Family Tour suitable for kids

5 miles / 8 km | 2 hours total with short stops | Easy

Adults from £30


About this tour

Safely bring the family on this tour which is designed specially for 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.

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Half day guided tours

Start and Finish Place

Starts and finishes at our office in Leith


5 miles / 8 km


City cycle tracks, if you choose alternative routes then there could be short sections on roads, some riding through parks.


No traffic on cycle tracks (if you choose a route with roads then there could be some traffic on roads).

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Total time

2 hours total with short stops

Start and finish time

10:00 to 12:00 approx




Adults from £30

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What You Get

Bike included


Helmet included


Guide included



Drinks and snacks en route

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Child friendly

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.

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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