Coast to Coast Itinerary

The first day is your arrival day & cycling begins the following morning. Details of your accommodation will be provided & we will meet for an evening meal if you are able to attend. Cycling begins at 9.00 the following morning to allow a nice pace for the first days ride to Keswick.

Tour dates:

Thu 14th - Sun 17th May 2015 - TOUR COMPLETE

Thu 9th - Sun 12th July 2015 - TOUR FULL

Thu 24th - Sun 27th September 2015 - Only 4 places left - no single room spaces left

Thu 8th - Sun 11th October 2015 - Places available

Workington - Greystoke

41 miles
The Start

After dipping our wheels in the Irish Sea at Workington we will cycle through Cockermouth and ascend onto the gorgeous fells to the south of Bassenthwaite Lake before a steep and tricky descent through Wythop Woods and onto Portinscale where we will stop for lunch. The afternoon sees us cycle through Keswick & along a former railway track through fantastic Lake District scenery to the charming village of Greystoke.

Greystoke - Stanhope

49 miles
Keswick

After a good nights rest in Greystoke we will be cycling by soaring Lake District Fells such as Saddleback, Clough Head and Great Mell combined with traffic free and quiet lanes make this section of the CTC truly memorable. The town of Penrith marks the start of a tough section; a climb to Langwathby and then a further climb onto Hartside Height at nearly 600 metres. The terrain becomes a little easier as we descend to our second nights stop in the Pennine village of Stanhope.

Stanhope - Tynemouth

40 miles
Tynemouth

After a challenging climb in the morning it is all downhill (don't quote me) to Tynemouth. A welcome brew at the Parkhead Café and then a brilliant, long, traffic free descent at the side of the River Derwent into the suburbs of Newcastle. Sustrans and the city planners have done a fine job in Newcastle and we are able to stay ‘traffic free’ as we cycle through one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. The final stretch of the route is city cycling at its finest, we will be following the River Tyne and passing the iconic Tyne Bridge and the Baltic Gallery before reaching the castle in Tynemouth, where once again we will dip our wheel, this time in the North Sea.

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What our customers say

The organisation was excellent, the route notes were very clear and the route itself was wonderful.

Matt Wadsworth, August 2014

All the accommodation was excellent.The guides were always fun and informative and very good motivators. Overall, excellent.

Heather & Nigel Widdows, August 2014

I was very impressed with the organisation of the tour. Thank you for a great experience.

Derek Quinn, August 2014

Overall, the tour was very well organised and run by professionals, thus ensuring a really good tour.

Chris Sullivan, August 2014

I would certainly recommend Peak Tours to people who want to complete this challenge. All three guides were excellent and added to the ride in their different ways.

Pam Gretton, September 2014

Graham, Niv and Andy made the tour. They were very supportive and great company. Overall, the tour was excellent.

San Chima, September 2014

The tour guides were fantastic, gave support where required and quickly recognised that we were competent cyclists/navigators/mechanics and left us to it! They seemed to genuinely care that we were all happy and went out of their way to solve any problems.

Can't fault the organisation - very slick operation.

Stephen Jackson, September 2014

Absolutely fantastic.I've already recommended you to a number of friends and as soon as I have the time, I plan to do another trip with you!

Gilly Cooper