Cycling Adventures

Wicken Fen - Cycling

Explore the wider reserve, local villages, historic Ely or take the Lodes Way to Anglesey Abbey. Cycle hire open daily Easter to 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