Cycling at Wicken Fen

Explore the reserve on two wheels. Enjoy an easy family ride to see our konik ponies or discover the wildlife in the wider reserve.


Cycling Routes

The National Cycle Network Route 11 travels through the reserve and offers plenty of options for short taster rides and longer adventures.  Part of this route is known as the Lodes Way, which takes you through the reserve to Anglesey Abbey; 8 miles away in the village of Lode.

Our friendly cycle hire team will be happy to talk to you about routes to suit you, or you can telephone the Visitor Centre in advance of your visit to find out more.  You can bring your own bikes and park in our car park which is on the edge of the NCN route 11, or hire bikes from us. Please check our facilities and access information about cycle hire before visiting. 

Cyclists stop to enjoy a sunset at Wicken Fen
Cyclists pausing to watch and take photos of sunset at Wicken Fen
Cyclists stop to enjoy a sunset at Wicken Fen

Cycle hire information

Our Cycle Centre reopens from 30 March 2021 for pre-booked cycle hire. Cycle hire is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10 am and 1.30pm (last hire 1:30pm).  

You will need ro pre-book your pick up slot in advance so that we can ensure social distancing and maintain cycle hygiene to keep everyone safe.

To pre-book your cycle hire please call 01353 720274 between 10am and 4pm, or email us at

2021 Hire Rates

Adult bike  £9 for 2 hours

Child bike  £5.50 for 2 hours

Adult bike with child seat  £9.50 for 2 hours

Trailer / Tag  £15.50 for 2 hours

Tandem  £19.15 for 2 hours

Ebike  £14.00 for 2 hours 

Explore by bike and boat

We are planning to re-open our boat trips in 2021 when government guidance allows so please check our homepage for the latest information (Facilities and Access section).

Our Fen Explorer ticket includes a 50 minute boat trip on our electric boat the 'Mayfly' and 2 hours bike hire. The boat trip / bike hire can be taken in either order subject to availability / boat schedules. 

2020 Fen Explorer Ticket Prices*
*prices will be updated when boat trips are reopened for booking

NT Members

Adults £13.05, Child £8.35, Family Ticket £36.55 (NT members admission free).

Non NT Members

Adults £20.75, Child £12.20, Family Ticket £55.80 (Price also includes admission to the reserve).

(Family ticket based on 2 adults & 2 children)

Advanced booking recommended during peak periods (weekends, Bank Holidays and & school holidays) - please call the Visitor Centre on 01353 720274 to book.