The best way to explore this yesteryear island
Guernsey’s sister island of Sark, is the fourth smallest Channel Island. Adorned with a 40-mile long coastline, stunning sea views, jagged cliffs and a picturesque rural interior, its isolated position bestows a wealth of bird species and a treasure chest of marine life. Best of all there’s a notable absence of traffic. Yes, this car-free zone only allows horse-drawn buggies or tractors, making Sark one of the safest places in the British Isles to get on your bike!
Everywhere in Sark is just a heartbeat away from spectacular scenery. Invigorate the senses with a visit to the dramatic bays and headlands. Inland the island is relatively flat with a choice of five roads - head towards the north for the easiest biking.
By boat, Sark is 50 minutes away from St Helier (Manche Iles Express), and 45 minutes from St Peter Port (Isle of Sark shipping).
Bikes can be hired from several locations – try Avenue Cycle Hire tel: 01481 832102 or A to B Cycles tel: 01481 832844.
For additional Sark enlightenment contact Sark Tourism on 01481 832345
La Grand Grêve
Park your bike at the top of this sandy bay and take the steep steps down from the north end of La Coupee. Perfect for picnics at low tide.
The razor-edged isthmus connecting the main island to Little Sark is a truly spectacular sight. Park your bike at
one end and walk across for breathtaking views.
An ancient cannon still stands today on the old defence headland of Hogs Back which separates the two beautiful bays of Derrible and Dixcart.
The Gouliot Caves
Home to incredible sea anemones, these famous caves are under the Gouliot headland on Sark’s west coast. A narrow cliff-top path leads down into a vast open cave, which bisects the headland.