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The Bridges (Medium - Edinburgh - Half Day)

The Bridges Bike Tour - Dalmeny House
The Bridges Bike Tour - Dalmeny House
The Bridges Bike Tour - Dalmeny House
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Our scenic Bridges bike tour takes us beyond the city boundaries of Edinburgh, along the Firth of Forth shoreline to South Queensferry, before cycling over the spectacular Forth Road Bridge. This route is steeped in history and has plenty of picturesque seaside charm. You'll learn about Edinburgh's first iron age settlers and visit the site of a Roman fortress. We'll cycle through the grounds of a Scottish country estate with a it's very own castle and stately home, and marvel in the engineering of UNESCO world heritage site, The Forth Bridges.

The Bridges

The Bridges Tour Prices:

Hybrid Bike - £55 per person*

Premium E-bike (pedal assist electric bike) - £70 per person*

Private tour (includes transport from any Edinburgh address to start of tour) - £220 for groups of up to 4 using manual bikes, plus £15 per e-bike required. Additional riders £45/£60 per person*

The Bridges bike tour price includes guide, bike rental and return transport to Edinburgh accommodation. All prices are inclusive of VAT - please see full Terms and Conditions

Tour Details:

When to go:

Tours run throughout year. Please see calendar at bottom of page for availabilty.

Terrain:

Mixed – mainly undulating quiet roads and shared cycle paths.

Distance:

18 miles (30 kilometres).

Time:

Including pick up and drop off 5 hours.

Suitability:

For leisure cyclists with a moderate level of fitness. Ebikes are available for a less strenuous and more relaxed experience or if you need some extra help up the climbs. We have a minimum age policy of 12 years old for manual bikes and 16 years old for Electric bicycles.

Highlights:

Cramond Promenade & Cramond Island, River Almond, Dalmeny House, South Queensferry, Forth Rail and Road Bridges.

Itinerary:

09:00* - Pick up from accommodation in Edinburgh, drive to start of tour, safety briefing and bike set up.
09:45 to 11:30- Cycle to South Queensferry.
11:30 to 12:45 - Cycle over Forth Road Bridge then return to Edinburgh.
12:45 to 13:30 - Return to Edinburgh accommodation.
* Alternative starting times can often be arranged on request.

Route Description:

Starting our route at a converted iron mill on the banks of the River Almond, we cycle through the affluent neighbourhoods of Cramond and Barnton, until joining National Cycle Route 76. We continue on shared paths through the rural farmland of the Dalmeny Estate, and along the shore of the Firth of Forth estuary, until we eventually arrive in the picturesque village of South Queensferry, where we will stop for picture postcard views of the Bridges.

For the highlight of our bike tour, the route follows the cycle path over the Forth Road Bridge, taking a moment on the middle of the Bridge to take in the spectacular views over the Firth of Forth, the Forth Rail Bridge, and the construction of the Queensferry Crossing - the latest Bridge in the trio to span the Firth. Our route returns back to Edinburgh along National Cycle Route 1, finishing back at the quaint harbour village of Cramond, where at low tide you could take the short walk along the Causeway to Cramond Island.

Availability:

Enquiries and Booking:

Booking is easy - Please email us at info@tartanbiketours.com OR phone 0044(0)7973940924 OR submit an enquiry form, stating the tour you’re interested in, how many people (with your individuals heights if possible), date of your tour, and type of bike you require. We will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

All tours run daily, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Places are subject to availability. We accept payment by www.paypal.com to info@tartanbiketours.com or most major credit and debit cards.