Seven sisters

This fantastic and varied coastal route takes you eastwards from the majesty of Hove sea-front, through vibrant Brighton, and past the picturesque seaside villages of Rottindean & Peacehaven. You then reach the busy working port of Newhaven and ride on to Seaford with its stunning expansive beach and promenade. From Seaford you wind your way to the magnificent Seven Sisters arriving at the Country Park and Visitor Centre.

Route: Hove– Brighton pier - Rottingdean Village – Saltdean – Peacehaven - Newhaven – Seaford -Seven Sisters Country Park.

Distance:  One way: 19miles (30.50km) Return: 38miles (61km) or you can return to Seaford (3 miles) and catch the train back to Brighton.

Gradient: This route has a few moderate climbs that are on tarmac road (cycle path). There is an off road climb from the Start of Seven Sisters Country park to the top of Seven Sisters cliff. (Could walk this part)

Terrain: Tarmac & off road cycle track

Time to allow: 2-4 hours one way

Dominated by the famous pebble beach and the architectural beauty of Regency squares and crescents, Hove seafront is a relaxed, friendly and diverse place to eat, shop and play.

Hove Lawns is like a large sea front garden. The lawns attract visitors all year round to enjoy the beautiful views and relative peace and quiet compared to the beach.

Visit Brighton’s famous Victorian pier with fairground attractions, Palace of Fun arcade and various food and drink outlets.

Brighton Marina is full of things to do. Enjoy exploring the waterfront with its wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Places to visit include the 8 –screen cinema, bowling alley and casino.

Rottingdean is a picturesque seaside village that became fashionable in the nineteenth century among artists, writers and politicians. Rottingdean is an ideal place to spend an afternoon browsing the shops and galleries, relaxing in Rudyard Kipling's gardens or taking tea in a traditional English tearoom.

Saltdean Lido is an Art Deco Lido and is listed by English Heritage for its architectural and historical importance. The lido was built in 1937-38 and was hailed as the most innovative design of its type in Britain. The Lido is currently being renovated and it is planned to re-open in 2015.

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