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Coast and Bridges Guided Cycle Tour

The Bridges Edinburgh guided cycle tour

This 5 hour, 42 km cycle tour starts in the heart of Edinburgh’s port, the vibrant and buzzing Leith on the east coast of Scotland. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants for a pre or post ride snack.

We are heading on a beautiful route out of town to the north west, following the shore line of the Firth of Forth towards the iconic Forth Road and Forth Railway bridges and the picturesque town of South Queensferry. There were ferries at South Queensferry until 1964 when the Forth Road Bridge was opened.

In addition to the bridges we pass by Lauriston Castle, a sensitively restored Edwardian stately home, cycle along the seaside promenade of Crammond, into the Dalmeny Estate and right past Dalmeny House, a gothic mansion set in wooded parkland, housing a collection of 16th to 19th century art. Riding across the Forth Road Bridge is a fantastic experience. We may cross the bridge (time/weather permittting) hundreds of feet above the Firth of Forth in traffic-free safety. Enjoy a superb view of the Forth Rail Bridge and one of the best views of Edinburgh as you look back along the waterline. We’ll stop at South Queensferry for a snack (not included) then head back to town.

Category: 
Full day guided tours
Distance: 
26 miles; 42 km
Total time: 
5 hours total with stops
Price: 
£48 per adult.
Child price: 
Not suitable for under 16s, child seats or tagalong bikes.
Helmet included?: 
Yes
Bike included?: 
Yes
Guide included?: 
Yes
Excluded: 

Drinks and snacks en route. We will make a stop so you can buy a snack. Or bring a sandwich.

Start and finish place: 
Our office in Leith
Start and finish time: 
10:00 to 15:00 approx
Grade: 
Challenging
Terrain: 
Several hills, we recommend this route for fit and regular cyclists.
Traffic: 
Almost totally off road on cycle paths.
Child friendly?: 

This route mainly uses cycle paths, and kids who are strong enough (16 years + only) to get there will love the ride. The children must be 16 or over and able to ride for 4 to 5 hours.

We recommend our Family Tour or a Private / Custom tour for families with children under 16 years old. We have a variety of options available. Please ask for details.