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Cycling Break in the Tweed Valley
Cycling Breaks in the Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders is a mecca for road cyclists - from long distance routes which can be undertaken over a number of days or some shorter routes which can be explored over a few hours or as a day out from a town. For information, inspiration and guidance about all that you need to know about cycling in the Scottish Borders visit Cycle Scottish Borders.
And when you come in friom the great outdoors you can rest assured that we have everything in hand. We offer the following facilities for cyclists staying at the Tontine:
Secure bike storage
Bike wash facilities
Full Scottish Breakfasts each day
Maintenance rack for bikes
We source our food and drink locally whenever possible
To book a cycling break at the Tontine please telephone the hotel on 01721 720892 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Easy cycling routes, setting out from Peebles:
For gentle cycling with plenty of scenery and places of interest to stop off and visit there are a number of local cycle trails in and around Peebles. Forget adrenaline charged mountain biking, these are the type of routes which call for tea and cream cakes on the way; stop-offs at curio shops or a picnic by a burn. They will increase your fitness as there are some climbs so you can have that extra cake and not feel too guilty !
Cademuir Circuit at 7.5 miles. A route with one steep section past Eddleston Manor which then leads to picnic benches on the summit and the opportunity to enjoy the view from Peebles to Dunslair Heights. The road then drops and the Tweed Valley opens up before you as you cross the Old Manor Bridge built in 1702. Follow the river then level out and trace the southern slopes of Cademuir Hill. The heather clad slopes of Stob Law and Hundleshope Heights contract sharply with the lush wooded valley of the Tweed. Continue on until you reach the outskirts of Peebles in Bonnington Road and back to the starting point at Kingsmeadows Road.
Peebles to Traquair House at 13 miles. This route takes in Kailzie Gardens which are well worth a visit. Some moderate climbing is required after the gardens then the route drops back down again to Kirkburn where a long level section leading to Cardrona starts. The road again enters riverside woods and re-emerges at Old Howford for the final mile and a half to Traquair. After visiting Traquair you can follow the same route back to Peebles.
Manor Valley. Leave Peebles and head into open countryside where the road climbs steadily with a steep section past Edderston Manor but you can rest just beyond the summit and enjoy the view over Peebles and Dunslair Heights (602m). The road then drops and views of the Tweed Valley open up before descending to Kirkton Manor. The route then climbs up to The Glack and after this you can follow the Manor Water for as far as you want before returning the way you came. (20 Miles)
The Meldons and Eddleston. This route takes you north of Peebles past Lyne Station and on to the Meldons road. The road climbs gradually passing between the Black and White Meldons reaching a summit of 268m before going on to Eddleston where you can stop for refreshments. You can return using the outward route or by using the A703, but this road is often very busy with cars. (22.5 Miles)
Dreva & Dawyck. This route heads west from Peebles, climbing up to The Glack before opening out and the Tweed Valley comes into view. The route then heads down towards Lyne Station. Continue on to Stobo and then towards Dreva which runs high above the Tweed Valley. It then drops down to Rachan before returning north. Visit Dawyck Botanic Garden for some refreshments before heading back to Peebles.
The Tweed Cycleway. Starting at 650 ft above sea level in Biggar and finishing on the coast in Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Tweed Cycleway is a waymarked cycle route, 95 miles long, running through the heart of the Scottish Borders with the River Tweed as its linking theme. It is an attractive route, avoiding busy roads almost entirely, with many fine hill and forest views and handsome towns along the way such as Peebles, Melrose, Kelso and Coldstream. The route is moderate, with a few steep sections. It is normally tackled in an easterly direction and will take 3-5 days to complete depending on your pace and where you may decide to stop along the way.
Megget & Talla. This 53 mile route heads south from Innerleithen passing Traquair House and along the Paddy Slacks towards the Gordon Arms. Turning right into the Yarrow Valley and then on towards Tweedsmuir. With a steep climb up towards Megget Reservoir where you can enjoy great cycling and views towards Broad Law at 840m the highest hill in the Scottish Borders. It then descends towards Talla Reservoir. At Tweedsmuir it turns north passing Dawyck Botanic Garden and skirting round the south side of Cademuir Hill before descending into Peebles. The end of the route follows the south side of the Tweed Valley back towards Innerleithen.
Tweed & Ettrick Valleys. Heading east along the Tweed Valley before turning south passing Yair towards Selkirk and Bowhill House and Country Estate. The route follows the Ettrick Valley to Ettrickbridge and on to the Gordon Arms. From here it is back north passing Traquair House before returning to Innerleithen. (42 Miles)
BorderLoop. The long and turbulent history of the Scottish Borders has bequeathed a legacy of romantic castles, historic abbeys and great country houses that lie like jewels flung from a generous hand among a landscape celebrated in song and legend. The Borderloop is a 250-mile circular journey by bike along the quiet lanes that criss-cross this beautiful region, with several possible shortcuts offering alternative itineraries. Break up your journey into stages to eat, stay and relax in the land’s handsome towns and villages along the way. The route is moderate with a few steep sections and will take around 7 days to complete depending on your ability and how often you stop to admire the view.
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