These handy cycling explorer guides feature maps and information about what you might see on your journey - download the PDF and take it with you.
We've picked a couple of our favourites, and have included some well-known drinking and eating spots to stop at along the way.
Dunwich and Minsmere
The route commences at Dunwich, and if you're planning an early start, breakfast at The Ship is sure to set you up for the ride. Serving traditional breakfast including local Blythburgh pork sausages, eggs, kippers and freshly made omelettes, the perfect way to start the day! Upon arrival at the picturesque village of Westleton, pop into The Westleton Crown for a pot of tea or lunch, before heading on to RSPB Minsmere to spot some of the UK's rarest wildlife. Carrying on to Greyfriars Priory, sit amongst the ruins for a perfect picnic spot, or continue back to Dunwich where a dip in the sea and an ice cream at the cafe on the beach is the perfect way to end the day's activity.
Snape and Orford
Starting at Snape Maltings, you're spoilt for choice for places to 'fill your boots'; MALT serves a selection of sandwiches, rolls, salads, cakes and pastries, along with MALT blend coffee, MALT-Shakes and a selection of cold drinks and loose leaf teas from 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday and 9am - 4pm Sunday. For seaonal lunch dishes, visit the River View Cafe & Bar or stop by The Quay Hut for teas, coffees, cakes and ice creams, perfect for a quick bite or food on the go. If a picnic is what you fancy, stop by the Food Hall to pick up award-winning local produce that you can nibble along the way.
After a quick snack stop and wander around St Botolph's Church, continue on to Orford. After exploring the castle, make your way to the quay for a picnic or visit the Crown and Castle where lunch dishes include home-potted brown shrimps and Pump Street granary toast and Orford-landed skate, sautéed grapes & almonds, spinach and new potatoes. Or pay a visit to the famous Pump Street Bakery for a delicious hot chocolate and pastry. Pinney's will set you up with the most delicious treats, including it's famous smoked salmon and stilton to pack into your panniers for later!
Download the maps from the links below:
(Some of the guides are available to purchase from Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB - find out more here: https://www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org/visiting/visitor-guides/cycle-guides/)
The Wolf Way
The Wolf Way is a 248 mile/400km cycling adventure around Suffolk. Winding its way around many of the best bridleways, byways, gravel tracks, cycle paths and quiet back roads, it takes in some of Suffolk’s most beautiful locations and hidden gems.
Find out more here: www.cyclinguk.org/route/wolf-way
Foot Ferries on The Suffolk coast
When exploring The Suffolk Coast by bike, you will more than likely come across a river that needs to be navigated across. Thanks to the Foot Ferries in Walberswick, Butley, Bawdsey, Felixstowe and Harwich, your cycle ride needn't come to an end!
Every year, the ferries enable hundreds of walkers and cyclists to explore the region, and it's estimated that by taking the four ferries, you save over 75 miles of travel on the roads!
For more information, check out our guide to the Four Foot Ferries of The Suffolk Coast, or download the timetable below, please check with the individual operator before planning your trip to avoid disappointment: