This is a 52 mile route starting from Peebles and is a section of the 250 mile Borderloop.
Peebles with wonderful shopping for locals and visitors is situated on the banks of the River Tweed which flows all the way to Berwick upon Tweed. Take a stroll along the river or pay a visit to the Tweeddale Museum & Gallery before heading off. Mountain biking fans may wish to pop into 7stanes Glentress for some world class mountain bike trails, or others may want to visit the Visitor Centre to learn more about the Tweed Valley Forest Park. In Innerleithen you can visit St Ronan’s Well Visitor Centre and Robert Smail’s Workshop. More mountain biking can be found at 7stanes Innerleithen. Scotland’s oldest inhabited house can be found at Traquair. This route then heads south towards the Gordon Arms before opening out at St Mary’s Loch. The route then climbs towards Megget and Talla Reservoirs where the highest point of the Borderloop can be found. From Tweedsmuir head north towards Broughton heart of John Buchan country, the author of The 39 Steps. Stop off at Dawyck Botanic Garden before heading back towards Peebles.
This loop has the highest point on the Borderloop at 450m between Megget and Talla Reservoirs, and with it there are some long climbs and descents (one very steep).
Further details on this route including gps details and route profile can be downloaded from www.cyclescottishborders.com