Duration: 2 hours - full day.
Price point: Mid-range
Active and sustainable cycle tours in Edinburgh
Cycle tours in and around Edinburgh for active tourists and locals keen to explore their own city.
Choose from a range of easy, moderate and challenging small group tours or tailormake a private tour.
Also offers supported cycle rides for the less confident / reluctant cyclist.
Highly experienced, qualified cycle ride leader who is passionate about Edinburgh.
Award-winning, independently owned and operated supplier.
At a glance
Group sizes: Up to 12 people.
Trip type: Small group trips. Tailor-made private trips also possible.
Season: All year round
Grading/difficulty: Need to be able to ride a bike comfortably
Getting there: Walk, bus, drive, cycle.
Pick-ups: Not possible.
Age restrictions: Minimum 8 if confident on a bike. No upper age limit
Escape the crowds and tourist areas to discover the ‘real’ Edinburgh in an active and sustainable way. Learn about the fascinating history of this ancient city from your cycle guide who grew up in Edinburgh and has an in-depth knowledge of the local cycle path network.
Choose from an easy cycle tour focusing on the city’s royal history; a moderate cycle ride from the city to the coast; a 20-mile circular tour or a longer full-day ride out to Linlithgow Palace. Stops will be made at points of interest and for refreshments en-route.
Health and safety are paramount. Each rider is fitted with a bike that’s suitable for their height; helmets are provided and fitted securely and there’s a safety briefing before heading off. Most routes follow traffic free cycle paths and the qualified cycle guide is equipped with repair equipment and a first aid kit.
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Sustainability and values
Cycling, by its very nature, is a sustainable and eco-friendly way of exploring a city. With tours that follow Edinburgh’s vast cycle network, this supplier also shows locals how easy it is to get around without use of their car and encourages them to travel by bicycle instead.
This cycle tour supplier is very much involved in the local community. In partnership with a Social Enterprise organisation they offer free learn to ride classes and free monthly family rides designed to help local vulnerable families enjoy cycling together.
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"Enjoy a wee pedal around Edinburgh"
Independently owned and operated by Leanne, who was born and brought up in Edinburgh. The idea to operate cycle tours of the city grew out of her passion for cycling, history and the great outdoors.
Explore Edinburgh by bike
The Ultimate Edinburgh Circular Tour
Suitable for people who can ride for approx 4 hours with a stop in between and for families with children aged 12+
Distance: 20 miles (4-5 hours)
Starts and finishes in The Meadows
Complete a full circle around Edinburgh city, taking in beautiful parts of Edinburgh most visitors do not get the chance to see. Canals, aqueducts, railways, gardens, beaches, mountains and tunnels
Terrain: Some short distances on roads with traffic lights. Traffic free cycle paths which are all paved. Gravel paths. It is mainly flat but Edinburgh is built on 7 hills, so there will be some small short inclines along the way
Plenty of time to stop and take photos and for refreshment breaks.
This tours runs on a group basis on a daily basis.
4-5 hour tour: £65
Please enquire about private departures
The carbon impact of this trip is
0 kg CO2e per person
The above calculation shows the amount of carbon that will be emitted by taking this trip (this does not include meals or getting to the destination). Details of how this figure is calculated can be found on our
Carbon Emissions page.
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