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UK - Romans, Reivers and Ancient Castles - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • The sense of achievement having ridden not one but two long distance cycle routes!
  • Following in the footsteps of the Roman Empire along Hadrian’s Wall
  • Castles galore!
  • Miles of pristine dunes, sandy beaches and stunning vistas
  • Your first glimpse of Edinburgh as you cycle over the Moorfoot hills
  • Flexibility to choose your own start date

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into Newcastle Non Cycling Day  
2 Bowness-on-Solway to Gilsland 37 Miles / 59 Kms Approx. B  
3 Gilsland to Corbridge 31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx. B  
4 Corbridge to Tynemouth 32 Miles / 52 Kms Approx. B  
5 Tynemouth to Warkworth 36 Miles / 58 Kms. Approx. B  
6 Warkworth to Bamburgh 30 Miles / 48 Kms Approx. B  
7 Bamburgh to Berwick-upon-Tweed 23 Miles / 38 Kms Approx. B  
8 Berwick-upon-Tweed to Kelso 31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx. B  
9 Kelso to Innerleithen 33 Miles / 53 Kms Approx. B  
10 Innerleithen to Edinburgh 36 Miles / 58 Kms Approx. B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Journey through time on this historic cycling holiday following in the footsteps of Roman soldiers in Hadrian's Wall country before cycling along the stunning Northumberland Coast with its numerous ancient castles and dramatic landscapes. Heading inland from the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed you'll cycle along the beautiful Tweed valley before gently climbing over the Moorfoot Hills and dropping into Edinburgh.
Utilising the National Cycle Network from Bowness-on-Solway on the West coast, through Newcastle and onto Edinburgh, this unique cycling holiday in the UK allows you to experience some of the rich heritage that Cumbria, Northumberland and the Borders have to offer, from cycling in open hill country, through peaceful river valleys and along dramatic coastlines. The route passes through some of the most beautiful parts of England and skirts a number of fascinating Roman sites including Birdoswald Fort, Walltown Quarry and Vindolanda as well as the ancient castles of Warkworth, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh to name but a few. If tide and time allow it is worth taking the additional 7 mile round trip to visit the historic island of Lindisfarne, otherwise known as Holy Island, with its peaceful priory and prominent castle.
After arriving into Newcastle you spend the first night in this vibrant city before we transfer you the following morning to Bowness-on-Solway and the start of your ride which ends 290 miles later in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, where we will meet you and if required, transfer you back to Newcastle for your onward journey home.
This self-guided trip is for a minimum of 2 people and accommodation, transfers, luggage transfers and emergency back-up are all included in the price. We also provide detailed route notes and maps to enable you to do the route self-guided. Nothing could be simpler!

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Departure Dates:

Duration: 10 days
Return: 10/01/2050

Prices From:

£1,085 p.p.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
10 days
Prices From:
£1,085

Optional

Bike Hire:
£140
Bike Hire:
£140
Electric Bike Hire:
£225
Electric Bike Hire:
£225
Single Room Option - UK:
£360
Single Room Option - UK:
£360
Insurance - UK 10 Day:
£21
Insurance - UK 10 Day:
£21
Sustrans Donation:
£1
Sustrans Donation:
£1
Sustrans Donation:
£5
Sustrans Donation:
£5
Sustrans Donation:
£10
Sustrans Donation:
£10
Sustrans Donation:
£20
Sustrans Donation:
£20

Holiday Details

Self-guided

Place to place

9 nights B&B – twin share basis

9 days cycling

Luggage transfers

People transfer

Emergency back-up

Two people minimum

Ask about private departures and group bookings

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Last Updated: 13/04/2017