Use the long distance cycle routes in the county to explore the breath-taking countryside with a long or short break, or stay in a welcoming village or market town as a base to experience the Northumberland countryside by bicycle. There are over 350 miles of high quality cycle routes in Northumberland and none of them will disappoint.
The Sandstone Way
Northumberland now also has a long distance mountain bike route; The Sandstone Way is 120 miles long stretching from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Hexham along the sandstone ridge in the Northumberland National Park and offers stunning views and a challenging route, coupled with various family friendly circular routes along the way.
New Routes for 2019
See our Tour of Britain inspired routes below. Will you be King of the Mountain or sprinting for glory?
Route: Ford & Etal Estate
5 miles to 7 miles
Route: Berwick-upon-Tweed to Cocklawburn Beach
3.5 miles to 7 miles
Route: Blyth to Tynemouth
1.5 miles to 15 miles (one way)
Route: Alnmouth to Cresswell
1 mile to 15 miles (one way)
Route: Berwick-upon-Tweed to Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
14.5 miles (One way)
Route: Newcastle Quayside to Wylam return