience. You'll turn some corners to be greeted by astounding sea views, while around others you'll discover ancient monuments that were used by neolithic communities many thousands of years ago.

Breathtaking sights

As you glide through the island's green lanes you'll see farmhouses that, like Greenhills itself, have stood for hundreds of years. Some still operate as farms while others now provide family homes, but however they're used today, their unique pink granite glow never fails to take the breath away.

To get you started, Visit Jersey has published a booklet showcasing some of the best cycle routes in the island, one of which takes in Greenhills. On your first morning of cycling this is the ideal route, starting and finishing at the hotel.

History en route

The route (6a in the booklet) offers a wonderful tour of Jersey's rural heartland, taking in ancient water mills, historic farmhouses (like Greenhills) and magnificent manor houses. It also takes you past relics of the Nazi occupation of Jersey in the form of some of the island's inland bunkers.

In just 3.5 km or 30-45 minutes of cycling, you'll see hundreds of years of history, all representing different aspects of the island's incredible past.

There really are very few places in the world that can match that!

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