Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

A 48 miles coastal footpath walking holiday around the island of Jersey combined with a 44 mile coastal walking holiday around the isle of Guernsey, with day trips to Herm and Sark.

This is one of our Channel Islands Walking Holidays, one of our Coastal Walking Holidays, and also one of our Island Walking Holidays.

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Guernsey and Jersey Walking holiday
including Herm, Sark
on the Coastal Footpaths of the Channel Islands

Enjoy a self-guided “around islands”  92 mile/147 kms walking holiday on the Channel Islands on Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Jersey.

This Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday offers an amazing variety of terrain, from heath-covered cliffs with views across the sea to the other Channel Islands, sloping sandy bays, secluded harbours to rocky coves.

The Channel Islands are steeped in history with relics dating back to Neolithic times, as well as reminders of the Channel Islands more recent past, including Martello Towers of the Napoleonic Wars and extensive German fortifications from the Second World War.

The coast paths of these islands offer relaxing walking and a great way to unwind and recuperate.

We offer the holiday in either order, Jersey first, followed by Guernsey, Herm and Sark, or Guernsey, Herm and Sark first, followed by Jersey.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Jersey and Guernsey Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:

14 nights, 12 days walking
Total Distance:
92 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
beaches, second world war relics, castles, boats, gardens, wildlife

This itinerary includes return ferry from Poole or St Malo to Jersey or Guernsey
and inter-island ferries

  Guernsey and Jersey Walking Holiday
including Herm and Sark on the Coastal Footpaths of the
Channel Islands
14 nights and 12 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Optional Day: Optional overnight in Poole
The ferry departure time from Poole is dependent on the tides and so the departure time can be early. If this is the case we can include an overnight stay in Poole to enable you to be in plenty of time for the ferry.

Day 1: Arrive Poole or St Malo or fly to Guernsey
To start your Channel Islands walking holiday you make your own way to Poole in Dorset or St Malo in France to get the fast catamaran ferry to St Peter Port, Guernsey. We can assist with air, coach or train transfers if required. You could use this as an opportunity to explore the Jurassic Coast, or combine this holiday with a walking holiday on the South West Coast Path. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on Guernsey.

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

 

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: St Peter Port to Petit Bôt Bay            9 miles    
After exploring St Peter Port, you walk along by the harbour past the Underground Military Museum and the Aquarium. Enjoy very pleasant walking along the wooded cliff path to Fermain Bay, then around Jerbourg Point to Moulin Huet Bay. There are more stunning views as you walk around Saints Bay and Icart Point to Petit Bôt Bay.

Day 3: Petit Bôt Bay to Portelet Harbour             8 miles      
Today’s walk continues along the rugged cliff path of the stunning south coast of Guernsey from Petit Bôt Bay via Le Gouffre and Havre de Bon Repos. Visit the watch tower at La Prevôté, originally built to protect the island from the French, and later added to during the German occupation. The path continues around the Pleinmont peninsula at the extreme southwestern end of Guernsey to Portelet Harbour.

 

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Portelet Harbour to Le Grand Havre             12 miles    
A very pleasant walk today from Portelet Harbour to Le Grand Havre alongside 12 beaches. Visit Fort Grey, a Martello tower housing a shipwreck museum, and if the tide is out, you can walk around Lihou Island.

Day 5: Le Grand Havre to St Peter Port                 12 miles    
Today you are walking around the northwest peninsula of Guernsey via Fort Pembroke and Fort La Marchant. As you come around the point the islands of Alderney, Herm and Sark can be clearly seen

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: The Island of Herm
Take a day-trip from St Peter Port to the island of Herm, only half a square mile, but 4 miles of coastal footpaths. Herm is a paradise of dramatic cliffs, wild flowers, hills, valleys, golden beaches and no cars.

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Day 7: The Island of Sark 
Take a day-trip from St Peter Port to the island of Sark, only 2 square miles, but 15 miles of coastal footpaths. Sark is entirely cliff-bound, and even the main harbours are at the foot of the cliff and access from them to the village is through tunnels and up a steep track. Little Sark is linked with the rest of the island by the knife-edge pass of Le Coupée.

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Optional Extra Day(s):
Spend some extra days to explore further, or just to relax.

Day 8: Transit Day fast ferry Guernsey to Jersey
We transfer you to the harbour in St Peter Port Guernsey for the fast ferry to  Jersey. To start your holiday on Jersey.

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Day 9: St Aubin to La Pulente    9 miles
Walking from St Aubin past the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club you follow the Jersey Coastal Footpath towards Noirmont Point. Here there are many relics from the German Occupation. Then you walk past the very picturesque Portelet Bay and St Brelade’s Bay to Corbiere Point. Here is Corbiere Lighthouse on the Southwest point of Jersey. Turning north you can see the surfers taking advantage of the Atlantic rollers in St Ouen’s Bay.

Day 10: La Pulente to Greve de Lecq              10 miles
After St Ouen’s Bay you walk along the cliff tops to Grosnez Castle, dating from the 14th century. The other Channel Islands, Guernsey, Jethou, Herm, Sark, the Paternosters and Alderney can clearly be seen.

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Day 11: Greve de Lecq to Bouley Bay           9 miles
Walking on from Greve de Lecq you come to Devil’s Hole, a dramatic collapsed cave. On reaching Sorel Point, the most northerly tip of Jersey, you can see the Normandy coast over to the east. You continue on the Jersey Coastal Footpath past Wolf’s Caves to Bonne Nuit Bay, and ideal stop for local crab sandwiches for lunch. After leaving Bonne Nuit Bay the coastal footpath skirts Les Platons, at 469ft/143m the highest point on the Island of Jersey.

Day 12: Bouley Bay to Gorey        9 miles
From Bouley Bay the coastal footpath continues to Rozel Bay and Fliquet Bay, the closest point to the French coast, just 14 miles away. Walking at sea level now the path continues to St Catherine’s Bay. The landmark of Mont Orgueil Castle in Gorey guides you to the end of today’s walk and a visit to this castle is a highlight of any holiday in Jersey.

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Day 13: Gorey to St Helier         8 miles
Explore the network of staircases, towers and rooms of historic Mont Orgueil Castle before you leave Gorey and continue on your Jersey Coastal Footpath walk. Here you can walk along the beach or the edge of the common as you pass the Royal Jersey Golf Club. The coastline towards St Helier is a lunar-like seascape that is covered twice daily by Jersey’s massive 40ft/12m tides, one of the highest tides in the world.

Day 14: St Helier to St Aubin, via Jersey War Tunnels   5 miles
Take the Petit Train to Jersey’s capital St Helier and visit Jersey’s many heritage sites. Walk out to Elizabeth Castle, built by Sir Walter Raleigh while he was Governor of Jersey. If the tide is in, take the sea tractor. Visit St Matthew’s, the glass church decorated by Lalique, then take the inland woodland walk to the Jersey War Tunnels, a permanent reminder of the German Occupation of Jersey.

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Optional Extra Day(s): spend some extra days to explore further, or just to relax.
Take a day trip to St Malo, depending on sailing schedule.

Guernsey and Jersey walking holiday in the Channel Islands with Lets Go Walking

Day 15: Depart after breakfast 
We transfer you to the harbour in St Helier for the fast ferry back to Poole or St Malo. The ferry departure time from St Helier is dependent on the tides and so the arrival time in Poole can be late. If this is the case we can include an overnight stay in Poole. If traveling by plane, we transfer you back to the airport.

Guernsey and Jersey Walkiing Holiday
including day trips to Herm and Sark

 15 day itinerary
12 days walking and 14 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Optional Day: optional overnight in Poole
Day 1: Fast ferry Poole or St Malo to St Peter Port, Guernsey or transfer from Guernsey Airport
Day 2: St Peter Port to Petit Bôt Bay             9 miles
Day 3: Petit Bôt Bay to Portelet Harbour      8 miles
Day 4: Portelet Harbour to Le Grand Havre 15 miles
Day 5: Le Grand Havre to St Peter Port        12 miles
Day 6: day trip to Herm
Day 7: day trip to Sark
Optional Days: stay extra days to explore
Day 8: fast ferry Guernsey to Jersey
Day 9: St Aubin to La Pulente                        9 miles
Day 10: La Pulente to Greve de Lecq           10 miles
Day 11: Greve de Lecq to Bouley Bay            9 miles
Day 12: Bouley Bay to Gorey                         9 miles
Day 13: Gorey to St Helier                             8 miles
Day 14: St Helier to St Aubin                         5 miles
Optional Days: stay extra days to explore
Day 15: fast ferry St Helier, Jersey to Poole or St Malo or transfer to Jersey Airport

£1,568pp
dbl/twin

£1,960pp
single/occ

£2,394pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

including UK/France/Channel Island ferry and inter-island ferries
Seating upgrades available on ferry
£10 reduction in price if arriving by air in lieu of ferry
Extra nights from £55 per person per night

What’s included
in your Channel Islands
walking holiday on Jersey and Guernsey

  • accommodation at a high quality hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
    in St Aubin/St Heiler and St Peter Port
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making
  • facilities
  • return transfer on fast ferry from Poole in the UK or St Malo in France to St Helier on Jersey, or St Peter Port on Guernsey
  • fast ferry Jersey/Guernsey
  • return transfer to accommodation from ferry terminal or airport
  • daily transfer to and from walking route
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  •  maps of Jersey, Guernsey, Herm and Sark
  • guide books of Jersey, Guernsey, Herm and Sark

Optional Extras
on your Channel Islands
walking holiday
on Jersey and Guernsey

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • visits to France and Alderney
 

What’s not included
on your Channel Islands
walking holiday
on Jersey and Guernsey

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance
  • The cost of taking your car to the Channel Islands is not included in our price. We can provide a quotation if required, however all transfers are included and so you will find that your car is not required on this holiday.

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays, and additional accommodation arising out of ferry or flight cancellations.

Should ferries or flights included within your holiday itinerary be cancelled or delayed Let’s Go Biking Ltd will endeavour to arrange alternative accommodation which may be subject to additional charges.
We will also assist with arranging onward land transfers (where appropriate) as we deem required to enable you to continue your holiday as originally scheduled.

This is in addition to our existing booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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 Jersey and Guernsey Walking Holidays: How to get there

  • By Ferry from Poole UK/ St Malo France to Jersey/Guernsey
  • By Plane to Jersey/Guernsey

Circular coastal walks around the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, and day trips to Herm and Sark.

This is one of our Coastal Walking Holidays in UK and Ireland, and also one of our Island Walking Holidays.