Idyllic Countryside and Artisan Produce

Idyllic Countryside and Artisan Produce: An E-biking Adventure in Sussex

With its glorious rolling countryside, stunning chalky coastline and pretty medieval villages, the picturesque county of Sussex is renowned as one of the UK’s top cycling destinations. Throw in its reputation for sparkling wine, artisan breweries and gourmet cuisine, and you have the perfect recipe for a country getaway.

But what happens if you love the idea of getting out on the open road – wind in your hair, off the beaten track – but don’t fancy tackling some of those hills on pedal power alone? The answer lies with e-bikes.

E-biking in Sussex been steadily increasing in popularity – and it’s a lot of fun! An electric motor gives you an added boost, so you can power along the flat and scale hills with ease, leaving you free to enjoy the magnificent views!

If you fancy taking to the open road for a weekend getaway in Sussex, we’ve put together an inspiring tour combining e-bikes, picture-perfect countryside and delicious artisan produce. This two-night adventure in peaceful Cuckmere Valley – part of the South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – can be extended for an extra night to explore more of the South Downs National Park.

Alfriston and the Peaceful Cuckmere Valley

Your base for this country getaway is a boutique hotel in the idyllic village of Alfriston, on the banks of the Cuckmere River. Filled with cosy pubs and independent shops and surrounded by the rolling South Downs hills, it’s the perfect spot to unwind.

After a relaxing evening, you have a day of fresh air and freedom ahead. Following a safety briefing, it’s time to hop on your e-bike and tour the Cuckmere Valley, passing through Alfriston, admiring the views from Firle Beacon and the iconic chalky cliffs of Cuckmere Haven, and sauntering through ancient woodland at Friston Forest.

Naturally, the day offers plenty of opportunity to sample some of Sussex’s finest produce, from specialty coffee at Church Farm and artisan beer at Long Man Brewery, to sparkling wine at Rathfinney Wine Estate and an optional lunch at Flint Barns.

The South Downs Extension

If one day whizzing along peaceful lanes and through spectacular scenery isn’t enough, you can continue your e-bike adventure to Lewes, Ditchling and the South Downs National Park, while we transport your belongings by road.

You’ll pass the historic and picturesque village of Firle and internationally acclaimed Glyndebourne Opera House – and they’ll be more opportunity to sample local delights, with a stop at the Trading Post Coffee Roasters in Lewes and lunch at The Bull Ditchling.

Like all our trips, this e-biking adventure can be adapted to suit your requirements. To book your weekend getaway in Sussex, contact sales@weekendgetaway.co.uk or call +44 208 877 4940 for more information.

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