1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh: Scenic Bike Tour

Product ID: 102185
Escape the traffic of Edinburgh city center on a half-day bike tour. Discover a secret garden at Duddingston Manse, get breathtaking views from the top of Arthur's Seat and much more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the impressive new Scottish Parliament Building
  • Cycle through Holyrood Park
  • Walk to the top of Arthur's Seat
  • Discover Edinburgh's oldest inn
  • Bike along the Innocent Railway Path
Full description
Escape the crowds and busy streets of Edinburgh city center and get panoramic views of the coast and countryside on a 3 to 4-hour guided bike tour. Cycle from the Old Town towards the New Scottish Parliament building and Dynamic Earth visitor attraction at the end of the Royal Mile.

Pass the royal Palace of Holyroodhouse and get breathtaking views of the ruins of St. Anthony’s Chapel. Next, make your way up the extinct volcano of Arthur’s Seat, and continue on foot from Dunsapie Loch to get magnificent views from the summit.

Cycle back down towards Salisbury Crags and get wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. Continue to Duddingston Loch to discover the secret oasis of Dr. Neil’s Garden at Duddingston Manse. Bike back towards the city center on the Innocent Railway Path. Pedal through Meadows Park and the Grassmarket to arrive back in the Old Town.
Includes
  • Bike and helmet
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at 29, Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NB, just off the Royal Mile.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Bikes with up to 29 gears are offered, depending on your preference
• During the Edinburgh Festival the tour will cover Tweedale Court and other Outlander film locations; the Royal Mile, Old Toll House, Bakehouse Close and White Horse Close; the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament Building; Holyrood Park, Saint Margaret’s Loch and St. Anthony’s Chapel; Arthur’s Seat; Salisbury Crags, Duddingston Village, Duddingston Loch and Dr Neil’s Garden; The Sheep Heid Inn; Innocent Railway Path and Tunnel, The Meadows Park, Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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I made a day trip from northern England during a recent stay. I found this tour online and found it to be a great way to see the city and country in a few hours. There are stops along the way and it’s a great balance of country and city sites. Peter and Mike were very helpful and accommodating with bike fitting. Mike was a great tour guide and very personable. The bike ride is hilly and it was windy and I found it difficult at times but did not take away from the experience. Highly recommend the tour to see the sites throughout the city.

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September 11, 2019

Interesting and reviving

I loved the ride on Arthur's Seat (the volcano), Duddington village with Dr Neil's secret garden and the Innocent railway. The persistence to road safety was very good and could even be better. The instructors were absolutely kind, constantly looking out for us and made regular stops for the unfit like me. The last part of the tour was slightly rushed as the break we had was slightly long and we missed J. K. Rowling points of interest, though we were explained those.

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September 11, 2018

Very enjoyable tour!

I was a little concerned that we might spend 3 hours bumping over cobblestone streets - but that wasn't the case. The tour was very informative, we saw a lot of Edinburgh, and especially enjoyed biking thru Holyrood Park - and climbing up to Arthur's Seat (on foot) to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Scotland.

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October 3, 2017

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Cycle Scotland

Product ID: 102185