Be amazed by spectacular landscapes on this Coast and Castles route of the National Cycle Network
Escape on a self-guided cycle tour of some of Europe's finest scenery
Exquisite scenery along the way as you approach imposing Bamburgh Castle
A classic British cycling holiday with views that can only be seen on this side of the world
Enjoy the scenery each day on tour
Exhale and enjoy a rural ride through the UK

Coast and Castles - 7 Days

7 days
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$1,398 USD

This classic British cycling holiday over 7 days (6 days of riding) takes you from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Edinburgh following the National Cycle Network Route 1: Coast and Castles using the North Sea Cycle Route. This is an iconic cycle route full of awesome scenery and historical interest!

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    200.7 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    33.6 miles
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Upon arriving in Newcastle, a city renowned for its excellent transport links, you'll enjoy your first evening in its lively atmosphere. The following day, you'll trace the River Tyne to Tynemouth on the coast, then embark on the breathtaking Coast and Castles route, leading you along Northumberland's stunning coastline. This route showcases the region's long sandy beaches and iconic castles like Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh.

Before continuing, you'll check the tide times, essential for your next stop at Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne, before proceeding to Berwick-upon-Tweed at the Scottish border. Your journey then leads inland through the majestic Tweed Valley to Melrose, famous for its gothic abbey. From Melrose, you'll head to Innerleithen, with the final stretch offering a fantastic cycling experience through the Moorfoot Hills, culminating in a triumphant arrival in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.

Upon reaching Edinburgh, you'll be greeted by a representative who will assist you in either beginning your return journey by train or arranging a transfer back to Newcastle. This self-guided adventure is designed for a minimum of two participants and includes accommodation, transfers (where needed), luggage handling, and emergency support. With access to a navigation app, you'll find navigating the route a breeze. It's an uncomplicated way to experience this captivating journey.

Please note that the tour price given is the ‘from’ price – rates may vary depending on the dates chosen.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Luggage transfers
  • Emergency tool kit, pump etc. (if hiring your bike)
  • Access to an app for holiday information and navigation
  • A printed map
  • Local Representative
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to cultural or historical sites and visitor centres
  • Personal expenses
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available