Ettrickfoot & Yair

cycling Route  -
Easy

This route heads north from Selkirk by following the Ettrick Water downstream towards Lindean. You then cross both the Ettrick Water and the River Tweed at Ettrickfoot.

height
9mi
14.5km
trending_flat
558ft
170m
trending_flat
558ft
170m
Towns along route: Selkirk

Grantshouse

cycling Route  -
Hard

This route travels south from Eyemouth towards Ayton Castle. The route then continues eastwards through Reston and on with views of the Cheviots and then the Lammermuirs.

height
26.5mi
43km
trending_flat
1,870ft
570m
trending_flat
1,870ft
570m
Towns along route: Eyemouth, Grantshouse

Gravel: Clatteringshaws Loop

cycling Route  -
Hard

Another very easy loop for the family and leisure cyclists is the off-road loop around Loch Clatteringshaws. 14 miles with fantastic views and a great café at the Visitor Centre to start and end at.

height
13.5mi
22km
trending_flat
1,443ft
440m
trending_flat
1,443ft
440m

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

Kalemouth & Nisbet

cycling Route  -
Moderate

This route leaves Jedburgh and heads west and steeply towards Craiglinghall before descending gently to follow Cessford Burn downstream.

height
20mi
32.5km
trending_flat
1,345ft
410m
trending_flat
1,345ft
410m
Towns along route: Jedburgh

Kirkpatrick Macmillan Loop

cycling Route  -
Moderate

There are very few 11 mile loops where you see so much, that the whole family can enjoy. You start this loop ride at Drumlanrig Castle, which also has a fantastic set of off-road family routes designed by Riks’ Bike shed.

height
11.5mi
18.5km
trending_flat
853ft
260m
trending_flat
853ft
260m
Towns along route: Keir Mill

Langholm – Newcastleton – Harelaw Loop

cycling Route  -
Hard

This ride starts in Langholm with a tough climb up the side of Whita Hill. On top of Whita Hill there are two interesting cultural pieces: The MacDiarmid Memorial, the Langholm born poet and the Malcolm Monument for Sir John Malcolm, one of the four knights of Eskdale.

height
25mi
40km
trending_flat
2,493ft
760m
trending_flat
2,493ft
760m
Towns along route: Langholm, Newcastleton

Loanhead Roslin Circular

cycling Route  -
Easy

This is a short level ride, suitable for a quick evening run after work, or for combining with a visit to Roslin Chapel and/or Castle.

height
8mi
12.5km
trending_flat
361ft
110m
trending_flat
361ft
110m
Towns along route: Roslin

Lockerbie – Eskdalemuir – Castle O’er Loop

cycling Route  -
Hard

This must be the quirkiest of routes in Dumfries & Galloway. Leave the town of Lockerbie and head into the hills of Eskdalemuir Forest to visit the vibrantly coloured Tibetan Buddhist Centre of Samye Ling near Eskdalemuir.

height
33mi
53km
trending_flat
2,657ft
810m
trending_flat
2,657ft
810m
Towns along route: Eskdalemuir

Longformacus

cycling Route  -
Moderate

This route heads north from Duns and passing Duns Law. The route climbs and then there is a rapid descent towards Ellemford Bridge.

height
16mi
25.5km
trending_flat
1,574ft
480m
trending_flat
1,574ft
480m
Towns along route: Duns, Longformacus

Manor Valley

cycling Route  -
Moderate

Leave Peebles and head into open countryside where the road climbs steadily with a steep section past Edderston Manor but you can rest just beyond the summit and enjoy the view over Peebles and Dunslair Heights (602m).

height
18mi
29km
trending_flat
1,181ft
360m
trending_flat
1,181ft
360m
Towns along route: Peebles

Megget & Talla

cycling Route  -
Hard

This route heads south from Innerleithen passing Traquair House and along the Paddy Slacks towards the Gordon Arms.

height
55mi
89km
trending_flat
4,034ft
1,230m
trending_flat
4,034ft
1,230m
Towns along route: Cardrona, Innerleithen, Peebles, Traquair

Midlem & Lilliesleaf

cycling Route  -
Moderate

This route heads east from Selkirk and climbs to the summit on Lindean Moor and then undulates passing Lindean Loch Nature Reserve.

height
17mi
27km
trending_flat
1,640ft
500m
trending_flat
1,640ft
500m
Towns along route: Lilliesleaf, Midlem, Selkirk

Midlem & Lindean

cycling Route  -
Moderate

This route heads east from Selkirk and climbs to the summit on Lindean Moor and then undulates passing Lindean Loch Nature Reserve.

height
14.5mi
23.5km
trending_flat
1,574ft
480m
trending_flat
1,574ft
480m
Towns along route: Lilliesleaf, Midlem, Selkirk

Midlothian Loop

cycling Route  -
Hard

Key points of interest along the way: Roslin Glen Country Park Vogrie Country Park Pencuik Estate Edgelaw Reservoir Please allow at least 4 hours 20 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

height
34.5mi
56km
trending_flat
2,690ft
820m
trending_flat
2,690ft
820m

Moffat Loop via Grey Mare’s Tail

cycling Route  -
Hard

Moffat sits in a steep valley on three sides, which means that you have a climb out and onto the hills - but it is so worth the effort.

height
44mi
70.5km
trending_flat
3,477ft
1,060m
trending_flat
3,477ft
1,060m
Towns along route: Moffat

Moorfoots & Gala Water

cycling Route  -
Hard

Heading north from Innerleithen, this route climbs over the Moorfoot Hills to a height of 350m above sea level before descending to the village of Heriot.

height
38mi
61.5km
trending_flat
3,083ft
940m
trending_flat
3,083ft
940m
Towns along route: Innerleithen

Mountain Biking

cycling Route

A selection of world class tracks for mountain bikers.


New Galloway to Loch Clatteringshaws Loop

cycling Route  -
Hard

You can go either direction from New Galloway for a beautiful route. This ride gives you a fantastic first flavour of what the Glenkens have to offer.

height
21mi
34km
trending_flat
2,001ft
610m
trending_flat
2,001ft
610m
Towns along route: New Galloway, Mossdale

Newton Stewart to Wigtown

cycling Route  -
Easy

The cycle path 73 in Newton Stewart starts by the River Cree, goes under the A75 and continues mostly as a separate cycle path along the Cree estuary all the way to Wigtown.

height
16.5mi
27km
trending_flat
590ft
180m
trending_flat
689ft
210m
Towns along route: Newton Stewart

Newton Stewart to Wigtown via Isle of Whithorn

cycling Route  -
Hard

Apart from some extraordinary landscapes and stunning photogenic scenery, there are the marks of history and culture all along this route.

height
64mi
103km
trending_flat
2,362ft
720m
trending_flat
2,493ft
760m
Towns along route: Newton Stewart, Wigtown, Monreith, Port William

Nisbet Rhodes

cycling Route  -
Easy

A very short loop south of Duns. Further details of this route are available to download.

height
5mi
8km
trending_flat
230ft
70m
trending_flat
230ft
70m
Towns along route: Duns

Oxnam & Crailing

cycling Route  -
Moderate

This route initially takes you south of Jedburgh and with some steep climbing before descending to Mossburnford.

height
17.5mi
28.5km
trending_flat
1,804ft
550m
trending_flat
1,804ft
550m
Towns along route: Jedburgh

Oxnam Loop

cycling Route  -
Moderate

This route heads south from Jedburgh. A climb from the town take you to a summit with views over rolling farmland to the Cheviot Hills.

height
12.5mi
20.5km
trending_flat
1,312ft
400m
trending_flat
1,312ft
400m
Towns along route: Jedburgh

Paxton House

cycling Route  -
Hard

This route heads south from Eyemouth towards Ayton Castle and then up towards Lamberton Moor. After descending use the footbridge to cross the Whiteadder Water and on to Paxton village where you can visit nearby Paxton House.

height
21.5mi
34.5km
trending_flat
2,066ft
630m
trending_flat
2,066ft
630m
Towns along route: Eyemouth

Penicuik – Dalkeith Cycle Route

cycling Route  -
Easy

Penicuik - Dalkeith stretch of the former Edinburgh - Peebles railway line, a route that passes through many of Midlothian’s historic towns and villages.

height
11mi
18km
trending_flat
886ft
270m
trending_flat
492ft
150m
Towns along route: Penicuik, Dalkeith

Portpatrick – Corswall – Kirkcolm Loop

cycling Route  -
Hard

Beginning at the beautiful and bustling harbour town of Portpatrick, you climb away from town up onto the rolling farmland.

height
35.5mi
57.5km
trending_flat
2,624ft
800m
trending_flat
2,624ft
800m
Towns along route: Portpatrick, Kirkcolm, Stranraer

Road Bike Routes

cycling Route

A selection of tours for road cyclists in some of the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer.


Roberton

cycling Route  -
Moderate

This route takes you to the east of Hawick and past Wilton Park as you leave the town. Cross the Borthwick Water using a footbridge.

height
14.5mi
23km
trending_flat
1,312ft
400m
trending_flat
1,312ft
400m
Towns along route: Hawick, Roberton

Scott’s View & Dryburgh

cycling Route  -
Moderate

This route passes by Trimontium an outpost of the Roman Empire and the Leaderfoot Viaduct before climbing towards Scott’s View, where you can pause and enjoy the view of the River Tweed as Sir Walter Scott used to.

height
14mi
22.5km
trending_flat
1,345ft
410m
trending_flat
1,345ft
410m
Towns along route: Melrose, St Boswells