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The Wee Yin (Easy to Medium - Edinburgh - Half Day)

The Wee Yin Bike Tour - Portobello Promenade
The Wee Yin Bike Tour - Portobello Promenade
The Wee Yin Bike Tour - Portobello Promenade
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Our 'Wee Yin' (Scottish slang for 'Small' or 'Short One') bike tour may be smaller in distance, but it's certainly not short of things to see. The 'Wee Yin' is a tour designed for larger groups with individuals of varied cycling abilities, or smaller groups who are short on time. Using wider cycle paths and keeping the terrain mainly flat or downhill, we've designed a route that is cycle friendly and packs in plenty of interesting places around Edinburgh.

The Wee Yin

The 'Wee Yin' Tour Prices:

Hybrid Bike - £45pp groups 2 to 3/ £40pp groups of 4 to 11 / £35pp groups larger than 12

Road Bike - N/A

Ebike - £55pp groups 2 to 3 / £50pp groups 4 to 11 / £45pp groups larger than 12

Premium Electric Bike (featuring powerful Bosch motor) - £60pp groups 2 to 3 / £55pp groups of 4 to 11 / £50pp groups larger than 12

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) - £40 per person groups 2 to 3 / £35pp groups 4 to 11 / £30pp groups larger than 12

The 'Wee Yin' bike tour price includes 1 guide for every 9 riders, bike rental and return transport to Edinburgh accommodation. All prices are inclusive of VAT - please see full Terms and Conditions

Tour Details:

When to go:

Tours run throughout year. Please see calendar at bottom of page for availability

Terrain:

Tarmac – mainly flat or downhill along shared cycle paths and occasional quiet road.

Distance:

Approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers), plus extra 3 miles (5 kilometers) if optional Arthurs Seat route is taken

Time:

Including pick up and drop off 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

Suitability:

For leisure cyclists with a moderate level of fitness. Ebikes are available for a less strenuous and more relaxed experience or if you need some extra help up the climbs. We have a minimum age policy of 12 years old for manual bikes and 16 years old for Electric bicycles.

Highlights:

Bruntsfield Links, The Meadows, Holyrood Park with optional cycle up Arthurs Seat, Portobello Promenade, Port of Leith

Add ons:

Option to cycle up Arthurs Seat adds 3 miles / 5 kilometers to the length of the tour, this includes a 1 kilometer uphill climb with an average 6.5% gradient, which can be walked if necessary.

Itinerary:

09:00* to 09:45 Pick up from accommodation in Edinburgh, drive to start of tour, safety briefing and bike set up.
09:45 to 12:00 - Bike Tour
12:00 to 12:45 - Optional cafe or pub lunch
12:45 to 13:00 - Return to Edinburgh accommodation.
* Alternative starting times can often be arranged on request.

Route Description:

Our tour begins close to the Old Town next to one of the worlds oldest golf courses, Bruntsfield Links. We cycle through the popular Meadows park and past Edinburgh University. Then joining national cycle route 1, we head east towards Holyrood Park for fabulous views across the city, and the option to cycle up Arthurs Seat - see 'Add ons' in 'Tour details'.

Continuing on NCN1 we Follow the route of one of Scotland's oldest railways, The Innocent Railway Path, making our way gradually downhill towards Portobello Promenade, which was once and still is a popular beach destination on fine days for visitors from around Scotland. Heading west along the shoreline of the Firth of Forth we finish our tour at the Port of Leith, which was once Scotland's largest and busiest port

Availability:

Enquiries and Booking:

Booking is easy - Please email us at info@tartanbiketours.com OR submit an online enquiry form OR telephone 0044(0)7973940924, stating the tour you’re interested in, how many people (with your individuals heights if possible), date of your tour, and type of bike you require. We will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

All tours run daily, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Places are subject to availability. We accept most major credit and debit cards.

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