Rural & Roman Britain

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8 Day(s)
230 Miles
avg 38 Miles
Self-guided


Our cycling holidays around rural and Roman Britain take in part of the Coast to Coast route, and Hadrian’s Wall Cycleway.

The 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 sitting on the Irish Sea to Tynemouth Castle, staring with its rocky edifice out over the North Sea, this ride crosses some of the most dramatic landscapes around. We journey through the silvery, shining levels, the high crags of the Lake District, the vast, eerily empty moorland on the Cumbrian Fells, and before heading down into the Tyne Valley.

The towns you pass Keswick, Penrith, Alston, Allenheads, Stanhope and Consett are packed with welcoming tea rooms, friendly 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 peace.

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, and, since 1987, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stretching from The River Tyne across to the Solway Firth you follow the route on arrow straight military roads and cycle paths through wild, and beautifully ancient scenery plunging back through history. Along the route, stop to experience the past at Roman forts, medieval fortified churches and castles and visit market towns such as Brampton, Haltwhistle, Corbridge and Ovingham. Why not enjoy a break in a local tea room or a pint in one of the friendly local pubs, before heading for your journey’s end in Solway Firth, with a transfer and night in Newcastle or Carlisle.

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Tour Location

Country:
UnitedKingdom
Region:
Northern England
From:
Newcastle or Penrith
To:
Newcastle

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
8 Days
Tour Type:
Electric bike
Accommodation:
Double Occupancy
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
GBP 995

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
230 Miles
Riding Days:
6
Month(s):
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Departure:
Any day

Additional Information

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
E-Bike Hire - N/A
Additional nights - Price upon request

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