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Coast and Castles Cycle Route

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 - 5 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Scotland   England  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: March - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 290 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

This tour is available for your own group (2 or more people) at any time - you will not be part of a larger group.

Take between three and five days to explore the stunning coastline and historical remains along the east coast of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. This fantastic cycle route, from Tynemouth to Edinburgh, takes in some of the country’s most well-known historical sites, including Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory, as well as skirting around National Nature Reserves and wildlife-rich mud flats.

- Endless coastal views across the North Sea
- Exploring museums, defensive forts and castles dotted along the coast
- Finishing the journey in the beautiful Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Newcastle and meet with our support team for a pre-trip briefing. We’ll equip you with a set of comprehensive maps, detailed directions and some top tips from our expert guides so that you’re ready to hit the road first thing in the morning.

Day 2: Your journey begins at Tynemouth with a relaxing jaunt along the stunning waterfront, through vibrant seaside towns. With cliff top views at every stage of the journey, your first day of cycling is the perfect introduction to this brilliant trip. The pretty fishing village of Alnmouth is your home for the night.

Day 3: The cooling North Sea breeze will accompany you along the cliff tops north as you pass ancient castles and picturesque seaside villages and towns. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the plethora of historical buildings, including Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory and Castle en-route to Berwick-upon-Tweed where you’ll spend the night.

Day 4: Crossing the border into Scotland, the fantastic coastal views continue as the cycle route winds its way north. Historical priories, castles, forts and settlements litter the countryside and there will be ample opportunity to visit these fascinating sites as you cycle past. Your bed for the night can be found in the quiet fishing village of Dunbar, where grey seals can be seen relaxing on the tide.

Day 5: The cliff tops give way to golden sandy beaches as the cycle route hugs the coast heading north, then west as Edinburgh draws ever closer. Historical sites and wildlife reserves of national importance lie along your path. The magnificent castle in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city is your spectacular journey’s end. You now have the chance to celebrate having made it all the way from Newcastle to Edinburgh and explored some of the country’s finest coast and castles!

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

This tour costs from £290 for a self guided, 3 day, 4 night trip to £500 for a self guided, 3 day, 4 night trip depending on group size and accommodation options chosen.

Price Includes:
- Transfers as needed from local bus/train stations, airports or ferry terminals
- 3 to 5 days breathtaking biking
- 4 to 6 nights accommodation in B&B or hostel
- Baggage transfers
- Full guiding by an MBLA qualified, first aid trained knowledgeable guide or maps and directions
- Vehicle back up.
- UK cell phone for trip duration if required.

Price Excludes:
- Flights
- Lunches
- Evening meals and drinks.

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