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UK - Coast and Castles - 6 Days Cycling - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Cycling past the dramatic Tynemouth Priory
  • Miles of pristine dunes and sandy beaches at Druridge Bay
  • Stunning vistas as you approach imposing Bamburgh Castle
  • Your first glimpse of Edinburgh from the Moorfoot hills
  • The rugged beauty of the borders
  • A celebratory dram in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat
  • Flexibility to choose your own start date

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival into Newcastle Non Cycling Day    
2 Newcastle to Amble 45 Miles / 72 Kms Approx 450m B  
3 Amble to Bamburgh 29 Miles / 47 Kms Approx. 400m B  
4 Bamburgh to Berwick-upon-Tweed 25 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. 400m B  
5 Berwick-upon-Tweed to Kelso 30 Miles / 48 Kms Approx. 500m B  
6 Kelso to Innerleithen 32 Miles / 52 Kms Approx. 650m B  
7 Innerleithen to Edinburgh 38 Miles / 61 Kms Approx. 650m B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

This classic cycling holiday in the UK, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Edinburgh, follows the National Cycle Network Route 1: Coast and Castles using the North Sea Cycle Route. This is a classic cycle route full of awesome scenery and historical interest!
Arriving in Newcastle with its excellent transport connections, you'll spend your first night in this vibrant city. The next day, after following the River Tyne to the coast at Tynemouth, you'll head northwards following the wonderful Coast and Castles route which takes you up the beautiful and dramatic Northumberland Coast with its long sandy beaches and the spectacular castles of Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh.
After checking the tide times (a must!), your next stop is Holy Island, otherwise known as Lindisfarne, before edging your way to the Scottish Border at Berwick-upon-Tweed. From here you'll head inland up the majestic Tweed Valley to Melrose, which is famed for its gothic abbey. Onwards then to Innerleithen, with the final leg a superb spot of cycling through the Moorfoot Hills and on to Edinburgh for a great finish in Scotland's capital city. At the end of the ride in Edinburgh you'll be met by our Skedaddle representative where you will either start your return journey from here by train, or you will be transferred back to Newcastle.
This self-guided trip is for a minimum of 2 people and accommodation, transfers (where required), luggage transfers and emergency back up are all included. We also provide detailed route notes and maps to enable you to do the route self-guided. Nothing could be simpler!  
This trip can also be done as a 4 day version or as a fully supported option.


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Duration: 7 days
Return: 07/01/2050

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Holiday Details

Self guided

Place to place

6 nights B&B – twin share basis

6 days biking

Luggage transfers

People transfer

Emergency back-up

Minimum 2 people

Available on the Skedaddle App

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