Road Cycling from Innerleithen

Innerleithen is an ideal place to base yourself for a cycling holiday. The Coast & Castles and Border Loop routes pass through the town, as does the North Sea Circuit for the more ambitious.

Situated in the Tweed Valley at the junction of a number of roads, Innerleithen makes an ideal starting point for some of the best circular tours in the Borders, taking in both open hill country and wooded river valleys. Three colour-coded, signed routes, varying in length between 37 and 53 miles.

All the routes use quiet unclassified or B class roads where possible, but the use of some A class roads is unavoidable – however these are by no means the busiest roads in the Borders and the more enthusiastic cyclist, at whom these routes are aimed, should be quite happy cycling on them.

For family groups looking for shorter routes, an out-and-back trip east along the minor road on the south side of the River Tweed towards Peel is scenically very attractive – follow the blue route signing out of Innerleithen.

Alternatively, head west along the B7062 (also on the south side of the Tweed) towards Peebles, with the option of visiting Traquair House or Kailzie Gardens – take the B709 out of Innerleithen to Traquair (following purple route signing) and turn right there onto the B7062. We have secure storage facilities for bikes and a drying area for any wet clothes you may have.

If you would prefer to cycle locally to Caddon View then please click or tap below to download a PDF copy of Innerleithen and Peebles cycle routes.

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