Coast & Castles Cycle Route
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An epic 200 mile cycle route which stands its ground in the rankings of all cyclists. Relatively easy long gentle rides, route 1 will take you on an adventure tour of the country’s best loved sites, both historical and of outstanding natural beauty. Coast and Castles also forms part of the North Sea Cycle Route, at 6,000km, the world’s longest international cycle route, passing through 8 different countries.
This superb historical bicycle tour begins at Newcastle and wraps around Northumberland’s heritage coastline and long sandy beaches from which you can see the glorious castles of Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh and the profound serenity of Holy Island and Lindesfarne. From here the route takes you to Berwick-upon-Tweed and brings you in towards Melrose, Dalkeith and Edinburgh, Scotland’s enchanting capital.
A beautiful journey then descends into the Tweed Valley and onto quieter country lanes and pathways, before the ascending journey to the Moorfoot Hills of Midlothian and on to breath-taking Firth of Forth and the majestic city of Edinburgh.
The Coast and Castles Cycle Route can be a 3, 4 or 5 day ride depending upon whether you want a challenge or an adventure.
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 Coast & Castles route with 8 – 16 & 22 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 transport you, your bike and bag to the start point of the Coast & Castles Route in either Newcastle or Edinburgh, depending on which direction you choose to travel.
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 or Edinburgh, 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 Coast & Castle’s Cycle Route, 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 the ever popular Coast & Coast 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 Bike Transport 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.