The following adverts are a list of established reputable companies who can provide help and support along the C2C route. They can arrange planned holidays and accommodation, transport cyclists, luggage and bikes and provide your support all along the C2C route.
Please mention C2C Places2Stay when using the companies below.
CycleActive offers C2C trips on most weekends from April to October.
Established in 1996 we are the only C2C tour operator with the Cumbria Tourism ROAM quality assurance mark. This comes through in the way we run our holidays.
We include everything you need to make your ride run smoothly – bag transfers, accommodation, emergency support, transfers for you to the start/back from the finish and a fabulous afternoon tea with champagne at the end of your trip. We even keep one or two rooms at the guesthouse just so you can shower before you head home.
There are many more touches that make our C2C holidays such a success, including special optional route ideas for mountain bikers, so check the website for dates and availability, or call us to talk through the options.
At Trailbrakes we offer completely unique, flexible mountain biking and cycling holidays. Take your pick from a range of accommodation types, from bunkhouse to B&B to luxury hotel, and choose either a guided or self-guided biking adventure. We’ve spent years riding coast to coast trails and can incorporate brilliant sections of challenging mountain biking.
So whether you’re looking for a classic coast to coast tour or an epic off-road mountain biking experience, we’ll listen to your requirements and put together a package that’s perfect for you and your group. We can provide baggage transfers, transport to and from the start and end point and expert back up or a friendly, experienced guide to help ensure a memorable, stress free biking holiday. Bike and kit hire are also available on request.
Feel free to contact us to tailor any of the trips to suit your riding style, travel plans and budget.
As one of the UK’s leading independent holiday companies we operate tours all over the world, for groups of all sizes.
The C2C tour is one of our specializations - with our office almost at the centre of the route it ought to be! Our bespoke tour service works for everyone from clubs and charity fund raisers to corporate groups or just some friends who want their own tour, on their terms.
We can work to any budget, but still provide great service and a smooth trip. One example is our link to Brooklands Guesthouse – the only 5-star guesthouse in Penrith and block booked by CycleActive every season since 2001 at special rates for all of our clients.
To get an idea of what we can do to make your C2C trip work please email us or give us a call, and we’ll go through the options with you.
Stanley Travel are specialists in supplying high quality and safe transfers for you, your bike and your luggage along the C2C route and also throughout the whole of the UK.
Our bike buses can cater for any size of party offering a luggage forwarding facility as well as an emergency recovery service. Our custom built trailers will hold your bikes safely and securely and are fully insured.
We also provide taxis and coaches that are available for hire 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are justifiably proud of the quality, service and value for money we provide and are also pleased to announce our recent “Coach Marque Accreditation” which was awarded to us in January 2009 by the Confederation of Passengers Transport.
At TDK Travel we can transport up to 32 passengers with cycles at any given time with one of our largest vehicles being a 16 seat luxury mini coach. This enables us to transport groups from 9 – 16 passengers with bikes on our own design cycle trailer at the same time.
We also have smaller vehicles capable of carrying 1 – 8 passengers in our 8 seat minibus & a cycle trailer which can carry up to 8 bikes.
A mixture of tandems and normal cycles can be transported on our own design trailers.
Whether we pick you up from Roker Pier or Tynemouth Priory or even Newcastle city centre, we can transport you from east to west over to Whitehaven, Workington or Walney Island.
Pedal Power provide a cycle hire, delivery and transfer service throughout the year for those cycling the C2C, Hadrians Cycleway and Coast & Castles Routes.
We use only GIANT branded road, hybrid and MTB cycles and are continually updating our fleet to ensure that our bikes are always up to date and in the best condition possible. All cycles come fully serviced and come fitted with Kevlar puncture resistant tyres, pumps, padlocks, repair kits and helmets at no extra costs, pannier racks and bags are available if requested. With over 60 bikes in our fleet we are able to cater for pretty well all heights and group sizes.
If required we can also organise or advise on accommodation en-route, provide daily baggage transfers, transport you to and from your start and finish points and even provide a cycle guide and full support including a service vehicle and lunches. Please contact us on 01665 713448 or 07790 596782 to find out how we can help with your cycling challenge.
Wanderlusts offer the only horse drawn gypsy caravan holidays, as well as stationary bow top gypsy wagons (vardos) in beautiful locations in and around Cumbria and the Lake District National Park, much of which runs along c2c routes in the Eden valley.
The Gypsy Caravan is mostly made of wood, lined on the inside with a warm and regal fabric , then a layer of felted wool insulation and covered in traditional canvas. Double bed (with bedding) plus 2 small fold out child's beds, gas hob, kettle fry pan pots cups plates cutlery, wash bowl, cupboards, bay window and stable door. Water container and a small stick burning stove to make it really cosy! There is also a bike rack for two bikes.
Contact Wanderlusts for this unique opportunity to experience an alternative lifestyle closer to nature.
Eco Coast 2 Coast Bike Transport was established in 2006 as an eco friendly bicycle transport company. Based in Hexham, Northumberland, we are ideally situated to transport bicycles, cyclists and luggage along the coast 2 coast route . Known for being friendly, fun and professional we have everything you require to help you plan your C2C bike ride.
Our many services include baggage transfers, cycle transfers and cyclist transfers. We have fantastic bike trailers which allow us to transfer complete, ‘ready to ride’ bikes and riders together.
Cycle ‘sea to sea’ and let us arrange your luggage transfers along the way. Lighten the load and carry only your daily essentials. We are also able to assist you in booking accommodation, snack rest stops and bicycle hire. Call us for a tailor made package and a personal quote based upon your requirements.
Chain Events is run by David Gray, who was the first Sustrans employee in the North East of England. His role in Sustrans involved planning, mapping and promoting the 140 mile scenic cycle route. Now his years of experience and knowledge can bring you the kind of adventure you've always wanted. Chain Events are here to take care of the frustrating logistics of organising transport, luggage and mechanical support.
For the C2C route, participants and their bikes will be transported from Sunderland to Whitehaven for the 70 mile cycle to Alston where their luggage will be waiting at a spectacular riverside campsite. An early start with a swift breakfast and departure for the second half of the ride to finish in Sunderland. Transfer to Whitehaven, luggage transfers on both days, campsite in Alston and emergency support on the road is all included in the price.
Chain Events provide support for many other cycle routes, please contact David for more information.
Xplore Britain Cycling is based in County Durham close to the end of the c2c route, we have been offering independent inn-to-inn bike tours on this and many other routes in Britain since 1999. Let us organise your trip for you using guesthouse bed & breakfast or hotel accommodations. Including luggage transfers, route notes, maps and guide book. Plus suitable hire bikes with transport and emergency telephone back-up if required.
Our speciality is providing bespoke self-guided bike tours that can be planned to your preferred schedule with various transport and car parking options. We are happy to alter the grading or number of days to help you complete the route at your own pace.
We are flexible enough to consider bike hire, baggage transfers or transport - only options on: the C2C, off-road Coast to Coast, Coast and Castles, W2W and Reivers Cycle Routes. Please feel free to contact us with your enquiries.
Our friendly and informal guides can arrange every aspect of your C2C cycling adventure for you.
We can provide route planning, transport, baggage handling and all your accommodation along the route.
We can even give tips and advice on riding techniques and provide basic bike maintenance so that you can sit back and enjoy the ride in the knowledge that your guide is there to help you every pedal of the way.
Adventure cycling also provides guided all terrain cycle adventures in the lake district and many other locations.
If you are interested in making a booking then please feel free to get in touch for an informal, no obligation chat so we can work out a competitive price for your trip depending on the duration and group size.
Skedaddle the C2C!
Whether you are a family, group of friends, work colleagues, school party or just a couple of mates looking to have a few days away, then we can make sure we adapt the route, daily mileage and number of days cycling to suit your requirements.
We can also provide cycle hire if required.
We'll arrange transfers to the start and end of the ride, book all accommodation and arrange luggage transfers too. We'll also be on hand at the start of the trip, with the route notes and maps specific to your coast to coast trip to chat these through with you and provide an emergency back up service too.
Looking for a C2C trip, that is gentler paced with a few less hills then choose our Hadrian Cycleway. Contact us for more details.
Based in the North East of England we operate great value, bespoke transport for people and bicycles.
The Bicycle Transport Co. takes the stress out of your cycling holiday by transporting you safely to the start or from the finish of any of the National Cycle Network routes, including the C2C.
Our trailers are specifically designed to transport bicycles in an upright position so there is no damage.
We can offer advice on all aspects of your holiday from equipment to accommodation and we carry tools and some spares for minor repairs.