Guided tour

Edinburgh: Scenic Bike Tour

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Edinburgh: Scenic Bike Tour

Activity provider: Cycle Scotland
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From US$ 43.72 per person

Escape the traffic of Edinburgh city center on a half-day bike tour. Discover a secret garden at Duddingston Manse, get breathtaking views from the top of Arthur's Seat and much more.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • See the impressive new Scottish Parliament Building
  • Cycle through Holyrood Park
  • Walk to the top of Arthur's Seat
  • Discover Edinburgh's oldest inn
  • Bike along the Innocent Railway Path
Full description

Escape the crowds and busy streets of Edinburgh city center and get panoramic views of the coast and countryside on a 3 to 4-hour guided bike tour. Choose your bicycle for the day and cycle from the Old Town towards the New Scottish Parliament building and Dynamic Earth visitor attraction at the end of the Royal Mile. Pass the royal Palace of Holyroodhouse and get breathtaking views of the ruins of St. Anthony’s Chapel. Next, make your way up the extinct volcano of Arthur’s Seat, and continue on foot from Dunsapie Loch to get magnificent views from the summit. Cycle back down towards Salisbury Crags and get wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. Continue to Duddingston Loch to discover the secret oasis of Dr. Neil’s Garden at Duddingston Manse. Bike back towards the city center on the Innocent Railway Path. Pedal through Meadows Park and the Grassmarket to arrive back in the Old Town.

  • Use of a bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Services of a guide
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees

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Meeting point

Meet at 29, Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NB, just off the Royal Mile.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Bikes with up to 29 gears are offered, depending on your preference
  • The use of the bike is included in the price of the tour
  • During the Edinburgh Festival the tour will cover Tweedale Court and other Outlander film locations; the Royal Mile, Old Toll House, Bakehouse Close and White Horse Close; the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament Building; Holyrood Park, Saint Margaret’s Loch and St. Anthony’s Chapel; Arthur’s Seat; Salisbury Crags, Duddingston Village, Duddingston Loch and Dr Neil’s Garden; The Sheep Heid Inn; Innocent Railway Path and Tunnel, The Meadows Park, Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 67 reviews

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I made a day trip from northern England during a recent stay. I found this tour online and found it to be a great way to see the city and country in a few hours. There are stops along the way and it’s a great balance of country and city sites. Peter and Mike were very helpful and accommodating with bike fitting. Mike was a great tour guide and very personable. The bike ride is hilly and it was windy and I found it difficult at times but did not take away from the experience. Highly recommend the tour to see the sites throughout the city.

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September 11, 2019

If you are not very fit, it is better to take an electric bicycle because there are sections with a slope. What I liked the most was the views of the city from a different perspective than the one we would not have been able to walk to due to the short time in Edinburgh.

April 18, 2019

Interesting and reviving

I loved the ride on Arthur's Seat (the volcano), Duddington village with Dr Neil's secret garden and the Innocent railway. The persistence to road safety was very good and could even be better. The instructors were absolutely kind, constantly looking out for us and made regular stops for the unfit like me. The last part of the tour was slightly rushed as the break we had was slightly long and we missed J. K. Rowling points of interest, though we were explained those.

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September 11, 2018

Product ID: 102185