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Edinburgh Scenic Tour by E-Bike

Product ID: 102236
An easy ride, lasting about 90 minutes, exploring some of Edinburgh's surroundings with the help of A2B electric bikes.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Cycle along The Royal Mile
  • Admire the architecture of Scottish Parliament Building
  • Enjoy the greenery of Holyrood park, and pass Holyrood palace
  • Take time to admire Arthur's Seat, the extinct volcano that is Edinburgh's highest point
  • Cycle down to enjoy the delights of Dr Neil's Garden
  • Return to town via Innocent Cycle Path, a disused railway line
Full description
This 90 minute cycle tour avoids Edinburgh’s traffic & offers panoramic views of the city, coast & countryside. If you want to sightsee or walk up Artur's Seat it is usual possible to accommodate such requests.

Starting from Blackfriars Street turn left into Cowgate & go straight through the first traffic lights & into Holyrood Road. Continue towards the New Scottish Parliament & Dynamic Earth. Turn right at The Scotsman Building & cycle towards Holyrood Park. Cross road with care into park by Dynamic Earth & continue riding along cycle path going to the left. This path passes Holyrood Palace & St Margaret’s Loch with ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel.

Turn right & go up hill immediately after the water’s end. This is the start of the ascent up Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano & Edinburgh’s highest peak. The steep ascent is well worth the effort, with magnificent views. Secure your bikes at the car park near Dunsapie Loch at the top of road & climb to the summit & back (45 mins walk), if you want. Return to the bikes and cycle on down towards Salisbury Crags with wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle & The Old Town. Turn left at both the first & second mini roundabouts and cycle down the road by Duddingston Loch & the ancient church.  The peaceful ‘secret garden’ (Dr Neil’s Garden) is in the grounds of Duddingston Manse, next to church, which is well worth visiting. Return to the Edinburgh town center along the Innocent Railway Cycle Path which brings you back to Holyrood Park or, by passing through a long tunnel, return via the busy St Leonard’s Road & Pleasance which also brings you back to Cowgate again.

If there is time at the end of the tour you might also take in Grassmarket before returning to Blackfriars Street. 
  • E-Bike
  • Helmet
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Any admission Fees

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Meeting point

29 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB 29 Blackfriars Street by 2:45 latest to fit bikes for 3:00 tour

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Important information
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• Meeting time 10:45 for 11:00 start
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Get away from the crowds & see more of this beautiful city

Our guide was Peter, who is a little disorganized but over compensates with his interest in both the city itself & those taking the tour. He has a number of great facts & stories. The tour takes you away from the maddening crowd & you get to see many vantage points & the city through the lovely parks.

July 24, 2019

Excellent, affordable e-bike escape with colourful guide!

Peter was so fun and knowledgable. He was incredibly flexible with our agenda and generous with his time. The bike shop was across the side street from the address given so we were at first confused but he was watching for us so it was fine. I learned a lot about the city and enjoying the peaceful views after all the castle crowds was so refreshing. We loved the electric assisted bike. It doesn't run by itself so you still get a workout but it helps a LOT! I couldn't have made it to Arthur's Seat without it. Great value for the rate and highly recommended.

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August 1, 2017

Cut short by an accident sadly, otherwise would have been enjoyable.

Recommend anyone on any cycle tour to wear a helmet. I didn't and spent the afternoon in Edinburgh Infirmary. All ok now.

September 19, 2019

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Cycle Scotland

Product ID: 102236