Our self guided cycling tours will immerse you in the best countryside in the North, tracing iconic journeys across the country. Follow the classic Coast to Coast (C2C) route from Whitehaven, or ride the slightly shorter Hadrian’s Wall Route from Bowness on Solway. Both cycling routes start in the Lake District, head through Newcastle into historic Tynemouth.
From one breathtaking view to the next, these journeys will lead you away from the crowds and back to nature. Enjoy the freedom of the road less travelled, the culture, heritage and challenge of our National Trails, and rest your legs in our wonderful pubs, hand-picked hotels and BnBs every evening.
We take all the hassle out of your cycling tour by including all luggage transfers, organising and booking all accommodation, providing maps, GPS instructions, and recommending ancient sites and places of interest to visit along the way. Bike through the hills (fells) in the Lake District, alongside the whole of Hadrian’s wall, across moors and alongside the lakes, rivers and streams, into our wonderful small villages and market towns which criss-cross the stunning landscapes.
Our tours are rated 97% excellent, just take a look at our Trip Advisor page, and are the perfect balance of active travel and relaxation in stunning surroundings.
My 6-day cycling trip in Kent was wonderful. This was my 4th trip with Active England (2 in the Cotswolds, 1 in the Cotswolds/Devon/Cornwall - a custom made trip -... read more
My sister and I booked the Classic 8 day self-guided walking tour in mid-September of 2019. We both declared it one of the best trips either of us had... read more
Frances and Active England Tours are fantastic! We booked a 3 day walking tour through the Cotswolds and it far exceeded what we expected; beautiful walks, lovely destinations, excellent accommodations,... read more
I cannot recommend this tour company highly enough for anyone looking to explore England’s beautiful countryside. Our tour guide was fantastic! Each destination was lovely with the perfect amount of... read more
I traveled with the ACTIVE ENGLAND group fall 2019 on both the Classic Cotswold and the Cornwall/Devon trips. I chose guided hiking but joined self guided guests and... read more
My husband and I were looking for a guided walk through the countryside of England that included classic pubs. Not only did Active England provide that, but they also included... read more
We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more
We can't say enough about our cycling tour with Active England. Even Mother Nature cooperated with glorious weather. Jago, our cycling guide was enthusiastic, entertaining and patient. We rode through... read more
What an amazing time my husband and I had with Active England in the Cotswolds! From start to finish, Jago and Howard did everything possible to make our... read more
My wife and I truly enjoyed our 8 day walk thru the Cotswolds. We are from the Arizona desert, so to be totally immersed in England’s beautiful rural countryside was... read more
Our cycling holidays are designed to be both a challenge and completely relaxing. Travel by train, or drive to the Lake District for the start of cycling tours (we will arrange transport back to your car at the end of the tour). We will also offer a range and accommodation options, both pre and post tour so you can guarantee to start your tour refreshed and go home invigorated.