The best for stepping back in time: Silverknowes Esplanade and Cramond Island
For even more amazing views over the Firth of Forth, take to the Silverknowes and Cramond cycle trail. A footpath from the esplanade follows the River Almond from the picturesque Cramond Harbour to Cramond Brig. Cramond is a charming old fishing village, so for a slice of Scottish history, leave yourself plenty of time to explore.
The best rugged Scottish landscape: The Pentland Hills
With over 60 miles of path to explore, cycling in the Pentland Hills is too good an opportunity to pass up during your stay in the Scottish capital. This is a nature trail at its finest; with rocks, trees and quite possibly challenging weather. Make sure you’re prepared with plenty of food, drink, equipment and most importantly… a camera.
Hiring a bike in Edinburgh
Whether you’re new to biking and don’t have your own set of wheels, or would simply rather avoid the hassle of bringing your bike along with you on your trip, hiring a bike is a great option. Here are our top 3 bike-rental haunts in the ‘Burgh:
• Pedal Forth
• Bike Trax
• Leith Cycle Co
Remember, these shops are great sources of advice and information too, and you’ll often find that equipment such as helmets and puncture repair kits are included.
Be sure to check upcoming events in the city to get the most of your stay too. The City Cycling Edinburgh forum is a great place to find up to date information.