The Borders 3 Days

 


 

The English-Scottish border is one of the oldest and most heavily contested borders in the world: to ride along The Borders tour it is to plunge through history. The castles, bridges, fortified farmhouses, look-outs and towers are a constant reminder of the mixed allegiances and lawlessness that prevailed for centuries.

It’s great cycling country big views, quiet lanes and a warm welcome awaiting the traveller. The ride is defined by water as much as it is by land: the mighty River Tweed itself the border for much of its distance Leithen Water, Dewar Burn and the Firth of Forth form a continuous, fluid 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 - £450

(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 in Scotland for those looking to experience the countryside, take in the views and take in the journey.

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 is a handsome, historic, fortified town. A walk around the town ramparts, much of which date from Elizabethan times, is a superb way to get a feel for the place.

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

You turn inland, following the Tweed upstream. The route crosses back and forth over the River, in and out of Scotland, through Norham, Coldstream and Kelso. On the final few miles to the effortlessly picturesque town of Melrose, you skirt beneath the Eildon Hills, three enigmatic mounds that rise steeply above the Tweed and are thought to be King Arthur’s resting place.

Day 3: Melrose to Edinburgh – approx 45 miles

You continue west along the banks of the River Tweed from Melrose and on to Innerliethen. You turn north and head for the Moorfoot Hills. The climb is gradual, beside Leithen Water at first. Soon enough, you’re alone among the tops of the hills with glorious views down to the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh. A fine descent brings you down to Dalkeith. The route brings you through the outskirts of Auld Reekie, to the foot of 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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