Cycling in Scotland
There are many ways to explore our wonderful country but cycling in Scotland is one of the best. Take your time to see more, improve your health and well-being, and reduce your carbon footprint.
Your next cycling holiday could include our amazing long-distance routes, or purpose-built trails at one of 25 world-class mountain biking centres.
Our cycling route suggestions
There are lots of safe and traffic-free cycling networks and routes available.
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A cycle holiday in Scotland is a great way to see all the sights. Choose between guided, self-guided or a bespoke trip. You have an amazing choice of cycle routes across the country, so it's more a question of where do you want to explore first?
Bike hire in Scotland
There's a great network of cycle shops that hire out top quality bikes and offer those last-minute spares or repairs if you're bringing your own bike. The friendly staff in these shops can often offer great advice on where to ride and what to see too.
Cycling is also a brilliant (and green) way to explore Scotland's cities. And it's easy with great bike hire schemes.
The Cyclists' Welcome scheme is accommodation with extra facilities such as drying facilities, secure bike storage and flexible dinner times.
In Scotland, we love cycling so much so that we put on some rather wonderful events to celebrate the joy of being on two wheels.
For the first time ever, the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will bring together all road, track, BMX, indoor, mountain bike and para-cycling world championships disciplines into one mega event.
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