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Hadrian’s Wall Cycle – 3 Nights

Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct£659 pp

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Hadrian’s Wall Cycle – 3 Nights

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This cycling adventure follows the full length of Hadrian’s Wall in three days.  Cycle from the start of the the wall in Bowness-on-Solway, and immerse yourself in history as you cross the varied landscape and countryside, before finishing in the suitably named Wallsend.  Along the way visit one of the many Roman Forts and museums to imagine what life must have been like here as a Roman soldier. This is a great way to complete a UK Coast to Coast route over a long weekend, with the chance to enjoy Hadrian’s Wall along the way.

Quick Facts

  • 3 days of self-guided cycling
  • 3 nights’ twin room hotel accommodation
  • 92-mile (148km) trip
  • This is a great way to complete the whole of Hadrian’s Wall over a long weekend
  • Daily door to door luggage transfers
  • Guide book and GPX files provided
  • 24hr telephone support during your cycle
  • Cycle beside Hadrian’s Wall visiting a series of towers, milecastles and forts

About & Details

Cycle the length of Hadrian’s Wall in three days.  The route passes through some of Northern England’s most beautiful scenery and you will be able to explore 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 cycling is primarily along the Hadrian’s Wall cycle route, which follows quiet, low-traffic country roads as you cross from one side of the country to the other.  This is a great way to enjoy the impressive highlights of Hadrian’s Wall over a long weekend. We recommend riding Hadrian’s Wall West to East (left to right). The reason for this is that the prevailing winds in the UK are from the West, meaning you will, in all likelihood, have the wind on your backs during the ride.

Inclusions

  • Three nights’ twin room accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Professional event organisation
  • Baggage transfers between hotels. (1 x bag per person, max. weight limit 20kg)
Exclusions
  • Travel to and from start and finish locations
  • Lunches, evening meals, snacks and drinks
  • Bike and bike equipment

Optional Extras

  • Cycle Hire for the duration – £125 per bike
  • Electric Cycle Hire – please contact us for more information
  • Single Room Supplement £65 per person (subject to availability)
  • Odd number group supplement £65 per group per night may apply if a single room is required
  • Extra night £85 per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Extra night £160 per night for single room accommodation

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout. 

Evening meals and lunches

You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send your itinerary you could pre-arrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.

For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day.  You can also supplement food at stops en-route.

Accommodation

Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.

After you book

After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.

In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.

Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.

At the end of your trip

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at Segedunum, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay in Newcastle then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice.

Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay in Newcastle at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it. We suggest a night near the Quayside overlooking the river.  You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.

Departures

We run the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle from April – October.  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.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Carlisle

    Arrive at your accommodation in Carlisle.

  • Day 2 - Bowness-on-Solway to Greenhead

    Transfer to the start at Bowness-on-Solway, where you will begin your ride. Follow the banks of the Solway Firth and admire the magnificent views across to Scotland. Cycle through the city of Carlisle and along undulating terrain through Warwick bridge, Brampton, and Lanercost with its impressive priory. After the small village of Banks, ride beside the wall and the Birdoswald Roman Fort, before reaching your accommodation in Greenhead for the night.

    Distance – 40 miles (64km) Elevation gain – 1,600 feet (487m) Distance approximate

  • Day 3 - Greenhead to Chollerford

    The road climbs steeply out of Greenhead, before a lovely section of downhill takes you towards Bardon Mill. Leaving Bardon Mill you follow winding, quiet roads to reach Vindolanda, the famous Roman Fort. Take your time to explore the Roman ruins and learn about its fascinating history; it was constructed at a similar time to the wall, nearly 2000 years ago! Once you have finished exploring, ride on to your  accommodation in Chollerford.

    Distance – 23 miles (37km) Elevation gain – 1,425 feet (434m) Distance approximate

    Note: it is possible to walk this section of the wall, see our Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Cycle trip. 

     

  • Day 4 - Chollerford to Wallsend

    Leaving Chollerford, follow the road south to reach Hexham, where you begin to follow the River Tyne on its journey towards the coast. The scenery starts to get more built up as you approach the centre of Newcastle where you can admire the views of the river and the Millennium bridge, and enjoy a drink in the many cafes. The route finishes at the suitably named Wallsend and the Segedunum Fort.

    Distance – 35miles (56km) Elevation gain – 875 feet (266m) Distance approximate

Notes

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. Timings and mileages are approximate.

It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, and weather conditions or for any other reason.

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Reviews

Find some of the reviews our wonderful customers have left for us below, or read them all here!

Heather Parr
3 months ago

Maximum Adventure exceeded expectations, planning a trip for me last minute and off season through the glorious Lake District. The hotels were top rate, as was the food and my daily gluten free sandwich. Nathalie got the route guide sent to me in a couple of days and the baggage service was impeccable. It was the only tour guide company that responded immediately to my last minute request. Looking forward to more adventures with your company!!!

Chris Evans
3 months ago

David and I walked the Speyside Way in September 2023 and very much enjoyed the adventure. Maximum Adventure Ltd organised our nightly accommodation and uplifting of our luggage in a seamless manner, which made the whole trip so easy with no stress. This is the second time that I have personally used Maximum Adventures Ltd and I would recommend them to others as they offer a friendly and efficient service.

Göte Fredriksson
4 months ago

We realy appreciated the tour we did on Hadrians Wall path in May.Beautiful scenery, decent weather, god arrangements including lodging, transport, bagagehandling etc. We came well prepared . In this preparation Maximum adventures gave us great support, as we are coming from abroad with no knowledge of conditions on the path. We had great BnBs and could concentrate on de daily walks that gave us great pleasure.Thank you England and Hadrians Wall path for your friendly reception and well mantained walking path.Thank you Maximum Adventures for your good service.We would love to come back in the future.

Jerry Kashinski
4 months ago

Maximum Adventure did a great job for us. With less than a month's notice, it set up an itinerary, lodging and luggage porterage for a walk from Carlisle to Newcastle, England along Hadrian's Wall. The lodging was fantastic, as was the itinerary and support during the walk. We'd definitely use Maximum Adventure again and would recommend them without reservation!

Fiona Reilly
5 months ago

I was part of a climb on 23/09, didn't think I would make ut, but I did. The descent was a different story.. I got jelly legs and lost my confidence. If it wasn't for James, my Sherpa would never have made it. Can't thank him enough, Will, met you briefly.Both of them were very knowledgeable, we had the most amazing views at the summit...the pain is still worth it and

Tom Graham
5 months ago

I walked the West Highland Way with my dad and brother. The organisation was excellent by Samantha. Itinerary and instructions were clear and all the bookings and luggage transfers went smoothly. As a result we were able to ensure the fantastic walk and not worry about anything. I would happily recommend Maximum Adventure to others.

Sarah Bracken
5 months ago

Absolutely brilliant guide - knowledgeable, interesting and humorous in addition to looking after our safety so well - making sure we ate and suggesting when to layer up! Would highly recommend!

Diana Straub
6 months ago

We just got home from our 8-days Hadrian's Wall hike and we just loved it!Everything was perfectly organized!We had great B&Bs and hotels with very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Our favorite was the Dacre House with Clare. But then again, all were great!The luggage was always at the day's destination, no matter how early we got to the accommodation.The description of how to get to the accommodations were clear and precise.The road map and the guide book were waiting for us as we got to the first B&B and were very helpful and interestingThanks, Maximum Adventure!

Kristin Hentschel
6 months ago

Praise for the West Highland Hike and the Maximum Adventure planners, esp. our planner Samantha. Great experience in every regard.

Simon Bradish
6 months ago

Booked for the 3 UK Peaks adventure, it was organised perfectly and everything when to plan. Accommodation was good, transport excellent, our guide (Patrick) brilliant, so cannot fault the trip and adventure. I personally expected too much from myself and was unable to fully summit as this adventure is not for beginners, I climbed Kilimanjaro in 2003 when I was 42 and twenty years later, although relatively fit, my endurance didn't last. So I did a half summit for Ben Nevis & Scafell, thanks to Patrick for letting go back down on my own, it was brilliant. With Snowdon, a half summit is tricky as you can't descend the way you go up, so I decided to do some hiking in the area while the rest of the group did the climb. I took a chance and went to the ticket office and managed to get a single return ticket up to the summit of Snowdon at 9am which returned down by 11.30am. I was hoping to see my group on top and spring a surprise but the weather was terrible. I highly recommend the trip but make sure you are fit enough otherwise as there is an emphasis on time, so a slow walk up is going to slow everyone down and really delay the trip. Have Fun, Simon Bradish

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