Coast and Castles

Cycling Route

Coast and Castles


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.

The route is moderate with a few steep sections and will take around 5 days to complete. Please allow at least 12 hours 30 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

107.5mi / 173.5km
Total climb:
5,510ft / 1,680m
Total descent:
5,346ft / 1,630m
Towns along route:
Berwick Upon Tweed, Coldstream, Kelso, St Boswells, Melrose, Galashiels, Innerleithen, Peebles, Gorebridge, Dalkeith
Our best efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of data, however the data and geographic information contained along route lines and on maps should be used for informational purposes only.

What you'll see

Berwick Upon Tweed

Towns & Villages

Berwick-upon-Tweed lies just three miles from the Scottish Border, making it the most northerly town in Northumberland.


Towns & Villages

The town of Coldsstream lies on the north bank of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.


Towns & Villages

The large town of Kelso lies near to the meeting point of the River Tweed and the River Teviot.

St Boswells

Towns & Villages

St Boswells is a a small village on the south side of the River Tweed.


Towns & Villages

The picturesque town of Melrose is located next to the River Tweed at the foot of the triple peaks of the Eildon Hills.


Towns & Villages

Lying in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, Galashiels is one of the most popular towns in the Scottish Borders.


Towns & Villages

The small town of Innerleithen sits at the confluence of the River Tweed where it meets the Leithen water.


Towns & Villages

Sitting on the River Tweed, the stunning scenery around Peebles is considered an area of outstanding beauty.


Towns & Villages

Gorebridge was once a mining and gun powder production village but is now a commuter town to Edinburgh and a popular place for visitors.


Towns & Villages

Dalkeith a town in Midlothian, Scotland, situated near the River Esk.

Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station - Edinburgh

Train Stations

The main train station in Edinburgh and where to catch the Borders Railway to Tweedbank