Salterns Way cycle route | Other suggested routes | Cycling in Hampshire and West Sussex

Cycling is a great way to see the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are many leisurely rides in the area.  Please stick to roads, bridleways or cycle paths as footpaths arounds the Harbour can be easily damaged by bikes.

The Salterns Way cycle route

The Salterns Way is a 12 mile cycle route from the centre of Chichester to the sand dunes of East Head. Some of the route is on dedicated cycle paths and other sections follow country lanes and some roads.

The Salterns Way is managed by Chichester Harbour Conservancy and cycling is only possible because of the generosity of the landowners along the route.  Please respect their land and follow a few simple rules:
  • Observe Salterns Way signage along the route
  • Follow the designated cycle path and roads don't stray onto nearby footpaths or field margins
  • Use the gates provided and close them after you
  • Take extra care on the roads along the route as they can sometimes be busy

Chichester Harbour Conservancy does not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury arising from use of the Salterns Way cycle route.

View or download the Salterns Way routemap here.

Other suggested routes

Chichester Harbour Circular - this 13 mile circular bike ride is virtually flat. Use it as the basis for a great day out for cyclists of all ages. Take time to stop and explore the ancient village of Bosham and enjoy the Harbour views. With a ferry ride and lots of pub or café stops, this will be a pleasant ride to remember.
Rides on the Manhood Peninsula - These cycle routes are mainly on minor roads or traffic free and give access to Chichester and Pagham Harbours and the new nature reserve to be created as part of the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme between Bracklesham and Selsey.

Cycling in Hampshire and West Sussex

The counties of Hampshire and West Sussex offer some great cycling opportunities.  Plan your next route by visiting Cycling in Hampshire or Cycling in West Sussex.