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UK - Coast and Castles - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Cycling past the dramatic Tynemouth Priory
  • Miles of pristine dunes and sandy beaches at Druridge Bay
  • Stunning vistas as you approach imposing Bamburgh Castle
  • Your first glimpse of Edinburgh from the Moorfoot hills
  • The rugged beauty of the borders
  • Flexibility to choose your own start date or one of our great value scheduled departure dates
  • A celebratory dram in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat

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Day Description Distance Ascent Descent Meals
1 Arrival into Newcastle Non Cycling Day      
2 Newcastle to Warkworth 47 Miles / 76 Kms Approx. 561 Metres 573 Metres B  
3 Warkworth to Berwick-upon-Tweed 52 Miles / 83 Kms Approx. 914 Metres 894 Metres B  
4 Berwick-upon-Tweed to Melrose 45 Miles / 72 Kms Approx. 872 Metres 809 Metres B  
5 Melrose to Edinburgh 56 Miles / 90 Kms Approx. 1074 Metres 1092 Metres B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

This classic British cycling holiday over four 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!
You'll arrive and spend your first night in the vibrant city of Newcastle, easily accessed by its excellent transport connections. The next day, after following the River Tyne to the coast at Tynemouth, you'll head northwards following the wonderful Coast and Castles route which takes you up the beautiful and dramatic Northumberland Coast with its long sandy beaches, lighthouses, and charming fishing villages.
Continuing up the coast you'll take in the spectacular castles of Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh. After checking the tide times (a must!), your next stop is Holy Island, otherwise known as Lindisfarne, before edging your way to the Scottish Border at Berwick-upon-Tweed. From here you'll head inland up the majestic Tweed Valley to Melrose, which is famed for its gothic abbey. Onwards then to Innerleithen, with the final leg a superb spot of cycling through the Moorfoot Hills and on to Edinburgh for a great finish in Scotland's capital city. At the end of the ride in Edinburgh you'll be met by our Skedaddle representative where you will either start your return journey by train, or be transferred back to your car in Newcastle.
This self-guided trip is for a minimum of 2 people and accommodation, transfers, luggage transfers and emergency back up are all included. We also provide detailed route notes and maps to enable you to do the route self-guided. Nothing could be simpler! Electric bike hire is also available for this trip. Please contact the office for further details.
This trip can also be done as a 6 day cycling option or as a fully supported option.

For more information download our trip notes

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Duration: 5 days
Return: 24/07/2018

Prices From:

£430 p.p.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
5 days
Prices From:
£430

Optional

Bike Hire:
£90
Bike Hire:
£90
Single room option - UK:
£160
Single room option - UK:
£160
Insurance - UK 5 Day:
£18
Insurance - UK 5 Day:
£18
Sustrans Donation:
£1
Sustrans Donation:
£1
Sustrans Donation:
£5
Sustrans Donation:
£5
Sustrans Donation:
£10
Sustrans Donation:
£10
Sustrans Donation:
£20
Sustrans Donation:
£20

Holiday Details

Self guided

Place to place

4 nights B&B – twin share basis

4 days biking

Luggage transfers

People transfer

Emergency back-up

Minimum 2 people

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Last Updated: 07/07/2016