Cycle Routes

    The Borderloop is a 250 mile circular cylcle route around the Scottish Borders taking in the main towns and villages.

    The long and turbulent history of the Scottish Borders has bequeathed a legacy of romantic castles, historic abbeys and great country houses that lie like jewels flung from a generous hand among a landscape celebrated in song and legend. The Borderloop is a 250-mile circular journey by bike along the quiet lanes that criss-cross this beautiful region, with several possible shortcuts offering alternative itineraries. Break up your journey into stages to eat, stay and relax in the land’s handsome towns and villages along the way. The route is moderate with a few steep sections and will take around 7 days to complete depending on your ability and how often you stop to admire the view.

    This route passes through Coldstream, Duns, Eyemouth, Hawick, Innerleithen, Kelso, Kirk Yetholm, Melrose, Newtown St Boswells, Peebles, Roberton, Stobo, Stow, Town Yetholm and Tweedsmuir.

    Further details on this route including the route profile and gps details are available to download from


    • Difficult This is a long distance cycle route to be undertaken over a number of days


    • Urban and Rural

    Type of Ride

    • Long Distance Route
    • Road Cycling


    • 101+ Miles
    • Height Gain: 501-1000 Metres
    • Miles 250


    • Tarmac

    Road Directions

    This route can be accessed at most points along the 250 mile, but starting in one of the towns makes the most sense.

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