Coast and Castles - Newcastle to Edinburgh

The Coast and Castles cycling route, beginning in the vibrant city of Newcastle and finishing in Edinburgh, the beautiful Scottish capital, is a stunning cycling holiday taking in miles of dramatic clifftops and a wealth of historical intrigue. The coastline of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders is littered with ancient settlements, abbeys, watch towers and imposing castles dating back as far as the 13th century, all of which can be explored on this amazing cycling trip, adapted from the official Sustrans Coast and Castles cycle route.

What's included

  • 3, 4 or 5 days of stunning cycling, from Newcastle to Edinburgh or vice versa 
  • 3, 4 or 5 nights' accommodation
  • One way transfer between Newcastle and Edinburgh (alternative transfers can be arranged, an additional cost may apply)
  • Detailed maps of the route
  • Full support from our back-up team for self guided trips
  • Detailed list of bike shops and mobile repair services for independent trips


Trip Details - for full trip details click here

  • Total distance - 305 km or 188 miles
  • Average daily distance on a 4-day tour - 76 km or 47 miles
  • Over 1700 metres of climbing and descending
  • 55% on quiet country roads, 45% on cycle paths
  • Fitness Grading for 4 day trip = 3 (trip gradings explained)
  • Ideal terrain for hybrid or mountain bikes
  • Please contact us if you're interested in completing the coastal version of the Coast and Castles cycle route. We're happy to help!

Check out more great photos from this trip on Flickr Photos of Coast and Castles


Your Coast and Castles cycling holiday can be organised on any dates all year round for groups of two or more people.  Choose your preferred dates and contact us to start planning your cycling trip now.

Price per person for 4 day, 4 night trip:

 4 or more people
 Bunkhouse B&B Luxury
 Independent £290
 From £390
 Self Guided£350 £410 From £450
  2 people
 Bunkhouse B&B  Luxury
 Independent £450£510 
 From £550
 Self Guided £575 £635 From £675

We can accommodate groups of any size. If you have a group of 3 people or more than 8 people please contact us for the best price.

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"Hi Pete and Christine, thank you both for the great cycle tour we could enjoy last week. It was a very nice experience in all senses. It was the first time we cycled without carrying our own luggage and we really enjoyed it. Maybe it's the age...Christine did a great job fixing everything, even surprised us with a bottle of wine at the end in Edinburgh. It tasted really good after the wet day on the road and two times flat tyre. We will without any hesitation recommend this tour and your company to any one of our friends or whoever asks us."

Terje, Norway - Coast and Castles

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