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 had an outstanding trip. Mickledore did a great job with our accommodation and trip planning! Thank you for helping make it a great trip for myself and my children.

Hadrian’s Wall, August 2016
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Having used Mickledore in 2005 (Hadrian’s Wall) and been on worldwide treks with not having a shower for up to 14 days; I decided to go back to Mickledore for a walking holiday with luxury.  I have to say I was not disappointed, the Great Glen Way was wonderful, the variation in the walk from the high routes to the amble along the canal path and lochs was a time to savour.  The Eagle, Red Squirrel and the siting of a giant Scottish Wood Ants Nest brought unforgettable pleasure.  This was made even more pleasurable knowing that a Mickledore chosen B&B, bed and a shower was in store. Never once was I disappointed, with a restful sleep followed by a sumptuous breakfast which was always devoured, to refuel for the day’s surprises and views of the Scottish landscape. Thank you.

Great Glen Way, September 2016
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We had a great few days walking, made all the better by excellent organisation. Thank you.

Arran Coastal Path, May 2016
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