Tweed Valley Cycle Route

Cycling Route

Tweed Valley Cycle Route


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.

It is an attractive route, avoiding busy roads almost entirely, with many fine hill and forest views and handsome towns along the way such as Peebles, Melrose, Kelso and Coldstream. The route is moderate, with a few steep sections. It is normally tackled in an easterly direction and will take 3-5 days to complete depending on your pace and where you may decide to stop along the way. Please note that this route can also be started in Carstairs which can be reached by train.

Please allow at least 12 hours 30 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

96mi / 154km
Total climb:
5,773ft / 1,760m
Total descent:
6,363ft / 1,940m
Towns along route:
Broughton, Innerleithen, Melrose, Kelso, Coldstream, Berwick Upon Tweed
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

The small village of Broughton in the Scottish Borders Broughton sits near to the Biggar Water, near where it flows into the River Tweed.

The 'John Buchan Story' Museum - Peebles

Museums & Exhibitions

The Museum follows his extraordinary career. Artefacts, photos & Buchan's writings to tell a remarkable story.


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

The trail starts in Melrose beside the magical Eildon Hills.


Towns & Villages

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


Towns & Villages

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

Berwick Upon Tweed

Towns & Villages

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