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Lake District & Northumberland Cycling Tours

Explore our Lake District Cycling Holidays

Discover the history and heritage of the north of England, exploring iconic coastlines, wild moors and rugged fells.

Ride into the Lake District and enjoy challenging, but rewarding climbs. Tick off a few of the popular passes UK cyclists love to test themselves on; bucket list climbs like Hardknott Pass, Wrynose Pass or Kirkstone Pass. If you’re feeling energetic why not give “The Struggle” a go?!

For an easier but no less enjoyable experience, ride right up to Hadrian’s Wall, visit the ancient castles of Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Alnwick, pedal upon Roman roads and or put your wheels on the trails of Vikings in Northumberland.

Leading the way, our expert guides have the local knowledge to tailor each day’s routes to the group’s wants and needs. We know the best cycling routes and where to enjoy the best views. But perhaps most importantly, we know which pubs the locals recommend at the end of each ride.
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Bike Northumberland on a Guided Adventure

Just three hours from London, let us show you the north of England at its finest.

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Prefer to go private?

Whether you prefer to travel on your own, as a couple or with friends and family, we offer a range of guided, private or self-guided tours, so that your Lake District and Northumberland cycling vacation suits you perfectly. Be as active as you like, with tailored routes to suit both beginners and more experienced cyclists. With our handpicked mix of the best routes in the North, enjoy a seamless cycling tour, safe in the knowledge we have everything covered.

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The North FAQs

The Lake District is in the North West of England, with rugged mountains (fells), dramatic lakes (meres) and deep valleys formed by Ice Age glaciers. It contains England’s highest mountain, and deepest lake, and is both a National Park and a World Heritage Site, in recognition of its natural wild beauty and cultural significance, having inspired generations of poets, writers and artists.

Northumberland is a county in North East England, and lies on the England-Scotland border. It is home to one of the most picturesque and untouched stretches of coastline in the United Kingdom along with rolling hills and gentle mountains.

The best way to travel up North is by train, approximately a 4-hour direct journey from London Paddington to The Lake District (Penrith) and London to Northumberland (Newcastle Train Station).

All of our self-guided trips begin from the Lake District. We can also arrange pre and post accommodation at a range of different locations so you can arrive relaxed, refreshed and ready to start your tour. You can also fly into Manchester and transfer to the start of the tour from there.

Alternatively we can arrange a private transfer for you from London – the drive is approximately 5 hours. 

The North of England is hillier than many of the other regions of England. However the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales have a variety of routes which makes the regions great biking country and suitable for those who are moderately fit and active. There are many hills, fells and moors but the incredible views from the top more than make up from the climbs! However, you will be able to miss out some of the steeper inclines – or add in some hillier rides for those looking to stretch their legs. There are routes for everyone and we can tailor your tour to your specific preferences.

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