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  • Bikes from the street automated cycle hire system, Bikes2go in Dumfries
    Cycling in Dumfries couldn't be made simpler with the Bikes2Go cysle hire scheme
  • Two cyclists enjoy the view on the Devorguilla Bridge across the River Nith, Dumfries - the place of Robert Burns' death
    Cycling is a great way to explore the many attractions found withing the towns and villages of Dumfries & Galloway
  • A sign for the Machars Cycle Route
    There are a number of dedicated cycle routes to follow while in Dumfries & Galloway
  • Two cyclists admire the fishing boats moored at the harbour at Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
    Cycling is one of the best ways to explore Dumfries & Galloway
  • Two cyclists pause to admire the view on a country road edged with colourful gorse bushes, near Newton Stewart
    Enjoy the stunning scenery the scenery of the Dumfries & Galloway countryside

Dumfries & Galloway is a cyclist's dream destination with hundreds of miles of sign-posted routes enabling you to see the region at its best from two wheels.

Why not start your cycling adventure in the historic town of Dumfries? The town makes a convenient base for exploring the Solway coast with its many attractions, not least those associated with Robert Burns. Just outside of Dumfries, near Thornhill, you can even find out about the history of the bicycle at the National Cycle Musuem at Drumlanrig Castle Gardens.

The town's Bike2Go scheme is the perfect way to explore in your own pace. Simply pick up a bike from one of the cycle hire HUBs that have been installed across the town, and return it to any other HUB when you've finished.

Dumfries has an extensive traffic-free cycle network, connecting many of the town's key locations. There are handy maps to guide you around the various routes and there are plenty to try, from short journeys to longer routes into the beautiful countryside.

There are two National Cycle Network routes in the region. National Cycle Route 7 covers 114 miles, passing through Gretna Green, Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet, Newton Stewart and a variety of visitor attractions. While National Cycle Route 74 runs for 44 miles and connecting Route 7 to South Lanarkshire along quiet roads adjacent to the A74 motorway.

The low-level landscape in the Machars peninsula also has four signposted routes in Galloway and is ideal for cycling, and is rich in scenery, history, culture and wildlife.

Away from the coast, there are rivers, wooded glens and forests. Around Glenluce, moorland stretches for miles and, north of Newton Stewart, rugged hills rise above remote lochs and glens. There is a wealth of wildlife and endless opportunities to enjoy the views.

Browse the listings to plan your cycling trip in Dumfries & Galloway today.

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  1. Gorsebank Bike Hire

    Type

    Bike Shops & Hire

    Gradings

    Dalbeattie

    Welcome to Gorsebank Bike Hire - next to Dalbeattie 7 Stanes bike trails

  2. Gradings

    Dumfries and Surrounding Area

    This is the return part of the circular route - all on quiet roads.

  3. Castle Douglas Cycles

    Type

    Bike Shops & Hire

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    This premier bike shop located in the heart of 7stanes country caters to all of your cycling needs.

  4. Gradings

    St.John's Town of Dalry

    This version includes a two mile off-road section.

  5. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    A 41-mile circular: Newton Stewart - Glen Trool - Clatteringshaws (27 miles, part off-road) then return to Newton Stewart (14 miles). Also a road route Newton Stewart to St John's Town.

  6. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Gently rolling scenery with fine views of the sea and hills (22, 33 or 51 miles)

  7. Gradings

    Kirkcudbright

    Enjoy bespoke cycling and mountain biking holidays through some of the most scenic countryside in Dumfries & Galloway.

  8. Gradings

    St.John's Town of Dalry

    This version is on quiet back roads.

  9. Drumlanrig Castle - Mountain Biking

    Type

    Mountain Bike Trails

    Gradings

    Thornhill

    Welocme to Drumlanrig Castle - Mountain Biking

  10. Courtyard Cycle Hire

    Type

    Bike Shops & Hire

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    We’re a cycle hire operator based in beautiful Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway a hidden gem in South West Scotland. We offer: Half day, full day or multiple days bike hires Free parking Free helmet hire and bike lock hire with your bike hire

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