POSH PARK OF THE TOON CYCLING TOUR
Newcastle Cycling Tour Highlights
As well as showing you all the highlights of the Toon, this cycling tour will take you off the beaten track: explore some of the amazing green spaces like Jesmond Dene Park, a billionaire’s private garden dream turned public recreation space. Roam the wide expanse of the city’s Town Moor, where since time immemorial Freemen of Newcastle hold the rights to graze their cattle to this day. You will also discover popular and vibrant neighbourhoods such as Ouseburn, Newcastle’s foremost cultural and creative quarter or Jesmond, the Toon’s student mecca.
This tour starts/ends at the Cycle Hub on the Quayside for bike rental. Please arrive 15min before the start of the tour. Start/end times are approximately 3.5hrs. Just speak to us after booking with your exact requirements. We are happy to be as flexible as possible for you.
This tour has been optimised for post Covid-19 walking tours & includes our new health protocols.
Newcastle's Ouseburn - hipsters & art...
Begin your cycling tour at The Cycle Hub. After being fitted with a bike we’ll take a leisurely drive through the Ouseburn quarter, the former cradle of industrialization that has been turned into a creative cultural hub with a vibrant community feel.
Jesmond Dene - a billionaire's garden
Continue your bike tour across Heaton Park into the beautiful Jesmond Dene Park, formerly the private garden’s of the city’s most prolific industrialist of the 19th century, Lord Armstrong and today a recreational space with its own inner city petting zoo and many interesting features.
Cycle through Newcastle Town Moor & cows
Your journey then takes you across Jesmond, a student mecca with a buzzling high street and onto the Town Moor - Newcastle’s green lungs. It’s larger than New York’s Central Park and, oddly, you’ll find some 600 cattle grazing in the middle of the city thanks to a ancient grazing rights still upheld today by the Freemen of Newcastle. Take a break and enjoy a drink or snack at the Palace of Arts by the beautiful artificial lake of Exhibition Park, today home to Wylam Brewery, a local micro-brewery.
The heart of the city!
The second part of your tour takes you into the heart of Newcastle: at first, explore the campus area of Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, the city’s famous Great North Museum Hancock. Then on to the classical Grainger Town with its beautiful sandstone buildings along the famous Grey Street, through the city’s notoriously famous Bigg Market. See the city’s name giver, the old Norman Castle Keep before crossing the oldest bridge over the River Tyne, the famous High Level bridge.
Riverside & bridges
For the last part of your journey enjoy a cycle along Newcastle’s regenerated Quayside with fantastic views of its famous seven bridges and contemporary architecture of the Sage Gateshead, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts before crossing the Millennium Bridge to return to your starting point.