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Cycling in the Scottish Borders

There is good reason that The Borders is Scotland’s Leading Cycling Destination. The Tour of Britain road race is a regular visitor to Kelso and the Borders.

For the mountain bikers there are some of the best mountain biking facilities in the UK on your doorstep. Kelso has its own MTB trail area which is open to the public and features a 1.5km cross country loop, a pump track, two jump lines and a skills area.

For the road cyclists there are quiet roads that take you over moorland, wooded valleys and to the North Sea coast. No large urban areas, just Border towns and villages with abbeys and castles steeped in the turbulent Borders history. The 4 Abbeys Cycle Route is an 88km (55 mile) circular route linking the four main abbeys in the Scottish Borders, namely those at Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh.

The Southern Borders Loop is a new route, which offers two options for cyclists. The shorter route is moderate and can easily be completed in a day. There are so many options.

Our three properties in the centre of Kelso are close to all the amenities the pretty market town has to offer but we also have a dedicated bike store for our guests to use. See our bike store page.

Please follow the links below to find out what the region has to offer to cyclists, routes etc;

cycling routes map which can be viewed here