Northumberland Coast Tour

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  Tour Operator  Saddle Skedaddle

  United Kingdom

 5 days (Bike: 4 days)

  57 mi  (~14mi per day)


 Mixed on/off-road, Cycle paths/trails, Quiet roads



Gorgeous sandy beaches and sweeping sand dunes of the Northumberland Coast

The Northumberland Coast is best known for its sweeping sandy beaches, rolling dunes and islands. This is a lovely family cycling holiday that takes in the special qualities of this coastal landscape with spectacular views as the route passes impressive castles and fortresses.

Beginning in the beautiful market town of Alnwick there are plenty of local attractions to visit on your arrival day. Swap your bike for a broomstick and follow Harry Potter around Alnwick Castle, or enjoy 12 acres of delight at the world-renowned Alnwick Gardens, dodging the 120 water jets in their Grand Cascade before enjoying lunch in the world's largest Treehouse Restaurant. Alnwick itself is a fabulous introduction to Northumberland with its medieval winding cobbled streets, delightful cafes and independent shops, and pretty riverside walks.

From Alnwick our cycling route first takes us down to meet the stunning coast at Alnmouth before travelling northwards weaving its way through pretty villages and skirting alongside the wide sandy beaches and dunes at Embleton, Newton-by-the-Sea and Bamburgh. If tide and time allow (always check!) you can cross the tidal causeway to the historic Holy Island of Lindisfarne where the Lindisfarne Gospels were written in the 8th Century. It is also home to the world-famous Lindisfarne mead. The route continues north to finish at the historic Elizabethan border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, with its impressive defences built during many years of border wars. From Berwick-upon-Tweed we'll whisk you back to your car in Alnwick, or you can catch the train home from here.

Create your own - you can choose to do any combination of days along the route either moving on to the next destination or spending extra days exploring a particular area. 

Holiday Highlights
Discovering beautiful Alnwick and its famous Castle and Gardens 
Working out the tide times, then cycling over the causeway to Holy Island to check out the priory 
Tasty fish and chips at Seahouses 
Seeing who’ll spot the castles of Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh first 
Checking out the city walls of Berwick-upon-Tweed, England’s most northern town

Tour Information





Cost From

Self-Guided    Please Ask


​Daily departures available between April and early October.

Single Supplement

May be available


A) Accommodation (shared twin rooms)
B) Meals as per the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
C) Skedaddle App to access holiday information and navigation
D) Detailed Skedaddle route notes and relevant maps
E) GPX files available upon request
F) Luggage transfer service
G) Skedaddle Local Representative
H) Emergency tool kit, pump etc. (if hiring your bike from Skedaddle)


A) Personal clothing and equipment
B) Travel insurance
C) Bar bills, telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.
D) Bike & helmet hire (available if required)
E) Travel or flight costs and charges for travelling with your bike (if applicable)
F) Single room option (may be available if required)
G) Entrance fees to cultural or historical sites and visitor centres
H) Other optional activities


Hybrid, electric and childrens bikes available to hire
20% discount for children below the age of 18 who are travelling with 2 fully-paying passengers. Additional 20% discount for children sharing a triple or family room.


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