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Capital Trail

The perfect challenge for advanced and expert mountain bikers 

The Capital Trail is a 251 km route starting and finishing on Portobello Beach in Edinburgh, ideal for a long weekend expedition around Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders.

With ca. 6000m of climbing the Capital Trail is a real challenge, but offers you an amazing variety of singletrack, Land Rover tracks, forest roads and quite country lanes. In short, it is the very best Scotland’s South has got to offer, with most of the trails ridable in dry conditions. The route starts and finishes at The Tide Cafe on Portobello Beach and features the beautiful Firth of Forth coastline, the River Esk, Carberry Hill, the Winton Estate and the Pencaitland Railway Path, Saltoun Big Woods, the quiet and scenic country lanes of East Lothian, Lammer Law, the Southern Upland Way, Thirlestane Castle, Melrose Abbey, the River Tweed, the Borders Abbey Way, Lindean Loch, Selkirk, the Three Brethren, the 7Stanes trails at Innerleithen and Peebles, Kirkhope Law, the Cross Borders Drove Road, the Meldons and Pentland Hills. And to finish, the Capital Trail will offer you some views of Edinburgh you might have not experienced before.

Surprise yourself!

To read more about it and meet the founder of this route please click here.

This four-day package allows you to explore Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders on very varied trails offering fantastic sceneries of the South of Scotland. Meet the creator of this route and hear form him what to look out for on your tour. You will be equipped with detailed route information and GPS coordinates, making sure that you will find your way. You take your bike and a day-pack and we do the rest. Your luggage will be transferred to your B&B's. 


Day 1 Edinburgh/ Portobello Beach - Lauder


Day 2 Lauder  - Innerleithen


Day 3 Innerleithen - Peebles


Day 4 Pebbles - Edinburgh


From £300 per person/four days/ three nights (minimum no. of participants is 2)  

What's included:​

  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast (typical Scottish B&B's)  

  • Introduction to the route and detailed briefing 

  • Luggage transfer between Edinburgh and B&B's

Bike hire and airport transfer is available on request at extra cost. 

Sounds interesting? Please contact us to discuss further details. You can also stay extra nights in Peebles if you would like to ride some of the finest enduro and downhill trails of the region. Just speak to us. 

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