There is no need to travel far when you have some of the best trails awaiting you at your doorstep! Covering 120 miles in just 3 days, our remote and scenic Sandstone Way route in Northumberland is bursting with challenges and is a fantastic journey for those looking to get away from the chaos of everyday life without leaving UK. Get inspired by our latest video that will give you a great insight into the trip with the foreword from a mountain biking expert Matt who helped us develop the route…
‘After three seasons guiding the Sandstone Way I still enjoy every trip as much as the first. There is just something very gratifying about a proper cross-country journey.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a really hard technical descent or a day blasting round a trail centre as much as anyone, but the reward that comes after a big day out in the countryside is different. Setting out early in the morning with a far-away destination in mind changes the way you ride. You tend to absorb the scenery that little bit more, taking your time to eat well, take some photos and chat to your fellow riders. There is more of a feeling of comradery, support and a joint sense of accomplishment when you roll into the finish of the day. And what’s even better is heading to bed, well-fed and knowing that you have nothing to do the next day but ride your bike.
It might be a little ‘old-school’ but I don’t think that place-to-place mountain biking tours have ever really lost their charm. The Sandstone Way is the perfect way to try out a multi-day tour before tackling a bigger trip in Scotland or abroad.’
Feeling inspired? If you are craving some spectacular wilderness and want to take on the UK best trails, our cross-country journey Sandstone Way is the one for you!