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The Cyclist's Coast to Coast
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The Cyclist's Coast to Coast
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The Cyclist's Coast to Coast

The Cyclist's Coast to Coast

Ride across England, from sea to sea

  • Ride across England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea
  • Enjoy postcard-perfect hamlets and villages as you cycle from coast to coast
  • Stay in charming bed & breakfasts with welcoming hosts
  • Discover the Lakes District, the Pennines & beautiful Dales
  • Industrial heritage, lead mines and the River Tyne
  • A challenging, yet fully satisfying, ride
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Start: Whitehaven           Finish: Tynemouth

Day 1: Arrive in Whitehaven
Day 2: Whitehaven to Keswick (50km / 31 miles)
Day 3: Keswick to Alston (75km / 46.5 miles)
Day 4: Alston to Stanhope (36.1km / 22.4 miles)
Day 5: Stanhope to Tynemouth (67.5km / 42 miles)
Day 6: Arrangements end after breakfast

Day 1:    Arrive in Whitehaven

Make your own way to Whitehaven. This is a pleasant, blustery Georgian seaside town, with an attractive harbour and remains of pit wheels and shafts from its mining past. 

Day 2:    Whitehaven to Keswick (50km / 31 miles)

If hiring bikes from Whitehaven, collect from the hire shop.

Having dipped your wheel in the sea, the ride rolls out gently for the first few miles along the former Ennerdale Railway Line. Leaving this, you approach the Lake District with views over Ennerdale Water and then you pedal around Loweswater. The big hill of the day is up over Whinlatter Pass (318m), shortly after the top there are views over Keswick and to the peak of Skiddaw. It is then a fast and undulating descent and ride into one of the most popular towns in Cumbria: Keswick. Literally, an old cheese town, with a market charter going back to the 1200s. 

Day 3:    Keswick to Alston (75km / 46.5 miles)

The hardest but perhaps most picturesque day. A steep climb out of Keswick takes you to the famous ancient stone circle, which bestrides a hillside reflecting the contours of the surrounding mountains. Descending to cross the River Greta, you wheel through pretty Threlkeld Village before a quiet road takes you on a loop round the hamlet of Mungrisdale, which at intervals offers beautiful views of the northern Lake District. The afternoon is punctuated by a number of steep climbs, culminating in the longest ascent of the trip up to Hartside Summit 1903 ft / 580 metres. Here you enter the Pennines, a great viewpoint from the summit over the Vale of Eden and there is a convenient café stop, before a fast ride down into the traditional market town of Alston.

Day 4:    Alston to Stanhope (36.1km / 22.4 miles)

Ascend out of Alston and into the region of old lead mines through the village of Nenthead. There is a steep climb out of the village until you reach Black Hill, the highest point on the C2C, leaving Cumbria for Northumbria. After the descend  into the valley of the River East Allen, there is a steady climb until you reach the summit of the hill at Currick. A last climb takes you along the ridge of a hill before descending into the small pretty town of Stanhope, which has a fossilized tree stump in its churchyard, and a range of attractive local shops.

Day 5:    Stanhope to Tynemouth (67.5km / 42 miles)

The ride up out of Stanhope is the steepest, but not the longest ascent of the C2C, it parallels where once train engines were steam hauled up the incline. At the top you could have a quick coffee before making your way for a good 12 miles generally flat or downhill along the Waskerley Way, a reclaimed railway path. Later on, the route crosses the River Tyne and turns towards Newcastle, soon passing under its different bridges. The ride progresses out of the suburbs, where Hadrian’s Wall ends, or begins! The final run and you pass docklands and new marinas to reach the bay near Tynemouth. You can dip your wheel in the sea here, because where you finish at the castle and Abbey is high above the water! There is a pub right at the end where you leave your hire bikes and celebrate your completion of the famous Coast to Coast.

Day 6:    Arrangements end after breakfast

Depart from Tynemouth, convenient Metro train to Newcastle Central Station to join national rail network.


The hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts on this C2C cycling holiday are family-run, clean and comfortable (ranging from 2 to 4 stars), and provide access to local living thanks to the hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to the experience of your travellers.

Glenfield House (Whitehaven)
Glenfield House (Whitehaven)

The accommodation is situated just a few minutes’ walk from Whitehaven town centre and the waterfront. This fine example of a late Victorian townhouse has been transformed into an elegant Bed & Breakfast offering all modern amenities whilst retaining its original features.


Glendale Guest House (Keswick)
Glendale Guest House (Keswick)

Friendly B&B in a Victorian semi. For some years Glendale Guest House has received the prestigious Four Star award from Visit England, which is a reliable indication of the quality of B&B accommodation and service guests will receive. It is situated in a quiet location within a few minutes’ walk from Keswick town centre.


Alston House (Alston)
Alston House (Alston)

This historic building has rooms of different shapes. The house café and bar areas are very spacious with views of the fells as well as our own well-tended gardens, which feature secret, secluded areas for unwinding and relaxing. Dinners can be taken in the restaurant area.


Red Lodge (Stanhope)
Red Lodge (Stanhope)

Red Lodge is a 200 year old former hunting lodge in the heart of Weardale's charming market town of Stanhope and is noted for its excellent breakfasts, comfort and superbly appointed en-suite bedrooms. It is also perfectly located within a stone's throw of all of the local amenities including four excellent, friendly pubs. Washing and drying facilities available.

61 Guest House (Tynemouth)
61 Guest House (Tynemouth)

Tynemouth 61 is an 18th Century guest house and tea situated on Tynemouth Front Street in the heart of the village, just 100 metres from the coastline and 11th Century Priory and Castle.



This program can be booked any day between March 1st and October 31st, subject to availability

The nearest international aiports to fly to are Newcastle and Teesside (York)

Getting to Whitehaven

Whitehaven train station is close to the harbour and the accommodation that we have selected for our guests.

Return from Tynemouth

 From Tynemouth take the metro train to Newcastle Central Station to join the national rail network. 



GPS tracks are available on request.



  • 5 nights' accommodation with breakfasts
  • Luggage transport (1 piece per person) not exceeding 20kg
  • Detailed route descriptions (digital and printed at 1st accommodation)
  • Access to the trip on our navigation app
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Dinner, lunch and drinks
  • Bike hire (please contact us for rental information)
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Admission fees
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip


  • Single room supplement(s)
  • Solo traveller supplement
  • Bike rental

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