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Breast Cancer Now – Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Cycle

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct £649 pp

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This event covers the whole length of Hadrian’s Wall in three days.  You cycle the first part, walk the central and more mountainous part, and cycle the last part in support of Breast Cancer Now.  The walking part covers some of the finest and best preserved sections of the Wall.

Our itineraries follow Hadrian’s Wall from West to East. The reason for this is that the prevailing winds, in the UK, during the months of April – October are generally from the West. This means that, in all likelihood, you will be walking with the wind on your backs. This is much nicer than walking into the wind. Should you however prefer to walk East to West then we can, of course, simply reverse the itinerary for you. Just let us know and we will arrange this for you.

Quick Facts

  • Three day itinerary: approximately 40 miles of cycling; 15 miles of walking; 45 miles of cycling. 100 miles total
  • This is a great way to complete the whole Hadrian’s Wall Challenge in a reasonably short time frame
  • Guiding included
  • Three nights’ twin room hotel accommodation
  • Transfer vehicle for luggage and bikes when not used
  • Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and cycle visiting a series of towers, mile castles and forts

About & Details

This adventure covers the whole length of Hadrian’s Wall in three days.  You cycle the first part, walk the central, more mountainous and craggy section, and cycle the last part.  The route passes through some of Northern England’s most beautiful scenery and on the walk you will enjoy some of the finest and best-preserved sections of the wall.  The terrain varies between the peaceful Solway Firth, the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle, and the wild mountain scenery of the central section of the wall.  The walking is along the wall from Greenhead to Brocolitia.  The cycling is primarily along the Hadrian’s Wall cycle route, which combines low-traffic country roads with off-road sections.  Throughout, the scenery is impressive.  A great way to do the whole length of the wall in 3 days.

Inclusions

  • Three nights’ twin room accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast (single rooms available at a supplement – subject to availability)
  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders on walk day
  • Qualified cycle guides on cycling days
  • Transfers from point of arrival and point of departure as well as during the trip to the start and finish points of your walks
  • Baggage and cycle equipment transfer. (This is limited to 1 bag per person, however extra bags can be transferred at a small supplement)
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders
  • Option to use your own bike (mountain or trail bike)
  • Briefing, route planning and equipment check to ensure you have everything you need to fully enjoy the following days
Exclusions
  • Travel to and from start and finish locations
  • Lunches, Evening Meals, Snacks and Drinks
  • Bike and bike equipments (Bike hire is available for £100 supplement per bike)

Optional Extras

  • Extra Bag/Luggage Transfer £10 per bag
  • Cycle Hire for the duration (includes helmet) £100 per bike
  • Single Room Supplement £35 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Extra night £75 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Extra night £95 per night for single room accommodation

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.  If booking bikes please indicate your gender and height.

Departures

We run the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Cycle from April – October as an open or bespoke event. Individuals or small groups can join our open events, or, for groups of 8 people or more we can run this as a bespoke event for your group on dates of your choosing.

To book any number of participants on to an event, simply select the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure. You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - arrival in Carlisle

    Meet later in the afternoon / evening at the accommodation in Carlisle.  Briefing with trip leader in the evening.

  • Day 2 - Bowness-on-Solway to Greenhead

    Transfer to start of event at Bowness-on-Solway.  Cycle along Hadrian’s Wall Cycleway; taking in the Solway Firth, Carlisle, Brampton, Lanercost Priory and Gilsland to Greenhead.  Transfer to accommodation.

  • Day 3 - Greenhead to Brocolitia

    Transfer to Greenhead for walking section.  Walk along the most spectacular section of Hadrian’s Wall, from Greenhead to Brocolitia.

  • Day 4 - Brocolitia to Wallsend

    Transfer back to Brocolitia, with bike. Cycle through Hexham, Ovingham, and Newcastle to Wallsend.  End of event: transfer to Newcastle station and return home.

    We will always endeavour to accommodate you in the locations detailed in the above itinerary. Due to very high demand, some accommodation providers may occasionally have limited availability and so we may need to accommodate you in an alternative location, nearby. In this case, we will arrange a taxi transfer for you to take you from the trail to your accommodation and back again the following morning. We will notify you of this when confirming your booking.

Disclaimer

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, and weather conditions or for any other reason.

The Route

Charity Information

How to book in support of Breast Cancer Now

To register for this challenge there is a non-refundable registration fee of £199 per person, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below:

  • Self-Funding – Pay a registration fee at the time of booking, then the balance is due 10-weeks before departure.  With the self-funding option you personally cover the full cost of the challenge.  This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for Breast Cancer Now.
  • Minimum Sponsorship Pledge – Pay a registration fee at the time of booking, then a minimum fundraising target is to be raised 10-weeks before departure.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to Breast Cancer Now 10-weeks before departure date.
About Breast Cancer Now

We’re Breast Cancer Now and by 2050, we will stop all women dying of breast cancer.  We’re a charity with a different approach and attitude.  Borderless, diverse, interdependent – we’re an open source of knowledge and experience, pushing ourselves to fill every gap in our understanding, leaving no stone unturned.  By funding the world’s brightest researchers up and down the country, we ask the big questions and are working tirelessly to answer them.  For every woman that outlives breast cancer, our lives are richer and filled with possibility.  And for every woman that dies, we’re filled with a greater resolve to reach our goal.  They remind us to live every day like we mean it, because time matters.  They inspire us to stand together – creating a collective force for good – whose energy is impossible to ignore.  With extraordinary strength of will, we’ll move from a disease that causes fear and emptiness to a generation where everybody lives.  There’s no time to lose.  Because each day or month or year we give back means the future has changed for good.  Together we can get there faster – and give everyone more time to live.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

Payment Terms

  • £199 registration fee - at point of booking

  • Balance due 10-weeks before departure