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Union Canal Bicycle Tour (Medium - Falkirk to Edinburgh - Full Day)

Union Canal Bike Tour - Union Canal Towpath
Union Canal Bike Tour - Union Canal Towpath
Union Canal Bike Tour - Union Canal Towpath

Our Union Canal self guided bike tour begins in the historic town of Falkirk. The route meanders its way through the West Lothian countryside, visiting the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, and eventually coming to a sudden halt in Edinburgh’s city centre. From the modern engineering of the Falkirk Wheel to the majesty of the 15th century Linlithgow Palace. The canal itself is a reminder of Central Scotland's industrial past and the people who worked here.

Union Canal Tour

“UNION CANAL - a bike ride along a picturesque canal - with miles of grand vistas and fascinating town & country life.” Roger - California

Union Canal Tour Prices:

Hybrid Bike - £65 per person for 2 + persons. / £90 for single person including hybrid bike hire*.

Road Bike – N/A

Electric Bike – N/A

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) - £60 per person for 2 + persons / £85 for single person*.

The Union Canal bike tour price includes satellite navigation, support, bike rental and return transport to Edinburgh accommodation. All prices are inclusive of VAT - please see full Terms and Conditions

*Single person prices include a small supplement for fuel costs. This will be reduced on the day if there are more people on the tour.

Tour Details:

When to go:

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


Mostly flat, shared canal towpath. One short steep hill to negotiate if stopping in Linlithgow town centre.


Approximately 32 miles (51.5 kilometres).


Including pick up and drop off approximately 8 hours (full day).


Leisure cyclists with moderate level of fitness.


Falkirk Wheel, The Falkirk Tunnel, Avon, Almond and Slateford Aqueducts, Linlithgow Union Canal visitor centre, Linlithgow Palace, Ratho and Fountain Bridge.


08:30 - Pick up from Edinburgh accommodation, drive to Falkirk, safety briefing and bike set up.

10:00 to 16:00 - Cycle to Edinburgh

16:30 - Return to accommodation.

Route Description:

Edinburgh lies at the terminus of another great Scottish transport link, the Union Canal. Starting at the iconic and unworldly piece of modern engineering, the Falkirk Wheel, you’ll follow in the footsteps of the barge-drawing horses along the canal towpath. The route takes you through the long but well lit Falkirk tunnel, over the Avon aqueduct and into the ancient and scenic town of Linlithgow with its palace (the birth place of Mary Queen of Scots), then on towards Edinburgh. Perfect if you are planning a full day out with many interesting places to see and visit along the way and hardly a hill to cycle from start to finish.


Enquiries and Booking:

Booking is easy - Please email us at OR phone 0044(0)7973940924 OR submit an enquiry form, 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 normally 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.

Card payments for our bike tours and hire can be made securely here...