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There are many ways to explore Scotland, but we reckon getting around by bike is a mighty fine way indeed.
There are several ways to enjoy cycling in Scotland, with some brilliant options for cycling holidays and just as many great choices for short bike rides to pass a leisurely morning or an afternoon. With lots of options for cycle hire and a number of cycling tours, it really is easy to kick your Scottish holiday up a gear.
So, get on yer bike, and get around via Scotland's dedicated network of cycle routes!
If you aren't bringing your bike to Scotland but you fancy a cycle, then you'll need to hire one!
You will find dedicated cycle shops which offer bike hire in Scotland and specialise in top quality bikes. The staff will be able to sort you out with a suitable bike to meet your needs and adequately prepare you for your cycling adventure.
New to Edinburgh is Just Eat Cycles. One of the most efficient and eco-friendly ways you can journey around a bustling city is by bike. Across Edinburgh there are dozens of stations where you can pick up or drop off your hire bike, which you can book and buy passes for through the app.
In Glasgow and Stirling, you can pick up bicycles from nextbike at any time of day - it's easy to arrange your hire via the app, online or by telephone. Bike & Go offer a similar hire scheme at train stations in all of Scotland's cities, as well as in Linlithgow, Largs and Kilmarnock - just sign-up as a member online, hop off the train and get cycling.
A cycling holiday is a great way to see Scotland and with a choice of dedicated cycle routes around the country, it's more a question of where do you want to start!
Whether you've got a couple of hours or a couple of weeks, there are some great companies who can provide you with guided trips or plan a self-led itinerary which will take you across Scotland's regions. Choose from the likes of:
In Scotland, we really love cycling, so much so that we put on some rather wonderful events to celebrate the joys of being on two wheels.
The festivals serve up a thrilling programme, from events such as cyclo-cross to family ride outs, as well as an exciting social scene. Why not see if any cycling festivals are on whilst you are visiting and join in with the velo action?