Borderloop

cycling Route  -
Challenge

The long and turbulent history of the Scottish Borders has bequeathed a legacy of romantic castles, historic abbeys and great country houses that lie like jewels flung from a generous hand among a landscape celebrated in song and legend.

height
245.5mi
395km
trending_flat
18,794ft
5,730m
trending_flat
18,794ft
5,730m
Towns along route: Melrose, Duns, St Abbs, Eyemouth, Coldstream, Kelso, Hawick, Broughton, Innerleithen

Borderloop4 – Kelso

cycling Route  -
Challenge

Leave Kelso by the A6089 and then take the B6397 and then head left towards Makerstoun before making way on to the B6404.

height
100.5mi
161.5km
trending_flat
6,035ft
1,840m
trending_flat
6,068ft
1,850m
Towns along route: Coldstream, Duns, Eyemouth, Kelso

Borderloop4 – Melrose

cycling Route  -
Hard

Leave Melrose and head towards Dryburgh Abbey take the B6356 past Clint Mains and on to the B6404 and then on to the B6397.

height
56mi
90.5km
trending_flat
3,936ft
1,200m
trending_flat
4,166ft
1,270m
Towns along route: Kelso, Melrose

Bowmont Forest & Roxburgh

cycling Route  -
Moderate

A route taking you south of Kelso passing Bowmont Forest before turning west where you can stop at Teviot Water Garden & Smokery.

height
18.5mi
30km
trending_flat
1,148ft
350m
trending_flat
1,148ft
350m
Towns along route: Kelso

Coast and Castles

cycling Route  -
Challenge

Wonderful views, historic sites and friendly communities make this a truly memorable journey. The vast majority of this route is on quiet roads and is usually tackled in a northerly direction, although can be done either way.

height
107.5mi
173.5km
trending_flat
5,510ft
1,680m
trending_flat
5,346ft
1,630m
Towns along route: Berwick Upon Tweed, Coldstream, Kelso, St Boswells, Melrose, Galashiels, Innerleithen, Peebles, Gorebridge, Dalkeith

Harestanes

cycling Route  -
Moderate

A route taking you south and west of Kelso passing Bowmont Forest before turning west where you can stop at Teviot Water Garden & Smokery.

height
22.5mi
36.5km
trending_flat
1,115ft
340m
trending_flat
1,115ft
340m
Towns along route: Kelso

Town Yetholm & Linton

cycling Route  -
Moderate

This route travels south east from Kelso with a long steep climb towards Lurdenlaw Farm. Dropping down you head towards Yetholm with the Cheviot Hills in view.

height
21mi
33.5km
trending_flat
1,640ft
500m
trending_flat
1,640ft
500m
Towns along route: Kelso, Yetholm, Maxton

Tweed Valley Cycle Route

cycling Route  -
Challenge

Starting at 650 ft above sea level in Biggar and finishing on the coast in Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Tweed Cycle Way is a waymarked cycle route, 95 miles long, running through the heart of the Scottish Borders with the River Tweed as its linking theme.

height
96mi
154km
trending_flat
5,773ft
1,760m
trending_flat
6,363ft
1,940m
Towns along route: Broughton, Peebles, Innerleithen, Melrose, Kelso, Coldstream, Berwick Upon Tweed