You may be just a stone's throw from the coast of Normandy, but English is spoken and cars drive on the left: the Channel Islands make up two British Crown Dependencies. The islands are a great place for cycling and walking, so you can explore the five islands of this charming archipelago at your own pace. Start with the main island, Jersey, popular for its seaside resorts, flowers, verdant countryside and rich historical heritage. Guernsey, the second largest, is also prized for its colourful houses, in St Peter Port, and its untamed coast at Icart Point, which was a source of inspiration for illustrious inhabitant Victor Hugo. Sometimes overlooked, the three smaller islands, Herm, Sark and Alderney, also have much to recommend them: grandiose landscapes, such as Sark's isthmus, La Coupée, an abundance of flora and fauna, few visitors... What are you waiting for to make the crossing?