The section of the North Sea Cycle Route along the UK’s east coast is the longest in any country. In Norfolk, a stretch of the route was recently named the Lord Nelson Way after the county’s most famous son. It even passes through the village of his birth – Burnham Thorpe. Entering Lincolnshire, the route joins the mostly traffic-free Boston to Lincoln cycle route which features a fabulous art trail. The breath-taking Yorkshire and Northumberland coastlines offer castles, islands, cliffs and wide beaches all to yourself. To the north lies Scotland and the route takes in the country’s capital, Edinburgh, the lively university city of Dundee and Aberdeen, the ‘Granite City’.
EuroVelo 12 is ending in the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands. From the mainland to Orkney, there are ferries connecting John o' Groats to Burwick and another from Thurso to Stromness. To reach the Shetland Islands, you need to take the ferry connecting Kirkwall and Lerwick. Be careful: some ferries are only running during summer.
Find here the detailed tracks of of EuroVelo 12 - North Sea Cycle Route in the United Kingdom and start planning your next cycling holidays!