4 Days Coast to Coast Guided Bike Tour in Scotland, UK

Guided Bike Tour in UK

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Scottish Bike Touring invites you to join their coast to coast cycling holiday! You will experience touring on two wheels in this guided bicycle ride in Scotland. You will be cycling your way from the west to the east with easy paced rides, so you can have ample time for sightseeing, picture taking, sampling the local fare, taking in the full splendor of Scotland, and making memories to last a lifetime!

Key information

  • Trip Type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to point
  • Terrain: Mainly road or cycle path and flat with some gentle slopes
  • Starts in: Annan
  • Ends in: South Queensferry
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have a certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total distance: Approximately 120 miles / 193 kilometers
  • Bike Types: Hybrid bike, Touring bike

Meet the instructors

Jim
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Highlights

  • 4-day guided bike tour
  • Starts in Annan and ends in South Queensferry
  • Cycling to the Devil's Beef Tub and Moorfoot Hills viewpoint
  • First aider-qualified guide service
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


4 cycling days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet

Program

Day 1, Annan to Moffat (dip your wheel in the harbor)

This is a gently undulating route which rises from sea level to 354 feet in 52 kilometers. This route takes you on quiet country lanes and cycle routes through Dumfries and Galloway. Your stop for the day, Moffat, has many claims to fame the narrowest hotel and the shortest street in Scotland being just two of them.

Day 2, Moffat to Peebles (Devil's Beef Tub)

Today, you will tackle the climb to the highest point on the whole route (413 meters), known as the Devil's Beef Tub. After every up, there is a down and you have a sweeping descent down the lovely Tweed Valley. Your stop for today is Peebles, which was home to the author, soldier, and Governor General of Canada John Buchan.

Day 3, Peebles to Dalkeith (Edinburgh panorama)

You will cycle on a mix of the former railway line and cycle path today. You will experience more climbing and about halfway, you will reach the Moorfoot Hills viewpoint. Spread before you is Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills. The remainder of the day sees you descend into Dalkeith and home for the night. Dalkeith has a number of historic attractions, among them are Newbattle Abbey and Dalkeith Palace.

Day 4, Dalkeith to Forth Bridges (last day)

Today is a short day, 40 kilometers, just as well as more time will be spent on this leg sightseeing and picture taking than on any of the preceding days. Country parks, beaches, promenades and stately houses, there is plenty to see and the end of the ride is amazing with not one, two, but three bridges spanning the forth. Once more, you dip your wheel into the water and you have done it. You are a coast to coast (C2C)-er.

Notes: This tour is a level 2 ride with some hard climbs and suitable for tourers and hybrids. Average daily distance is approximately 30 miles.

Instructors

Jim Taylor
Jim is a keen cyclist and dedicated knowledgeable guide who loves to show off his country to visitors. The tours are client-driven and short days mean you will have loads of time for detours. The aim is that you enjoy the country as much as he does. He is also a trained first aider, trail cycle guide, and ride leader.

Location

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Exploring country parks, beaches, promenades, and stately houses in Forth Bridges
  • Trip to Newbattle Abbey
  • Visit to Dalkeith Palace

What's included

  • 4-day guided bike tour
  • First aider-qualified guide service
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast

What's not included

  • Luggage transport

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.
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