Coast and Bridges Guided Cycle Tour

26 miles / 42 km | 5 hours total with stops | Challenging

From £65


About this tour

This 5 hour, 42 km / 26 mile 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.

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 lunch break (not included) then head back to town.

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Full day guided tours

Start and Finish Place

Our office in Leith


26 miles / 42 km


Several hills, we recommend this route for fit and regular cyclists.


Almost totally off road on cycle paths.

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Total time

5 hours total with stops

Start and finish time

10:00 to 15:00 approx




From £65

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What You Get

Bike included


Helmet included


Guide included



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

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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.

What People Say about this tour

Brilliant few hours

We booked the city tour which took you through the city centre and out to Portobello. Apart from a couple of hills at the beginning the ride itself is relatively flat. There were only the two of us plus our guide, Andy, which was great. What a brilliant few hours we had with Andy! When…

Great ride around beautiful Edinburgh and to Portobello

Super friendly efficient service. Kathy was so helpful in arranging our booking. Our guide was just lovely, Sandrine, who was so knowledgeable and friendly made the experience really good. COVID-19 responsible and we couldn’t have asked for a better travel bike tour experience. Such a fab way to see the city and more! Thank you

Coast and Castles

When we last visited and took the city centre tour the coast and bridges tour was recommended. As expected, tours aren’t back to full operation so we contacted Kathy to see whether there was a possibility of running this and she kindly arranged our own tour. This is a beautiful ride along the coastline of…

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