3 x Eastbourne vineyard cycle routes

Sussex Modern Stories  |  5 minutes read

Cadence Cycle Club’s Director Roger Myall shows us the best ways to reach Sussex vineyards via three cycle routes out of Eastbourne.

At the beating heart of Sussex’s cycling community, Cadence Cycle Club is a network of cafes in spectacular rural locations, providing perfect pit stops for cyclists and walkers across the South Downs. Alongside great coffee, snacks and people, Cadence clubhouses offer bike repairs and servicing, tours and rentals, and food and music events throughout the summer. Encouraging people to ditch the car to explore Sussex is at the centre of Cadence’s mission. Here’s how to reach some of the best vineyards near Eastbourne by bike. 

Henners Vineyard 

Established in 2007, this picturesque vineyard enjoys a sweet spot on a slight hillside with views across the Pevensey Levels. Here you’ll find Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, as well as some lovely sea breezes to revive warm cyclists and grapevines alike.  Reach it via an enjoyably level cycle route through Pevensey Marshes, where big skies, flat roads and abundant wildlife abound. 

Hidden Spring and Off The Line 

Join the Cuckoo Trail cycle route from Polegate to Hidden Spring vineyard: a boutique wine producer creating world-class still and sparkling wines. Stop off at the female-owned Off The Line vineyard — so-called for its location on the old Cuckoo Line—to try their pioneering English rosé.

Eastbourne to Rathfinny

Big hills and equally big views await on this dramatic adventure across the cliffs to the mighty Rathfinny Wine Estate, known for itsTraditional Method Sussex Sparkling wines and spectacular location overlooking the Cuckmere Valley and the sea. The route takes in two Cadence Cycle Clubhouses (at Beachy Head and Litlington). An e-bike is highly recommended for this very hilly route. 


Discover more car-free vineyard routes in Sussex, including a circular walk to Artelium, a vineyard and museum hop around Ditchling and a bluebell heritage railway adventure.

Find more great things to do in Eastbourne.

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