Tweed & Ettrick Valleys

Cycling Route

Tweed & Ettrick Valleys


A difficult route, Longer distance or on hilly roads and may enter remote areas. High degree of self sufficiency required.

Heading east along the Tweed Valley before turning south passing Yair towards Selkirk and Bowhill House and Country Estate. The route follows the Ettrick Valley to Ettrickbridge and on to the Gordon Arms. From here it is back north passing Traquair House before returning to Innerleithen.

Please allow at least 6 hours to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

43.5mi / 69.5km
Total climb:
3,313ft / 1,010m
Total descent:
3,313ft / 1,010m
Towns along route:
Innerleithen, Galashiels
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

The small town of Innerleithen sits at the confluence of the River Tweed where it meets the Leithen Water. Inver is a common prefix for…


Towns & Villages

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