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Forth Bridges and Edinburgh Suburbs by Manual or E-bike
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Forth Bridges and Edinburgh Suburbs by Manual or E-bike

By The Tartan Bicycle Company
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 16-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 5–6 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Use of bicycle
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Helmets, gloves, pannier bags and rain jackets provided
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pickup can be made from prearranged meeting points including local transport hubs.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 109681P6

        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 109681P6

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        • The Tartan Bicycle Company
          605
          Edinburgh, Scotland
          Joined in April 2013
        • fentonmara
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't miss out out! Worth every penny!
          An amazing day spent exploring parts of the Highlands of Scotland! Included in our e-bike tour were visits to many historical sites. Johann was very knowledgeable about the history of Scotland and even how this history influences Scotland's modern day culture! He was great! Johann was very attentive and engaging throughout this special trip!
          Written June 18, 2024
        • 40beverleym
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rainy day Edinburgh experience
          We booked this excursion but were faced with a rainy day which would have made the ride miserable. Rather than cancelling, our guide Johan pivoted and gave us an excellent tour of places in and around Edinburgh. His knowledge and stories were great. We feel that we got a much better sense of the city, its geography and history than we would have if we had been on the bikes. Recommend his company without hesitation.
          Written June 16, 2024
        • tombC8354AY
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Relaxing and Informative Tour
          It is an excellent bike tour from a great local tour guide. Relaxing and informative. Stuart was welcoming whilst having to ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment.
          Written June 15, 2024
        • 644brittn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An Unforgettable Ride
          From the moment we met Johann, we knew we were in for a treat. He took care to introduce all of us to each other, which was such a nice touch, and throughout the ride, he continually made sure we were comfortable and safe on the paths and street. We so enjoyed getting to see so much of the city through the eyes of someone like him—with endless stories about different buildings (and burial sites). His e-bikes were sturdy and simple to use, again emphasizing that he puts care into the experience of us riders. (Like many other reviewers, we do recommend the e-bike too for the option for a turbo boost on a hill—lol!) Thank you, Johann, for an unforgettable time and for sharing your extensive knowledge of good places to eat!
          Written June 6, 2024
        • Guide778862
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Splendid, joyful, insightful bike tour!
          My family of 4 was traveling to Europe for the first time and I communicated with Johann months before our trip. He answered all my questions prior to our ride and finally when we arrived in Edinburgh - he picked us up from our hotel and we had the bike tour of a lifetime! The bikes were as smooth as butter the route he took us on was fantastic, I feel like we got to see so many different sides of Edinburgh. He was a joy to be around and the ride was a blast. He had a plethora of interesting history tidbits. This ride was one of our favorite parts of our entire trip. I cannot recommend this tour and Johann enough. Simply splendid! Smiles all the way around :)
          Written June 5, 2024
        • Robin W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Renting Bikes
          Bikes and customer service were excellent. We rented two bikes for the day whilst in Edinburgh. Johann was punctual, friendly and went out if hos way to help.
          Written June 3, 2024
        • lisadS8958UQ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Biking in National Park
          Johann was absolutely amazing tour guide. He went above and beyond and made us feel like family. Not only was the biking and views spectacular, Johann shared the rich history of Scotland. The restaurant at lunch was top notch. The whole experience from beginning to end will be remembered forever. Highly recommend this trip and company.
          Written May 30, 2024
        • MrSudbury
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Raymond and Jasmine riding in Edinburgh
          Once again, Johann did everything to ensure we had a blast riding around Edinburgh safely and without crowds. Followed the Leith River from the outskirts of town all the way to the port and then back to old town. You are the best, thank you!!! 🙏
          Written May 28, 2024
        • kellyhoop
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic!!
          Johann was great. Such a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The views were amazing and we took some great photos. Johann also recommended other places for us to visit during our stay in Edinburgh. Highly recommend!!!
          Written May 21, 2024
        • 216genevievef
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Picturesque Highland Bike Tour
          Our guide Johann was friendly and knowledgable about biking and Scottish fun facts. Book this tour, you'll love it!!!!
          Written May 19, 2024
        • B7806XGsusanc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Delightful trip
          Johan was a delightful guide. We e-biked approximately 16 miles all over Edinburgh, including around Holyrood Park, Arthur’s seat, through many parks and lovely green spaces of Edinburgh and down some cobblestone roads. I would definitely recommend Johan’s bicycle trip.
          Written May 12, 2024
        • Abigail E
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
          This was a fantastic way to see so much of Edinburgh that I might not have otherwise. Johann was so friendly right off the bat, I really feel like I couldn’t have had a better guide. Very knowledgeable & made it fun. With only a few days here I was happy I made this a priority and will be recommending this tour to anyone I know visiting. The e-bike was a great option to have as well, taking away any fear of Edinburgh’s hills. Johann also gave me some great recommendations of things to do & places to eat that I am really grateful for! You won’t regret doing this tour.
          Written May 10, 2024
        • C9585UBpaulm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun way to see so much of Edinburgh in half a day!
          Thoroughly enjoyed our day with our tour guide Johann! He is very personable, caring, patient and he's knowledgeable about Edinburgh's history and sites. He makes sure everyone is having fun. You and the other tour participants will be picked up by van from your accommodations starting at 9am. After everyone has been gathered up, you will head to the starting point (around 10am) and Johann will equip you with your bike and helmet. He will also provide you with instructions on how to operate everything. Unless you're an active cyclist, I recommend you rent the e-bikes, due to the very hilly terrain. Bring your own rain gear and gloves if needed as there may not be enough for the entire group nor the correct sizes. You don't stop for lunch, so bring something to drink and some convenient snacks if you need to. The tour lasts about 4 hours and should end at approximately 2pm. You'll experience everything from cycling to the top of tall hills (where you'll have amazing views of Edinburgh and surrounding areas, various lakes and on clear days you can even see the Scottish Highlands), riding through city neighborhoods, New Town and riding along the beach. It's a great way to see a large area in a short amount of time. We've been on several similar tours in different countries and we agree that this was one of the best!
          Written May 10, 2024
        • Joshua B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          On and off the beaten path
          The bike tour was a wonderful way to see the diversity of the city in a relatively short time period. The e-bike helped so much on the hills and slopes. Best of all, Johann does a great job taking time to stop and tell you about history, landmarks, and more. He even gave us tips on what to do after the tour. If you are interested, go ahead and book! You won’t regret it!
          Written May 9, 2024
        • Odyssey60455612829
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Fascinating Tour of Greater Edinburgh
          Johann was a wonderful host. He is very personable, patient and knowledgeable. The electric bikes were in great shape. The route was perfect and largely on bike paths. We learned much about the city throughout a 16 mile ride around the perimeter of Edinburgh. Our interests were piqued for additional urban exploration. Great fun and exercise!
          Written April 24, 2024
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        Arsham S
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Couples
        I arranged a trip to Edinburgh for my husband as a birthday gift and I booked this tour as the main event on his birthday and it was awesome
        Definitely a 5/5. The views were amazing and you get to see the wonders of Scotlands nature. The cycling made it so much more fun than just going to the suburbs by car, we got the e bikes and even though I was out of shape I didn't get tierd and Johan was so friendly with alot of fun facts for the tour.I would definitely recommend the tour and would book again with Johan if I come back.Btw ask Johan all about the pubs and restaurants he knows hidden gems.
        Written September 12, 2023
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        Mark M
        17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I took my parents on The Bridges bike tour this July in Edinburgh. The ride was fantastic! Johann did a great job touring us along the waterfront and up to the bridges at the Firth of Forth. Stopped for a delicious sandwich and some coffee to fuel our return trip home. Scotland has lots of rolling hills and Johann takes plenty of breaks, but if you’re questioning your abilities opt for the E-Bike!
        Written July 22, 2022
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        Daygloss
        Lancashire, UK26 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was our second tour with Johann and his Tartan Bicycle Company
        With the tour starting from the beautiful setting of Silverknowes beach, cycling alongside the Firth of Forth coast, before heading through the pretty village of Cramond, then on through the stunning landscape of the Dalmeny Estate, home to Dalmeny House and Barnbougle Castle. With just a short ride through Queensferry you are now in touching distance of the Firth of Forth Bridges and the sight is well worth the effort, although to be fair not much effort is required on the E-Bikes we used. Johann is very informative guide and with us being frequent visitors to Edinburgh I’m sure we’ll be checking out his tours in the future.
        Thanks Johann, Best Wishes Damian & Julienne
        Written October 11, 2022
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        zahrah a
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2021
        I hired bikes as a surprise for my husband this weekend and it was a fantastic decision! Johann dropped off and collected the bikes from our doorstep and explained everything we needed. My husband and I haven't cycled in 10 years but Johann filled us with confidence by showing us various routes on a map and we made full use of the bikes over 2 days despite weather changes! Johann was extremely friendly and willing to assist as much as he could. I will definitely be hiring again and recommending to all! It's a wonderful way to explore the city, get exercise and make long lasting memories. Thanks Johann!
        Written March 15, 2021
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        Abi W
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Brilliant tour whether a local or a tourist! Returning to hometown with family, Johann guided our family including a 12 and 15 year old. Great bikes. Excellent bridge tour relaxed and informative Johann was a perfect guide. Will return for a future tour! Highly recommended.
        Written August 16, 2021
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        Thank you so much for your kind review. I hope you keep up the cycling Abby, you really have a talent for it. All the best and hope you can join us again very soon.
        Written August 30, 2021
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        Tam
        Olney, Maryland, United States13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Friends
        Johan made this experience absolutely easy, charmingly breathtaking. It was easy in that he conveniently picked us up at our hotel, he had all the equipment we needed for an easy and fun ride. The tour that was routed was an easy and relaxing ride through some interesting stops and beautiful countryside. This tour is a must for anyone who wants to really see and experience all that is great about Scotland.
        Written August 24, 2022
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        Mikko L
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Couples
        Had a great tour with Johann, we got lucky with the weather being mostly calm and sunny-ish. The route was great and not too demanding when using E-bikes (a few hills that could've been a bit challenging on a regular hybrid bike).

        Everything went smooth from pick up to drop off and we really enjoyed hearing about the places during the tour but also hearing about places we passed while driving to and from the starting point.

        If you're someone who likes to cycle and see new places while enjoying nature we'd highly recommend this tour and as a matter of fact any tour with Johann. Having a professional guide who is also a wonderful human makes the tour even better.
        Written March 6, 2024
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        Thanks guys, your feedback is too kind. It was wonderful to meet you both and show you some of my favourite lesser known sights around Edinburgh. All the best with the next exciting chapter in your lives, and hope to see you back very soon.
        Written March 11, 2024
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        Phillip W
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2023 • Couples
        Our tour was outstanding, we did the bridges tour. Johann was an excellent guide, the bikes were top notch, and the scenery and commentary were brilliant.

        Highly recommended!!!!
        Written May 25, 2023
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