Cycling Holidays through The Borders

 


The English-Scottish divide is one of the oldest and most heavily contested border regions in the world, and our cycle holiday through the Borders take you back in time, plunging through history. The foreboding castles, bridges, fortified farmhouses, towers and turrets are a constant reminder of the mixed allegiances and lawlessness that prevailed in this region for centuries.

It’s great cycling country with huge vistas, quiet lanes and a warm welcome awaiting the traveller. The ride follows the flowing waterways - the mighty River Tweed marking the border itself, Leithen Water, Dewar Burn and the Firth of Forth all forming a constant companion for one hundred, glorious miles.

 

Dates

This tour runs on any day from April to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £450pp

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

 

Single room supplement - £120

Single Traveller Supplement - £225

Bike hire - £55

E-Bike Hire - N/A

Additional nights - Price upon request

 

Other Info

 

Optional hire bikes provided are quality hybrid bikes, equipped with 21 gears, helmet, handlebar bag, water bottle and repair kit.

 

Trip Code

 

BORD312

 

Rob's Highlights

  • A stroll around the ramparts of Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • The Eildon Hills
  • A picnic beside the River Tweed
  • Melrose Abbey
  • Scott’s View
  • Traquair House
  • Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

 

 

Itinerary

This leisure cycling holiday in Scotland showcases the best cycling for those looking to experience the countryside, take in the views and enjoy the adventure.

Day 1: Arrive in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Arrive in Berwick-upon-Tweed either by train or car and check in to your accommodation. Berwick-upon-Tweed was a much fought over historic town. A walk around the protective town ramparts, much of which date from the Elizabethan period, is a superb way to experience the atmosphere.

Day 2: Berwick-upon-Tweed to Melrose – approx 45 miles

You’ll take an inland route following the Tweed upstream, before crossing back and forth over the River and thus, the border, through Norham, Coldstream and Kelso. The final few miles brings you to the picturesque town of Melrose, followed by skirting the Eildon Hills - three enigmatic mounds that rise steeply above the Tweed and are widely considered to be King Arthur’s final resting place.

Day 3: Melrose to Edinburgh – approx 45 miles

You’ll continue west along the banks of the River Tweed from Melrose and on to Innerleithen, before heading north to the Moorfoot Hills. The climb is gradual beside Leithen Water, followed by a steeper ascent to the brow of the hills, and glorious views down to the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh. A wind-in-your-hair descent brings you to Dalkeith, then on to the outskirts of Auld Reekie and the foot of the legendary Arthur’s Seat. 

 

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

2 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers

Meet & Greet by Bikecation rep

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Bike hire

Drinks

Insurance

Lunches & evening meals

 

 

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

4 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers

Meet & Greet by Bikecation rep

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Bike hire

Drinks

Insurance

Lunches & evening meals

Testimonial 

 

A fantastic trip, thank you for incorporating it into our visit to the UK! - S.Tellar

 

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