Edinburgh
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Our most recommended Edinburgh Bike Tours

  • Edinburgh: Scenic Bike Tour

    1. Edinburgh: Scenic Bike Tour

    Escape the crowds and busy streets of Edinburgh city center and get panoramic views of the coast and countryside on a 3 to 4-hour guided bike tour. Cycle from the Old Town towards the New Scottish Parliament building and Dynamic Earth visitor attraction at the end of the Royal Mile. Pass the royal Palace of Holyroodhouse and get breathtaking views of the ruins of St. Anthony’s Chapel. Next, make your way up the extinct volcano of Arthur’s Seat, and continue on foot from Dunsapie Loch to get magnificent views from the summit. Cycle back down towards Salisbury Crags and get wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. Continue to Duddingston Loch to discover the secret oasis of Dr. Neil’s Garden at Duddingston Manse. Bike back towards the city center on the Innocent Railway Path. Pedal through Meadows Park and the Grassmarket to arrive back in the Old Town.

    We had a great time on the tour - enjoying Peters knowledge and experience. We upgraded to the electric bikes a must for the hilly terrain in and around the city which took us to places we wouldn’t have found otherwise.

  • Edinburgh: Cycle Tour to the Coast

    2. Edinburgh: Cycle Tour to the Coast

    Start your day of exercise and fun by meeting your group and guide at Bridgend Farmhouse, 10 minutes car/uber from The Royal Mile. After a short meet and greet with your guide, set-off along cycle paths into Holyrood Park. Whilst in Holyrood Parks, you will get the chance to stop for some photos with the stunning backdrop of Arthur's Seat, the extinct volcano. Continue on your journey via a long sweeping downhill ride that will take you to Duddingston Village, home of the oldest surviving pub in Scotland, The Sheep's Heid Inn, built in 1360. A short ride on the road will take you to the John Muir Way, to Portobello Beach where you shall stop for a refreshment. The return journey takes you on a slightly different route to the Innocent Railway Tunnel built in 1831, the oldest in UK and underneath part of Arthur's Seat.

    Wonderful tour! I was the only one taking part that day and it almost felt like a private tour as we had a lovely chat with the tour guide riding around the scenic areas of Edinburgh. My bike was easy to ride and even though I'm not very fit, the tour wasn't challenging. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to have a fun activity and wants to go off the beaten path a bit.

  • Edinburgh: 3-Hour Private Cycling Tour

    3. Edinburgh: 3-Hour Private Cycling Tour

    Join this private bicycle tour and get to know Edinburgh better! Tours are always private and in your language (English, Portuguese, Italian or Polish) and there is no minimum number of people for the tour to happen The tour can be devised and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs. During this tour you will get to know stories and curiosities about the places visited as well as their historical context. If you care for none of that, a lovely ride with nice photo stops can also be arranged. You will be covering during this tour approximately 18 km. Your route can be categorized as moderate. You will have to cycle up two steep hills on tour, but they will be the most physically difficult part. The rest of the tour you will be riding your bike on flat and downhill cycle paths/roads.

  • Edinburgh: 20-Mile Cycling Loop Tour

    4. Edinburgh: 20-Mile Cycling Loop Tour

    Your meeting for this experience will be at the Bridgend Farmhouse, 10 minutes by car from The Royal Mile. From there, you'll start your ride out towards the Union Canal. You soon drop down to the Water of Leith and onto Dean Village. From there, continue your route to the Port of Leith for refreshments. Portobello Beach is a long promenade with an uninterrupted cycle path. Later, you complete your circle by going through the Innocent Tunnel and back to the Meadows. This is a 20-mile round-trip, throughout which you are invited to take it slow to ensure you have enough time to take photos and observe your surroundings.

    This is an excellent cycling trip and we got to see parts of Edinburgh I didn’t know existed. Fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly guide. The starting point was very easy to get to using local transport and the bike was very comfortable.

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What people are saying about Edinburgh

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Wonderful tour! I was the only one taking part that day and it almost felt like a private tour as we had a lovely chat with the tour guide riding around the scenic areas of Edinburgh. My bike was easy to ride and even though I'm not very fit, the tour wasn't challenging. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to have a fun activity and wants to go off the beaten path a bit.

It was a lovely, leisurely ride to the beach and it was good to be taken to a part of Edinburgh we hadn’t seen. Would highly recommend it for any level of cyclist. The bikes were easy to ride and the distance and effort required suitable for all levels. We went as a group of 4. The guide was patient and super friendly.

Peter was a great guide showing us lots, we managed to have a tour with just us and Peter, a very nice ride. Be aware, Peter has an electric bike and will be fast, but he'll wait up haha

lovely route around edingburgh old town and up to Arthur's seat. Peter is very pleasant and very knowledgable, made the tour really entertaining, would recommend.

Amazing experience around in the historic parts of Edinburgh. The guide is friendly and calm and makes all the journey a real pleasure.