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The Coast to Coast cycling route is a UK based biking trip across stunning landscape from St Bee’s to Rodin Hood’s Bay, passing through the 3 National Parks of Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and N York Moors. There are actually several route options available to our customers according to bike mode (such as MTB, road, e-bike and hybrid). The total distance ranging from 280km – 300km over stunning varied terrain.
Each of our coast to coast cycling tour packages is bespoke. Trip duration can vary from three days to a week depending on your fitness, experience and cycling style.
Level of Difficulty
Mountain Bike – tough through the Lake District, less so after that though still some big climbs
Road – we have a few options on routes from tough to intermediate and can advise you accordingly
Hybrid – intermediate
How Many Days
Mountain Bike – advise 5-7 days
Road – advise 3-5 days
Hybrid – advise 4-6 days
The most popular by far is west to east. Primarily as you are more likely to have the prevailing wind at your back rather than in your face.
Doing Part Not All
If you cannot spare the number of days to cycle it all in one go, it is equally as good to do particular sections and then do the rest on subsequent trips.
We can advise and arrange on your logistics to your chosen start and end.
What To Take
We will supply you with our recommendations in our Information Pack sent to all customers 8 weeks ahead of your trip.
When To Go
Although previous weather conditions are not a reliable predictor for the future:
April – can range from cold (often snow and frost) to warm and sunny. Season starting and so quieter, aside from Easter weekend
May – most popular time, for good reason. Often the driest and pleasant temperatures. Wildflowers out in full bloom, plenty of nesting birds.
June – sometimes wetter than May, shortest nights – you probably won’t see darkness for whole trip
July – similar to June but quieter in terms of walkers in the latter part of month
Aug – can often feature rain. The Lake District is at its busiest, but nice on the fells. Heather in full purple colour
Sept – often the second driest after May. Autumnal colours starting to come through. Light and shadows often the best for photos. As busy as May with regards Coast to Coasters
Oct – can be similar to Sept just a few degrees cooler and with darkness creeping in at tea-time
C2C Cycling Tour Packages
The season for cycling tour packages runs from 29th March to 24th October 2021. Our bespoke service includes booking all of the accommodation along the route, collecting and returning hired bicycles and door to door luggage transfer. Our team also provide help with navigation along the unmarked route. We provide gpx files for a garmin or smartphone, as well as route notes if needed.
What is included
The price for one of our biking tour packages includes accommodation, breakfast each morning, secure parking and a detailed information pack. In this pack you’ll find the following information:
What you need to pack
Things to look out for
Services along the way including banks, shops etc.
Suggestions for where to eat out
Luggage Tags and labels
* Bookings taken all year round.
Please refer to our website for directions to the starting point.
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