Wainwright's C2C

If Alfred Wainwright had travelled across the UK coast to coast by mountain bike this is definitely the route he would have chosen! Our version of Wainwright's coast to coast route is arguably our most adventurous C2C mountain biking holiday, following some of the route taken by the interpid writer and hill-walker. This impressive mountain biking trip crosses three of England's most spectacular National Parks; the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. From the sandy shores of the Irish Sea to the imposing cliffs of the North Sea, this coast to coast mountain biking route is certain to be a real test of fitness and technical ability!

What's Included

  • 5 days' C2C riding, from Ravenglass to Robin Hood's Bay
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Baggage transfers between accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off at Carlisle or Penrith (alternative transfers can be arranged but an additional charge may apply. Contact us for more details)
  • Baggage transfers between accommodation each day
  • Detailed maps and directions or friendly, knowledgeable, SMBLA qualified guide
  • Full support from our back-up team


Trip Details - for full trip details click here

  • Total distance - 270 km or 168 miles
  • Average daily distance - 60 km or 37 miles
  • About 7000 metres of climbing and descending!
  • 75% off-road
  • Fitness Grading: 4/5  Technical Grading: Red/Black (trip gradings explained)
  • Contact us to find out about the 4-day version of this epic route...for those looking for an enduro challenge!

Check out more photos from this trip on Flickr Photos from Wainwright's C2C


Your Wainwright's C2C biking holiday can be organised on any dates between April and October for groups of two or more people.  Choose your preferred dates and contact us to start planning your mountain biking trip now.


Price per person for a 5 day, 6 night trip:

 4 or more people




 Self Guided



From £580




 From £765

 2 or 3 people




 Self Guided



From £850




From £1195

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