Brighton Coastal Tour: Scenic Journey from City Centre to White Cliffs and Historic Rottingdean
113 Ratings
Brighton and Hove
Embark on a scenic journey from Brighton's city centre to the picturesque white cliffs and historic village of Rottingdean. Explore the vibrant seaside atmosphere before immersing yourself in the calm beauty of the South Downs and the English Channel.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Brighton Dome - Hear what inspired such an eccentric design as this Brighton Dome.
  • Royal Pavilion - Discover how this eccentric palace came about
  • Brighton and Hove Museum - Find out what this stunning building was originally built for.
  • Quadrophenia Alleyway - Are we the Mods?
  • Brighton Beach - Over look the beach as we cruise along the top
  • Brighton Palace Pier - One of the UK’s iconic landmarks
  • SEA LIFE Brighton - We pass by the worlds oldest functioning aquarium.
  • Brighton Palace Pier - We will cycle past the Palace Pier and also stop on the promenade to hear about the history of Brighton’s three piers (Suspension Chain Pier, West Pier & Palace Pier)
  • Volk’s Electric Railway - We cycle past, and may stop briefly, at the start of this charming Victoirian railway, the oldest working one in the world. We then cycle alongside its route.
  • Yellowave Beach Sports Venue & Beach Cafe - We cycle past this outdoor beach volleyball centre.
  • Brighton Marina - we cycle past this marina which berths over 1,000 boats, as we start on the Undercliff Path.
  • Undercliff Walk - We cycle along most of the 5km length of the Undercliff Path, with the English Channel lapping (or sometimes wavws crashing) to our side and the white chalk cliffs towering over head.
  • Rottingdean Beach - We stop at Rottingdean for refreshments and the shingle beach provide an option for walking and swimming.
  • Kipling Gardens - One option, while in Rottingdean, is to pop into the beautiful walled gardens that once belonged to Rudyard Kipling, the writer of the Jungle Book.
  • The Lanes - Bussle your way though these twittens. Find out what a twitten is
  • Theatre Royal Brighton - See one of Brighton’s oldest Theatre’s
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Drinks
Additional Information

Starting from the lively core of Brighton’s urban hub, we journey along the coast, passing through bustling sea-side crowds near the pier and its attractions, into the serene beauty of the magnificent white cliffs and shoreline where the South Downs meet the English Channel. We end at our destination, the quaint and historically rich village of Rottingdean.

Journey Length: 15km (approximately 9 miles)

22 New Rd
New Road
The Meeting Point is in front of the Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(113 Ratings)
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Feb 14, 2024
Wonderful bike tour and would definitely recommend. - Really enjoyed the bike tour led by Cicely who was full of interesting information about the area. Highlight was riding along the under cliff path past waves crashing against the shore nearby. The wet weather didn’t dampen our enjoyment at all!
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Sep 26, 2023
Must-do scenic tour in Brighton with loads of history info - This was the second tour these past couple of days with Brighton Bike Tours. Both Cecilly and Duncan put a fantastic tour together. The laminated pictures to give more perspective to the historic areas was pretty much the icing on the cake! Thoroughly enjoyed the City Tour (lots of Brighton history info), and Costal Tour was so scenic. We stopped over at a small pictersque pub in Rottingdean, and that was a nice touch on the already scenic tour.
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Jul 25, 2023
Beautiful and Memorable - We had a great time biking across the lovely coasts of Brighton, it was a nice and a moderately sunny day, with the waves occasionally splashing on us to add to our excitement!! Our guides- Cecily and Duncan were very sweet and helpful through out, we weren’t a seasoned bike riders and took some extra time to reach the destinations and they were always around chatting and making us feel a part of the group ❤️ Also they were so kind to capture some of our bike riding moments which we will cherish for ever! Thank you Cecily and Duncan for such a wonderful experience 🙏😍 Thank you Nilima and Prathibha
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Jul 8, 2023
Enjoyable Brighton by bicycle - Duncan brought our family for an enjoyable coastal bike tour. During the trip, he explained a lot of history of Brighton with pictures of the early years. We were lucky to have a bright sunny morning with mild wind and it is highly recommended to enjoy Brighton by bicycle.
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Jun 7, 2023
Lovely way to get in the highlights of Brighton. Felt like a local and safe, kind guide, mostly level riding - Lovely way to get in the highlights of Brighton. Felt like a local and safe, kind guide, mostly level riding, plenty of breaks for information and a sip of water.
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Oct 31, 2022
Superb Afternoon Cycling - We had a fabulous bike tour with Cicely. I was a little anxious as I had not been on a bike for a long time. All was fine and we could not have asked for more. Brighton has lots of wonderful bike lanes making everything very accessible. Despite knowing Brighton, it was so good to get a more detailed history and learn more about it and by cycling you got to know how everything joined up. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about Brighton and get a feeling for your surroundings. Thank you Cicely and Duncan for providing such a memorable afternoon.
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Oct 24, 2022
Terrific! - We walked around Brighton before the tour began but wold never have gotten to know Brighton like we did if we hadn't spent the afternoon riding with Cecily. she was very sweet, knowledgeable and we would have missed the best parts of the city if we didn't have her guidance. Biking with a local is definitely the best way to really feel you have gotten to know a town. Duncan and Cecily. were great and the bikes were comfortable..
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Oct 16, 2022
Duncan, the tour guide,... - Duncan, the tour guide, made this Tour. His local knowledge and stopping at all the key places made for an exceptional tour
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Aug 17, 2022
15 property managers had a fab day out with Ian and Duncan - Yesterday we had a wonderful team day out with Ian and Duncan as our cycle guides. 14 people all different levels enjoyed a gentle ride through the city and along the beach front to Rottingdean where some of us had a swim in the bay and then we all lunch at the White Horse overlooking the bay. It’s an easy flat 4 miles each way ride and our guides made it very interesting with their local knowledge. We had an absolutely wonderful time
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Feb 26, 2022
Excellent way to get to know Brighton - Excellent tour! Couldn’t have asked for a better way to get to know Brighton in the day that l visited. Guide knew the city and its history intimately and was able to take excellent photos and provide a custom recommendation for the rest of my day. Highly recommended for anyone visiting!
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