The Classic Coast to Coast Bike Ride  Buy Now small

Classic Coast to Coast

137 miles over 3 days

Various route options

Road bike ~ Hybrid ~ Mountain bike

Individuals ~ Friends ~ Groups

Scheduled dates ~ Bespoke group events

Guest house ~ B&B's

Carefully selected accommodation for three nights

3 days ~ place-to-place

Fully signed route ~ Self-guided


Whitehaven to Tynemouth - North England

137 miles over 3 days
Crossing the country by bike is a fabulous trip to do, and gives riders a great sense of achievement as they pedal those last miles with the North Sea in sight. Along the way you take in The Lake District, Eden Valley, Pennines and Northumbria - altogether some of the most beautiful parts of Great Britain.
Our trips complete this C2C route in 3 days of cycling - that's enough to be a challenge, but still do-able by any moderately fit person. We also make best use of the weekends, so you arrive with us on a Thursday evening and complete the ride on Sunday afternoon.
A road bike, hybrid bike or mountain bike is suited for this Sustrans route, as the route has small variants for each type of rider.
For mountain bikers we also offer something a little different - extra route options with great off-road riding. With CycleActive being based on the route itself, it's not surprising that we know a few great detours, not shown on any "Coast to coast route - official maps". These are all legal (on rights of way), and really spice up the ride for those people who want to try them.

£325.00  Buy Now small

Price (per person)

£100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date
Trip Dates below - keep scrolling   calendar

Bike rental: £85, Kit bag with pump, inner tubes and multi-tool.
Helmet rental: is £5
Official Sustrans map: £9.99
Single room Guarantee: £85
Extra night at the end:
£95 Double / twin room (2 people)
£75 Single occupancy in a double / twin room
£55 Single room
GPS rental: £10 per day
GPX files for your GPS: (Free on request)
There is no supplement for single travellers who are willing to share 
4 days - Thursday evening to Sunday evening
Friday evening to Monday evening (May and August bank holidays)
The biking:
3 days, place-to-place
Tour group size 5 - 30
Fitness grade 2/3
(Trip grades explained)
What's included:
3 nights guesthouse accommodation
All breakfasts
Luggage transfers
Rider/bike transfers


What we provide is:

  • Carefully selected C2C accommodation for three nights
  • Luggage transfers each day, so you need only cycle with your daily snacks and toolkit
  • Pre-tour and on-tour advice and information
  • Emergency breakdown support
  • Return transport from the finish, for riders and bikes, back to your transport
The way we’ve organise this trip works perfectly, keeping bag packing times down and reducing your driving/travel times too. All in all the C2C bike ride makes for one of our great cycling weekend breaks. 
Click to find out more - Read the full itinerary


Trip Dates:


14 - 17 April (BH) - No Availability
20 - 23 April - No Availability
28 April - 1 May (BH)
11 -14 May
26 - 29 May (BH)
1 - 4 June
15 - 18 June
22 - 25 June
29 June - 2 July
6 - 9 July
13 - 16 July
20 - 23 July
27 - 30 July
3 - 6 August
10 -13 August
25 - 28 August (BH)
31 August - 3 Sept
7 - 10 September
21 - 24 September
28 Sept - 1 October
5 - 8 October
19 - 22 October


  Open trip dates £325pp

(£100 deposit)

Individuals, friends, groups welcome


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Private Groups

Bespoke dates can be added on request for group bookings

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We completed the Classic Coast to Coast and found it a great experience although we did find the constant climbing tough, it was great to meet all the other riders who were on the same mission as ourselves and we bonded as each day went by which was rewarding.
This was the first time we have done a cycle holiday and would definitely recommend Cycle Active for their attention to detail and assistance which we found invaluable, we also liked the fact we had support if ever needed.

Colin Fairhurst

I can't fault CycleActive, They plan beautiful rewarding routes, sort out great accommodation and give you plenty of good reasons to go again.

James Prestwich

The C2C was a challenge but so exhilerating!

Paul Fowler

Just bring some home made fruit cake and some grim determination and this is the trip for you!

Mary Aitchison

I really enjoyed this as my first ever cycling tour of this type.

Carol Quarrington

Fantastic cycling trip

Charlotte Craig

Looking for a cycling challenge that's going to stretch you? Cycleactive organises great trips with fantastic scenery and great organisation.

Robert Wright

Brilliant 3 days cruising across the most scenic part of the country.
Cycle Active making it a pleasure with first class logistical support.

Rob Lacy

A thoroughly enjoyable challenge.

Paul Rees

It's about the ride. It's about being alive. Riding this alone made it an almost spiritual experience, unforgettable.

Neville Hull

Thanks guys. A middle aged woman left her comfort zone never to return to being a scardy cat!

Dr Alison Blank

A Challenging but worthwhile adventure taking in some of the most spectacular scenery this country has to offer.

Jason Duffy

Great ride , beautiful scenery !! Great time

Mandy jones

We had a great tour with with Cycleactive on theC2C. It was very professionally organised and arranged. They go the extra mile to make suretheholiday works. I would not hesitate to travel with them again, or recommend them to anyone else.

Michael Scutt

Excellent weekend very well organised and very freindly staff

Mark Shipp

A fantastic experience for cyclists of any ability where you'll love the scenery, feel totally exhausted but so satisfied you'll want to do it again and again.

Mark Thornton

Well organised trip and friendly hosts.

Ajay Mistry

A very enjoyable cycling holiday, which was organised so well by cycle active, which took the stress away from the day to day things, which allowed me to concentrate 100% on cycling. Highly recommend this anyone wanting to take part (prepare for the incline though).

Kevin Mistry

Just had a great time riding C2C,weather was perfect,scenery outstanding,hard work in places but well worth the effort.
Will be doing anyother ride this year.

Vincent Munday