Coasting to Cramond Guided Tour
About this tour
Looking for a bike tour that combines stunning coastal scenery with easy, traffic-free cycling suitable for all the family? This is it!
This 13 mile/20 km (3 hour) tour is one of our flatter tours with few hills. The tour takes you along the scenic southern shore of the Firth of Forth to the picturesque village of Cramond at the
mouth of the river Almond. Along the way, we stop to look at the abundant birdlife, sandy beaches, sheltered harbours, offshore islands, wildflower meadows and fossil sites that make this coast so special.
We explore Cramond’s history and industrial heritage, passing the site of a Roman fort, the lovely 15th century kirk and the atmospheric ruins of an 18th century mill on the river. We return to Leith on quiet roads and tree-lined cycle paths, passing the millionaire mansions of Barnton and Lauriston Castle, a magnificent tower house with tranquil gardens
overlooking the sea.
Beautiful scenery, nature, rich history and peaceful places: this tour has it all. We think you will love coasting to Cramond!
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What You Get
This route mainly uses cycle paths, but has some sections on roads. This route is suitable for kids (aged 8 up) and teenagers, who are confident handling a bike, fit and able to ride for three hours. We have a shorter Family Friendly Tour for families with kids under the age of 8, or a Private Tour. Please ask for details. Shorter route option
Groups wishing to minimise road cycling can choose to return to Leith along the coast, giving a shorter 13-mile trip, all of it flat and 90% of it on cycle paths.
This route mainly uses cycle paths, but has some sections on roads.
This route is suitable for kids (aged 8 up) and teenagers, who are confident handling a bike, fit and able to ride for three hours. We have a shorter Family Friendly Tour for families with kids under the age of 8, or a Private Tour. Please ask for details.
Shorter route option
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…