Walney to Whitby Collage of groups of cyclists on the Walney to Whitby route, including the Lune Valley, Orton Fells and Whitby

W2W - Coast to coast cycling holiday across Cumbria, Yorkshire and Durham

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The W2W is a 153 mile (246 km) cycling tour that connects Walney Island, on the southernmost coastal point in Cumbria to the mouth of the River Wear on the North Sea, or you can also choose to finish in Whitby, which is slightly longer at 179 miles (288 km) in length and crosses thge North York Moors and finishes on the North Yorkshire Coast. It is a beautiful, and sometimes challenging (but always worth it) coast to coast route that is done mainly on quiet local roads with a few traffic free, off road sections along the way.

Our tours gives you the choice of when you would like to start and how many days you would like to take cycling the W2W. From a very challenging two day tour to a gentle 6 day tour (or more if you would to double up nights anywhere along the route), we can organise your adventure across spine of England. All our tours are flexible, if there is anything particular you are looking for please let us know. The W2W begins in Walney Island, just outside Barrow-in-Furness, and crosses west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds (most of the time), but for those wishing to do it in the opposite direction we can of course accommodate this.

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Self-Guided Tours

Prices Per Person Sharing

DAYS / NIGHTS AVG DAILY DISTANCE COST COST
2/1 76 miles £335 £245
3/2 51 miles £395 £295
4/3 38 miles £475 £345
5/4 30 miles £535 £395
6/5 25 miles £595 £445

For our Walney to Wear supported tour and costs please click: Walney to Wear Supported Tour



The W2W takes in an amazing number of national parks and scenic areas as it crosses from one coast to another such as the Lake District Peninsulas, South Cumbria's Low Fells and the Lune Gorge, the Orton Fells, the Eden Valley and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sliping into the Yorkshire Dales for a time and the Land of the Prince Bishops in County Durham. For those wishing to finish in Whitby, they will head south-east at Barnards Castle through the North York Moors to the North Sea. All accommodation is thourghly researched, cycling friendly and includes breakfast.

Cumbrian hills on W2W


Tour Notes and Set 2 - 6 Day Tour Options

Walney to Wear - Two Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Kirby Stephen 76 miles / 122 km
DAY 2 Kirby Stephen - Wearmouth 77 miles / 124 km

A challenge within a challenging tour. Long days expected (around 7-9 hours on the saddle) on this two day tour. An early start and summer sun times are advised if your taking up this challenge. It is a very doable tour but only for those with fitness levels above moderate.

Lune Gorge Viaduct * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £335
- £245

Holiday Duration: Two Days Cycling One nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 4.5/5

Distance: 153 miles / 246 km

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Walney to Wear - Three Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Kendal 46 miles / 72 km
DAY 2 Kendal - Barnard Castle 60 miles / 96 km
DAY 3 Bowes - Wearmouth 49 miles / 79 km

A three day tour across the W2W is as much a challege as it is an adventure. Averaging 50 miles a day across some of the most beautiful hills and valleys in England, giving you time to take it all in while still having that goal to reach every day.

Furness Abbey * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £395
- £295

Holiday Duration: Three Days Cycling Two nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 4/5

Distance: 153 miles / 246 km

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Walney to Wear - Four Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Levens 38 miles / 61 km
DAY 2 Levens - Kirby Stephen 38 miles 61 km
DAY 3 Kirby Stephen - Bishop Aukland 46 miles / 74 km
DAY 4 Bishop Aukland - Wearmouth 30 miles / 48 km

A lively four day jaunt across the northern countryside, with days averaging a little under 40 miles and ranging from low thirties to mid forties there is a challenge everyday and a new adventrue to go with it.

Bowes Museum
* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £475
- £345

Holiday Duration: Four Days Cycling Three nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 3.5/5

Distance: 153 miles / 246 km

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Walney to Wear - Five Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Grange-over-Sands 28 miles / 45 km
DAY 2 Grange-over-Sands - Orton 36 miles / 58 km
DAY 3 Orton - Bowes 32 miles / 51 km
DAY 4 Bowes - Bishop Aukland 28 miles / 45 km
DAY 5 Bishop Aukland - Wearmouth 30 miles / 48 km


Five days in the northern countryside is a holiday to remember, full of glorious towns, villages and countryside waiting to be discovered. This tour averages around 30 miles per day, giving you lots of time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

North Pennines * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £535
- £395

Holiday Duration: Five Days Cycling Four nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 153 miles / 246 km

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Walney to Wear - Six Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Cartmel 25 miles / 40 km
DAY 2 Cartmel - Kendal 21 miles / 34 km
DAY 3 Kendal - Kirby Stephen 31 miles / 50 km
DAY 4 Kirby Stephen - Barnard Castle 27 miles / 43 km
DAY 5 Barnard Castle - Bishop Aukland 20 miles / 32 km
DAY 6 Bishop Aukland - Wearmouth 30 miles / 48 km


A six day cycling holiday might just be what's needed to truly take in all this route has to offer. Taking your time on its hills and through its towns and villages, the six day tour gives you plenty of time to explore its surroundings.

Durham Cathedral and River Wear * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £595
- £445

Holiday Duration: Six Days Cycling Five nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 153 miles / 246 km

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Walney to Whitby - Two Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Bowes 96 miles / 153 km
DAY 2 Bowes - Whitby 83 miles / 134 km

No holding back here, averaging around 90 miles per day it is only for those with experience of covering big milage. Long days expected (around 7-10 hours on the saddle) on this two day tour. An early start and summer sun times are advised if your taking up this challenge. Fitness levels well above moderate and experience of long days on the bike a must for this tour.

Biglands bridge * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £335
- £245

Holiday Duration: Two Days Cycling One nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 5/5

Distance: 179 miles / 288 km

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Walney to Whitby - Three Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Orton 64 miles / 103 km
DAY 2 Orton - Croft-on-Tees 59 miles / 95 km
DAY 3 Croft - Whitby 56 miles / 90 km

A challenging tour across the longer W2W route. Averaging around 60 miles a day a person with better than moderate fitness would find this route both challenging and enjoyable at the same time.

Orton Fells * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £395
- £295

Holiday Duration: Three Days Cycling Two nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 4/5

Distance: 179 miles / 288 km

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Walney to Whitby - Four Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Oxenholme 43 miles / 69 km
DAY 2 Oxenholme - Tan Hill 44 miles / 71 km
DAY 3 Tan Hill - Appleton Wiske 47 miles / 76 km
DAY 4 Appleton Wiske - Whitby 45 miles / 72 km

A lovely four day tour across the northern countryside, with days averaging over 40 miles, challenging on this route but giving you enogh time also to explore.

Narrow road on the W2W
* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £475
- £345

Holiday Duration: Four Days Cycling Three nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 3.5/5

Distance: 178 miles / 288 km

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Walney to Whitby - Five Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Grange-over-Sands 28 miles / 45 km
DAY 2 Grange-over-Sands - Orton 36 miles / 58 km
DAY 3 Orton - Barnard Castle 40 miles / 64 km
DAY 4 Barnard Castle - Hutton Rudby(Stokesly) 43 miles / 69 km
DAY 5 Stokesly -Whitby 33 miles / 53 km


Five days in the northern countryside is a holiday to remember, full of glorious towns, villages and countryside waiting to be discovered. This tour averages around 30 miles per day, giving you lots of time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Welcome to Cumbria Sign * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £535
- £395

Holiday Duration: Five Days Cycling Four nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 179 miles / 288 km

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Walney to Whitby - Six Day Tour

DAY 1 Walney - Grange over Sands 28 miles / 45 km
DAY 2 Grange - Orton 36 miles / 58 km
DAY 3 Orton - Bowes 30 miles / 34 km
DAY 4 Bowes - Croft-on-Tees 27 miles / 58 km
DAY 5 Croft-on-Tees - Stokesly 31 miles / 50km
DAY 6 Stokesly - Whitby 25 miles / 40 km


A six day cycling holiday giving you plenty of time to discover this all of this amazing route. Taking your time on the hills and giving you the options of spending more time doing what you want to do, like another cup of tea or a few more minutes taking in thoseviews.

Barnard Castle * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £595
- £445

Holiday Duration: Six Days Cycling Five nights B&B

Start point: Walney

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 179 miles / 288 km

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INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Two/Three/Four/Five+ nights B&B in carefully chosen cycling friendly accommodation
Daily luggage transfers
Return transfer to start of the tour for you and your bikes*
Detailed Maps and GPX Map
Meet and greet 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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