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Guernsey and Jersey

Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel, geographically part of the British Isles but politically an independent Crown Dependency. The island is approximately 63 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 63,000 people. The official languages are English and French.

Guernsey's economy is dominated by financial services, agriculture and tourism.

Guernsey has its own government, parliament and currency, but is responsible for Britain's defense and foreign policy.

Guernsey was occupied by the Germans during World War II and still retains evidence of that period in the form of fortifications and monuments.


Also one of the Channel Islands, Jersey is politically an independent Crown Dependency geographically part of the British Isles. The island is approximately 118 square kilometers in size and has a population of approximately 108,000 people. The official languages are English and French.

Like Guernsey, Jersey has an economy shaped by financial services, agriculture and tourism.

Jersey has its own government, parliament and currency, but defense and foreign affairs are Britain's business.

Jersey was also occupied by the Germans during World War II and still has many remnants of that period, such as fortifications and forts.

Maps of Guernsey and Jersey for Garmin navigation devices

The map coverage includes the territory of Guernsey and Jersey.
These maps are expressly not topographical maps but maps with terrain contours for the leisure sector.

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Where are the best walks in Guernsey and Jersey?

Guernsey and Jersey are both islands in the English Channel and offer beautiful walks along the coast and through the countryside. Here are some of the most popular hikes:

  • Guernsey Cliff Path: The Guernsey Cliff Path is a 50km walking trail along the cliffs of the island of Guernsey. It offers spectacular views of the sea and coast, as well as picturesque bays and villages.
  • Jersey Coastal Path: The Jersey Coastal Path is a 78 km long walk along the coast of the island of Jersey. It leads through impressive landscapes such as the dunes and sandy beaches of Les Landes National Park, the dramatic cliffs of the north coast and the sandy bays of the south coast.
  • Les Reservoirs Nature Trail: The Les Reservoirs Nature Trail is a 4km loop trail around three lakes in eastern Guernsey. It offers a tranquil landscape with many species of birds and is a popular destination for nature lovers.
  • North Coast Trail: Jersey's North Coast Trail is a 14km hiking trail that follows the dramatic coastal scenery of the north of the island. It offers a varied landscape with cliffs, bays and beaches as well as remnants of the German occupation in World War II.
  • Herm Island Circular Walk: Herm is a small island off the coast of Guernsey and offers a scenic 5km circular walk that circles the entire island. It offers an idyllic landscape of beaches, cliffs and wild flowers.

There are many other beautiful walks in Guernsey and Jersey but these are some of the best known and most popular. It is advisable to obtain information about the degree of difficulty, the trail markings and the weather conditions in advance of a hike in order to prepare as best as possible for the tour.

 

Where are the best cycle routes in Guernsey and Jersey?

Guernsey and Jersey also offer many beautiful cycle routes that run along the coast and through the countryside. Here are some of the best cycling routes on the islands:

  • Guernsey Coastal Path: As well as being a popular walk, the Guernsey Coastal Path is a beautiful cycle route that runs along the cliffs of the island of Guernsey. It offers spectacular views of the sea and coast, as well as picturesque bays and villages.
  • Jersey Circular Cycle Route: The Jersey Circular Cycle Route is a 56 km route that follows the coast and through the interior of the island. It offers a varied landscape with sandy beaches, cliffs and rural villages.
  • Guernsey Ruettes Tranquilles: The Guernsey Ruettes Tranquilles are a series of quiet roads and trails ideal for cycling. They run through scenic rural areas and offer a glimpse of traditional island life.
  • Jersey Green Lanes: The Jersey Green Lanes are a series of streets specially reserved for cyclist, pedestrian and farm vehicle traffic. They offer a tranquil cycling route through the island's rural areas and villages.
  • Guernsey Railway Line Trail: The Guernsey Railway Line Trail is a 13km route that follows the old railway line from St Peter Port to La Valette. It leads through the picturesque countryside of the south of the island and offers an insight into the history of Guernsey.

There are many other beautiful cycle routes in Guernsey and Jersey, but these are some of the best known and most popular. It is advisable to obtain information about the degree of difficulty, the trail markings and the traffic conditions in advance in order to prepare as best as possible for the bike tour.