Cycling Adventures

Wicken Fen - Cycling

Explore the wider reserve, local villages, historic Ely or take the Lodes Way to Anglesey Abbey. The routes below are all on our Cycle Trails map, which is available from the Visitor Centre or our Cycle Hire centre. Cycle hire open daily 16 March to 27 October, 10am-5pm (last hire 3pm). Hire available at other times of year upon request.

Family Discovery Route

5.6 km - Minimum 1 hour

An easy ride suitable for all. Cycle along Monks Lode, with views across Baker's and Guinea Hall Fens.

Look out for birds, highland cattle and konik ponies. 

For a little extra you could pop over to Charlie's Hide.


Wildlife Watching Route

17.7km Minimum 2 hours

Venture further afaild and enjoy the fen wildlife

Visit the hides overlooking our new & wet grassland habitats on the wider nature reserve..


Village Explorer Route

22.4km - Minimum 2 hours

Learn about fen life and history by riding through the local villages and visiting their museums, churches & archaelogical sites.


The Lodes Way

25.7km Minimum 3 hours

Take the Lodes Way across the fens to Anglesey Abbey. Visit the house, gardens and historic watermill, Hoe Fen wildlife discovery area, or just relax with a cup of tea in the Redwoods Restaurant.


Upware Route

14.4 km - Minimum 1.5 hours

Feeling more adventurous - try cycling the Upware Loop, more off road cycling which passes the Five Miles from Anywhere Pub.


Historic Ely Route

22.5 km - Minimum 2 hours

Follow National Cycle Route 11 to historic Ely - don't miss the Cathedral, stained glass museum and Oliver Cromwell's House.

Hire Rates

Adult Bike: £8.50 for 2 hours then £3.25 per hour

Child Bike: £5.25 for 2 hours then £2 per hour

Adult with child seat: £8.95 for 2 hours then £3.25 per hour

Trailer / Tag:  £14.75 per 2 hours then £5.25 per hour

Tandem: £18.25 for 2 hours then £7.50 per hour