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 on your way. Serving traditional breakfast including local Blythburgh pork sausages, eggs, kippers and freshly made omelettes. Upon arrival at 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'; The River River Cafe & Bar serves brunch from 10am - 12pm, followed by lunch plus a range of pastries and cakes, whilst the Takeaway Hut serves teas, coffees and 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 itself for a delicious hot chocolate and pastry.
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/)
Foot Ferries on The Suffolk coast
When exploring The Suffolk Coast by bike, you will more than likely come across a river or stream. Thanks to the Foot Ferries in Walberswick, Butley, Bawdsey 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: