One of the great things about visiting Chichester and the surrounding area is that the flat terrain lends itself to lots of easy cycling, and there is no better way to explore and discover the area’s beauty and sights than by bike. There are many cycle routes in the area, but today we are going to focus on the popular and signposted Salterns Way.
The Salterns Way is a 12 mile (19km) signposted route running from Chichester City Centre down to the beautiful sand dunes of East Head and West Wittering. Most of the route follows rural roads and cycle paths through the countryside and is ideal for families and leisure users. The only busy part is heading out of the City Centre.
The route initially takes out west out of Chichester before heading south towards Apuldram. The route is signposted all the way, but it is worth making a short detour to take in Dell Quay, and the popular Crown & Anchor Inn before heading to onward to Chichester Marina where you can view the hundreds of yachts and watercraft moored there. The Boat House is a popular café to visit at the marina.
The route then takes you on very quiet rural roads and past some beautiful homes. You also can get a great view of Chichester Harbour along this stretch. You can also opt for changing to the Bosham Circular route by hopping on the seasonal ferry from West Itchenor across to Bosham.
Lovely countryside trails take you onward to the beaches and village of West Wittering.
No need to worry if you haven’t brought your bike with you as App-Bike have self-serve bike hire stations at various locations in the area offering comfortable bikes for rent via their app. The app also contains details of this route for you to follow.
The cycle route can also be downloaded here.