Welcome to Scotland and The Tartan Bicycle Company
Bike tours and bicycle hire around Edinburgh and throughout Scotland. The Tartan Bicycle Company offer a selection of day tours and custom made tours to suit all levels of cycling ability. Our personal service with experienced guides include; return transport to accommodation in Edinburgh, free delivery of hire bikes, with the option of quality hybrid, electric ebikes and road bicycles.
“5 of the best things to do Outdoor in Edinburgh” The Scotsman
Scotland is famous for the natural beauty of its Highland mountains, lochs and glens, as well as many historic castles and interesting buildings, and warm and friendly people. The beautiful city of Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, the seat of the Scottish government, and also a world heritage site. It is uniquely famous for its festivals and events that take place throughout the year which attract millions of visitors.
High above the centre of the city stands the Castle on its rock. However, there is much more to see within a short distance of the city boundaries – ideal for a bike tour. To the north west the iconic Forth Rail and Road Bridges stand side-by-side connecting the Kingdom of Fife and Lothian coastlines across the Forth Estuary. To the south the rolling Pentland Hills, Midlothian and the Borders are a short ride beyond the city limits.
Ancient trade and passenger routes have left marks of their presence on the area. The disused track of the former Caledonian Railway, The Water of Leith with its milling heritage, and the Union Canal, are popular and safe cycle paths through the centre of the city. The Union Canal winds its way westward out of the city towards Glasgow through the countryside, over spectacular aqueducts and through a long tunnel to the remarkable Falkirk Wheel.
The Tartan Bicycle Company has carefully selected a choice of tours, consisting of designated, safe, and interesting cycle routes and pathways; hereby offering a fully supported way for you to experience an enjoyable, healthy, and environmentally friendly way of exploring Edinburgh and surrounding countryside by bike. All our day tours have been planned to ensure as little time is spent on busy roads as possible.
We also cater for cyclists who are looking for something a little more challenging. From a couple of weeks cycle hire to tour around the Highlands, to a long weekend mountain biking with a group of friends around Scotland's world renowned mountain bike trails, or a 100 kilometer guided road ride of the Scottish Borders or East Lothian countryside - We have something for everyone!
Whatever your level of fitness we have a bicycle tour to meet your needs.