Berwick-upon-Tweed to Newcastle 3 Day Cycle Ride
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Joining in on part of route number 1 Coast and Castles Cycle Route, the section between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Newcastle-upon-Tyne is quite simply breath-taking. The whole 101 miles offers a plethora of beauty, hugging the Northumberland coastline and continues past some of the North East’s most inspirational and historical sites, nature reserves and Areas of Natural Outstanding Beauty. This 3 day cycle route is definitely a family and friends, site seeing route.
Beginning your cycle trip at Berwick-upon-Tweed, you will journey to the world famous Holy Island of Lindisfarne, a place we recommend you take time to enjoy (A tidal island, we would urge you to check tide times and weather in advance). Other points of interest are the expansive long sandy beaches and the North Sea at Lindisfarne which is home to Natural Nature Reserves, covering a mosaic of internationally important coastal habitats, including intertidal mudflats, rocky shore line, sand dunes and saltmarsh. During the autumn, the skies fill with migratory birds and this area becomes the natural habitat for birds such as the light bellied brent geese who travel from Svarlbard and feed with their young on the rich mudflats.
As you continue on your cycle route, Bamburgh Castle acts as the focal point & back drop to the coastal village of Bamburgh, which has avoided over-development to prevent becoming like other ‘sea side’ villages. Instead, Bamburgh has retained its historic heritage and boasts a delectable village shop selling traditional sweets and locally made ice cream, gift shops, deli, award winning tea room, Bamburgh’s famous butcher R Carter’s & Son’s (one of Rick Steins food hero’s) and plenty of places to eat. But in your exploration of this village, don’t forget to visit the castle, once home to the kings of Northumbria, this iconic castle overlooks the Holy Island and is truly spectacular.
Your cycle route takes you to the fishing village of Seahouses and your first evening away. Beadnell Bay, Dunstanburgh famous for Dunstanburgh Castle and the village of Craster take you into your second day of cycling, you mustn't pedal through this village without sampling the world renowned Craster Kippers!
Self-professed ‘friendliest port’, Amble is your second evening away on your cycle route. This waterfront town overlooks Coquet Island, an RSVP seabird sanctuary and home to a 36,000 puffin bird colony, and to see its full glory, a puffin cruise from the harbour can be taken. Other wildlife, Roseate Terns and Seals, also make their presence known along this shore line. The award winning marina is popular amongst water-sport enthusiasts, sailing, kayaking, power boating and raft building offers hours of aquatic fun.
The following day brings your journey down the coast to Tynemouth, where you should visit the Tynemouth Castle Priory with its 2000 year history - it was once one of the largest fortified areas in England, overlooking the North Sea and the River Tyne, it dominates the headland. Your last leg travels inland to the vibrant city that is Newcastle joined to Gateshead by 7 bridges including the Millenium Foot and Cycle Bridge, the first and only tilting bridge is a spectacular sight day or night. The quays of Newcastle and Gateshead offer stunning sites such as the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Sage-named one of the top five concert halls on the planet.
We can fully support your ride from start to finish and supply bike transport to the start point and collection from the end point. Baggage transfers can also be arranged and delivered to your chosen accommodation along the route ahead of your arrival.
Eco Cycle Adventures has capabilities to cater for all sized groups.
Our fleet comprises of cars, mini buses and mini coaches, fully equipped with specialised bike trailers and top of the range Thule bike carriers. We regularly service the route with 8 – 16 people with bikes, but we have capacity to take up to 70+ at one time.
Our team, some with first aid training and with a general knowledge of bike mechanics, if requested, are enthusiastic, friendly and eager to help.
Bike Transport & Bag Transfers;
We will collect you from your home or arranged meeting point with your friends and collect you from your home or arranged meeting point with your friends and transport you, your bike and bag to the start point of the Berwick to Newcastle 3 day cycle ride.
As you cycle, we will transfer your luggage to your chosen accommodation ahead of your arrival.
After you have completed your cycle ride in Newcastle, we will greet you with a smile and a well-deserved pat on the back and transport you, your bike and bag back home.
If you have left your own transport at the start or end of the Berwick to Newcastle 3 day cycle ride, we can also provide a one-way transfer back to your vehicle.
Our aim at Eco Cycle Adventures is to take the hassle out of your cycle tour and enhance your experience and enjoyment of our own 3 day cycle route.
We provide comfortable transport, top of the range bike carriers and bike trailers.
Our drivers are experienced and professional, more than qualified to support you on your adventure and we can even provide some with first aid training and a general knowledge of bike mechanics.
Eco Cycle Adventures are also able to provide back-up support for self-guided trips or a professional and experienced tour guide to support you on your cycle route, please speak to us to discuss this additional service.
Also, check our list of trusted accommodation and eating places to plan your route down to the last detail.
Our transfer packages for riders, bikes and bags will vary depending upon whether you’re collected from your home, multiple collection points, transport hubs or the amount of people travelling in your group.
Firstly, if you need to be transported to the start of the cycle route you’re about to embark, you need to establish where you would like to be collected with your bike & baggage. Also, will this be one point for all or does each of your group require separate collections from different points?
Next, depending on the length of your cycle route and the number of days you’re cycling will dictate how many stop-overs you require. Find this out and we will collect your baggage and take it ahead of your arrival to your chosen accommodation, then collect it the following day and do the same for the duration of your cycle route. At the end of the ride, we will collect you and your group with bags and take you back to your pre-arranged drop-off point, again this may be one point for the whole group or individual drop-off’s.
All of our transfer packages for riders, bikes and baggage are individually priced with all of the above taken into consideration. We are very competitive and take care with each enquiry having already transported thousands of enthusiastic riders and their invaluable bikes and even more bags.
Please do not hesitate to get in-touch for your quote today, email us, call us or simply click on the enquiry form, we look forward to hearing from you.