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About The Tartan Bicycle Company

Guided bicycle tours and bike hire
Johann and The Tartan Bicycle Company
Guided bicycle tours and bike hire

Edinburgh based mobile bike tour and bicycle hire company, offering guided and self guided, day and custom multiple day cycle tours around Edinburgh and Scotland. Also providing bicycle maintenance and servicing.

A bit about us...

Hello, my name is Johann, and I am the owner of The Tartan Bicycle Company. I have been a bike guide offering cycle tours and bike hire for the past 5 years, and am very proud to see my business grow from its concept a decade ago, to its humble beginnings back in late 2012, to what it is today.

Cycling has been an obsession of mine for over 20 years, with road and mountain biking taking up a large part of my free time. I've had various cycling adventures around the world in countries including New Zealand, Cambodia, Spain, France, Germany and The Netherlands. Although, I consider myself very fortunate to have been brought up in Scotland, where I believe think some of the best cycling on the planet is to be found.

To date, we have run in excess of 500 bike tours, guiding over 1700 cyclists from all over the world around the beautiful City of Edinburgh and Scotland. We have been awarded the prestigious Tripadvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' for the past three consecutive years, as well as being featured in national newspapers and magazines. Our initial fleet of 4 hybrid bicycles - which I used to store in the living room of our apartment in Edinburgh - has steadily grown to a workshop consisting of an ever growing fleet of 40, hybrid, road and e-bikes. We’ve also recently upgraded our company vehicle to a new minibus for transporting our customers and bikes in comfort.

As the bookings begin to roll in for 2018, I would just like to say thank you to all our wonderful customers who have cycled with us in the past, and a warm welcome to everyone we ride with in the future.

Happy Cycling!

Here's what makes us different from our competitors...

  • A large range of bicycle tours to suit cyclists of all abilities
  • Self guided and customised tours available
  • Option of standard and premium e-bikes
  • Return transport on most of our tours from accommodation in our custom minibus
  • Friendly qualified guides with first aid training and mechanical knowledge
  • Our quality bikes are regularly serviced and safety checked before every use

Services we offer...

  • Guided and self guided bike day tours
  • Custom cycle tours
  • Bicycle hire including hybrid, road and electric bikes
  • Transport throughout Scotland
  • Luggage transfers
  • Bicycle servicing and repairs