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Northumberland Guided Cycling Holiday
Discover why this place is nicknamed 'The Secret Kingdom' on a leisurely 5-day guided cycling tour. The Northumbrian coastline and countryside is waiting to be explored by keen travellers. It's breathtaking landscapes dotted with majestic castles will keep you on your seats along with the exciting opportunity to visit nearby islands should the tides allow. Being on the border with Scotland, you will also ride sections from Edinbrugh to Newcastle-upon-Tyne on quiet country roads and cycleways. Your days will always end perfectly at the comfortable heritage property, Nether Grange. This short British getaway hits the spot with scenic rides and lovely accommodations.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration5 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance83.3 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance28 miles
Nicknamed "the Secret Kingdom" due to its sparse population and hidden wonders, Northumberland is a county of untamed open landscapes and rugged seascapes, dotted with castles and home to an abundance of wildlife. This fantastic cycling holiday will be based out of Nether Grange, HF’s Country House located in the wonderful seaside location of Alnmouth; remote enough to retain its quaint, picturesque character, but also easily accessible by transport.
Over the course of the rides, we'll follow sections of the Coast and Castles cycle route that runs from Edinburgh to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, using quiet country roads, purpose-built cycleways and a number of off-road tracks. Warkworth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh Castles are on our routes, along with the fishing village of Craster, famous for its kippers. Tides and weather permitting, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne may also be a port of call, where you can visit the priory and contemplate the setting which saw the penning of the Lindisfarne Gospels.
You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the solitude of the 7 mile long sweep of beach at Druridge Bay. So join this wonderful tour of the Northumbrian coastline and countryside, all set in a friendly and social environment and led by experienced guides.