North Downs Way Riders’ Route: Optional Cantii Way
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Launched in May 2022, the Cantii Way is a new 145mile loop through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and across parts of the North Downs Way National Trail that explores the very best of The Garden of England.
Taking its name from the Celtic tribe which inhabited the area during the Iron Age, the Cantii Way combines quirky coastal towns and dramatic chalk cliffs with the rolling hills of the Kent Downs.
Starting and ending in the village of Wye, the circular route explores both countryside and coast, taking in the seaviews and white cliffs around Whitstable, Margate, Dover and Folkestone, soaking up the seascapes of New Romney and Dungeness, and winding through Kentish wine country in rural Ashford.
The circular route uses traffic-free cycle paths, bridleways and quiet roads, and is ideal for touring and hybrid bikes. It’s perfect for a leisurely trip with lots to discover along the way – from remnants of military defences to vibrant art trails and vineyards.
For more details, visit Cycling UK’s website.