Looking to test your mountain biking skills or simply after a leisurely cycle through stunning Scottish scenery? A weekend in the Scottish Borders is just the place to hit the pedals.
Take it from Andy Barlow. The former Scottish Junior Downhill and 2009 Scottish XC (Cross Country) Champion has been cycling the length and breadth of Scotland for over 25 years. He now runs Dirt School, based in the Tweed Valley and one of the foremost mountain bike coaching and training centres in the UK. Get to know Andy better below.
From thrilling descents on down-hill trails to quiet country roads through idyllic countryside, the Scottish Borders was quite simply made for exploration on two wheels. It’s also the home of the world-renowned 7stanes mountain biking centres: Innerleithen, Glentress and Newcastleton.
Read our weekend itinerary featuring Andy’s personal tips and recommendations for the best way to explore the Scottish Borders on bike.
Tourism is reopening on 15 July but please check with attractions and businesses directly to confirm individual opening dates. Stay safe and look out for the We’re Good to Go scheme logo as you travel around Scotland.