C2C Cycle Way
140 mile C2C cycle route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth

The UK’s most popular challenge cycle route, the C2C is often thought to stand for ‘Coast to Coast’, but the name is actually short for ‘Sea to Sea’. The iconic route travels 137 miles between the Irish Sea and the North Sea, from Cumbria to Tyneside, passing through the northern Lake District before climbing the Pennines and descending to the railway paths of County Durham.

Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Whitehaven to Penrith (55.5m)
Day 2: Penrith to Sunderland (80.7m)

 

£535 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£395 per person (based on two sharing)
£350 per person (based on group of 3)
£330 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Whitehaven to Troutbeck (44.3m)
Day 2: Troutbeck to Allenheads (44.8m)
Day 3: Allenheads to Sunderland (47.1m)

 

£660 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£500 per person (based on two sharing)
£450 per person (based on group of 3)
£425 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Whitehaven to Keswick (32.3m)
Day 2: Keswick to Penrith (23.2m)
Day 3: Penrith to Allenheads (33.6m)
Day 4: Allenheads to Sunderland (47.1m)

 

£775 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£600 per person (based on two sharing)
£545 per person (based on group of 3)
£515 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Whitehaven to Braithwaite (28.8m)
Day 2: Braithwaite to Penrith (26.7m)
Day 3: Penrith to Nenthead (27.1m)
Day 4: Nenthead to Castleside (26.6m)
Day 5: Castleside to Sunderland (29m)

 

£945 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£730 per person (based on two sharing)
£660 per person (based on group of 3)
£625 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Cycling Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£280 per person (single)
£140 per person (based on two people)
£95 per person (based on group of 3)
£75 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£320 per person (single)
£160 per person (based on two people)
£110 per person (based on group of 3)
£85 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£350 per person (single)
£175 per person (based on two people)
£120 per person (based on group of 3)
£90 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£435 per person (single)
£220 per person (based on two people)
£150 per person (based on group of 3)
£115 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Route Information

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Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £60.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Route Information
The UK's most popular challenge cycle route, the C2C is often thought to stand for ‘Coast to Coast’, but the name is actually short for ‘Sea to Sea’. The iconic route travels 137 miles between the Irish Sea and the North Sea, from Cumbria to Tyneside, passing through the northern Lake District before climbing the Pennines and descending to the railway paths of County Durham.

Where do I start? The route is best ridden from west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds. The gradients are kinder this way round too, with longer downhill and shorter uphill sections.

Don't forget to follow tradition. Most riders follow the tradition of dipping their back wheel in the Irish Sea at the start of the journey and their front wheel in the North Sea when they finish.

Which bike? All bikes are suitable to tackle the C2C.  There are off-road sections along the route, but you always have the option of taking the surfaced alternative.

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