Travel Itineraries

Explore the North East in an active way this summer. Find inspiration on where to walk and cycle for days out across County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. Grab the family and let’s go!

Cycling & Walking Maps

Unsure of where to go? Whether you’re cycling or walking for leisure or as part of your commute, plan your journey with our new North East Walking and Cycling maps.

Latest news

The Go Smarter Go Active Roadshow heads to Exhibition Park in Newcastle!
The Go Smarter, Go Active Roadshow is pedalling its way to Exhibition Park in Newcastle Upon Tyne next week (26 July – 1 August) with…
The Go Smarter, Go Active Roadshow comes to Northumberland next week!
The Go Smarter, Go Active Roadshow is heading to Northumberland next week (19- 25 July) with a jam-packed programme of free cycling activities for adults…
On your marks, get set… cycle! Go Smarter, Go Active Roadshow bookings OPEN
A new fun-filled cycling roadshow has been launched which aims to get more people across the region on their bikes this summer – and beyond!…
BLOG: Hot Weather Cycling: How to be safe and keep cool
Summer is upon on us, to make the most getting out and enjoying cycling in the North East, we’ve outlined some great ways to get…

Active Travel Information

Everyone benefits when more people walk or cycle. By travelling by foot or by bike, we take more cars off the road, improve our health and well-being and of course our environment!


This summer we’re launching the first-ever Go Smarter, Go Active Roadshows. With events across the North East this July and August, we want you to join in the fun! There’s a mix of FREE drop-in and bookable cycle training sessions but spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Please note all Learn to Ride sessions must be booked in advance.

Exhibition Park, Newcastle

July 26 2021 – 1 August 2021
Come to Exhibition Park for a fun-filled roadshow, giving you all you need to get back on the bike or Learn to Ride for the…
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Herrington Country Park, Sunderland

9 August 2021 – 15 August 2021
Get into gear and join us for a jam-packed cycling roadshow this summer. Kids Learn to Ride sessions, Bike Maintenance 101 and everything you need…
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Hardwick Park, Durham

5 August 2021 – 8 August 2021
We’re touring the region on a mission to help more people cycle, so join in the fun! Book your FREE cycle training session or bike…
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Richardson Dees Park, Wallsend

16 August 2021 – 22 August 2021
Grab the family and go this summer! Help your kids Learn to Ride, boost your confidence with a workshop or bring your bike along for…
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Ponteland Leisure Centre, Ponteland

22 July 2021 – 25 July 2021
Whether you want help teaching your kids to ride a bike or could do with a confidence booster, our Go Smarter, Go Active Roadshow is…
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Riverside Park, Chester le Street

2nd August – 4th August 2021
Join us for our Learn to Ride sessions or a bike maintenance workshop this summer. We’re here to give you all the skills you need…
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Saltwell Park, Gateshead

23 August 2021 – 29 August 2021
Get into gear and enjoy cycling this summer – and beyond! Our cycle experts are on hand to help you Learn to Ride, fix a…
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Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick

19 July 2021 – 21 July 2021
Looking to boost your cycle confidence or need a hand helping to teach your child how to ride a bike? We can help! Take part…
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South Marine Park, South Tyneside

30 August 2021 – 5 September 2021
Get fit and stay active by cycling more this summer. Join in the fun and get all the skills you need by taking part in…
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