Lake District provides a constant stunning backdrop to the early stages of the C2C Cycle Route.

Sea to Sea (C2C) Cycle Route

Cycle from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, west to east, along the UK’s most popular long-distance cycle path, the C2C. Dip your back wheel into the sea at the beginning of your epic journey and your front wheel in at the end, as tradition demands. Pedal along quiet country lanes and cycle paths with the rugged mountains of the Lake District National Park and heather-covered moors of the North Pennines as your backdrop. As you pass through Cumbria you will be in awe of the surrounding peaks of Helvellyn and Skiddaw, which provide some of the most stunning scenery in the UK.
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Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 52 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 604 m
Descent 540 m

Once you’ve dipped your back wheel in the Irish Sea, you’re finally ready to begin your epic journey across some of England’s most prized ...

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Bicycle Ride
Keswick to Alston
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 73.8 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,076 m
Descent 871 m

Another fantastic day of beautiful cycling ahead that takes you from the serene hills of the Lake District to the rugged Pennine mountain passes.

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Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 45.6 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 986 m
Descent 1,065 m

Don't be fooled by the shorter distance of today's route, this is the by far toughest section of the C2C cycle path on the legs. Expect to take on ...

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Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 61.9 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 317 m
Descent 509 m

Your final day in the saddle sees you reach the other end of England after completing the epic Sea 2 Sea Cycle route.

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