Take a gentle ride through rural UK and breathe in the fresh air
Follow a route through North England and Scotland that's dotted by majestic castles
Enjoy the coastal views and breeze on this cycling adventure
Find tranquility as you cycle on sublime landscapes
Spectacular stretches of beach and quaint coastal towns are waiting to be explored
Perched high above, Bamburgh Castle offers incredible views

Northumberland Guided Cycling Holiday

Duration
5 days
Site savings
$25
From
$1,224 USD

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.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    83.3 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    28 miles
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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.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Full tour service including guides and a back-up vehicle carrying spares, snacks and extra equipment not needed on your bike
  • At least one leader qualified in First Aid
  • Full-board including picnic lunch and en route refreshments
  • Secure bike storage and bike wash facilities
  • Train station collections / drop-offs on scheduled arrival and departure days
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to cultural or historical sites and visitor centres
  • Personal expenses (i.e. laundry, internet, alcohol etc)
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available