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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.

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

Outline Itinerary

Day Start Stay Core route Options En Route
→ km ↑ m longer shorter
1 - Edinburgh - - - -  
2 Edinburgh Dunbar 59 292   Musselburgh, Scorrish Seabird Centre, Tantillon Castle, Bass Rock
3 Dunbar Kelso 66 678   St Abbs Head, Abbey St Bathans, Duns, Coldstream
4 Kelso Kelso 41 401   Kelso Abbey, Floors Castle, Harestanes Centre, Waterloo Monument
5 Kelso Melrose 58 755   Dryburgh Abbey, Scott's View, Lauder, Thirlestane Castle, Melrose Abbey
6 Melrose Innerleithen 51 683 Etterickbridge, Traquair House, St Mary's Loch, Yair Forest
7 Innerleithen Edinburgh 62 565     Bonnyrigg, Moorfoot Hills, Roslyn Chapel

Day-by-Day Summary

Tour Costs

Costs in Sterling Pounds
Basic cost per person sharing 735*
Single accommodation supplement (if applicable) 245
Optional Costs
Bicycle rental                             Hybrid 130
Road  165
Pannier rental per pair 10
luggage transfers Total for one or two people 270
Each additional person 20

* Prices for solo travellers are on request

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