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Reviews for Cycling Coast To Coast 4.5 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.

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5 Jennifer Peckham, 28/06/15

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my dad brought me on this trip, with purpose of spending time together, outdoors with no hassle and all the organising, completed in advance by the wonderful jason. it went perfectly. the route was easy to follow and everything occured as it was suppose to. we were able to go at our own pace and, enjoy each others company

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5 Keith A, 28/05/15

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A truly great experience from start to finish. This tour had everything; great scenery, challenging climbs, excellent company and a wonderful tour leader.

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5 Julia, 28/05/15

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It's a superb route through all the best scenery and made even more magical by a great tour leader ensuring we all made it across in one piece. Lots of people lug their bags across - it's alot less fun and good to have a good pre-booked bed right on the route itself.

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5 Phil, 03/04/15

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Good accommodation, good friendly people, beautiful scenery. Good healthy outdoors exercise, nice café and cake stops every so often. The tour had it all. I did this trip with Explore last year, the weather was also very good, very little rain if any if I remember rightly. Overall I'd totally recommend this trip.


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4.5 James Adkin, 10/11/14

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

So many good memories it is hard to pick the winner - The Lake district was the most picturesque, the superb cake and coffee at Whinlatter Pass was welcome and deserved and crossing over the Pennines was dramatic. A hugely rewarding ride across the north of England.

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4.5 Mike Hyland, 06/10/14

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

Day 1- The cycle trail out of the town of Keswick Day 2- The climb to the Hartside Summit. Day 3- The Waskerley Way cycle from Parkhead station cafe to Consett.

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4.5 , 06/12/13


Mike Lamden

Tour Name 

Cycling Coast to Coast

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What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour

The end ..... What a fantastic route across the North of England. It's a great cycling experience. Riding through beautiful countryside on quiet tracks and minor roads. It gives you a 'behind the scenes' view of this part of England.

Tour Leader Name

Neil West

How Was Your Explore Tour Leader

Neil was great. He organised things well, looked after us, and was full of interesting information.

What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour

Get fit and hope the wind blows from the west.

5 Paul Waite, 09/11/12

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

So many to choose from, everyday and every view was an experience. Some challenging hills with spectacular scenery.

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5 Loraine Denison, 28/05/12
Prior to going on the trip I was concerned about whether I was fit enough, but I need not have worried. I was allowed to go at my own pace, and Brian the tour leader was very supportive and encouraging, very down to earth and friendly.  The whole weekend for me was amazing the spectacular scenery, the comraderie you get from other cyclist is unique to that experience.  I strongly recommend the C2C, yes its a challenge, but how will you know what you can do unless you try.   The whole experience will stay with me for the rest of my life.  Thank you very much.    
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0 Ashley Toft (Explore MD), 17/05/12

This is a classic ride through some of the most beautiful scenery you will come across in the UK; everyone who loves cycling should do it at some stage! Leaving the west coast we soon got into the green rolling hills and stone walls of the Lake District. Then as we continued east the landscape changed dramatically, at times feeling quite eerie as we rode on stark, mist covered moorland, passing disused mining hamlets along the way. Arriving into Newcastle along the Tyne was quite something - the spectacle of the bridges and the Sunday market on the quay welcoming us in style. And dipping the wheel in the sea at Tynemouth gave a huge feeling of accomplishment at having crossed England by pedal power alone.

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0.5 Brian Bestford, 27/10/11

Yes. I know that I am the tour leader but I still want to let you know what a fantastic tour this is. I live in the north of England and have cycled this on numerous occasions and never fail to get a fantastic buzz on completing the route. There is something special about cycling from one side of the country to the other and more so when you do it with good, like minded, company.

The lake district scenery is absolutely stunning at all times of year and the ride throught the Eden Valley is such a contrast before reaching the north Pennines where some very dramatic landscapes await. Finally, 35 miles of descending on disused railway tracks and designated cycle routes to the north east's most vibrant city, Newcastle, before reaching the coast at Tynemouth.

Yes the ride is a challenge but the reward and sense of achievement will stay in your memory forever. (C2C)

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