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C2C - 136 mile coast to coast cycling holiday across Northern England

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The C2C is the classic coast to coast cycling tour across England, 136 miles (219 km) of beautiful and challenging roads, lanes and cycle paths. Open Road Open Skies offer flexible C2C cycling holidays for pair and groups of all sizes. Beginning in Whitehaven on the west coast the route heads straight into the Lake District, followed by the crossing of the Pennines before dropping into the Tyne Valley on the east coast. The route is considered one of the most scenic in the UK, as well as being a right of passage for most club cyclists in England,and is full of stunning views, picturesque towns and villages. It’s also a tour full of options and detours and therefore is suitable for most bikes: road, hybrid and mountain.

As well as passing through the Northern Lake District, it also crosses the Pennines, known as the Roof of England, and goes over the highest point on the National Cycle Network – Black Hill. While riding through the beautiful Lake District and Pennine towns, it also passes through the Keswick, Penrith, Newcastle and Tynemouth – all places worthy of a visit in their own right.




The tour crosses beautiful national parks including the lake District, the Eden Valley, North Pennines, over Black Hill before travelling through County Durham to finish at the coastal town of Tynemouth. Like all our tours we advise riding from west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds (hopefully), but of course we can accommodate anyone looking to ride east to west. Please call or email for more information.

All our self-guided tours includes bed and breakfast in cycling friendly accommodation, maps and itinerary, daily luggage transfers, and transportation back to the start as well as an emergency contact details. We also offer bike and equipment rental, and can supply electric bikes for those looking for that extra push.


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Self-Guided Tours

Prices Per Person Sharing

DAYS / NIGHTS AVG DAILY DISTANCE COST COST
2/1 70 miles £325 £245
3/2 47 miles £385 £295
4/3 35 miles £465 £345
5/4 28 miles £525 £395
6/5 23 miles £585 £445

For our C2C supported tour and costs please click: C2C Supported Tour


Tour Notes and Set Two - Six Day Tour Options

C2C - Two Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Garrigill 77 miles / 124 km
DAY 2 Garrigill - Tynemouth 57 miles / 92 km

Two days across the C2C is a challenging route, maxing out on the first day at 75 miles on this beautiful albeit hilly route across the rooftop of England. Only advised for those who are used to putting in big distances on the saddle.


Penrith Castle

* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £325
- £245

Holiday Duration: Two Days Cycling One nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 4/5

Distance: 134 miles / 216 km

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C2C - Three Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Penrith 53 miles / 85 km
DAY 2 Penrith - Stanhope 44 miles / 71 km
DAY 3 Stanhope - Tynemouth 37 miles / 60 km

Averaging over 45 miles a day this tour provides enough challenge for those wishing to push on a little, while also giving you enough time to have a little look around as you cross the country.


Castlerigg Stone Circle

* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £385
- £295

Holiday Duration: Three Days Cycling Two nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 3.5/5

Distance: 134 miles / 216 km

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C2C - Four Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Threlkeld 35 miles / 56 km
DAY 2 Threlkeld - Garrigill 42 miles / 68 km
DAY 3 Garrigill - Waskerley 28 miles / 45 km
DAY 4 Waskerley - Tynemouth 30 miles / 48 km

A really nice tour, taking four days to complete this coast to coast tour while averaging around 35 miles a day.

Consett Terris Novalis Sculptures


* All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £465
- £345

Holiday Duration: Four Days Cycling Three nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 134 miles / 216 km

Phone: +447421095838

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C2C - Five Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Keswick 31 miles / 50 km
DAY 2 Keswick - Penrith 22 miles / 35 km
DAY 3 Penrith - Garrigill 24 miles / 39 km
DAY 4 Garrigill - Waskerley 27 miles / 43 km
DAY 5 Waskerley - Tynemouth 30 miles / 48 km

A 'relaxing' five day C2C tour, giving you plenty of time to explore and take in the amazing scenery and places you pass through.


Carlisle Castle and Walls * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £525
- £395

Holiday Duration: Five Days Cycling Four nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 2.5/5

Distance: 134 miles / 216 km

Phone: +447421095838

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C2C - Six Day Tour

DAY 1 Whitehaven - Braithwaite 26 miles / 42 km
DAY 2 Braithwaite - Greystoke 22 miles / 35 km
DAY 3 Greystoke - Garrigill 27 miles / 43 km
DAY 4 Garrigill - Stanhope 22 miles / 35 km
DAY 5 Stanhope - Consett 14 miles / 23 km
DAY 6 Consett - Tynemouth 24 miles / 39 km

A six day holiday on the C2C, a beautiful relaxing cycle, allowing to do exactly what you want to do when you want to do it.

Lake District Fells * All prices per person based on two people sharing.

Tour Details

Start Date: Anytime

Type: Self-guided

Cost:
- £585
- £445

Holiday Duration: Six Days Cycling Five nights B&B

Start point: Whitehaven

Challenge Rating: 3/5

Distance: 134 miles / 216 km

Phone +447421095838

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Four cyclists at the start of the C2C, with the C2C sign behind them

INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Two/Three/Four/Five+ nights B&B in carefully chosen cycling friendly accommodation
Daily luggage transfers
Return transfer to start of the tour for you and your bikes*
Detailed Maps and GPX Map
Meet and greet briefing, trip itinerary and ideas
Emergency contact details.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement (£25 extra per night)
24 Speed Hybrid Bike & Equipment (£50)
Child Tag-Along or Trailer (£75)
Electric Bike
Extra Night(s) at the beginning and end of your stay (Please enquire)
Commemorative t-shirt (£20)

*or equivalent journey, please enquire



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