Guided tour

Edinburgh: 20-Mile Cycling Loop Tour

Activity provider: A wee pedal
Guided tour

Edinburgh: 20-Mile Cycling Loop Tour

Activity provider: A wee pedal

From US$ 88.47 per person

Start right in the heart of Craigmillar Castle grounds, cycle on Union canal paths, and stop at Dean Village, Leith, and Portobello. Complete a full circle of 20 miles around Edinburgh city.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Cycle on the Victorian Union Canal network, which links Edinburgh to Glasgow
  • Explore the famous and beautiful Dean Village
  • Stop at Leith Harbour town
  • Stand in awe within Holyrood Park, where the extinct volcano Arthur's Seat sits
  • Enjoy a refreshment at Portobello Beach
Full description
Your meeting for this experience will be at the Bridgend Farmhouse, 15 minutes by car from The Royal Mile. From there, you'll start your ride out towards the Union Canal. You soon drop down to the Water of Leith and onto Dean Village. From there, continue your route to the Port of Leith for refreshments. Portobello Beach is a long promenade with an uninterrupted cycle path. Later, you complete your circle by going through the Innocent Tunnel and back to the Meadows. This is a 20-mile round-trip, throughout which you are invited to take it slow to ensure you have enough time to take photos and observe your surroundings.
  • Manual Bike with gears
  • Helmet
  • Guide
  • Photos
  • If you think you'd like an E-bike, please let me know at time of booking by email ( and bring £15 on the day to hire the E-Bike.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People who can't ride a bike

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early so you can be fitted for a bicycle.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • The tour will be between 4 and 4.5 hours
  • Edinburgh is built on 7 hills, so there are some short inclines throughout the tour, but nothing too taxing
  • All bikes have gears and you will go through how to use them to your advantage before you set off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Well done by wee pedal. Great day, highly recommend this trip. Guides were friendly and informative.

September 22, 2022

Wonderful way to see Edinburgh. The guides were excellent. We would highly recommend this cycle tour.

September 2, 2022

Put Edinburgh in context with this fantastic cycle loop around the city on bike paths that take you to unique places, canals, aqueducts, beaches. The guide was great and the cycling was tremendous fun. Highly recommend in any weather!!

July 16, 2022

Product ID: 306973