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Rural & Roman Britain
Tour Location
Country:
United Kingdom
From:
Newcastle or Penrith
To:
Newcastle
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Phone Support, Maps or GPS
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Moderate
Bike Options:
Bike hire available, Loop / Roundtrip
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
£995
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
230 Miles
Riding Days:
6
Daily Average:
38 Miles
Month(s):
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Departure:
Any day
Tour Operator:
Bikecation

Rural & Roman Britain

8 Days Moderate 230 MLSAVG 38 MLS

On this UK leisure cycling holiday, you are cycling the coast to coast route, also known as the c2c (sea to sea), or the coast2coast and then cycling the Hadrians cycleway.

The Rural & Roman Britain tour starts in Newcastle or Carlisle with a transfer to Whitehaven then follows one of Britain signature rides; the Coast to Coast. From the Georgian port of Whitehaven on the Irish Sea to the castle on the rock at Tynemouth facing the North Sea, this ride crosses some of the most dramatic landscapes in the land the silvery, shining levels and the high crags of the Lake District, the vast, eerily empty moorland on the Cumbrian Fells, and the Tyne Valley.

The towns you pass Keswick, Penrith, Alston, Allenheads, Stanhope and Consett are packed full of tea rooms, welcoming pubs and bags of northern charm but it’s the joy of riding through the wild and open countryside that will remain with you, and leave a lasting sense of achievement.

After a night in Newcastle your journey takes you into Roman Britain following the route of Hadrian’s Wall. This is one of the most important Roman monuments in Britain.

Stretching from The River Tyne to Solway Firth you follow the route on arrow straight military roads and cycle paths through wild and beautiful landscapes plunging back through history. Along the route stop at Roman forts, medieval fortified churches and castles and visit market towns such as Brampton, Haltwhistle, Corrbridge and Ovingham stopping of in a local tea room or for a pint in one of the friendly local pubs. Your journey ends in Solway Firth and a transfer and night in Newcastle or Carlisle.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: £800
Booking Conditions
Double occupancy
Inclusions
24 hour emergency back up support
7 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
Bike hire
Drinks
Holiday Insurance
Lunches & evening meals
Options
Bike hire - £125
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