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  • Cycling across Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh
    Cycling across Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh
  • Cyclists make their way along a street though the centre of East Linton
    Cyclists make their way along a street though the centre of East Linton
  • Cyclists push their bicycles across one of the aqueducts on the Union Canal
    Cyclists push their bicycles across one of the aqueducts on the Union Canal
  • Two cyclists push their bikes up Victoria Street, Edinburgh
    Two cyclists push their bikes up Victoria Street, Edinburgh

Hop on your bike and explore the stunning scenery of Edinburgh & The Lothians. With miles upon miles of routes to choose, such as coastal trails, along old railway lines or quiet country roads, there are exciting routes just waiting to be explored.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a very cycle friendly city with an extensive network of traffic-free routes, such as old railway lines, that weave their way through the city. At peak times, cyclists are allowed to share the buses' green lanes in and around the city centre which means you can keep moving. Popular cycling routes in the city include the Union Canal Path, Water of Leith Walkway or Innocent Cycle Path - all easy routes with great scenery.

Midlothian

Midlothian is an excellent destination for a cycling adventure. A popular route starting from the picturesque village of Rosewell is the scenic Midlothian Country Circular. Set in the countryside to the south of Edinburgh this is a surprisingly rural route with only a few short sections on main roads. It makes for an excellent days cycling and there are lots of pubs, tearooms and attractions along the way.

West Lothian

West Lothian offers a great and varied selection of cycling routes. The Broxburn to East Calder route is perfect for a short ride at just over 14 miles long and it takes you along the peaceful Union Canal towpath and disused railway lines.

East Lothian

There are also many brilliant cycle routes across East Lothian such as the Beaches and Castles Cycle Route. This lovely circular trail begins in Longniddry before continuing along the quiet back roads of East Lothian. This one-day route can be stretched to a weekend trip to enjoy all the regions' attractions including beautiful beaches, the Hopetoun Monument and Tantallon Castle. The route can also be reached from the centre of the city along the Edinburgh to Longniddry Route.

Browse the listings below to plan your next cycling trip in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

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  1. Coast and Countryside

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    Dunbar

    A short circular route centred around Dunbar. Route goes out of Dunbar and follows National cycle route 76.

  2. Tyneside to Seaside

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    East Linton

    A circular route from East Linton to North Berwick, taking in the dramatic cliff top castle -Tantallon.

  3. Rivers and Castles

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    Haddington

    A short circular route taking in National cycle route 76. Start in Haddington and skirting past Hailes Castle follow route into East Linton and back round via Athelstaneford birthplace of the Saltire.

  4. Round the Foothills

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    Haddington

    Starting from the county town of Haddington,the town sits on the river Tyne it has a good mix of shops, cafes and restaurants. Head towards the sea into Longniddry and then comes back inland taking in Gifford before heading back to Haddington.

  5. Flight and Flags

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    East Linton

    Start in East Linton, after an inital short climb the route takes in the National Museum of Flight where you can visit Concorde. Continue through village of Athelstaneford birthplace of the Saltire. For further details visit www.visiteastlothian.org

  6. Golf Coast

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    North Berwick

    A circular route taking in the seaside towns of North Berwick, Dirleton, Gullane and Aberlady. A flat route which has great views across the Firth of Forth.

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    Musselburgh

    A circular route which takes in the eastern side of the county. Route goes through Musselburgh, Pencaitland with the option of visiting Glenkinchie Distillery,and Prestonpans, where you can see the vast collections of murals throughout the town.

  8. Hooked On Cycling

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    Bike Tours

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    Whitburn

    Hooked on Cycling are experts on cycling and walking breaks in Scotland and offer cycle rental and route planning for your break.

  9. Edinburgh to Longniddry

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    Cycle Routes

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Suggested cycling route to Longniddry from central Edinburgh (to link with Coast and castles)

  10. Gradings

    Longniddry

    An easy circular route along quiet back roads in East Lothian.

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