Sea to Sea

The Sea to Sea is the classic, long distance cycle route in the UK. Starting from the historic port of Whitehaven on the Irish Sea (we use St Bees) and finishing in Tynemouth on the north east coast. The route passes through the Lake District, Eden Valley and the Pennines, all offering fantastic scenery.

This route is well waymarked and uses a mix of specially constructed cycle paths, off road tracks and minor roads, with the occasional busier road.

It is recommended to cycle this route from west to east, to take advantage of the prevailing wind, but we can offer this route the other way round.

We have a range of full Sea to Sea holidays from 2, 3, 4 or 5 day options. Make your choice depending on your available time and pace you find most comfortable.

Our Holidays

We have a total of four holidays. They all cover the whole route, taking from 2 to 6 days, depending on how far you want to cycle each day, and how much time you want to look around.

Sea to Sea

St Bees to Tynemouth 144 miles/232 km

We offer 4 holidays along the whole Sea to Sea Cycle Route. The long distance cycle ride is well waymarked and there are many variations on the route, so it can include some challenging mountain biking or just roads and cycleways. You will require a good level of fitness and a good touring bike to complete the route over 2 or 3 days, the shorter holidays are for the more serious cyclist.

Code Length Average per day Price range
SS3 2 days cycling (3 nights) 72 miles/116 km £245 - £287 Full Info Book
SS4 3 days cycling (4 nights) 48 miles/77 km £304 - £367 Full Info Book
SS5 4 days cycling (5 nights) 36 miles/58 km £367 - £451 Full Info Book
SS6 5 days cycling (6 nights) 29 miles/47 km £420 - £525 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

We think that Mickledore have done a very good job, both with planning the route and selecting the accommodation.  Bags were always moved reliably every day. Thanks a lot for giving us a terrific holiday.

‘Would you use Mickledore again?’: Yes, flawless service, excellent organisation – well worth the money.

Hadrian’s Wall, September 2016
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I had an absolutely amazing experience and look forward to future hikes through Mickledore. Your company did an amazing job of organizing and coordinating the trip. Overall you’ve done an amazing job vetting the B&B’s. All the hosts and hostesses were incredibly friendly, helpful and professional. Thank you so much for the service you provide. I spoke with another local couple who were doing your Hadrian’s Wall hike, and had done organized hikes using other companies, who said that Mickledore was by far the best service out there.

Cumbria Way, September 2016
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We have no hesitation in recommending Mickledore.The B&Bs we arrived at the end of each day are such a treat! Charming, welcoming and comfortable! Nothing went wrong during our trip – however we were confident and reassured that it would be easy to contact Mickledore to sort anything out if needs be. Thank you! A great time in beautiful Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Coast to Coast, September 2016
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