Cycling routes in Scotland

Our cycling routes showcase some of the best cycling Scotland has to offer. And there’s something for everyone too. Test your stamina, challenge your speed, get the adrenalin pumping, coast along at a steady pace or simply do some sightseeing.

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Aberdeen

The Aberdeen Wester Ord cycle route is an 18 mile round journey through Aberdeen’s hinterland, with some spectacular scenery. Enjoy views of Lochnagar mountain, and look out into Deeside – the home of Balmoral Castle.

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Dundee

Dundee is a surprisingly bicycle-friendly city, with a 27-mile Green Circular route encircling the entire city. This well-signposted route takes you past many of the city's attractions, as well as parks and viewing spots, making it easy to get a feel for the local area and do a bit of sightseeing from your bike.

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Edinburgh

The 12-mile Water of Leith walkway serves as a scenic commute for many who live in Edinburgh, and is also a great cycle trail that takes you from the centre of the city right up to the Balerno suburb.

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Fort William

Nestled in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, the town of Fort William acts as a gateway to the western Scottish Highlands. Fort William proudly positions itself as the outdoor capital of the UK, and for good reason.

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Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland's second largest city, has a wealth of urban pathways, sweeping parks and rugged landscapes to offer the avid cyclist. With a selection of bustling shops, bars and restaurants to choose from, the city centre remains a popular hub in Scotland for locals and tourists alike, and from the nearby lochs to the riverside routes, there’s more than one reason why cyclists love Glasgow too.

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Inverness

Inverness is a fabulous base for scenery loving cyclists. From the history and romance of the Jacobite era to the murky mysteries of nearby Loch Ness (and Nessie), there's something for everyone in this fascinating corner of Scotland.

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Stirling

Often called "The Gateway to the Highlands", the city of Stirling has played a starring role in many of the major events of Scottish history. From its impressive hilltop castle, cobbled streets and handsome listed buildings, to the surrounding open countryside dotted with battlefields, monuments and haunting ruins, Stirling is a fascinating region to explore.

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Bike-friendly

Your cycling adventure begins at Premier Inn. We welcome cyclists, and we’re always here to make sure you get a good night’s sleep before a day on two wheels.
 

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Hiking and walking guide

From remote Highland retreats to mountain tops with endless panoramas, coastal treks navigating sub-tropical gardens and fossil-lined beaches to family-friendly hikes that epitomise the magic of the Lake District, the UK is best explored on two feet (and a comfy pair of hiking boots).

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