The Pilgrim’s Way (Sustrans route 17)

This section of the Pilgrim’s Way runs both on and off road from Deitling near Maidstone to Lenham near Leeds Castle. We have chosen to highlight this section as it is relatively flat in comparison to other parts of the route. It is also simply stunningly beautiful in parts. We have partnered with a wonderful and very old pub in Hollinbourne (5 minutes walk from the station) where you can just turn up and hire our bikes using the App. From pub you have the chose to turn right directly onto the route and go off-road, or left and along the undulating lanes towards Thurnham and Detling.  Pilgrim’s Way bike hire is made easy with Countrybike.

Map of where to find route

Type of route: Lanes recommended by Sustrans in one direction and off road in the other direction.

Suitability: Older children & Adults comfortable with cycling on lanes.

Difficulty: Medium. Undulating hills and some cycling on lanes.

Pilgrim’s Way bike hire is made easy with Countrybike.

Pilgrim’s way route – please download our handy guide that you can also reference whilst out and about – Pilgrims Way – cycling route map

Image of The Pilgrim's Way
Image of The Pilgrim's Way
Image of The Pilgrim's Way

Countrybike venues along the route

At each of these venues, if you download and register on the Linka Go app, you can just turn up and hire one or multiple bikes on a pay as you go basis using the App. For more information on each of the venues, where to find the bikes and location specifics, then just follow the links to our web pages below.

The Dirty Habit – bike hire from Hollingbourne

In a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and situated directly on a family friendly cycling section of the magnificent Pilgrims way, the Dirty Habit is just about perfect.  What better place to use as a base to get out into the countryside for a bike ride. When you are done, then perhaps reward yourself with a pint or something amazing from the Gin menu.  Bike hire from Hollingbourne is simple with Countrybike.

More information – click here

Image of bikes at the Dirty Habit