Fabulous Mountain Biking in the Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders is home to some world class mountain biking and the regular haunt of all kinds of bikers on cross-country trails or high-octane down-hilling. If you want to put your rough-riding skills to the test, any of the following locations will provide some of the best outdoor workouts in the country.
The 7stanes offer fantastic mountain biking across the South of Scotland and in the Scottish Borders you can enjoy Glentress, Innerleithen and Newcastleton. With some of the best biking facilities in the UK, the popular Glentress centre offers everything from beginners trails to extreme downhill routes. There are also excellent facilities with a café, bike shop & bike hire and visitor centre on site. Just a few miles away at Innerleithen you can have more downhill thrills and in the south west tip of the area Newcastleton offers a perfect introduction to the stanes.
Nearby sites include Swinnie, Craik, Elibank,Yair and there also forest trails around Jedburgh . All provide a good alternative venue for both novices and the more advanced rider.
The River Tweed is the focal point for the Tweed Cycle Way which follows the winding river from Biggar to Berwick-Upon-Tweed, taking in spectacular hill and forest scenery and charming towns like Peebles and Coldstream.
Join fellow bike enthusiasts from across Europe for bike rides, races and live music at the TweedLove Bike Festival in the Scottish Borders, 24 May - 8 June 2014. This two week festival is located in the verdant Tweed Valley, an area with hundreds of miles of the country’s best trails, tracks and roads. Here you can explore endless miles of natural cross-country riding and some of the UK’s most scenic, quiet country roads.