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Liaison Newhaven / Brighton

[ Cycle routes The Avenue Verte London <> Paris ] [ The South Country ]
  • 16.3 km
  • intermediaire Level Intermediate

This stage, allowing you to reach Brighton, a gem of a seaside resort on the south coast, offers an additional option to the official Avenue Verte itinerary. A remarkable stretch of concrete path known as the Undercliff Walk, created to fight against erosion in the 1930s, takes you along the base of the cliffs east of Brighton, and helps make this one of the most memorable sections of the whole route.

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This alternative option isn't officially part of the Avenue Verte London-Paris route. It is easy, though, to make this detour, following the well-signposted NCN 2 South Coast Cycle Route, which alternates between cycle paths and quiet roads. Leave Newhaven via the sole bridge taking you westwards and head up the fairly steep slope. Approaching Brighton, from Saltdean you can join the fabulous track known as the Underclliff Walk, taking you along the base of cliffs as far as Brighton Marina. (You can also opt for the alternative NCN 2 route taking you up along the top of the cliffs.) From the marina, a cycle track then runs parallel to the beaches right into the centre of Brighton. This Newhaven to Brighton route is very interesting and a good alternative to trying the Polegate to Seaford stretch which isn't suitable for families for the time being. Once in Brighton, it's quite easy to go to the railway station to connect back with Newhaven.


Visit Brighton : 01273 290337

Lewes : 01273 483448


Railway lines

Newhaven – Brighton and Newhaven – Polegate through Lewes every 30’ bikes are accepted

Newhaven – London Victoria : 1 hour and 30 minutes


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