Cycle Coast to Coast + Hadrian's Wall - Iconic + Spectacular

Your Coast to Coast Cycle Experience

Trace iconic journeys through the wild landscapes of Northern England, crossing the country from the Irish Sea to the North Sea on a self-guided tour. Follow the classic Coast to Coast Cycle from Whitehaven, or ride along Hadrian’s Wall, immersing yourself in this World Heritage Site from the Roman Empire. 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.

Self-Guided and Private Cycling Tours in the North

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, along the whole of Hadrian’s wall, across moors and alongside the lakes, rivers and streams, into our wonderful small villages and market towns which dot the stunning landscapes.

We also organise private tours for groups and families, with bespoke itineraries and guides to ensure your trip meets your every need. 

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. 

Your Northern Adventure Starts Right Here

Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

English Cycling Holidays in the North

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.

We also have guided cycle tours through the Cotswold countryside, if you prefer cycling with a group. If you are looking for a something different go to our Lake District Adventure Holidays, exploring the best of the National Park by paddle board, kayak, wild swimming, gorge scrambling and fell walking – as well as cycling! 

Top things you need to know before your Coast to Coast cycling tour

How to get to the start of the Coast to Coast tours?

The tours are designed to be easily accessible by a range of transport. There are direct trains from London  to the Lake District, where the tours start, and from the finish in the North East, so this will probably the most efficient mode of transport. Guests can drive to the Lake District or fly into Manchester or Newcastle. 

How hilly are the Coast to Coast routes?

The Coast to Coast routes run through the North of England, which  is hillier than many of the other regions of England. However the Lake District and the North Pennines have a variety of routes which makes the region great cycling country and suitable for those who are fit and active. There are many hills (fells and moors) but the incredible views from the top more than make up from the ascents! There are routes for everyone and we can tailor your tour to your specific preferences and shorten and lengthen each day as required. You may choose to upgrade to an e-bike! 

Can I do a cycling tour as a solo traveller?

All our trips are open for single travellers to join. You will have a great time on our cycling tours whether travelling on your own, as a couple, family or group, choosing your own adventure on our self-guided tours. “As a single female, I would not hesitate to go on another Active England trip as a solo traveller”. S.G.

Coast to Coast Cycling Picture Gallery