Away from it all and closer than you think! In the Tweed Valley you're less than an hour from Edinburgh yet worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
There's so much going on in the Tweed Valley your biggest challenge will be where to start!
Four hundred thousand mountain biking visitors each year can't be wrong! With something for everyone, Glentress and Innerleithen (part of the 7stanes) offer a range of mountain bike trails for every ability, and with a reputation to rival the biking found in Northern America and Europe - what are you waiting for?
If you're looking for Salmon fishing the River Tweed will have you leaping out of your waders, and with year round trout fishing too the Tweed Valley really is a fisherman's paradise. Walkers can take on the challenge of the Southern Upland Way while cyclists can find out first hand why the Tour of Britain started its Scottish leg in the town of Peebles. And if that's not enough, Zorbing has just rolled into town - well the little hamlet of Traquair!
I think by now you're getting the picture - there's a whole lot to do in the Tweed Valley. But if your idea of fun and relaxation is to just soak up the surroundings, there's no shortage of incredible vistas, heritage and history. And where better to sample the finest local produce and local ales than in our award winning restaurants and friendly cafes. From high octane adventure on some of Scotland's best mountain biking trails, to walks in the majestic southern uplands, scooping a salmon or hitting the perfect tee shot - the Tweed Valley has it all.
To mountain bike in Scotland is one of the biggest reasons visitors come to the Tweed Valley. From mountain biking at Glentress and Innerleithen 7Stanes trail centres, to exploring mile-upon-mile of natural trails criss-crossing the Tweed valley, there's something for everybody - for families, children, weekend 'warriors', freeriders and downhill demons too!
It's not an idle boast either. The 7Stanes mountain biking in Innerleithen and Glentress is internationally recognised for offering some of the best places to mountain bike in Scotland. And with Scotland's best trails on our doorstep, accommodation specifically designed around the needs of bikers, expert skills coaches, knowledgeable mountain bike guides, cafes, bike shops and bike hire, and an Uplift service too - you can see why the Tweed Valley makes a great destination for a mountain biking holiday in Scotland.
And with such an active race scene and events calendar - from cross country, enduro, freeride to downhill - you'll never run out of things to do on an extended stay. Whether you're feeling competitive, or just fancy an afternoon on the sidelines cheering on the talent, don't be surprised if you rub shoulders with some of the sport's biggest names on your next visit to the Tweed Valley!
If you're looking for world class Salmon fishing the River Tweed will have you leaping out of your waders, and with year round trout fishing too the Tweed Valley really is a fisherman's paradise. Fishermen and women aren't the only fans of the Tweed - two viewing centres in Glentress and Kailzie ensure front rows seats for the unmissable annual return of our feathered friends - the Ospreys - to the Valley.