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Historical Tour Of Northern Britain
Tour Location
Country:
United Kingdom
From:
Newcastle
To:
Edinburgh
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Phone Support, Maps or GPS
Duration:
9 days
Level:
Moderate
Bike Options:
Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English
Tour Type:
Point to Point
Cost From:
£1150
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
313 Miles
Riding Days:
7
Daily Average:
45 Miles
Month(s):
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Departure:
Any day
Tour Operator:
Bikecation

Historical Tour Of Northern Britain

9 Days Moderate 313 MLSAVG 44 MLS

On this UK Leisure cycling holiday, you are cycling Hadrians's cycleway and then cycling the coast and castles route. Cycle in the footsteps of British ancestors on this Historical Northern England Tour. A mix Britain’s past with Hadrian’s Wall, castles, roman forts and quaint villages with unspoiled landscapes, vast beaches, rivers, deep valleys and not to forget the warm welcomes. This 9 day tour covers the best of British northern history.

Originally some 70 miles in length, and six metres high, Hadrian’s Wall is the most important Roman monument in Britain. It stretches from the Solway Firth to the mouth of the River Tyne, across the wild and often eerily beautiful landscapes of this Border country.

The final section of the route follows the River Tyne, one of the great environmental success stories of recent years, and takes you into the cultural heart of the north, Newcastle.

From here, cycle the Northumberland Coast to the end of the route in Edinburgh. This part of the ride is as much defined by water as it is by land: the River Tyne, the North Sea, the mighty Tweed, Leithen Water, Dewar Burn and the Firth of Forth form an almost continuous, fluid companion for nearly 200 miles.

The landscapes are memorable too, though sand dunes, vast beaches, ancient woodlands, castles crowning fists of rock, deep valleys and heather moorland together make for an extraordinary array of scenery.

There are plenty of reasons to get off the bike Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, a pint at the Ship Inn at Low-Newton-by-the-Sea, the town walls of Berwick and Melrose Abbey, to name a few but the road somehow lures you on here, on and up until you reach the heights of the Moorfoot Hills and the staggeringly lovely view down to your journey’s end.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: £925
Inclusions
24 hour emergency back up support
8 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's
Bed & Breakfast
Luggage transfers
Meet & Greet by Bikecation rep
Transfer from Newcastle to the start of the trip in Bowness
Trip planner with route notes and maps

Exclusions
Single supplement - 9 Days £348
Bike hire – 9 Days £140
Drinks
Holiday Insurance
Lunches & evening meals
Options
Bike hire - £140
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