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C2C - 136 mile coast to coast cycling holiday across Northern England

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The C2C is the classic coast to coast cycling tour across England, 140 miles of beautiful and challenging roads, lanes and cycle paths. Beginning in Whitehaven on the west coast the route heads straight into the Lake District, followed by the crossing of the Pennines before dropping into the Tyne Valley on the east coast. The route considered one of the most scenic in the UK, as well as being a right of passage for most club cyclists in England, is full of stunning views, picturesque towns and villages. It’s also a tour full of options and detours and therefore is suitable for most bikes: road, hybrid and mountain.

As well as passing through the Northern Lake District, it also crosses the Pennines, known as the Roof of England, and goes over the highest point on the National Cycle Network – Black Hill. While riding through the beautiful Lake District and Pennine towns, it also passes through the Keswick, Penrith, Newcastle and Tynemouth – all places worthy of a visit in their own right.




The tour crosses beautiful national parks including the lake District, the Eden Valley, North Pennines, over Black Hill before travelling through County Durham to finish at the coastal town of Tynemouth. Like all our tours we advise riding from west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds (hopefully), but of course we can accommodate anyone looking to ride east to west. Please call or email for more information.

All our self-guided tours includes bed and breakfast in cycling friendly accommodation, maps and itinerary, daily luggage transfers, and transportation back to the start as well as an emergency contact details. We also offer bike and equipment rental, and can supply electric bikes for those looking for that extra push.


Please get in touch with us for group prices or if you have any questions about this tour, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the contact form below.



Self-Guided Tours

DAYS / NIGHTS AVG DAILY MILEAGE COST COST
2/1 70 £325 £245
3/2 47 £385 £295
4/3 35 £465 £345
5/4 28 £525 £395
6/5 23 £585 £445

For our C2C supported tour and costs please click: C2C Supported Tour


C2C - Two Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Garrigill 75 miles
DAY 2 Garrigill - Tynemouth 65 miles

Two days across the C2C is a challenging route, maxing out on the first day at 75 miles on this beautiful albeit hilly route across the rooftop of England. Only advised for those who are used to putting in big distances on the saddle.


Penrith

* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £265
- £245

Holiday Duration: Two Days Cycling One nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 4/5

Distance: 140 miles / 225 km

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C2C - Three Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Greystoke 48 miles
DAY 2 Greystoke - Rookhope 44 miles
DAY 3 Rookhope - Tynemouth 48 miles

Averaging over 45 miles a day this tour provides enough challenge for those wishing to push on a little, while also giving you enough time to have a little look around as you cross the country.


Castlerigg

* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £325
- £295

Holiday Duration: Three Days Cycling Two nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 3.5/5

Distance: 140 miles / 225 km

Phone +447421095838

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C2C - Four Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Threlkeld 35 miles
DAY 2 Threlkeld - Garrigill 40 miles
DAY 3 Garrigill - Consett 36 miles
DAY 4 Consett - Tynemouth 29 miles

A really nice tour, taking four days to complete this coast to coast tour while averaging around 35 miles a day.

Consett


* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £405
- £345

Holiday Duration: Four Days Cycling Three nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 140 miles / 225 km

Phone: +447421095838

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C2C - Five Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Keswick 31 miles
DAY 2 Keswick - Lazonby 30 miles
DAY 3 Lazonby - Rookhope 31 miles
DAY 4 Rookhope - Rowlands Gill 24 miles
DAY 5 Rowland Gill - Tynemouth 20 miles

A 'relaxing' five day C2C tour, giving you plenty of time to explore and take in the amazing scenery and places you pass through.


Tynemouth * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £465
- £395

Holiday Duration: Five Days Cycling Four nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 2.5/5

Distance: 140 miles / 225 km

Phone: +447421095838

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C2C - Six Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Braithwaite 26 miles
DAY 2 Braithwaite - Greystoke 22 miles
DAY 3 Greystoke - Garrigill 27 miles
DAY 4 Garrigill - Stanhope 22 miles
DAY 5 Stanhope - Rowlands Gill 23 miles
DAY 6 Rowlands Gill - Tynemouth 20 miles

A six day holiday on the C2C, a beautiful relaxing cycle, allowing to do exactly what you want to do when you want to do it.

Lake District * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £525
- £445

Holiday Duration: Six Days Cycling Five nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 140 miles / 225 km

Phone +447421095838

Email us today



C2C Start

INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Detailed Map and GPX Map
Two/Three/Four/Five+ nights B&B in carefully chosen cycling friendly accommodation
Transfer back to starting point*
Daily luggage transfers
Full Briefing, trip itinerary and ideas
Emergency contact details.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement (£25 extra per night)
24 Speed Hybrid Bike & Equipment (£50)
Child Tag-Along or Trailer (£75)
Electric Bike
Extra Night(s) at the beginning and end of your stay (Please enquire)
Commemorative t-shirt (£20)

*or equivalent journey, please enquire



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