The Classic Coast to Coast Cycle Route

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3 Riding Days
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Suitable Bike
Road / Hybrid / Mountain Bike
Fitness Grade
2 - 3
Skills Grade
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Self Guided
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    Duration - 3 Riding Days
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    Fitness Grade - 2 - 3
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    Suitable Bike - Road / Hybrid / MTB
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    Skills Grade - A
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    Navigation - Self Guided

C2C bike ride Bottle bottle
C2C bike ride Lake District
C2C bike ride Finish line
C2C bike ride Parkhead Station
C2C bike ride Sign post
Coast to Coast Whitehaven Start
Water Bottle

Torq product and Coast to Coast Water Bottle

Included - For Every Rider

Ride the Lake District

Road bike ~ Hybrid ~ Mountain bike

Various route options

C2C finish

Scheduled dates ~ Bespoke group events

Individuals ~ Friends ~ Groups

Parkhead station accommodation

Carefully selected accommodation for three nights

Guest house ~ B&B's

C2C signs

Fully signed route ~ Self-guided

3 days ~ place-to-place

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Whitehaven to Tynemouth - North England

137 miles over 3 days - C2C bike ride

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 insight. Along the way on the Coast 2 Coast, 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 Coast to Coast cycle 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 the 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 C2C bike ride route, as the route has small variants for each type of rider.
For mountain bikers we also offer something a little different - extra C2C bike ride route options with great off-road riding. With CycleActive being based on the Coast to Coast cycle route itself, it's not surprising that we know a few great detours, not shown on any "Coast 2 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.
The Classic C2C bike ride Price


per person

  1. 3 Days of daily baggage transfers
  2. Transfers to Whitehaven from Penrith
  3. Transfers from Tynemouth finish to Penrith
  4. Phone support
  5. Available on the scheduled dates
  6. Full payment required

Wanting to book your own accommodation in Penrith and Stanhope? Then this is the package for you.
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per person

  1. 3 nights B&B accommodation
  2. Veloforte energy product - 1 item
  3. Rider & bike transfer
  4. Daily baggage transfers
  5. Emergency mechanical breakdown support
  6. CycleActive water bottle
  7. Pre travel packs
  8. Available on the scheduled dates
  9. £150 deposit with the final balance due 30 days before the tour date


per person

  1. A Coast to Coast paper map
  2. Veloforte Energy Pack - 19 items
  3. CycleActive water bottles - 2 items
  4. Friday, Saturday and Sunday pre-paid car Parking, at pick-up / drop off location.
  5. 3 nights B&B accommodation
  6. Rider & bike transfer
  7. Daily baggage transfers
  8. Emergency mechanical breakdown support
  9. Pre travel packs
  10. Available on the scheduled dates
  11. £150 deposit with the final balance due 30 days before the tour date

Frequently Asked Questions

Payments & COVID19

Travel Insurance - £19.00

With extensive COVID-19 cover


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C2C Dates
2023 Trip Dates


All 2023 dates have availability (Unless stated)

13 – 16 April

Thursday Evening - Sunday

28 April – 1 May

Bank Holiday Friday Evening - Monday

04 – 07 May

Thursday Evening - Sunday

11 – 14 May

Thursday Evening - Sunday

26 – 29 May

Bank Holiday Friday Evening - Monday

01 – 04 June

Thursday Evening - Sunday

08 – 11 June

Thursday Evening - Sunday

15 – 18 June

Thursday Evening - Sunday

22 – 25 June

Thursday Evening - Sunday

29 June – 02 July

Thursday Evening - Sunday

06 – 09 July

Thursday Evening - Sunday

20 – 23 July

Thursday Evening - Sunday

27 – 30 July

Thursday Evening - Sunday

03 – 06 August

Thursday Evening - Sunday

10 – 13 August

Thursday Evening - Sunday

25 – 28 August

Bank Holiday Friday Evening - Monday

31 August – 03 September

Thursday Evening - Sunday

07 – 10 September

Thursday Evening - Sunday

21 – 24 September

Thursday Evening - Sunday

28 September – 01 October

Thursday Evening - Sunday

19 – 22 October

Thursday Evening - Sunday

Gold Pack


Veloforte Energy Pack - 19 items


In the Pack you get 7 x all-natural Energy Bars, 3 x Real Hydration Electrolyte Mixes, 4 x Natural Energy Gels, 3 x Soft Chews & 2 x brand new & break-through Recovery shakes


A Coast to Coast paper map

Pre-paid car Parking, at pick-up / drop off location.

Emergency mechanical breakdown support

CycleActive water bottles - 2 items

3 nights B&B accommodation

Daily baggage transfers

Rider & bike transfer

Pre travel packs


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Post Code: CA11 7YB


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Train Station: Penrith

Walk 0.3 miles (6 mins)

C2C Options & hire bike


4 days - Thursday evening to Sunday
(3 days of riding)
Friday evening to Monday evening (May and August bank holidays)

The biking

3 days, place-to-place
Tour group size 7 - 30
Fitness grade 2/3


Helmet rental: £5
A Coast to Coast map: £10
GPX files for your GPS: Included

Single Room Guarantee

3 nights - £110
There is no supplement for solo travellers who are willing to share a twin-bedded room with the same gender.
CycleActive will confirm the tour once the second person for the shared room has booked.

Extra night at the end

£100 Double / twin room (2 people)
£90 Single occupancy in a double / twin room

Hire Bikes

Includes - Kit bag with pump, inner tube and multi-tool

Hybrid bike rental

3 days - £105
Trek FX 3 Disc Equipped
(Or similar)

Electric bike rental

Electric bike rental

3 days - £165

Electric bike rental

Private Groups

Bespoke dates can be added on request for group bookings

To find out more about our Classic C2C cycling holiday please read the full itinerary, or call our tour designers and chat through your questions in person.