Family Tour - suitable for kids
Edinburgh for Families with Kids Tour
Our updated tour route for 2016. Designed specially for families with children: we cycle on designated cycleways and pavements and there are no hills! The tour does not go into the city centre and we avoid cycling on roads with traffic. Safety is our top concern on tours with young children. We go at a gentle pace with lots of chances to stop and have fun!
We set off from the Port of Leith, Edinburgh’s historic harbour area with a stop to look at a harpoon gun from a whaling ship and a view of the royal yacht Brittania. From here it’s an easy pedal along to picturesque Newhaven Harbour with its lighthouse followed by an exciting cycle out along the Western Harbour Breakwater of Leith Docks with dramatic views of the sea and the world famous Forth Bridges. After a stop for a coke ‘n’ crisps outside the Old Chain Pier, one of Leith’s most famous pubs, we pedal on along an old railway line and through a spooky tunnel to reach Victoria Park with its swings and playpark. We can stop here for a bit of entertainment for kids. From here we follow Edinburgh’s river, the Water of Leith, looking out for swans, ducks and gulls, with time for a bike race or two before we make our way back to the Port of Leith.
Please note: it is important you let us know ages, cycling experience and ability of your children so we can arrange a suitable tour - the route is flexible depending on ages and ability.
Time: 2 hours.
Distance: approximately 7.5km.
Drinks and snacks en route
We follow child-friendly cycle paths, but the route can be tailored to suit your family. There could be some sections on quiet roads. If you need a child seat or tag-a-long please ask us a few days in advance as we only have a few and there is high demand.
Email us to discuss your family's preferences for length and difficulty of bike tour, and sizes of bikes.