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The Scottish Borders Self-Guided Tour (7 Nights)

Tour code: FABSG7

Tour Overview

Starting from Edinburgh you ride east through Musselburgh, following the coast to the picturesque resort of North Berwick en route to historic Dunbar.  The second leg leads you inland into the wild sheep-dotted Lammemuir Hills, visiting Abbey St Bathans and Duns on the way to Kelso for a two night stopover. The loop ride from Kelso offers marvellous Borders scenery and the chance to visit several attractions including Floors Castle.  Next stop is quaint Melrose -, on the ride there you will see Dryburgh Abbey, Scott’s View and Thirlstane Castle. From Melrose you follow the lovely Tweed valley to Innerleithen – one of the best known mountain biking centres in Britain. Heading north from Innerleithen you can enjoy spectacular moorland and some wonderful views over Edinburgh on the approach to the city.
For information about en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.

The itinerary follows routes A, B, C, D, G and J
The tour is rated B – suitable for average and experienced cyclists and for fit novices – click here for tour rating description.

Ten highlights

  • Edinburgh
  • Tantillon Castle
  • Scotish Seabird Centre
  • Floors Castle
  • Kelso Abbey
  • Abbotsford House
  • Tweed Valley
  • Dryburgh Abbey
  • Traquair House
  • Roslyn Chapel

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Options

  • Spend an extra night or two in Edinburgh at the beginning or end of your cycling.

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Start
Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at EDINBURGH        
2 route A Edinburgh Dunbar    
Musselburgh, Scorrish Seabird Centre, Tantillon Castle, Bass Rock
3 route B Dunbar Kelso    
St Abbs Head, Abbey St Bathans, Duns, Coldstream
4 route C Kelso Kelso  
Kelso Abbey, Floors Castle, Harestanes Centre, Waterloo Monument
5 route D Kelso Melrose    
Dryburgh Abbey, Scott's View, Lauder, Thirlestane Castle, Melrose Abbey
6 route G Melrose Innerleithen  
Etterickbridge, Traquair House, St Mary's Loch, Yair Forest
7 route J Innerleithen Edinburgh      
Bonnyrigg, Moorfoot Hills, Roslyn Chapel
8 depart from EDINBURGH          

Tour Costs

Costs in Sterling Pounds
basic cost per person sharing
675
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
225
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
Hybrid
95
Road
135
pannier rental per pair
FREE
luggage transfers
shared charge for group
225
additional charge per rider
15

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