Three or more days of fabulous cycling across the entire width of the UK, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea coast, passing through stunning Lake District countryside and over North Pennine peaks towards the historical harbour at Tynemouth. This is a must-do for any cyclist out there who’s looking for a memorable, exciting challenge.
- Beautiful views around every turn in the Lake District National Park
- The incredible sense of achievement having completed a journey from coast to coast
- Unrivaled hospitality to be found at every step of the way
Day 1: Arrive in Newcastle and meet with our support team who’ll transport you and your bikes and bags over to the west coast and the starting point of your incredible biking adventure.
Day 2: Your journey begins in Whitehaven, the heart of the industrial North West on the lovely Irish Sea coast. Equipped with a set of comprehensive maps, detailed directions and some top tips from our expert guides, you’re ready to set off on your incredible journey and head straight for the towering peaks of the Lake District National Park. You’ll pass through some of the most iconic landscapes in the UK and have plenty of opportunity to sample some great locally-produced food and drinks in numerous historical villages that you’ll be passing through. Your day ends with a gentle descent into the bustling market town of Penrith where you’ll find a warm welcome and cuisine to satisfy even the biggest appetites!
Day 3: You’ll leave the Lake District far behind and follow the Eden Valley east towards the open moors of the Northern Pennines. After an easy start to the day, you’ll soon catch sight of the Pennine peaks looming ahead. The climb to the top of Hartside Pass, at 1900 feet, will get the blood pumping but the views make it well worth the effort! Open moorland paves the way for the remainder of the day, reaching a height of nearly 2000 feet, affording stunning views over the surrounding fells and valleys. You’ll spend the night in comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Northern Pennines.
Day 4: With the majority of the climbing out of the way, the final day of biking is all about enjoying the biking and lovely views as you descend towards the North Sea coast. The open moorlands make way to villages and towns of Tyne and Wear. Cycle paths lead you along the banks of the River Tyne all the way to the historic castle at Tynemouth and your journey’s end. You now have the chance to celebrate your awesome achievement or just collapse in a heap - well done, you made it all the way from Coast to Coast!
This tour costs from £235 for a self guided, 3 day, 3 night trip to £410 for a self guided, 3 day, 3 night trip depending on group size and accommodation options chosen.
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