The coast to Coast route is undoubtedly the most popular and ‘must-do’ cycling holiday, with quiet country lanes, cycleways and paths it is a wonderful way to see the varied and beautiful landscapes of Northern England, on the National Cycle Network route from the Irish Sea across to the North Sea.
This classic Great British cycle ride covers some of northern England’s most rugged and spectacular scenery. Join us on our Coast to Coast ride as we cycle 140 miles from the west coast to the east coast of England and enjoy one of the UK’s most archetypal and memorable tours.
After dipping our back wheel in the sea at Whitehaven, we head eastwards into the solitude and space of the Lake District, Cumbria and the North Pennines. The cycling holiday is well-paced as you choose how many days to complete the journey which goes along the Quayside in Newcastle before reaching the end at Tynemouth.
Our base in Stanley, Co. Durham is our rendezvous point for your Coast to Coast ride – we have first class road, rail, ferry and air connections so getting here is easy. From our base we have an early morning minibus transfer on the Monday morning – complete with secure parking for your vehicles, to the start point for your first day’s ride travelling through the stunning scenery of the northern Lake District and heading into Keswick.
Over the next few days your cycling takes you through Penrith and the Eden Valley with its lush valleys and sandstone villages. It then starts the climb up to Hartside and onto the unspoilt Northern Pennines – the roof of England. There then follows an undulating ride as the Coast to Coast meanders through old lead mining villages, such as Nenthead and Rookhope, and down into the Durham Dales before entering the old steel town of Consett. From here it’s an easy ride through one of Britain’s old industrial heartlands alongside the River Tyne and finishing at your final destination.
You will be met at Tynemouth on the Friday afternoon and transferred back to our base in Stanley to collect your car or dropped off at a station or airport convenient for you.
We aim to take the hassle of organising a tour away from you so that you can concentrate on enjoying yourself and completing the coast to coast challenge. We arrange B&B accommodation, move your bags each day and you have the knowledge that if anything goes wrong with your bike we will be on hand to provide a spare bike if necessary. PLEASE NOTE THAT A ROAD BIKE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THIS TOUR. There is always a good camaraderie during the trip and we aim to facilitate a relaxed, friendly and memorable tour.