The Tweed Valley
Biking holidays in the South of Scotland, not even an hour away from Edinburgh, offer the opportunity to ride some of the best trails in the UK, whilst soaking up Scottish history and culture. Whether you come for XC, downhill, enduro or gravel - you will find it all.
You will also have the chance to witness a bike-mad community which gets involved in trail building, group rides and hosts the famous Tweedlove Festival. Furthermore there are an abundance of great local service providers, including cafes, uplift service, bike skills coaching, accommodation and many more, making this region a Mecca for Mountain bikers.
Peebles and Innerleithen are typical historic Border towns with the majestic river Tweed as an iconic landmark, which offer also a range of off-the-bike activities for everyone.
is Scotland’s biggest trail centre with 73 km of singletrack, graded from the family-friendly green trail to the epic black trail, that will keep even the biggest enthusiasts on their toes. In 2014 Glentress took 1st place for the UK Trail Centre of the Year.
is only a 20-minute cycle from Glentress and is a venue that is steeped in history of British DH racing. These days there is also an affluence of hand cut enduro trails as well as a scenic red graded XC loop.
Across the valley from the Traquir forest lies Caberstone, a venue lovingly nicknamed “The Golfie” by the locals. In its steep forests hide a vast range of secret enduro trails that hosted the Enduro World Series in 2015.